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Welcome!

There is plenty going in this month. The wonderful Shepperton Fair is on June 8th (find out what is in store on pp 14/15), Squire s Rose Show is on June 29th/30th, Laleham Village Fair is on 6th July and tickets go on sale for the Sunbury & Shepperton Arts Festival. Get a preview of one of the events with the article on Hollywood stars on p12. With so much focus on sustainable living we have news of various thing to hopefully inspire you. We learned about the new reuse pop up shop at Quality Fruit, selling zero waste products. We also visit a new café, serving lunch made from donated surplus food. And our recipe this month shows how you can use up surplus.

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Contents

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Matthew Arnold and Laleham 4 Pop Up Reuse Shop in Shepperton 6 Shepperton Medical Practice Changes 8 Hollywood Stars were our Pen Pals 12 Shepperton Fair. What s On? 14/15 Rotary in Sunbury & Shepperton 16 Watch Out for Increase in Fly tipping 18 The Anchor - Still Battling 20 Shepperton Beat 21 Burlington Grand Opening 23 Mayor s Charity Bonanza 24 Art for Good Causes 28 Surplus Lunch at Community Café 30 Recipe of the Month 35 Evolution of Local Reservoirs 40 Heathrow Lego Coding Challenge 41 Laleham Good Neighbours Need You 46 Retired Military Dogs. What Happens? 49 Art From Scrap 51 Gardening Matters 56 What s On 59/61 Ad Index and Costs 62

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Matthew Arnold & Laleham By Nick Pollard

Matthew Arnold was the the old family home, son of the great educationat All Saints churchalist Thomas Arnold, the yard, Laleham. Matfamous headmaster of Rugthew himself was to by School who is acknowljoin them in 1888. edged as the founder of the He had a heart atmodern public school systack while in Livertem. Matthew was to bepool, running to come celebrated in his own meet his daughter s right as a poet, critic and ship which was educational reformer. bringing her back He was born in Laleham in from America where 1822, prematurely as a reshe lived with her sult of his mother falling husband. Notable from her pony near the people who attended family home in The Broadhis funeral included way. He left Laleham aged the poet Robert six, when the family moved Browning and the to Rugby, but was to return writer Henry Matthew Arnold two years later to become a James, while the pupil at his uncle John Buckland s preparaPoet Laureate, Lord Tennyson, sent a tory school in Ferry Road. Ironically, Matwreath. thew s educational achievements were less Two new Church secondary schools (for than expected, but he eventually gained a boys and girls) were built in Kingston Road, degree at Oxford. He seems to have retained part of the old parish of Laleham, in 1948, a great affection for Laleham and revisited and were most appropriately named after often. Matthew Arnold. After university, he became Private Secretary to Lord Lansdowne, Lord President of The Sunbury & Shepperton Local the Privy Council, but wished to marry and History Society will have a selection of needed a regular salary. He therefore took up old photos of the area on show at the a place as one of Her Majesty s Inspectors of Shepperton Village Fair on Saturday Schools, a post he held for many years and, June 8th. Do come and see our stand in like his father, one in which he was to play a great part in reforming education. the large craft marquee. He was a notable poet, and was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 1857. Although perhaps less well known today, at the time he was highly regarded as a poet and at one time was ranked second only to Tennyson and Browning. Perhaps his best known poem today is Dover Beach . He later settled at Cobham with his wife Lucy, and they had six children, but three of their sons died young and were buried near Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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Reuse Pop Up Shop in Shepperton

Great news. We hear an entrepreneurial local Shepperton lady has launched a new business in plastic free and zero waste products. Mel Jensen found herself drawn to the ethos of zero waste and started making some changes in her life over the past couple of years. She found friends were asking her advice so she began a blog. That developed into sourcing products. It is all well and good having these ideas, but zero waste/plastic free, sustainable products are not readily available yet. So she did a deal with wholesalers and put together a selection of items she uses herself. Products range from toothpaste, shampoo and hair conditioner to cleaning products and washing up liquid. You can take containers to be refilled. The Waste Reduction Shop is online but also as a pop up shop at Quality Fruit & Flowers. It will be on June 22nd 9.30-13.00. Mel will also be at the Walton Vegan Market on June 15th so pop along to see her. You can also get inspiration, subscribe to a newsletter or buy online from:

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Shepperton Medical Practice Changes By Monica Chard with Shepperton Medical Practice

There are some major changes happening at the Shepperton Medical Practice. Not everyone welcomes change, but something has to give. Doctors and support staff are regularly working 12 hour days and that is not safe. When analysing appointments, it was found that two thirds of them did not need to be seen by a doctor and could have been dealt with by telephone, website, going to the pharmacy or through self-help. If those patients were directed to the correct place the first time it would mean appointments would be freed up and those with long term conditions and complex needs would be able to be given a longer appointment to address all needs in one go. It is common sense. Other practices in the UK have already introduced a triage system to ensure smoother running of the limited resources. A new website has been launched as a first port of call, saving you a trip to the practice. You will be able to do the following: - Request a sick note, referral, test results - Get information on medical conditions which are linked to organisations who are specialists in that condition - Find information on how to treat minor illnesses - Know what the pharmacy can treat - Undertake your annual reviews so that you will only be called to review asthma, hypertension, mental health etc when needed. - Find links to local organisations and community groups Jonny Allum has been appointed Clinical Lead and will help drive through the changes. He is very experienced and over the next few weeks will be training reception staff as patient navigators. In their new role they will be asking patients questions to enable them to get the patient to the right place the first time. All patient interaction will be documented on Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

the system so that when you see the doctor they already have some knowledge of why you are booked in to see them. Please be patient with the patient navigators. They are there to help you and to help the practice work efficiently. You will also see that a new clinical pharmacist will be on hand to deal with repeat prescriptions and answer any questions. PLEASE NOTE. From the first of June patients will no longer be able to book an appointment in the conventional way. You will request a consultation by phone and at that point the doctor will decide if you need to be seen in person. It may be you can be dealt with over the phone or directed to self help, the website, LIVI or the high street pharmacy. Surprisingly, when analysing doctors appointments only 15% of patients really needed to be seen in person. You also now have options of extended access practices which include the Studholme, Upper Halliford and Sunbury. It means you can potentially access help both in the evenings and at weekends. LIVI is an application which you can use if you have a smart phone. Register for use and interact with help via a video link. A Shepperton man made the news recently when he consulted LIVI before getting on a plane after he felt pins and needles over his body. He was diagnosed with a brain haemorrhage and received swift treatment. It is a simple process. Just search for the App and download for free. We all have to recognise that resources are under a huge pressure. The staff at Shepperton Medical Practice will always do their best to help you, but these changes may not be to everyone s liking. Be patient! Have a look at the new website to familiarise yourself with what is available: www.sheppertonmedicalpractice.co.uk

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The following practices have jointly issued this publication. LIVI is currently available free to patients registered at these practices. Ashley Medical Practice | Chertsey Health Centre | Chobham & West End Medical Practice | Church Street Practice | College Road Surge ry | Fordbridge Medical Centre | Goldsworth Medical Practice | Greenfield Surgery | Heathcot Medical Practice | Hillview Medical Centre | Hythe Medical Centre | Knowle Green Medical | Madeira Medical | Orchard Surgery | Packers Surgery | Parishes Bridge Medical Practice | Pirbright Surgery | Rowan Tree Practice | Sheerwater Health Centre | Shepperton Medical Practice | Southview Medical Practice | St David’s Family Centre | St Johns Family Practice | Staines Health Group | Staines Thameside Medical | Stanwell Road Surgery | Studholme Medical Centre | Sunbury Health Centre | Sunny Meed Surgery | The Crouch Oak Practice | The Fort House Surgery | The Grove Medical Centre | The Hersham Surgery | The Maybury Surgery | The Ottershaw Surgery | The Red Practice | The White Practice | Upper Halliford Medical Centre | Wey Family Practice | Yellow Practice


Hollywood Stars Were Our Pen Pals By Monica Chard The July Sunbury & Shepperton Arts Festival features an evening with Austin Mutti-Mewse who along with twin brother Howard, have an unusual story to tell - one of more than just a brush with Hollywood. More a life lived alongside its stars. We all had the odd pen pal or two when we were younger. Our parents encouraged us to write letters, and wasn't it fun getting mail? But Austin and Howard went one better. They wrote to and were befriended by Hollywood! There's is a story more fantastical than the plot of the movies the actors in 'I Used to be in Pictures' were in. Erstwhile 11 year old twins from leafy Surrey - quaint England, who embark on a journey of discovery by way of writing fan letters to a plethora of faded film stars they had watched on the Saturday BBC Movie Matinee on their Grandmother Violet's jalopy of a television set. What they discovered were famous lives once lived; some languishing in a world befitting Sunset Boulevard's deluded Norma Desmond whereas other's humble about their past glories. Their accent, youth and their look and the interest they bestowed on their pen pals were such an attraction that word spread and the network of correspondents grew. Over the course of 30 years the twins were in contact with around 600 stars, from screen icons (Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Bob Hope) to the lesser lights including the final Munchkins from The Wizard of Oz. Magnificent or minor, all relished being wanted again. Letters quickly made way to phone calls – dozens a week (the twins took Saturday jobs to pay the phone bill), Marlene Dietrich would call at 3am from Paris (much to the annoyance of their father), Hedy Lamarr from Florida, Ava Gardner from London. When they were 18, Ginger Rogers and her Follow the Fleet (1936), co-star Joy Hodges, invited the boys to California. Making pit-stops with their pen-pals, Austin drove Joy s classic Mercedes to lunch dates with James Stewart, BBQ s at Frank Sinatra s and partied at Bob Hope ultramodern Palm Springs mansion What the twins found they could offer was undivided attention and interest. They were happy to listen to stories of a bygone era of glitz, glamour and success told by film stars from their wheelchairs or their beds. This innate ability to listen and marvel was the tonic many of these fading stars needed. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

Bette Davis dedicated a portrait to Austin and Howard in gold ink The twins were great sounding boards, polite and interested and the memories and gossip of the golden years of movies came gushing out. A book I Used to be in Pictures , telling the unlikely story of a lifetime of friendship with the stars has been championed by the likes of Julian Fellowes, Tommy Hilfiger and even David Beckham, and last year was optioned by British Indie film company MAD AS BIRDS. Already being dubbed 'Billy Elliott without the ballet', I for one, can t wait to see it. For now, you can go and hear the tale for yourselves at the Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury, where copies of the beautiful book will also be on sale at a discounted price (£25.00 - RRP £35.00). The event will be on July 11th so book your own brush with Hollywood now. (Programme and booking details are in the centre of this issue). Box office 01784 257 175

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Rotary in Shepperton & Sunbury

Look at this picture. What does it show? In the 50 s and 60 s hospital wards like this were common, not just in the UK, but around the world. They show rows of Iron Lungs which were keeping Polio victims alive. What has this to do with Rotary? Well, for the past couple of decades Rotary as a worldwide organisation has been working ceaselessly to eradicate this terrible disease and is now nearing this goal. Recently the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation joined us in assisting with immunising people across the globe. From being endemic there are now only three countries still polio prone Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan. The hope is that Polio worldwide will be eradicated in the next couple of years. You may have seen reported that a Rotary volunteer was murdered by the Taliban whilst immunising people in Pakistan in October 2013. More recently in May 2019 another was killed, again, in Pakistan. Locally, Rotary in Shepperton & Sunbury is heavily involved in the community. We facilitate charities and volunteer groups to fundraise and attract more members by provision of free pitches at the local fairs. We also fundraise and have over the past months made donations of ÂŁ13,000 to local groups. Supporting youth is important to us. Every year we hand out excellent quality, pictorial, dictionaries to year six children and the annual Youth Speaks competition takes place in the Council Chamber. Rotary is open to everyone. So, if you are interested in working for the local Community, helping people worldwide and having fun whilst doing it call Ken or Chris on the numbers below. We have an active social scene which includes our weekly Sports Club (Darts, Table Tennis Pool and chat), Rotary District competitions, theatre outings and Boules competitions. To name but a few. The next chance to see us in action is on the 8th of June in the Rotary Village at Shepperton Village Fair where we are hosting several charities. There will games such as Target Football and a Roller Coaster ride for the children.

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Watch out for Increase in Fly-tipping We are having some work done on our house at the moment. It means a certain amount of waste to be disposed of so I have been making trips to the tip with bags of wood etc. I was shocked to find out that from June 3rd I will be charged for the pleasure. I take recycling seriously, so make sure anything which can be recycled is in the right bin. It may be a bit laborious, but if we all do our bit, we will help the environment. Once we are CHARGED for disposing of rubbish responsibly, I forsee fly tipping galore. Already it is a problem, but with even more onerous and expensive requirements for honest disposal, what do the council think is going to happen?! Local resident Deborah Neale contacted cllr. Sandra Dunn to raise the concerns shared by many. Sandra attended a meeting of the Eco Park Liaison group with representatives from Surrey County Council. We were told that the charges were necessary to offset the costs involved in disposing of our waste as the items listed for charging could not be processed through the new recycling facility. We argued that fly tipping would increase as a result of these charges but that did not seem to matter. After a long discussion we were told that if we were not happy with the suggested charges to make Surrey aware by complaining. Note the words ITEMS LISTED FOR CHARGING COULD NOT BE PROCESSED THROUGH THE NEW RECYCLING FACILITY. What on earth is this hugely expensive facility meant for? So, there is a petition against charges and currently over 3000 have signed. You will find it at https://petitions.surreycc.gov.uk/recyclecharge. It was proposed by Tim Harding. Not easy to find but otherwise check the Sunbury on Thames Facebook page which has a post from Deborah Neale relating to it and a link you can click. How is charging for waste disposal seen as a solution? Fly tipping is already a scourge. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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THE ANCHOR

. Still battling

by Carl Philips

We guessed it would return. A renewed attempt to get planning permission to convert the Anchor Hotel into housing has been put into the Borough Council Planning Dept. Objections had to be lodged by 16 May and I know many of us have done that. The notice was very short. It was not known at the time of the last edition of this magazine, but I did try to get notices displayed in the High Street, so people had the opportunity to make an objection before the timeline. These notices were provided by another supporter of the Anchor and they were also distributed with the newspapers. We have tried to do what we could in the time given. From my (and many others) point of view, the Anchor is an iconic landmark in Shepperton – in historic Church Square. The hotel is listed locally and it is a landmark as a coaching inn/hotel since the 17th century, not as a mini housing estate. It would be another loss to the village, another restaurant/hostelry lost to urban expansion, just like Blubeckers, Castello, The Ship Hotel...all bright features of the village at one time. It also brings home to us all, that we must patronise these places, at least some of the time, so that they have a fighting chance of staying in business. Pop in to the Anchor occasionally, for a drink or a lunchtime snack, or maybe a meal while you still can! It s a nice friendly place with some character as well. In the meantime, we wait to see the outcome of the renewed planning application.

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Shepperton Beat By Inspector Maxine Cilia As we enter the Summer months hopefully with warmer days and nights, we start to open our windows and leave doors open to enjoy the fresh air and warmth. This unfortunately is also the time that unwanted visitors do not need to find difficult Inspector Maxine Cilia ways to get in your property as they see open windows and doors as an invite. Please make sure you close ground floor windows when you are not in rooms and/or going out. Many people leave their front and back doors open whilst they are gardening, please keep you key with you and lock your doors so no one can take advantage when you are not looking. If you are going out to enjoy a picnic at a local open space, please be sure that you do not leave your valuables on display in your vehicle. Items such as handbags, ipads and laptops should always be put out of sight if indeed they must be left in your vehicle. Recently there has been a spate of stealing expensive sunglasses also. It goes without saying that pets should not be left in vehicles during hot weather, we often get called out to rescue pets from cars who are suffering with the heat. We have secured some great bike marking kits with a grant from our PCC, so try to come along to one of our advertised events during the summer months and get you bike marked. Sunbury has seen the most shed breaks in the local area where tools and bicycles are stolen. If you have any information where all these tools and bikes go please let us know. Please consider joining your local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme email spelthornenhw@aol.co.uk for further details. We have recruited a new NSO for the Sunbury and Shepperton and Ashford area, To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

PC Alex Redwood. She is really looking forward to getting out and about to meet everyone. We also have three new PSCO s who are currently training to be out in the areas. Hopefully we will be able to meet many of you are local events across the Borough during the Summer months. Spelthorne Borough Commander Inspector Maxine Cilia

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Please contact Surrey Police using our new website www.surrey.police.uk or by phone Call 999 if: - a serious offence is in progress or has just been committed - Or if someone is in immediate danger or harm - property is in danger of being damaged - a serious disruption to the public is likely Call 101 for non-emergency enquiries. If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our text phone service on 18001 101. * Calls to 101 cost 15 pence per call from landlines and mobiles, no matter how long you're on the phone. Our email address is: Spelthorne@surrey.pnn.police.uk but please be aware this is only monitored during office hours. Or Call CrimeStoppers on 0800555111 which is a 100% anonymous reporting line

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Burlington Official Opening Less than a year ago I met staff from The Burlington at the Shepperton Fair. It had not opened and we didn t really know what to expect from the home which had been built on the site of the Bradbury Centre. One year on and we know that The Burlington has become firmly integrated within local life and has welcomed several residents into its special care. Beaming founder Ameet Kotecha welcomed guests. This young man has created a dream environment which is nothing like my idea of a care home . The finish, dĂŠcor, furniture etc would not be out of place in an upmarket hotel. There is a cinema, private dining room, courtyard garden, bistro and piano bar. The welcome is possibly better than an upmarket hotel! If you are a local, you are welcome to attend coffee mornings every Wednesday for a natter a, coffee and something sweet. (by donation to Alzheimer s Society). Local groups, both young and more mature, are offered meeting space. Ameet explained how his mother had brought him up to offer a warm welcome to one and all, making visitors feel at home. That is certainly the essence which has been conveyed to all staff members at the new establishment. I would like to thank staff and managers for making this house a home said Ameet proudly.

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Ameet Kotecha with Diana Moran

mensely touched to be presented with a ÂŁ300 cheque for her charity, White Lodge. She declared of the hotel If I need to move into a care home, The Burlington would be my first choice! I must say, I concur! After a buffet lunch, white doves were released as a symbol of new beginnings. The community effect was even felt in the entertainment on offer. Manygate Lane resident Stephane Booroff (below) played

drums along with the band who were playing 40 s and 50 s sounds to the delight of all. Stephane plays with the Blue Notes, the Holiday Inn, Shepperton Sunday Jazz which you can enjoy over lunch once a month (June 9th, July 7th and August 18th)

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Mayor Charity Blockbuster!

We gathered at Shepperton Studios at the end of May for the Mayor s chance to give out cheques to her chosen charities at the end of her mayoral year. 4 principle charities shared 80% of the funds, with 20% being shared between other extra causes. Main charities for the past mayoral year were Rentstart, The Penrose Club, East to West and Shopmobility. Other charities included The Greeno and Fordbridge centres, Homestart 398 squadron of the RAF, The Well, Staines scouts, Minnows playgroup and the Staines Lammas brass band. Mayor Jean Pinkerton accepts flowers from Time are not so easy and sponsorship this year leader of the council Ian Harvey was down which makes the final sum raised even more remarkable. The total was £47,000, a staggering sum. £12, 000 was raised at her charity ball alone £6000 of which was match funded by Barclays Bank. Pinewood Studios donated £1000 to her that evening. Jean Pinkerton and her consort Linda Burton set out to have fun and spread warmth during their year. Jean told Shepperton Matters that when, on her first engagement she was invited to try a moving climbing wall, she went for it with gusto despite wearing a dress and sling back sandals. That says it all! Jean lost her Staines council seat at the latest local elections but has been offered a post as Education ambassador for Spelthorne Council, drawing on her talent and experience in education for which she has received an OBE. We wish her the best of luck.

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SHEPPERTON RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION OPEN MEETING at the VILLAGE HALL : 8.00pm. Tuesday 25th JUNE 2019 Please do come along. Your Residents Association Committee members will be there – along with your local Spelthorne & Surrey Councillors Come and have your say, express your views, both positive and concerned. Find out status of current issues in Shepperton It is YOUR village show your interest and Be There ! In the meantime . Support your High Street Shops and Restaurants and the Pubs too keep Shepperton ticking over. It s a great place to be !

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Foodbank Needs Volunteers & Van The UK's poorest families have too little money to cover basic weekly living costs. A common problem raised by volunteers and users in all three areas is universal credit. The rollout of the new system – which merges six benefits into one monthly payment – began in 2013. It was designed to simplify the benefits system and help people move into work. However, problems with universal credit and a wait of at least five weeks before receiving the first payment - are a key driver of Foodbank use. The growth of the local supermarket collections and redistribution of edible food by the Community Foodbank tackling hunger and food waste is a real success story. As a result of these changes we are looking for more volunteers to help on Thursdays preparing food, serving and clearing down. LOVE SUNBURY: Saturday 8th June 2019 The Community Foodbank at St Saviours is once more teaming up with Johnson and Johnson Sunbury. We will be going out into the community all day, giving a helping hand, decorating and gardening, helping and improving living conditions for local families in need. A DAY AT THE SEASIDE : 6th August The traditional "bucket and spade" August holiday outing to the seaside is now out of reach for one in five UK families. We have calculated the cost of a no-frills day at the seaside based the cheapest train fare, using a relevant railcard, for two adults and two children aged between five and 15 from a range of cities and county towns to their nearest coastal resort. Family holidays have a special place in childhood memories. It is an opportunity every child should enjoy, yet for many families a trip to the seaside is only a dream. We wanted to change this and give an opportunity for local families to be able to go the beach. Please contact the Foodbank for more details. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

SCHOOL HOLIDAY - SUMMER PROJECT From early September to late July schools provide the invaluable service of free meals for children of local families who cannot afford lunches. But for the six weeks of the summer holidays this service is not available. This means that many parents and guardians are struggling to provide their children (and themselves) with enough daily sustenance. We want to provide a helping hand to these families by giving them enough food for their lunches during the holidays. Here at the Community Foodbank at St Saviours bank we are putting in plans to run the full 6 weeks offering 7 days lunch boxes and days out. Full details will follow soon, however to help us achieve this we need your support. HELP US GET A VAN

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Art for a Good Cause This year s Surrey Artists Open Studios in June, will see 6 local artists open their studios, as part of the The Thames Trail . The six studios will have a uniquely curated mix of printmaking by Helen Locke and Shepperton based Tamara Williams, paintings by Hilary Jones and Katy Selwyn-Smith, statement jewellery by Tricia Baldwin, a fine arts and crafts collective from Rosalind Moysen and figurative sculptures by Malcolm West. Malcolm will be working with a ballet and flamenco dancer and visitors are invited to observe and engage directly with his process. Tamara will also be joined by contemporary ceramicist Ali Tomlin and will be showing a limited edition series of silk scarves. Each artist in the Thames Trail is donating a piece of their work for a silent auction and the money raised will be for The Anthony Nolan Trust, a UK charity that works in the areas of leukaemia and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The silent auction will take place at a private view for Helen Locke s A year at Ochre exhibition on June 6th, 6-8pm, at The Robert Phillips Gallery at The Riverside Barn in Walton on Thames. All are welcome! The Open studios runs from 1st to 16th June, 11am to 5pm. All opening dates and studio addresses are listed on The Surrey Artists Open Studios website www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk.

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Imagine an excellent, home cooked fresh lunch at a reasonable price, which also supports both the environment and charity at the same time. If that sounds too good to be true, we can promise you that it is available at a café near you every day.

The Community Café @Riverhousebarn (pictured above) in Walton on Thames is now being run as a not-for-profit venture by a group of hard working volunteers who are passionate about reducing food waste. 1.9 million tons of surplus food is wasted in the UK food industry every day! M&S Walton have offered their surplus to the café, so every day new supplies arrive and the team work out what to make from it. This is food which may be wrongly labelled, vegetables a little wonky or otherwise on day expiry. All fine for use and the lunch we sampled was innovative and delicious: cauliflower fritters, baked peppers, feta and spinach frittata, salad and the most divine savoury bacon and cheese bread pudding! Sasha Nash, who is running the café, worked with the famous chef Anton Mossiman some years ago. She also worked at the St Saviours Community lunch programme in Sunbury and when the opportunity came up to relaunch the café at Riverhouse she jumped at it. With a background and love of both art and food, it could not have been a better fit. While you eat your lovely, fresh £5 lunch, you can be happy also in the knowledge you are helping the world on many levels. You are helping cut waste, supporting this great venue and the idea is that the £5 charge for lunch in the cafe enables Riverhouse to donate meal Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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tokens to local charities. The first beneficiary of the meal tokens will be Elmbridge CAN. This will entitle refugee families to enjoy a home cooked meal in friendly welcoming surroundings. The team are currently in the process of planning events with other local charities and community groups to create a cafe where the priority is not only the menu, but also the company. These groups include Elmbridge Community Link, the Counselling Partnership, HomeStart, Cancer Research UK, Meet up Mondays and Walton and Hersham Foodbank. The café also serves home made cakes, scones and a selection of regular dishes. It is dog friendly and as well as the inside space, you can take your lunch to the sensory garden overlooking the Thames.

If you are on your own and fancy some company then why not try Meet up Tuesday where you can join up with others and enjoy a cuppa together. Tuesdays 10.30-12.30. Sasha is looking to recruit some new volunteers, ideally someone who can spare a regular slot each week for a couple of hours, either creating dishes in the kitchen or being the friendly front of house face. Do drop her an email: sashaclarenash@hotmail.com. Community Café @Riverhousebarn Manor Road, Walton on Thames KT12 2PF Open 10am-4pm daily See recipe of the month for ideas of using up leftovers

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Recipe of the Month Cheesy (Cheat s)Soufflé

Over coming months the Community Café @Riverhousebarn in Walton on Thames will be bringing you some recipes showing how you can use leftovers. They create wonderful food from surplus, donated by a local supermarket. The ingredient they are given most is bread so here they share a great little savoury gem created by Annette, one of the volunteers. The secret is to prepare the day before and leave to sit in the fridge before cooking the next day.

Serves 4 people Ingredients 8 slices buttered bread (can be any type at all – or even left over burger baps) 2 eggs Milk – 500 ml Cheese – 125 g (grated – any type of hard cheese – or a selection of pieces if you are having a clear out!) Salt/pepper Any or all of the following: One leek/handful chives/few cherry tomatoes/peppers/cured sliced meats NB. Looks good in individual ramekins but can easily work in one large ovenproof dish. Beat eggs together with milk to make the total mixture up to 600 ml. Line the dish or ramekin with one layer of buttered bread. Season this layer, sprinkle with half the grated cheese Put your optional filling in here – thinly sliced red peppers or tomatoes work well – and you can even have success using asparagus. Pour over half milk and egg mixture Then repeat with buttered bread and cheese. Pour remaining milk and egg mixture over, and push bread down so it really gets a soaking. Transfer dish/es to fridge for overnight or longer if you wish. 30 mins before you want to eat, pop into a preheated oven at 160 .Finished dish should look golden and risen – eat immediately with a side salad.

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Don t forget to protect your property while you re away The summer holidays are just around the corner. We put a lot of effort into planning our perfect summer break, but we often don t put quite as much effort into making sure that while we re away relaxing our home is safe

Don t close curtains in the daytime though, as this announces to the world that your house is empty. Invest in timer switches to turn lights and the radio on and off. Cancel any milk or newspaper deliveries.

Most burglars are opportunists, who target empty homes. This means that the holiday season is bonanza time for them. However, a little preparation can save a lot of distress. 60 percent of burglars gain entrance through rear or side windows and doors so make securing these a priority.

Inform a couple of trusted neighbours that you will be away. Ask them to keep an eye on your property and offer to do the same for them while they are away. Little tasks like moving the post away from the door, and drawing your curtains in the evening will make it look as though someone is in. They could even park a car on your drive if you are taking yours away. Offer to do the same for them when they go on holiday.

Fences and hedges are the first line of defence against uninvited guests so should act as an effective barrier, rather than just being attractive borders. The Metropolitan Police recommend hostile plants ; plants that are spiky, prickly or very dense. Don t let them grow too high though, your home should be visible from the street and to your neighbours. The idea is not to provide a hiding place for intruders! Protect the entrance to your property too. If a gate isn t practical, consider covering pathways with gravel. Thieves don t like to announce their presence and the sound of footsteps on gravel is often enough to put them off entering.

Join your Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, or if there isn t a local scheme, set one up. Neighbourhood Watch has an excellent track record of deterring opportunistic thieves. A little vigilance and some common sense go a long way to protecting the things you love. Follow these simple steps and you will be able to relax on holiday knowing your home is as safe as it can be.

Motion-activated lighting and well-lit paths and driveways are also a good deterrent. Outside security lighting is cheap to set up, and low energy light bulbs keep running costs down. Also, consider installing a burglar alarm - as well as protecting your property, having an alarm can also lower your insurance premiums. While you re away on holiday, some extra precautions will help protect your possessions. Keep valuables out of sight. If they can be seen, then someone might be tempted to try to steal them. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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The Grave of Benjamin and Catto Blake in Shepperton 'Here in foreign earth softly lie the bones of Benjamin Blake, scatter slight dust idle reader, and do not blush if you cry a little. For a slave sleeps under this turf more suited to his master's wishes ....' This is a translation of a Latin inscription on a headstone in the churchyard at Shepperton. It marks the grave of Benjamin and Catto Blake. The weather has eroded the inscription and most is now unreadable. It was recorded by David Lyson and published by him in 1800. Benjamin Blake was owned by Sir Patrick Blake a baronet of Langham in Suffolk. The inscription records Benjamin's character, his honesty, his ready obedience and his faithfulness. He sailed across the Atlantic from the island first explored by Columbus to serve his master in England. Benjamin died 'cal mai 1781' when he was 29 years old. The inscription also records that Catto Blake was skilled at embroidering and spinning and when she was told Benjamin had died she wasted away with a sense of loss and died from a fever. She was probably Benjamin's wife. She was 32 years old when she died 'Cal Sep. 1781'. The burials of Benjamin and Catherine Blake were recorded in a Shepperton parish register. Benjamin on 23 May 1781 and Catherine on 10 June 1781. Catherine could not have died in September so the inscription on the grave stone is not correct. Benjamin was described in the register as a black man and Catherine as a black woman. The words 'affidavit brought' in the register confirm they were buried in wool. The Burial in Wool Acts required this to protect the woollen industry and if another cloth was used a fine had to be paid. Is it possible to identify the island first explored by Columbus? Sir Patrick Blake's will was proved on 24 July 1784. The first bequest refers to property on the Island of Saint Christopher, now better known as Saint Kitts. In 1493 Christopher Columbus was the first European to discover the island. This is certainly the island where Benjamin lived. But we shall sadly never know more about Benjamin and Catto or about the journeys that brought them to England and to the churchyard in Shepperton. Thanks to John Seaman for sharing this interesting find

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Evolution of our Local Reservoirs By John Taylor

During the late 19th century, there was a need to increase the water supply throughout the country. Previously small reservoirs had been built, and these were used for modest crop irrigation and domestic use. An increasing population, industrial and food production, necessitated the construction of substantial water storage facilities. Several reservoirs are sited in the Molesey area. One of the biggest serving London, and the most recent to be built is the Queen Elizabeth 11, located between Walton and West Molesey. Managed by Thames Water, and authorised by an Act of Parliament in 1935, due to the outbreak of World War 11, building work did not begin until 1957. The works were completed by W & C French, and commissioned in 1962. It covers 317 acres, and holds 4.300 million gallons of water. Following five years of planning, work began in March 2016 installing solar panels onto the water surface. More than 23,000 panels float, generating 6.3 MW of power (enough to supply 1,800 homes). The solar farm is expected to offset energy expenses used to power nearby water treatment and pumping stations. The farm covers 1/10 of the surface. Thames Water has pledged to support the objectives of the Paris Climate Change Agreement to limit the global temperature rise to 2C, and the firm says this project will contribute to achieving that goal. This solar panel farm was for a time the largest in the world, but that record has now been overtaken by the Chinese city of Huainan, in Anhui province. Many other floating solar farms are likely to be built both in the UK and abroad. Bessborough and the adjacent Knight reservoirs lie south of the river Thames, with the A3050 running to the north. Both were built by the Southwark and Vauxhall Waterworks Company. Building work began in 1898, and was completed in 1907 replacing an old manPlease mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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sion and its farmed estate. The combined area is 125.5 acres, with a water capacity of 1,198 million gallons. Built by Sir Robert Mc Alpine, the Island Barn reservoir has an area of 122 acres, and a capacity of 992 million gallons. It was authorized by the Lambeth Water act of 1900, and was opened in 1911.It is surrounded by the rivers Mole to the west and the Ember to the east. The Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club, hosts dingy sailing races and training at the reservoir, and the site is also used for bird watching. The now disused Molesey reservoirs were adjacent to the Thames on the south side on the reach above Molesey Lock. They were established in 1872, and had pumping stations to lift the water from the river into the storage place. Taken out of use in 1999, the land was then used for the extraction of aggregates. By area, Rutland water is the largest reservoir in this country, with an area of 4.86 square miles, and a water volume of 124 million cubic meters. When the well s dry, we know the worth of water Benjamin Franklin

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The Heathrow Lego Coding Challenge at Thamesmead School

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical careers (STEM) were the focus for Thamesmead Year 8 students who took part in the Heathrow Lego Coding Challenge recently. Staff and volunteers from Heathrow Airport delivered the challenge to students who thoroughly enjoyed this team event. The challenge was based upon the Heathrow Pods; the Personal Rapid Transit systems that provide transport between the business car parks and Terminal 5, which supports Heathrow s air quality and sustainability objectives. Students had to build a Lego pod and then enter coding into a laptop to programme the pod to navigate a short course. The team that programmed the pod to complete the course in the fastest time will take part in finals at Heathrow later this year. One of the girls taking part said, The visitors were really helpful and made the 2 hours of my day amazing. They definitely put a smile on my face. It has made me want to do something like that when I am older. Heathrow recognises that knowledge of coding is more important than ever for the career prospects of young people; to fulfil future career opportunities, it is estimated that the UK will need a workforce of one million digital skilled workers by 2020. After the students had completed the challenge they heard about the future careers and apprenticeship opportunities that are and will be available to them in the future. It is estimated that there will be 10,000 apprenticeship opportunities at Heathrow by 2030.

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AMIGO matches volunteers with clients who require support to move forward on their journey of recovery from mental ill health. Volunteers will help clients make connections with local community activities whilst helping them to boost their confidence and motivation. Volunteers are recruited, trained and supported by Voluntary Support North Surrey and expenses are covered. This is a very flexible volunteer role. We are looking for volunteers who are available at various times of the week (weekdays, evenings or weekends) and there is no minimum time commitment. There are opportunities to volunteer across several boroughs: Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, West Elmbridge and Woking. Interested in becoming a Volunteer Wellbeing Buddy? Please contact Laura or Lynnette for more information: Email: buddy@voluntarysupport.org.uk Phone: 01276 707565

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The guys from The Red Lion in Shepperton have brought and refurbished The Golden Grove at the bottom of St. Anns Hill in Chertsey. From our bar to our restaurant – whether you are coming for a pint, coffee or business meeting we will cater for all your needs in a very professional but relaxed style. We are open for your morning coffee going right through brunch, lunch, into our fabulous dinner menu. Along with our fantastic bar snacks which are available all day, all week. Our chefs are passionate about using seasonal local produce wherever possible, they are highly skilled in covering all bases from healthy vegan dishes to a fabulous Sunday Roast. Our bar has a range of classic ales, craft beers and lagers. We also have a comprehensive wine and cocktail list.

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Good Neighbours Scheme Needs You! Laleham Good Neighbours scheme helps older and less able local residents to get out and about. Clients typically need transport from their homes to medical appointments. Could you help with driving? Mileage allowance is paid. Or perhaps you could help with phone messages and admin? COME AND SEE US ON OUR STANDTH AT LALEHAM VILLAGE FAIR ON 6 JULY 2019 CAN YOU HELP? We are starting a new scheme, specifically offering assistance to residents in Laleham and South Staines. We need volunteer drivers and phone handlers.

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if you decide to volunteer with any other vulnerable adults Who are our clients? We aim to help residents within the Laleham and South Staines area cannot access transport anywhere else or who cannot afford transport from other providers. Sometimes clients just need a companion to travel with them if they don t have any relatives nearby. Where do we go? Clients usually need transport to visit their GP or attend a hospital, dental or chiropody appointment, or to the shops or a coffee morning. Sometimes we are asked to go further afield, but if you want to stay local all you have to do is say.

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What Happens to Military Animals in Retirement?

We very often commemorate brave soldiers who have served in wars all over the world, and rightly so. But what about animals who serve? What happens to them? If you have seen War Horse you will have an idea of the important role played by horses, many of them sequestered by the army from farms and homesteads, very few which made it home. We were contacted recently by a lady who had a story about a modern day military dog. Hertz is a short haired German pointer who served in Afghanistan. He was trained initially to detect drugs and when he excelled at that he went on to detect electronic equipment which may have been used to pass information to insurgents. He is credited with saving countless lives. The Danes and Americans were so impressed that they used him too. He is even being considered for the Dickin Medal. As an RAF dog he frequently had to travel by helicopter and proved a real favourite in Camp Bastion as well as one of their best dogs. So, getting back to the start...Hertz was retired from active service 14 months ago, having earned his time off and a nice bit of grass to stretch out on. But it didn t quite work out. He was adopted by someone from the military who had another dog who didn t like him, then was taken on by a friend. It became clear that was not a long term solution and that this 8 year old hero deserved a forever home. So by chance, while walking on Desborough Island a conversation between two ladies resulted in Why not call Monica at Shepperton Matters. She can write a story on him . So we went along to meet Hertz. All I can say is, you might well be seeing him around Sunbury and Shepperton .

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From Scrap to Sculpture One local artist has taken the challenge of waste disposal to a new level. Yvonne Morris contacted us to show off her creation. Yvonne scavenged materials from the local recycling centre and Walton Road Garage in Molesey and turned it into a magnificent dragon fly. In the close up you can see chains and cogs. The wings were made from ironing boards and the tail from an exhaust. After 18 months from idea to the making, Yvonne has donated the piece to a care home in Claygate. It just goes to show that with a little creativity it is possible to reuse junk. If there is not an artist lurking in you, there is still hope! The Eco Park has launched a reuse shop, so you can pick up quality household items, including furniture, for only a few pounds.

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Gardening Matters Sitting Sustainably

By Rachael Leverton

The FSC was founded in 1993, in response to public concern about deforestation. The council devised a wood-labelling scheme which allows a product to be traced right back down the supply chain from the consumer to its source. Any product bearing the FSC logo is guaranteed to be from forests which are carefully managed to conserve biodiversity and support local communities. Unfortunately not all garden suppliers stock products which are FSC approved. So we need to demand that they do.

One of the great pleasures in life has to be sitting outside on a summer evening, glass of wine in hand, gazing in reverie at your precious plot. But what are you sitting on? Is your furniture environmentally friendly? What about that lovely decking, or your garden shed? As gardeners we have a responsibility which extends far beyond our boundary. Trees are vital to the planet. They convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and act as environmental filters, offsetting the effects of pollution. They also provide a habitat for birds and animals. Like many gardeners I take a keen interest in environmental matters so it came as a shock when I read recently that that every year our tiny island imports more unsustainably produced wood than anywhere else in the world! A good proportion of this wood is used to make garden buildings, furniture, fencing and decking. I was thrilled, therefore, to read about the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and their certification programme for sustainable produced and sourced wood? Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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The world s forests are in decline. Some tropical hardwoods are already on the verge of extinction, and temperate forests in the northern hemisphere are also suffering because of unregulated tree-felling. As a gardener and lover of our environment I feel more comfortable knowing that I m not contributing to the destruction of our planet. If you re replacing your garden furniture this year, ask to see the FSC certified label. Q. Is it possible to be environmentally friendly when buying PVC furniture? A. Yes it is. Many companies are now producing furniture made from recycled PVCs. You re no longer limited to the standard flimsy offerings either. It s now possible to find sturdy benches and picnic tables. Of course, the advantage of PVC is that it s completely weatherproof; maintenancefree, and won t rot, corrode or splinter!

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What s On - Shepperton & Laleham If you have an event coming up please email 50 words to monica@villagematters.co.uk Shepperton Fun Choir. St Nicholas Parish Centre in Church Square. 2nd Monday of the month. 7.30-9.30. If you fancy singing for fun, then come and join us. There is even a bar! Laleham Village Fair Saturday 6th July 2019 from 11am at the Laleham Recreation Ground Shepperton Village Fair. June 8th. Manor Park. Sunbury Amateur Regatta– Saturday 10th August 2019. Bookings being taken now from stallholders for our new Boat/Chandlery Jumble Section, Vintage/ bric-à-brac and Craft Sections 10 August - details on our website: www.sunburyregatta.com Treble Clef/Weybridge Male Voice Choirs. Concert at St James Church in Weybridge on the 22nd June at 7.30pm for the Urology unit at The Royal Surrey in Guildford. Proceeds to unit. 4th-6th July Staines Musical Theatre presents MONSTERS AND MYTHS. Enter the world of Magic, Myths and Monsters. Songs from hit musicals including Mary Poppins, Wicked, Camelot, Cats, Shrek and Phantom of the Opera. Riverside Arts Centre, 59 Thames Street, Sunbury, TW16 5QF. Tickets £12, available from 01784 605805 or www.smtg.org.uk

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What s On - Shepperton & Laleham If you have an event coming up please email 50 words to monica@villagematters.co.uk The Arts Society, Runnymede at The Hythe Centre, Staines, TW18 3HD. Weds July 17th The Queen of Instruments: The Lute Within Old Master Paintings. The lute holds a special place in the history of art from painters of the Italian Renaissance depicting golden-haired angels plucking its delicate strings to the seventeenth century when the instrument played a key role in emphasising the intimate, debauched, and transient pleasures in works of Jan Steen and Frans Hals. Adam Busiakjewicz, lutenist and art historian, looks at the many aspects of the human character expressed by the lute and other musical instruments throughout the ages. Coffee from 10am, lecture starts 10.30. First lecture free, guests very welcome. The Probus Club of Shepperton for retired business and professional men meets on the first Tuesday of each month to hear a speaker followed by lunch. In May we heard a talk entitled Behind the Scenes at our Local Disposal Facility . We welcome new members; please telephone 01932 223814 or 225228 Creative Stitch Exhibition, Riverside Barn, Walton on Thames, 19 - 30 June, 10am - 4pm, free entry. This exhibition will showcase the work of Riverside s creative textiles and embroidery groups. On display will be a diverse range of work including stump work, batik, silk painting, felting, machine embroidery and many more!

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Index of Advertisers Alterations/Tailoring Shepperton Tailoring 48 Bedrooms Ashford Interiors 5 Building Work W Brown & Sons 49 Car Bodywork Chip & Paint Repairs 52 Chips Away 54 Care Services Alina Homecare 40 The Burlington 37 Shepperton Mobility 40 Carpenter George Scott Woods 50 Carpet Cleaning Nick Lewis 55 Cat Care Purrfect At Home 55 Children s Parties Buzzy Bumbles 25 Chiropodist Shepperton Chirop 39 Cleaning DE Cleaning 43 Community Rotary Club 16 Computer Repairs My PC Helper 42 Curtains & Blinds Decorama 58

Decorator SDS 58 Chris White 48 Dentist Evolve Dental 31 Electrician Paige Electrics 58 Boss Electrics 50 Equity Release Harvest Financial 42 Estate Agents/Property Curchods 32/33 Events/Hire Holiday Inn Tributes 22 Staines on Thames 6 Shepperton Fair 14 Squire s Rose Show 27 Sun/Shep Arts Fest 13 Party Floor Hire 25 Floor Care Pro Floor 52 Flowers/Fruit/Veg Quality Fruit 41 Funeral Director Alan Greenwood 8 Gardening Easicut Mowers 57 Lawnmaster 57 Rose s Landscaping 57 Andy MacDonald 50 Surrey Arborist 49

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June 2019 Shepperton/Laleham Matters  

The monthly community magazine for Shepperton and District and Laleham Village

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The monthly community magazine for Shepperton and District and Laleham Village

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