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Shepperton Fair 2017 Report and Photos



Putting Local Business First. Bringing a Community Together

July 2018

Issue 81

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Capture Spelthorne Winners : Swan Upping - July 16th


In this issue we bring you details of the winners of the recent Capture Spelthorne Competition. The front cover this month is one of those winning photos. Congratulations to all of the winners. We must also say congratulations to the winners of the photographic competition at the Shepperton Fair. Shepperton Matters sponsors this part of the fair and we hope to bring you some of the winning entries in future months. Talking of the Shepperton Fair, wasn t it fun! We bring you a spread of photos. See if you have been snapped! The Laleham Fair is on July 7th and should be lots of fun. Pop along. There is a dog show! Swan upping is on July 16th this year. If you are new to the area, do

July 2018 go and see this spectacle. It really is a bit of traditional England. Details of their route is on page 6 based on their information. If by any chance the times are not right, or they go past too quickly as they did last year, that is not my fault! Enjoy! Photo: Here and now Photography

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William Schaw Lyndsay 4 Swan Upping - July 16th 2018 6 Shepperton Village Fair 2018 8/9 Capture Spelthorne Winners 10 Let s Talk Potholes! 12 Shepperton Horticultural Show 15 Holiday Inn in big HITZ 16 Halliford School Cardio Screening 20 Queen s Award for Volunteering 23 Saving Staines Moor 26 Amicus: Opportunities & Justice 28 Shepperton Lock Parking Problem 30 Recipe of the Month 35 Sunbury/Shepperton Arts Festival 36/37 High Street Sun Spots 38 Laleham Sylvia Cycles for Dementia 40 Shepperton Wig Co Expands 42 Shepperton Pumas 45 Pavement Parking - Is it Legal? 47 Laleham Residents Update 48 Charlton Village Residents Update 50 Gardening Matters 57 What s On 59/61 Ad Index and Costs 62

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Village Matters Ltd Advertising / Editorial : Monica Chard Telephone: 07979 808991 Email: monica@villagematters.co.uk www.villagematters.co.uk Front Cover: Penton Hook Lock . Winning photo in under 16 s Living in Spelthorne by Leah Serdet. Part of the Spelthorne photo competition run by Spelthorne Council. Please send any hi res photos for consideration for covers to monica@villagematters.co.uk Please like us on Facebook. www.facebook/ Sunbury&SheppertonMatters To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991


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William Schaw Lindsay -

Lord of the Manor of Shepperton By Nick Pollard I have mentioned William Schaw 1839, when in the Persian Gulf, Lindsay in a previous article about he was wounded during an enthe great flood of 1877, but I counter with a pirate (whom he thought I would outline a bit more promptly shot dead). He retired of his very full life. He was Lord of from the sea in 1840. Lindsay the Manor of Shepperton from found further employment with 1857 until his death 20 years later, Greenwell in 1841 as an agent and during that time did much to for the Castle Eden Coal Compareform the village. Perhaps his ny in Hartlepool where he played most lasting achievement was to a part in the town becoming an bring the railway to Shepperton in independent port, and helped to 1864, after the collapse of Walton create its docks and wharves. In Bridge made access to the nearest 1845, he moved to London to station at Walton problematic. The represent the company. With the siting of the railway station, north coal-fitting business he comof the old settlement near the river, bined that of shipbroking and an led to the subsequent development agency for his brother-in-law, a of the High Street area, and the Glasgow iron merchant. He eseventual growth of the village as tablished the firm of W. S. Linda commuter suburb. He built William Schaw Lyndsay (1815-1877) say & Co., which soon became estate cottages in the High Street one of the largest ship-owning (these have since been replaced by maisonettes), concerns in the world with 220 vessels, and he and promoted the Enclosure Act of 1861 which retained his connection with it until ill-health combrought much of the former common land into pelled him to retire in 1864. Lindsay was an unsucprivate ownership and cultivation. Lindsay had a cessful parliamentary candidate for Monmouth in passion for cleaning up the village, and had a spat April and for Dartmouth in July 1852, but was with the parish authorities over his demolition of elected for Tynemouth and North Shields in March the derelict parish lockup, which used to be situat1854. He continued to represent Tynemouth until ed near the Three Horseshoes at the lower end of the April 1859 general election, when he switched the High Street. He describes the incident in his to Sunderland.During the American Civil War book The History of Our Village . (1861–65), Lindsay supported the bid for ConfedAway from the village, Lindsay was a merchant eracy recognition and spoke on their behalf in Parand ship-owner, as well as the Liberal Member of liament. In 1865, he was forced by illness to retire Parliament for Tynemouth and North Shields from from public life. After his retirement, Lindsay oc1854 to 1859 and for Sunderland from 1859 until cupied himself with literary work. He died at Shephis resignation on grounds of ill-health in 1864.He perton Manor on 28th August 1877 and is buried in was born in Ayr in south-west Scotland on a prominent tomb at Shepperton Cemetery, off 19 December 1815. He lost both his parents by the Church Road, the land for which he gave to the time he was ten and was brought up by his uncle, parish. the Reverend William Schaw. Reverend Schaw wished him to follow the same calling but he inLindsay s book The History of Our Village has stead left home in 1831 and worked his passage to been reprinted by the Sunbury and Shepperton Liverpool on board a collier. He was subsequently Local History Society, and is available from local engaged as a cabin-boy aboard the West Indiaman outlets such as Squire s Garden Centre, as well as Isabella. In 1834, he became second mate, but soon via the Society s website www.sslhs.org.uk afterwards received severe injuries following a shipwreck. On his recovery in 1835 he became chief mate of the Olive Branch, a merchantman owned by a Mr. Greenwell of Sunderland. In 1836, he was appointed captain of the vessel and, in Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts



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Swan Upping July 16th 2018

Swan Upping plays an important role in the conservation of the mute swan and involves The Queen s Swan Warden collecting data, assessing the health of young cygnets and examining them for any injuries. The Royal Swan Uppers, who wear the scarlet uniform of Her Majesty The Queen, travel in traditional rowing skiffs together with Swan Uppers from the Vintners and Dyers livery companies. Many schools are invited to meet the Swan Uppers on their journey up river. The children involved may have the opportunity to view cygnets at close quarter and ask questions about swans, the boats used and The Queen s ownership of mute swans. The participation of school children is a positive ele-

A bench dedicated to Shepperton optician, Ian Squire, has been unveiled just opposite Thames Court at a small gathering of his family, councillors and members of the Rotary club. Cllr Richard Walsh spoke movingly of Ian s engaging smile and unerring want to help others, and of his discreet Christian faith which would flow into his every day life. Ian was referred to by some as the man who made the blind see after his work in Africa helping those who had no access to eye care. Ian lost his life in Africa last year whilst doing missionary work. His wife Brigitta raised money for a memorial to him and Cllr Richard Walsh helped her make it happen, securing permission for the site of the bench in an area where Ian and Brigitta liked to walk.

ment of Swan Upping and their enthusiasm for wildlife is always to be encouraged Monday 16th July 2018 Sunbury 09.00 - Departure point Shepperton Lock 10.15 Penton Hook Lock 12.30

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Shepperton Fair Bewitches By Monica Chard, Editor

It is over for another year, but wow, what a year it was! The weather was perfect, the stalls were sold out, there was a huge choice of great quality food in the food avenue and the attractions brought something for everyone. The theme for 2018 was Fairies, Elves, Witches and Wizards which seemed to be a very popular choice. Harry Potters, fairies and even the odd dragon, pitched up on mass. Even Chair of the Fair, Dik Gregory sprouted a rather marvellous beard for his arrival at the head of the Harley Davidsons. The fair was officially opened by Shepperton s own Green Goddess, Diana Moran, who awarded prizes to all the schools in the procession. The amazing Raft Race is so important to the day that it has its own organising Committee! Marshalled and commentated by the Desborough Sailing Club, sponsored by Nauticalia and watched by thousands! The efforts of these groups make a big contribution to making the Fair a unique community

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event. The level of originality in the rafts this year was quite something. We loved the smoke, the tree and the toadstools of course! The craft tent seemed busy with many of you clustering around the photographic competition (sponsored as usual by Shepperton Matters). Congratulations to winners for some fantastic shots. The Sunbury & Shepperton Local History stand is always a busy one and they always


manage to produce something new to share with the community. The Village Pottery visited this year, and were happily demonstrating their throwing techniques on the potters wheel. Outside there was plenty to keep the crowds entertained. As well as the usual children s attractions, there were numerous local charities and groups raising awareness of their causes and raising some much needed money. As well as Alpacas, there was a superb selection of birds to see and have your photo with at the Falconry area. There were some magnificent beasts there indeed. I missed my chance to hold a vulture, but maybe that is a good thing! Spelthorne Gymnastics gave us the usual jaw dropping display of daring and dexterity. They never fail to impress. Thanks to the volunteers, the committee and sponsors who make this event possible.

Who are these pretty fairies enjoying the sunshine?

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Capture Spelthorne Competition Winners Announced The Capture Spelthorne Competition was a great success with lots of fantastic entries for all the categories. The overall standard of the competition was excellent. The judging was by the Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Jean Pinkerton and the Chief Executive of Spelthorne Council, Daniel Mouawad. We had such a high response from the under 16 category we decided to give a prize to the winner of each of the categories for the under 16 s as well. Each under 16 category winner will receive a pair of tickets for the Pinewood / Shepperton Studios cinema and £50 and a copy of their picture printed in a local community publication. Each adult category will receive a Shepperton Studios book A Visual Celebration and £50 and a copy of their picture printed in a local community publication. The overall winners will receive a pair of tickets for the Pinewood / Shepperton Studios cinema, a Shepperton Studios book A Visual Celebration , £100 and Nigel Hedges will have a copy of his

Hidden Gems winner: Sarah Henry picture printed on the front cover of the Spelthorne Bulletin magazine. The best 25 photos will be featured at an exhibition in the Elmsleigh Shopping Centre during the Summer. The winner are: Overall WINNERs Nigel Hedges Under 16 s – Rebecca Smith Hidden Gems Sarah Henry – Sunbury on Thames Under 16 s – Rebecca Smith - Sunbury on Thames Living in Spelthorne Andrew Bleach - Staines Upon Thames Under 16 s - Leah Serdet - Laleham Water Scenes Bernadette Garbutt - Staines Upon Thames Under 16 s - Jess Harvey - Ashford Urban Landscapes Jyoti Banerjee - Sunbury on Thames Under 16 s - Grace Cole -

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Let s Talk Potholes! There has been so much comment on social media recently about the state of the roads and many of you have faced hefty car repairs as a result of potholes. The hard winter has been a major contributor. We thought it might be useful to share comments on the issue from Colin Kemp, Surrey County Council. Clearly it is a recognised problem, but equally is the cost of fixing it! (MC Editor) Firstly to help you understand the size of the issue:

The average amount of pot holes reported over the last few years are February 3516, March 3851 The figure for the same months this year are February 6524, March 8377 So you can see the size of the issue we are dealing with and this is the worst it has been since the floods in 2013. We have also taken the decision to postpone some of the nonessential work to divert resource to identify and repair some of our roads. Alongside that, Kier have drafted in additional resource and where they would normally have about 8-12 crews out repairing our network there are currently 25 crews working in Surrey but even with all that resource on the network it is a major challenge. But with the weather here now, we will hopefully start to see an improvement over the next few weeks. Two of the biggest issues raised by our residents are: Why are we just doing temporary repairs and Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts


then coming back to repair the road later. Why did we just do one big hole and leave the other defects. As you can imagine this is a major task. All defects are prioritised from P1 to P4 with P1 being an emergency response, we also have criteria built into the contract to manage the time scales they must react to the different criteria. For P2s, which must be reacted to within a few days, because of the amount of defects arising they are doing more temporary repairs to enable them to cover more ground and they will return at a future date to complete the repair. This does not cost the county any more money, this is an operation decision which allows the risk to be managed and enables Kier to meet the response criteria. The same issue arises when dealing with multiple defects at one site, as an example a crew dealing with P2s can do approximately 15 reported defects per day and the defect at the bottom of your road is number 12 on the list, so it will be done today, but if the crew stop and repair all the defects at all the locations and also do additional inspections of other areas of the same road, they will not get to your road for about three days, hence why they will only repair the main defect instead of the three that might be there and they will only repair what has been reported. Again this is an operational decision to manage risk and does not cost the county any additional money. The important thing to remember is the clock does not start ticking until a defect has been reported and with over 3000 miles of network to monitor any help is gratefully received, so when it is safe to so please report any defects to you see to Surrey County Council. In the meantime work has already started to address the worse effected roads with the additional ÂŁ5m announced earlier this year and although this will not fix them all, members and the local highways teams will continue identify local priorities.



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Shepperton Horticultural Association held their show in June and it was a great success. The new class for scarecrows was really well received with entries by Jollies Nursery and Halliard Rainbows. The children loved doing them and as for the children s classes, one little boy couldn t bear to part with his vegetable animal. Jollies Nursery s scarecrow won with Jo Jo the scarecrow. The winners of the other children s classes were 1 Make a vegetable animal - Ezra, decorate a paper plate -Miah and make and decorate a gingerbread person, joint first -Beatrice and Kailyn . The overall winner of the most points in the show was a new entrant, Janet Hodges. Another Janet, Janet Lee, won the best exhibit in roses. Janet was reduced to tears when she saw the award. Success does mean a lot. Another new exhibitor in the Floral Art Classes and the winner of most points in Floral Art was Tom Broom. Winner of the most points in Sweet peas and the Brian Fifoot Memorial Prize was Roger Dix. The autumn show is September 1st. Do make a note and why not enter something yourself.

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Holiday Inn Hosts HITZ The London Irish HITZ project is run from the John Madejski school in Reading, providing educational opportunities for 16-18 year olds NEET, (Not in Education, Employment or Training). This offers the chance to study for a free BTEC Level 1 in Sport and Active Leisure, as well as work on functional skills up to level 2. London Irish HITZ uses the core rugby values to improve the personal lives and employability skills of disadvantaged young people, which underpin success in education and work. It uses the inspiration of professional rugby union and its role models to motivate and build a brighter future. Holiday Inn General Manager Ross Ferguson met Ainsley Campbell, program manager for the HITZ project at an awards dinner and was inspired by the story of some of the kids whose lives have been changed for the better through the project, so offered that the Holiday Inn would provide work experience to students so they could experience how a hotel operates. Midway through the academic year, it was decided (given the pupils progress) to showcase the skills the pupils had learned, by hosting an end of term lunch that the pupils would run from the planning stage through to service delivery to the guests on the day. The pupils were set the task of creating the event from scratch. The pupils led by senior pupil Ben Nutt with advice and guidance from the hotels senior team planned the day with an aim to host over 50 guests consisting of the pupil s parents, school teachers from the pupil s time at school, London Irish Rugby club sponsors and members of Kew Green Hotels senior leadership team. Ainsley Campbell (program manager) said The whole day went really well, everyone enjoyed themselves and the pupils put on a great show. Some of the pupils now have the opportunity to work in one of Kew Green hotels properties. This partnership London Irish HITZ has with Holiday Inn Shepperton has been brilliant and has allowed the pupils to see the how a top end hotel chain operates and has opened their eyes up for future jobs. It has taken some of the pupils out their comfort zones and has made them think how they must handle and deal with various situations. I would like to thank the Holiday Inn, Shepperton for allowing the pupils to have this opportunity and I look forward to building on this relationship .

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Boutique Care Home Coming to Shepperton At the Shepperton Fair this year, the team from new luxury care home The Burlington , introduced themselves to the community. They came armed with information about The Burlington and free cupcake recipe cards. The new home will be opening in 2019 in Manygate Lane. The stall was also raising money in support of Alzheimer s Society World Cupcake Day so had delicious, freshly baked cupcakes, Guess the Number of Sweets in the Jar and a free prize draw to win a luxury hamper,. This raised ÂŁ98.30, matched by Boutique Care Homes so came to a total of ÂŁ196.60 . A spokesperson for Boutique Care Homes, The Burlington said: Preparation and attendance on the day was a 100% team effort. As newcomers, we were all overwhelmed by the welcome for our new care home from the local community and look forward to returning the sentiment to everybody in the community when we open our Marketing Suite in September - watch this space !

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Bereaved Family Brings Screening to Halliford School in Memory of Former Pupil Oliver Griffin Last month 100 students of Halliford School, were screened by the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) thanks to the outstanding fundraising efforts of the family and friends Oliver Griffin, former student of Halliford School who tragically died from a previously undiagnosed heart condition in 2008, aged just 26. Oliver s family and friends had been working hard to raise money for the Oliver Griffin Memorial Fund. The money is ring fenced by CRY to provide screenings for cardiac conditions in local young people. Owen Griffin, Oliver s father, said: This particular screening was all down to the efforts of the Daniel Fairfax hair salon, Laleham, who recently raised £4,000 on Oliver s behalf. We d love to raise enough to arrange one screening per year – if we can help prevent just one other family losing a much loved young person, that would be a fitting tribute to our son. Headmaster, James Davies, said, We would like to thank the Griffin Family for giving Halliford students this amazing opportunity to be screened. We are immensely grateful for all their efforts and look forward to continuing to support the vital work of the Oliver Griffin Fund to provide further screenings for young people. Every week, 12 apparently fit and healthy young (aged 35 and under) people lose their lives to sudden cardiac death in the UK - a statistic that is believed to be a conservative estimate. A staggering 80% of these apparently healthy young people who die from young sudden cardiac death will have shown no previous sign of heart defects until it is too late – which is why CRY believes screening is so vitally important. An ECG test is a simple way to identify the vast majority of abnormalities that can cause sudden deaths in young people. The test is quick, noninvasive and, if necessary, a further Echocardiogram can be taken on the same day to provide further clarity or reassurance. Chief Executive of Leatherhead-based CRY, Dr. Steven Cox, says: The death of a young person is heart-breaking and devastating for any family. It is therefore essential that anyone with a potentially fatal heart condition knows about it. Without this knowledge and the appropriate treatment, they could be putting their lives at risk as in 80% of cases there are no signs or symptoms. Sport itself Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts


does not actually cause sudden cardiac death but it can significantly increase a young person s risk if they have an underlying condition. However, research carried out by CRY has also shown that a large number of these deaths will also occur when a young person is at rest or even sleeping. Although screening will not identify all those at risk, in Italy, where screening is mandatory for all young people engaged in organised sport, the incidence of young sudden cardiac death has decreased by 0%. CRY now tests around 27,000 young people, aged 14-35, annually. But we still believe screening needs to be extended to all young people CRY s screening programme is overseen by Professor Sanjay Sharma, Professor of Inherited Cardiovascular Disease and Sports Cardiology at St George s University of London and the Medical Director of the Virgin London Marathon. Professor Sharma makes no charge for supervising the CRY screening programme and due to this support, CRY is able to subsidise the programme significantlyprivately, these tests could cost hundreds of pounds. Dr Cox adds; I would also like to say an enormous thank you to everyone involved with the Oliver Griffin Memorial Fund for supporting our screening programme and helping us to make expert cardiac testing more accessible to young people both in [region] and throughout the UK.


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Two Local Groups Get Queen s Award for Voluntary Service

Congratulations to The Swan Sanctuary and also to the Spelthorne Natural History Society, both who have been awarded the Queen s Award for Voluntary Service. The award is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK and they are rightly proud to have been selected for the honour. The Swan Sanctuary is a registered charity dedicated to the care and treatment of swans and waterfowl with an established international reputation. Starting from a domestic garden in the early 1980s, the Sanctuary moved to a 2-acre site in Egham and then to its current home in Shepperton in 2005. The Sanctuary was founded by Dorothy Beeson whose unstinting work in looking after sick and injured swans earned her a British Empire Medal in 1990 and an MBE in 2015. The RSPCA s Lord Erskine Award was awarded in recognition of the important contribution Dorothy Beeson and The Sanctuary in the field of animal welfare in 2000. The charity was one of those supported by former Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Vivienne Leighton, who said: I am delighted that this wonderful charity has been recognised in this way. It was one of the charities I supported last year when I had the honour of spending a year as Spelthorne s Mayor. Many volunteers give their time and effort freely and this honour is a credit to their hard work and dedication . To find out more, sponsor a swan, or make a donation, visit www.theswansanctuary.org.uk/ The Spelthorne Natural History Society whose conservation volunteer group, which manages the Ash Link Local Nature Reserve on behalf of Spelthorne Borough Council, has similarly been recognised with an award. This award is considered as the MBE for volunteer groups. Inspired by Cynthia Bendickson, a former Spelthorne Borough Council Biodiversity Officer, the volunteer group started work at Splash Meadow in 2006, where its task was to restore the pond and increase the biodiversity of the site. In 2008 work was undertaken in Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

Nutty Wood on the opposite side of the M3. Both sites, now known as the Ash Link Local Nature Reserve, were officially opened by Councillor Robin Sider, BEM. Work still continues here with volunteers, led by Peter Routley, regularly meeting to carry out maintenance and enhancement activities. Peter said that it was a great honour for the Society to be recognised for its conservation work by this prestigious award. Cllr Robin Sider, BEM, said I was delighted to nominate The Natural History Society for this award. The volunteers work tirelessly to make our precious open spaces joyful places to visit and they play a vital role in protecting our natural environment. The award is very well-deserved . The Society's volunteers have participated in numerous projects at other nature conservation areas such as Staines Moor, Shortwood Common and Laleham Pond, often in partnership with other local conservation groups and voluntary organisations. The Society offers a varied programme of talks and lectures, meetings, guided walks as well as conservation work, providing for both beginners and specialists. To find out more visit http://www.snhs.org.uk or join their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ groups/236264163803037/

The Ash Link Local Nature Reserve. Photo by Debbie Morrell



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Spelthorne calls for Government to protect Staines Moor Spelthorne Borough Council is calling on Heathrow and the Government to ensure that Staines Moor is protected from the potential environmental and visual impacts of any heavy rail schemes serving Heathrow which could threaten the integrity of the Moor and its value as an important site for nature conservation and recreation. Protecting the Moor is one of the list of ten demands Spelthorne has made to Heathrow following its first consultation on expansion proposals, and here s why: Staines Moor represents the largest area of flood plain meadows in Surrey and supports a rich flora, while the adjoining reservoirs hold nationally important populations of wintering wildfowl. Staines Moor is Metropolitan Common and has remained largely undisturbed since the 11th Century. The Moor is a valuable open space for countryside recreation for people to enjoy the respite from an otherwise urban environment. A strongly performing Green Belt site, the Moor has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Natural England due to its rare flowers and importance for resident and migratory birds. The Moor is very popular with birdwatchers as many species of rare and threatened birds including Skylark, Lapwing and Redshank can be seen there. Rare plants such as the Small Water-Pepper and Marsh Marigold can also be seen by those in the know, as well as rare insects such as the Small Heath Butterfly and Nomada Bee, and even the oldest known colonies of Yellow-Meadow Ants. Grazing animals add to the unique character of the spot. The River Colne which runs through the centre of the Moor contains a variety of fish Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts


which in turn attract Herons, Egrets and the distinctive Kingfisher. The reservoirs adjacent to the Moor are part of the South West London Waterbodies SPA (a European designation) as well as being Wetlands of International Importance under The Ramsar convention, which is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands. There is a direct link between the Moor and the reservoirs as wildlife moves between the two, particularly wildfowl. To the north west of the site is an area known as Butts Pond which was created as part of a rifle range dating back to Victorian times and which hosts its own notable plant communities. Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of Spelthorne Council, said: We can t stress strongly enough our determination to protect the Moor as a haven for wildlife and recreation and for people to just enjoy the natural landscape. Not only is it environmentally important, it s a lovely place to be. Our message to Heathrow and the Government is hands off our Moor . If you have not yet discovered it, do try and visit for a walk.


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Amicus: Creating Local Opportunities and Achieving Social Justice By Ilana Hirschberg I have been a Shepperton resident for nearly 19 years and am a recent graduate of the Open University Law School. When I discovered the charity Amicus at the start of this year, I was on the last leg of my law degree. Before I heard about Amicus, I had been having considerable difficulty finding work experience in the legal sector, mostly due to my status as a first generation law student from a lowincome family. I also have a complex and probably unique educational history. I was home educated until fifteen, at which stage I applied to the Open University to begin a part -time law degree. After a written test, a phone interview and a board interview, I was accepted to begin my degree, thus skipping GCSEs and A Levels. Not exactly the typical route! I found an article in the Open University Law Society newsletter advertising training and internships at Amicus, a small charity based in London, which is working to abolish the death penalty worldwide with particular focus on the USA. To my surprise and excitement, I discovered that they offer training to ANY university students or interested citizens. As I learned, they are only able to do so because the small fee paid by attendees is subsidised by donations from concerned members of the legal community and the general public, as are the scholarships available to internship applicants. Not only are Amicus the only organisation solely dedicated to abolishing the death penalty, a sentence which is and always has been imposed unjustly due to unacceptable racist, sexist, homophobic and political influences, they are doing so while providing incredible equal opportunities career development for anyone interested in social justice in and around London. I completed my USA capital punishment advocacy training with Amicus in April and I will be applying for an internship next summer. On the 20th of June, I completed a parachute jump to raise money for Amicus and Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts


my goal is to raise ÂŁ1000 before the 20th of July. The more money I raise, the more people Amicus will be able to train, and the more assistance Amicus will be able to provide to the critically underpaid and overworked defence teams working on capital punishment cases in the 31 American states who still utilise the death penalty. If you or someone you know is interested in social justice or a career in law, please visit amicus-alj.org and https://mydonate.bt.com/ fundraisers/ilanahirschberg1 for more information. Please also donate if you are able, the donation page closes on the 20 July 2018! My aim is to raise ÂŁ1000 by this date and if everyone who reads this article gives even a pound, it will help me on the way to that goal. To donate, please go to the second link above and search for Ilana Hirschberg .


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Shepperton Lock Parking Problems

Every month I personally deliver copies of Shepperton Matters to Hamhaugh Island where one of the kindly residents delivers them to islanders. I have noticed over the past few months how much more difficult it is to find a space to park my car. If I can t get a space, I can t deliver my magazines. A small inconvenience in the scheme of life, but still not a good service so I don t like having to admit defeat. When I asked residents about the situation I was shocked to find out that the issue is affecting the local businesses and clubs around the island too. That is far worse. A major event being run by Shepperton Canoe Club was cancelled in the spring time. Weybridge Mariners have had to cancel events too and Nauticalia tell me that the parking problem has affected them as well. The cause, it would seem, is the double whammy of yellow lines down both sides of Ferry Lane, effective peak season of May to October, compounded with a Council bollard blocking access to the lockside car park owned by the Islanders. We understand that the Council which leases the parking strip at the lock wants an increase for access to the Islanders' lot from the ÂŁ5 per year paid for 20 years to many thousands per year now, in addition to a huge back rent too, before they will lower the bollard. So the car park with all its lovely parking has been locked up and as a result, it is causing problems for anyone wanting to visit local parks and waterside amenities. Come on someone, get it sorted! Small businesses need all the help they can get these days, so to deter visitors to the Ferry Point with its lovely new cafe and the Thames water sports clubs when there is a fabulous car park standing empty nearby seems so wrong!

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Civic Award for Purple Angel Our dear Purple Angel, Jean Saunders had rather a shock recently as it slowly dawned on her that the announcement of a special Civic Award, which the outgoing Mayor of Spelthorne, has the opportunity to give, was actually being given to her! This is in recognition of outstanding service rendered to the community. It was quite a week for the Purple Angels who also received an award for their buddy scheme from Royal Holloway. Well deserved lovely lady.

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woefully short, leaving the borrower to find the difference. Others took the view that when the time came, they would sell and capitalise to repay the loan. Circumstances and views change and what seemed like a great plan when they took the mortgage out, may not suit or be what they want today. If you took out one of these mortgages, you do have options but the most important thing to do is start your planning early and not to leave it until a few months before the loan has to be repaid.

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Some of the options available to you are: • Sell and downsize. • Extend the term of the mortgage. • Convert to a repayment mortgage to cover the short fall. • Switch to a “Lifetime” or equity release mortgage to repay the existing loan, specifically designed for those in or approaching retirement. • Sell off part of your garden for development. Each option has its pros and cons and it is only by taking expert advice that

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Recipe of the Month Yummy, Fresh Potato Salad

Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 15 mins plus cooling time Serves 4 Ingredients 600g waxy potatoes 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 115g good quality mayonnaise 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard 3 spring onions - sliced thinly Small bunch chives - finely chopped Small bunch mint - finely chopped

Method Boil the potatoes in salted water for 15-20 minutes until tender. While the potatoes are boiling place the Dijon mustard and the red wine vinegar into a bowl and whisk them together, then whisk in the oils. When the potatoes are cooked cut the smaller ones in half and the larger ones into quarters. Pour over the dressing, mix well and leave to cool. Mix the remaining ingredients with the mayonnaise but reserve a few of the herbs for garnish. When the potatoes are cool, drain off any surplus vinegar dressing then toss them in the mayonnaise. Serve garnished with the reserved herbs.

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Sunbury and Shepperton Arts Association presents

Arts Festival 2018 14th - 22nd July

All events will take place at Riverside Arts Centre, 59 Thames Street, Sunbury on Thames TW16 5QF Saturday July 14 to Sunday July 22 – During Events at the Riverside Arts Centre – DAPHNE CLEMENT EXHIBITION Admission Free Saturday July 14 – 8.30pm (Doors 7.30pm) LAUGHING CHILI COMEDY CLUB Comedy as part of the Sunbury & Shepperton Arts Fes val, with 5 fabulous acts joining us at RAC. Tickets: £12 (theli leboxoffice.com/laughingchili) Sunday July 15 – 2.00pm & 4.30pm KH DANCE ACADEMY SUMMER REVUE The dance school will be performing a selec on of dances to show the broad spectrum of styles of dance Tickets: £8 (07891 675 753 / info@kh­danceacademy.co.uk) Sunday July 15 – 7.30pm JAN NOBLE – MY NAME IS SWAN The day before the Royal Swan Upping, the local poet presents a programme of his poetry with film and presenta on to explain the context and background. Tickets: £12 (to include complimentary Glass of Wine)

Monday July 16 – 8.00pm NICK POLLARD – FLOODS PAST & PRESENT A talk on the long history of flooding in the Sunbury and Shepperton area. Tickets: £12 Tuesday July 17 – 2.00pm SUNBURY­ON­THAMES FLOWER CLUB – FUN WITH FLOWERS A Make­and­Take Flower Arranging Workshop Tickets: £12 Tuesday July 17 – 8.00pm ILLYRIA – THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Interna onal award­winning Illyria promises a Shakespeare produc on to keep you on the edge of your seat! Tickets: £15 (Illyria.cloudvenue.co.uk)

Wednesday July 18 – 8.00pm DR. LAURENCE SHAFE – THE ART OF VICTORIAN PHOTOGRAPHY A talk on the inven on and blossoming of photography. Tickets: £12

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Thursday July 19 – 12.00am THE SHAHIN – A TASTE OF INDIAN A lunch me demonstra on and tas ng workshop of Indian cuisine. Tickets: £17.50 Thursday July 19 – 6.15pm TALK & FILM AT SHEPPERTON STUDIOS Visit to Shepperton Studios with a talk on the history of the Studios followed by a glass of Prosecco and canapés to precede a showing of ‘Into the Woods’. Tickets £20 Friday July 20 – 7.30pm SumeetsStep2Step – BOLLYWOOD DANCING WORKSHOP Enjoy a colourful world­class performance with a fusion of modern Bollywood styles followed by a chance to learn some of the signature moves in an interac ve workshop. Tickets: £16

Saturday July 21 – 11.00am (Doors 10.15) CAROLE BOYD & LYNDA CHANG – ‘LA DOLCE VITA’ A programme of Words and Music celebra ng the Joys of Life. THE PERFORMANCE WILL BE PRECEDED BY COFFEE & CROISSANT Tickets: £12

Saturday July 21 – 8.00pm STAGE LEFT PROJECT – BERNSTEIN’S ‘TROUBLE IN TAHITI’. Marking the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, Stage Le Project presents a barbershop rendi on of classic Bernstein tunes, followed by his 45m opera ‘Trouble in Tahi ’. Tickets: £16 Sunday July 22 – 2.30pm GEORGE HARLIONO – PIANO RECITAL THE RECITAL WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A CREAM TEA. The 18­year­old winner of major interna onal piano compe ons will play Beethoven’s Appassionata Sonata Opus 57, Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No.6, and Stravinsky’s Petrouchka. Tickets: £16 Sunday July 22 – 8.00pm MOOD INDIGO EVENTS – ‘THE BEAT GOES ON’ The evening evokes the cool, stylish world of 1950’s New York jazz. Tickets: £12

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HIGH STREET SUNSPOTS ! By Carl Philips, Shepperton Residents Association

What beautiful weather we have been having . Nice days for perusing the High Street for summer delights! I was out on the street a couple of months back and spoke to 50 – 60 Shepperton folk over a period of 3 hours . and you seemed pretty happy on the whole. As always, we are all interested in what will happen with the vacant High Street retail units – such as the erstwhile bank properties. We are keeping a watch on any planning applications. Sainsburys is settling in, a smaller store than Budgens, but it still Shepperton High Street is blessed with a great range of shops has most of what you need and it s good to see a shop operating in that area of the lost a good number of our Pubs and Restaustreet again. The Co-op also has now settled rants – it s a tough world out there. down to co-habiting with their competitors. Many regard Shepperton as quite an idyllic The butchers and greengrocers seem to be little place – nestled by the river, green parks doing OK but don t forget to use them as and trees - even a picturesque cricket club. well as the supermarkets and visit the bakSo, don t ignore it – enjoy it! We are luckier ers too. than very many others to have such a place in Driving around some of the places near to which to live . So ..why not pop into your Shepperton – like Chertsey, Ashford, Walton LOCAL? There is a great choice of alcoholic . - they are all having a tough time. These and non-alcoholic delights, as well as food centres are extremely quiet at many times in too. You cannot go wrong. the week. It s not easy for High Streets these Eating out or eating in – Shepperton has a days. full range of options Indian, Italian, ChiShepperton, even though there are a few quiet nese, Thai and a Full English ! Something times, seems to be faring a bit better. for all times of day and night. We have always had a busy High Street, but we cannot be complacent. We must support So . SUMMER is HERE ! Let us all our traders cards, car-parts, carpets, news wallow in it .and enjoy Shepperton in the and sweets, ironmongery, sports and fashion Summertime ! . you name it – Shepperton has got most of it, including a full range of where you can Carl Phillips rest, have a snack or lunch and meet your friends. It is the same for our Restaurants and Pubs. Summer is a great time for them or it should be. Again, we all need to remember to support them. In the recent past, we have Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts



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Laleham Sylvia Cycles for Dementia Local lady, Sylvia Foley, (75) from Laleham, is living proof that you can live life well with dementia after completing a cycle ride from Brooklands Museum to Hampton Court Palace, in order to help raise awareness of the condition. Sylvia has been living with dementia for some time now, but she is proving that you can still enjoy life with the condition that affects more than 850,000 people in the UK.

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Shepperton Wig Company Extends Services Sunbury based Shepperton Wig Company (SWC), founded in 2002 are delighted to announce the launch of their new wellbeing services for those experiencing hair loss. Hair & Tranquillity at Shepperton Wig Company will open officially on 9th July 2018 following the extension and redevelopment of their premises in Sunbury on Thames. The new premises allow SWC to provide a private and tranquil sanctuary where treatments, support and advice can be enjoyed by their valued client base. The objective is to Jo Foster and Linda Cooley provide a comprehensive wellbeing service to those experiencing hair loss. Owners Jo Foster and Linda Cooley have a passion and flair for wig making and changing peoples lives. Suppliers to stage and screen productions as well as private clients, Jo, Linda and their dedicated team have crafted hundreds of exquisite wigs; Wig making is a craft we are passionate about. Whether seeing people in character or people gaining a better quality of life, we get a huge amount of satisfaction from the work we do. We are so excited to be extending the services we offer in our new space to our very special and valued customers.

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Football s Coming Home – Introducing Shepperton Pumas FC With World Cup fever gripping us all we wanted to take the opportunity to introduce you to Shepperton Pumas FC or Pumas . A brief background Pumas is an Mens (16+) FA registered football team. It was established in 2004 by two brothers from Jubilee Church Shepperton who wanted to combine their passion for football with their Christian faith, an ethos that continues in the leadership today. Club life started as a Saturday morning kick around for the local kids but progressed into youth football and eventually an adult s team, competing in the Southern Area Christian Football League (SACFL). The SACFL is unique in that it encourages its teams to play without swearing to create a family friendly and competitive sporting environment. We play home games in Shepperton on Saturday afternoons, training pre-season at Bishop Duppas Park (Duppas) and training in season at Salesians School, Chertsey on Tuesday evenings. After a number of successful seasons, winning the league cup and promotion, Pumas created a name for itself by playing attractive, attacking football in a friendly yet competitive manner. Future Plans on and off the pitch Like all football teams Pumas have had many ups and downs over the last few seasons but are very much on the up again, looking forward to this coming 2018/19 season with great excitement following a restructure in both the committee and management team. Steve Cavey (FA qualified coach) joined part way through last year and has put into place a new coaching structure based on an ethos of hard work, teamwork and fun both on and off the field. Chairman Tim Cowles and Club Pastor Richard McCreary are both working hard with local businesses, individuals and Jubilee Church to promote Pumas and what we stand for Tim Cowles We want Shepperton and the wider community to have an inclusive football team for all to be proud of. We are always on the lookout for new members – players or otherwise and I am really excited for the future of this club I love. Rich McCreary Pumas provides people in the local community the opportunity to relax for a few hours and enjoy the beautiful game; whilst being encouraged by the leaders Christian ethos! To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

Support and Sponsorship We are kindly supported by Jubilee Church Shepperton www.jubileechurchshepperton.org, Alpha Residential www.alphaea.co.uk and The Red Lion www.redlionshepperton.com (you will find us at The Red on a Saturday - win, lose or draw). Pre-Season Schedule Training – Tuesday's starting 12 July 7pm at Duppas; please contact Steve Cavey if you wish to attend Friendlies – at Spring West Academy, Feltham 2pm unless stated 04 August V. South Ealing 11 August V. Beacon 18 August V. John Fisher 23 August V. Egham (8pm at Matthew Arnold) How can I get involved? We are looking for further sponsors, coaches, players (16+) and match day assistance. If interested please contact one of the following – Fixtures/General Enquiries: Tim Cowles timothycowles@hotmail.com 07790 153306 Sponsors: Rich McCreary Richard@mccreary.uk 07960 227874 Players/Coaches: Steve Cavey steve.r.cavey@hotmail.co.uk 07454882591 We are most keen on attracting new supporters and building the community feel to the club and shall be publishing fixtures/results locally and online – we would love to see you at our games. Yours in football, faith and community, Shepperton Pumas FC


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Pavement Parking - Legal or Illegal? By John Hirsh The County Highways Authority recently claimed that pavement parking per se is illegal in this Borough. This is factually incorrect which is a bit of a worry given their role as the ultimate arbiters on road safety matters. There is in fact no national prohibition against on-street or pavement parking except in relation to heavy commercial vehicles. London where all pavement parking is deemed illegal is dealt with under separate legislation. This said, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that it is considering an overhaul of traffic laws to prevent vehicles from blocking paths and causing difficulties for wheelchair users, people with pushchairs and blind pedestrians. The move would bring the rest of England into line with London, which has had an all-out ban on pavement parking for more than 40 years. Some local councils have long pushed for the change, saying it was a nonsense that those outside London were treated differently. However, Edmund King, president of the AA, opposes a total ban. There are some streets that are so narrow that if cars park on both sides it wouldn t allow emergency vehicles or bin lorries to get through. We would be concerned if there was a blanket ban because it is clearly possible in some areas to park on the pavement while still allowing room for pushchairs or people in wheelchairs to pass. (The Times 4th April). We shouldn t be too excited about this as similar parking overhauls have been attempted before in 1974, 1979 and 1986 and, rather like caps on the funding of health and social care, proved to be too difficult and may be found parked somewhere in the long grass. The most recent government action came in 2011 when the DfT wrote to councils prompting them to use their powers to prevent parking on the pavement where it is a problem , and giving all councils in England permission to use signs to indicate a local on-street/pavement parking ban without the need for special signs authorisation from the Department Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

each time they wanted to put a pavement parking ban in place. Current government guidance also encourages all local authorities to take alternative non-legislative measures to discourage pavement parking. This includes suggestions such as guardrails, the planting of trees and the placement of bollards on pavements. Such physical measures, whilst perhaps costly in the first instance, have the advantage of being self-policing and self-enforcing. Nevertheless, whilst not of itself illegal, if pavement-parked vehicles cause unlawful obstruction an offence under the 1988 Road Traffic Act will have been committed. The main point required to prove an offence of unlawful obstruction of the pavement is that the obstruction is actual and not merely perceived. Consequently, somebody must have made a formal complaint; or the police themselves must witness the actual inconvenience to a pedestrian in order for them to take action.



Dear Residents, Had to open with photos of Charlton Village in bloom, It is so lovely to see the hanging baskets, residents beautiful gardens and of course the amazing flowers at the Harrow. We have requested additional baskets the two over the Village sign and hopefully a few more to come - thank you to Jackie Taylor and her team at Neighbour Services, Spelthorne B.C. Following this year s AGM, a new Committee was formed. The minutes for this meeting will be uploaded to CVRA website shortly www.cvra.co.uk Meanwhile, details of the committee can be found at the foot of this note. And as we go to print we have two new members details will be circulated shortly. Throughout May/June we have been busy meetings with local Councillors from Surrey and Spelthorne . We agreed the following: Surrey CC, to Paint/maintain the gates - with approved signage to be added shortly. Repair wall in Almond Close. Reinstate the posts on Charlton Road, which were damaged following an RTA. Replacement of benches in Hetherington Road. Provision of a skip to remove Residents Assoc. rockery. as requested by the Resident. Top cut the shrubbery at Queen Mary Road and hedgerow by the speed camera. Provide additional baskets where possible. Sourcing of a Memorial tree, in memory of the Residents we have sadly lost this year. Updates: Flooding - Surrey CC agreed the Highways section will undertake a drainage works project – update to follow. After Charlton Rd resurfacing, yellow lines to be installed at Walnut Tree Rd. Eco Park - Commissioning - awaiting place on the committee - due for site visit shortly. Littleton Lane concrete recycling - increase of HGV s - meeting on 18 June. The Speed Cameras are expected in the Autumn but will in place by end of the Year. Hopefully the above will give you an insight into what the team have been up to and we appreciate that there is more to be done, but both meetings were very positive, and all the parties were keen to listen and support us. Village Tidy day - Sunday 24 June 9:00am - We will be litter picking and tidying. Volunteers are always very welcome. We will meet outside the Village Hall. If you are unable to attend but would like to do your bit, please could you participate by tidying your garden/road directly in front of your house this would be much appreciated. Summer Party 14 July - Due to the limited amount of time we decided to merge this event with the Summer BBQ 1st September (Hetherington Road) - more details to follow. Why not join us - We are an informal friendly group who meet regularly to discuss ideas for the village - if you want to join us as a one off, to table an idea, or you just want to help at events we would love to see you. We are keen to hear from all residents, any ideas you may have to improve our village. How would you like to see our money spent? Meanwhile, we look forward to helping our Village to be a safe and enjoyable place to live Alison, Angela, Arzu, Denise, Gill, Helen, Jo and Shivali The CVRA Committee ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Alison Dodsworth Walnut Tree Rd allydods@gmail.com Joanne O Connor Walnut Tree Rd joanne130413@gmail.com Helen Ferguson Walnut Tree Rd helenferguson03@btinternet.com Gill Cowan Charlton Rd gill@hahatraining.co.uk Shivali Mathur Perendale Drive shivali82@hotmail.com Angela Gray Queen Mary Rd amgray2609@aol.com Arzu Pearce Hetherington Rd aarinc17@gmail.com Denise White Hetherington Rd Denisewhite12@hotmail.co.uk To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991


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Colin Squire s OBE at Buckingham Palace Colin Squire, Chairman of Squire s Garden Centres, received his OBE from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on Friday 18th May. He was given the award in the Queen s New Year s Honours list in recognition of his services to the horticultural industry and to charity. Colin Squire said, It was a very special day, and lovely to share it with my two daughters Sarah and Elizabeth and their families. I felt immensely honoured. I have been very fortunate to work in this wonderful industry and to have enjoyed the support and friendship of so many inspirational people over the years. Squire s is a successful family business, with 15 garden centres across the South East. The company was founded by Colin s father D.J. Squire as a nursery and landscape business over 80 years ago, and Colin (81) formally joined the business in the late 1950 s and developed the group s garden centres.

Colin Squire with daughters Sarah and Elizabeth

Colin s daughter Sarah Squire, Deputy Chairman at Squire s commented; It was a wonderful day, and an absolute privilege to celebrate my father s achievements, both in horticulture and in his charity and community work. It is my father s character, values and judgment that permeate the business, and his enthusiasm, ready smile and commitment are reflected throughout the organisation. We are all so proud of him.

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The Secret Railway

It s hard to believe that HKWR have the only operational 1915 heritage steam 2ft narrow gauge railway within the M25 right on our doorstep and how fortunate we are. What a remarkable little railway . We didn t know it was there and what a great day out for the family is often said by people who visit HKWR nestled under the A316. Their dedicated team of volunteers are not only rebuilding the railway, but also organising various exciting events from March to November on Sundays 10.30 – 4pm. Children, adults and enthusiasts just love this little railway which offers the experience of a steam passenger journey against the backdrop of the adjacent and magnificent Kempton Steam Museum. With a picnic and play area, it s an ideal day out for families and friends and indeed enthusiasts, especially if the Kempton Steam Museum s gigantic steam powered pumping engine is in steam . Building on the success of the present operational Hanworth Loop , HKWR have now embarked on a £1.7 million fundraising campaign to extend the track to Hampton which will greatly enhance the railway s potential as a major attraction for local communities. For further information on our upcoming Super Heroes and Dinosaur Days and other future events visit http://www.hamptonkemptonrailway.org.uk/ HKWR are also looking for volunteers, especially those than can help operate the railway on opening days, details available on the website.

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Doing Business in Spelthorne

There has never been a better time to run a small business in Spelthorne with lots of support available for free through Spelthorne Council and initiatives to encourage new businesses in the borough. Thinking of starting a new business or recently started up in Spelthorne? SBC s Economic Development team have just launched a free guide to starting a new business in Spelthorne. This book was produced in partnership with Spelthorne Business Forum and Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng. It is available free to all local residents who might need a bit of extra guidance to help them to kick off a new venture. Contact the group on (economic.development@spelthorne.gov.uk 01784 444223) If you already run a business don t forget that SBC fund a free business advice service which offers live chat with an experienced business adviser. Just log on to https://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/miv for more details and access to lots of useful downloadable templates and advice. 2018 is the first year of the Spelthorne Means Business Awards. There are 7 categories that Spelthorne businesses can enter for free this year and the grand final is being held on 11 th October at Shepperton Studios, so why not enter your business before the end of August closing date? You ve got to be in it to win it! Last month Sunbury Matters attended the Spelthorne Business Plan Competition final at BP s headquarters. Six finalists pitched in a Dragons Den style final for a chance to win £3,500 and a year s package of business support to help them get their business started. The standard or presentations was high and it was clear that this year there was a big emphasis on recycling. First place went to Louise and Levi Yearwood for their idea to create The Rustic Bar Company, making unique home bars and furniture from recycled wood. Pinewood Studios, one of the sponsors, were pleased to offer some of their discarded wood for free which was a bonus. Second place and a prize of £1,500 went to Rachel Hewett from Laleham who presented Love Home Décor , another original idea for Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

upcycling furniture and vintage homeware. Third place and a prize of £500 was awarded to students from Brooklands College. Ariphon Farrell, Jordan Bhadye and Somersby Lock pitched their idea for A&E Time Tracker, a unique interactive patient scheduling system. They should be very proud of their pitch. More news from Spelthorne Council is the imminent opening of a business incubator in Staines upon Thames. Known as the Heathrow Launch Pad, the incubator will initially provide a co-working environment for fledgling businesses alongside an exciting programme of business support. It will provide a base for entrepreneurs with an idea for a new technology product or service, or existing high-tech companies looking to launch a new idea. The Heathrow Launch Pad community will provide a vibrant environment for businesses to turn an innovative spark into a strong commercial enterprise. For more details email Ruth Lambert, the Council s Economic Development Officer, at r.lambert@spelthorne.gov.uk or call 01784 444223



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Gardening Matters Feeling Fruity

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Choose a variety that won't grow too large. In slightly shadier spots you can grow gooseberries or raspberries, or my favourite morello cherries. Most of these come in compact varieties and can also be fantrained against a wall if space is an issue. I have a tiny orchard of minarettes - spacesaving apple, pear and plum trees bought as single vertical stems which I grow in pots. They grow to a maximum of 6 feet / 2m high and no wider than 45cm. My children love them! Simply cut back the side stems to about 10cm at this time of year and you're good to go. Just remember that pot-grown plants rely totally on you for their food and water. Thick glazed / non-porous pots are best because they retain water and act as insulation in extreme cold. Use the correct compost and food for the plant but most will do well with a regular high potash liquid feed from early spring to late summer.

Have you ever wished you could grow fresh fruit in your garden but worry the space is too small, or it won't look pretty, or it's too difficult? What if I was to tell you that even a beginner can successfully grow a wide variety of fruit from apples and pears to plums, cherries, blueberries and raspberries, and possibly even figs or nectarines? The first thing you need to know is that the sweeter the fruit is meant to be the more sun it will require. Sun boosts sugar levels. If you have a sunny wall it's an ideal place to train a sun-loving fruit tree like a peach or an apricot. Plant the tree at the base of the wall but not too close (about 30cm is about right) in soil enriched with fertiliser and good quality compost. As it grows splay the branches evenly and attach them to the wall. As the plant grows gradually cut out old straggly branches and tie in new healthy branches. The idea of splaying or 'fanning' is that as much sun as possible gets to the fruit, so it can ripen beautifully and maximise your crop. It also has the benefit of being a great space saver. To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

As a gardener I was quite late to fruitgrowing, but I realised quickly that it becomes an addictive hobby. And as a complete bonus I've noticed a definite increase in my bee population over the past few years. Free food, and good for the environment too. What could be better?


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What s On - Shepperton & Laleham The Patients Participation Group at Shepperton Medical Practice has launched a sister group called Friends of Shepperton Medical Practice, whose aim is to work on projects to improve the environment and facilities for patients visiting the Health Centre. i.e more comfortable seating in the waiting room. They need volunteers to help with fundraising to enable them to succeed. Anyone interested in helping can find out more by contacting Rosaleen on 07867 602060 any evening between 6 – 8 pm. Any ideas and help will be welcome. AUDITIONS COMING UP FOR THE LALEHAM PANTO: Snow White and the Forest Fairies . A new twist on the classic fairy tale ... Laleham Players are looking for local actors and actresses for their new pantomime: Runs from December 3rd to 8th 2018 Flexible evening and weekend rehearsal schedule Auditions July 9th - If you are interested in taking part in this production please get in touch: info@lalehamplayers.com or search Laleham Players on social media #SWFF LALEHAM PLAYERS THEATRE COMPANY #LPTC All proceeds go to charity The New Egham Singers and Windsor Soundswell Choir Summer Concert will take place on Saturday 7 July at the Performing Arts Centre, ACS Egham International School starting at 6.15 pm. The programme will include a wide range of musical styles including pop, folk, show tunes, classical, and Summer Proms. The concert will raise funds for TALK Surrey. Tickets cost £10 (£5 for children 15 and under). To reserve tickThe Arts Society, Runnymede The Hythe Centre, Egham. The July lecture concentrates on one of the greatest artists of the Northern Renaissance,Jan Van Eyke, .who introduced radically new styles of painting and left his peers gasping with admiration at his innovative skills and sheer artistic genius. Presented by The Right Reverend Christopher Herbert who has lectured at the National Gallery, Courtauld Institute, King s College, and Westminster Abbey , this promises to be a very exciting lecture. Coffee at 10.15, lecture starts 10.30, all welcome, first lecture is free.

Halliford Women's Institute meet the first Tuesday of every month except August in Halliford village hall at 7.30pm until 10pm.New members always welcome so if you fancy some company, tea and cake and exciting days out please pop in. For more information phone Joyce on 07928434206.

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More What s On - Shepperton & Laleham Spelthorne Natural History Society. Enjoy our July Summer walks led by Dr Phil Cribb Sunday 15th at 10.30, Staines Moor SSSI. Meet Moor Lane TW19 6EB Wednesday 25th at 19.00, Crane Park. Meet Pevensey Road TW13 5JB Refer to www.snhs.org.uk for more info Walton Voices perform music fit for a royal occasion. In this year of royal weddings and royal children we celebrate what makes all those occasions great - the music! Saturday 7th July 2018, 7.30pm, Venue: St. Mary Oatlands Church, Oatlands Avenue, Weybridge KT13 9TS Tickets: 07884 348172 or emailinfo@waltonvoices.co.uk Price: £12 (Under 16s free) Middlesex Food Festival. Kempton Park Racecourse Sat 14th July. Food and Drink stalls. Experience flavours from around the world and shop in our Marketplace where traders from near and far will be showcasing their products and taking orders.10am-7pm Tickets will be £9 on the gate. Kempton Park Staines Road E Shepperton Sunbury Middlesex TW16 5AQ Sat 14 Jul 2018 Contact telephone: 07739 176419 Sunbury & Shepperton Arts Festival July 14th-22nd. Box office 01784 257175. Full programme of events in this magazine Swan Upping July 16th. Details on p6 of this issue Spelthorne Choral Society Summer Concert. Saturday July 7th St.Peter's Church Laleham Road Staines TW18 2DX 7.30pm. To include strawberries and cream and fizz. Horowitz's:- Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo, Chilcott's :- The Voyage conducted by Sean Bui, accompanied by Lindsay Bridgwater. £10 in advance, £12 on the door. under 16's free wih a paying adult box office:-0208 9412512(evenings), www.spelthornechoralsociety.com Thameside Quilters meet on the 3rd Friday of the month at the Greeno Centre. You don't have to be a quilter to come along! www.thamesidequilters.co.uk. First visit free. Any queries call Shirley 01932 789430


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Shepperton Matters July 2018  

the free monthly community magazine for Shepperton and Laleham

Shepperton Matters July 2018  

the free monthly community magazine for Shepperton and Laleham