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Welcome! This month it seems to be all about money. Some have it to give away, some to spend and some have none at all. Yes, it is all in this issue. The Heathrow Community Fund has money to give away. If you are a small community group, or a local conservation group then you may be interested to read about what is on offer. And what about this council tax rise that didn’t happen in earnest? Our county council still has no money though, so watch out for cuts coming our way in one form or another. One piece of good news is that people power has again prevailed and the Staines fire station will remain open until the new Fordbridge site is developed and fit for purpose. We received a very kind email from a fire fighter who said the coverage we have given the fight definitely made a difference.

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Historic Kempton Park 4 Shepperton Fair Planning Underway 6 We Talk Money with Surrey 9 Origin of Mother’s Day 10 Connections in Surrey 12 Improving the Street Scene 14 Money up for Grabs! 19 Get Walking for Charity 21 Spelthorne Business Competition 23 Recipe of the Month 26 Shepperton Lady Celebrates 40 years 29 Kempton Gets Steaming 31 A Historic View of Charlton Village 33 Surrey County Council Update 34 Shepperton Residents Association 36 Charlton Village Residents 38 Gardening Matters 41 What’s On 43/44 Advertising Rates/Deadlines 46

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Historic Kempton Park By Nick Pollard With all the current controversy about the future of Kempton Park Racecourse, I thought it would be a good time to look back over the history of the site. It may come as a surprise to hear that it was once the site of a royal palace, long before its nearby neighbour at Hampton Court. In 1086 the manor of Kempton was recorded in Domesday Book as belonging to the William the Conqueror’s half-brother, Robert Earl of Mortain, although as one of many estates he probably never lived there. After Robert’s son William rebelled against Henry I in 1104, the manor was forfeited to the Crown. It was let to various tenants for services rendered over the years, until in 1223 Henry III took it

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into Crown ownership again. It was no doubt a convenient stopping point between Westminster and Windsor, and a base for hunting deer. After the death of Henry, Edward I used Kempton occasionally, and restocked the park with deer, but thereafter the Manor was again leased out to various Crown retainers. Henry VIII incorporated Kempton into his large ‘Honour of Hampton Court’ estate in 1509. In the time of Queen Elizabeth I it was leased to the Killigrews, a well-known Cornish family, and in 1640 a family connection led to Carew Raleigh, son of Sir Walter, living there. By 1665 it was in the possession of Francis Phelips, who was also Lord of the Manor of Sunbury. He was buried in the old church at Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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The Victorian house built by Thomas Barnett

Sunbury, and his memorial may still be seen inside the present church. A 1692 plan of the estate shows a three storey house with a central tower, topped by a cupola. Grand avenues of trees radiated out from the house. The Musgrave family lived at the house in the latter half of the 18th century, but by the early 19th century it had been rebuilt in the fashionable Gothic revival style of nearby Strawberry Hill House, for John Fish. This house was demolished for its materials after Fish’s death in 1815, but a suite of elaborate furniture from it is preserved at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. In 1864 it was acquired by Thomas Barnett and Peregrine Birch, who in a foretaste of today planned to build houses on part of the estate, but in the event only a few were built along the Hampton Road. In 1876 Samuel Hyde leased the estate for his new racecourse. The first meeting was held at the new racecourse on July 18th, 1878, and for over a century it has been one of the country’s premier courses. What a shame it would be for all this history and open land to disappear. To learn more about the history of Kempton Park, see ‘The Royal Manor of Kempton’, published by Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society. The next Society talk is ‘The Restoration of the Temperate House at Kew Gardens’ by Sue Rhodes of Kew, at 8pm on Tues 21st March at Halliford School, Russell Road, Shepperton.

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Shepperton Fair Planning Underway By Monica Chard, Editor You may not realise how long the Shepperton Village Fair takes to plan. No sooner had we packed up last June than we started planning for this year. The committee meet every month from September all the way through to June. A dedicated core of volunteers manage the process of organisation and logistics for the following year, securing bookings for performers, planning a theme, sorting security, a PA, the procession, competitions, fair layout and attractions. We like to keep some surprises but we can share some of them with you now so you can start to get excited! Firstly, the date of this years Shepperton Village Fair will be June 10th. We have ordered sunshine! The procession theme is Pirates and Princesses, so we are looking forward to seeing some wonderful outfits on the boys and girls in the procession. The raft race is confirmed too, so perhaps we will see some bigger pirates and princesses aboard the many and varied rafts on the river at Lady Lindsay’s lawn! As to the attractions, you can look forward to the roar of Harley-Davidsons, the formidable Spelthorne Gymnastics group, the vibe of the Urban Dance School, the thrill of the BMX bikes and the challenge of the climbing wall. You can eat your way all around Food Corner, offering a great variety of tempting cui-

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sines, or you can sit with a nice cuppa and listen to some acoustic music. You will see some familiar faces at the fair, with our regular stiltwalker towering above you all. The craft tent will have the latest offerings from the talented photographers of the area as well as crafts for sale. Remember to start thinking about which photos you might like to enter. Many of the winners have featured on Shepperton Matters. If you are interested in a stall please visit the website to download a form and get going. With some 8000 people visiting, this event is always a sell out. Www.shepperton-fair.org But what is all this we hear about someone bringing gorillas to the fair? Gosh, whatever next!....

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We Talk Money With Surrey Surrey County Council talks money No sooner had I drafted an article on the imminent rise in Council Tax and the referendum we were promised on it, than the threat of the 15% rise was lifted. Strange times! Surrey County Council faces losing another £93m funding. I am told the now agreed rise of 4.99% will only raise £30m which is not even the bare minimum needed to cover costs in 2017/18. So what of this U-turn? It seems the government was keen for the referendum NOT to go ahead. It has been suggested that Surrey County Council was testing the water when it decided a 15% rise was needed. What it has achieved in doing so is to raise the awareness of the vast pressure on Adult Social Care across the UK. There have been plenty of headlines about it since the issue of the council tax referendum was raised. So where does the money come from to fund the county’s needs? There are two sources; 1) Government funding to all councils, some getting a much bigger slice than others and 2) Council Tax. Even the business rates levied are not all going into the coffers of Surrey. In fact they only retain 7% and the rest returns to central government. The government is cutting contributions to all councils, and that leaves only the council tax to play with. The fact is that the population of our county is changing and the strain on resources has never been greater. The demand for social care is increasing by 6% a year and is set to increase as the population ages. By 2039 30% of the borough of Spelthorne will be over To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

64. You can do the maths yourself. It is not a sustainable situation. There have been talks within the council since the start of 2016 so the announcement of a rise of 15% was not a surprise for many. The finances of the council have been under scrutiny and have been independently audited. The answer is consistently that there is no money. The party line is also now that there was no deal done with the government, no sweetheart deal or handshakes. So how can we understand the reassurance that it will “all be OK”? Surrey have now put together a ‘Sustainability Committee’ which has already met and is putting together a budget which will outline where savings can be made. One thing is for sure, it will not be in Adult Social Care, which is seen as essential. The fact is that cuts in resources will affect us all. Cuts will come in the form of road repairs being cancelled, libraries will shut, waste collection and recycling etc. A cut in street lighting hours is only the start.

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The Origin of Mother’s Day Sources: Various/Christopher Howse

The origin of Mother's Day goes back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans. The earliest history of Mother’s Day dates to the ancient annual Spring festival the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses. The Greeks used the occasion to honour Rhea, wife of Cronus and the mother of many deities of Greek mythology. Ancient Romans, too, celebrated a Spring festival, called Hilaria dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess. The celebration made on the Ides of March by making offerings in the temple of Cybele lasted for three days and included parades, games and masquerades. Early Christians celebrated a Mother's Day of sorts during the festival on the fourth Sunday of Lent in honour of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ. In England, the holiday was expanded to include all mothers. The more recent history of Mother’s Day dates to 1600s in England. Here a Mothering Sunday was celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday of Lent (the 40 -day period leading up to Easter) to honour mothers. After a prayer service in church to honour Virgin Mary, children brought gifts and flowers to pay tribute to their own mothers. It was then called Mothering Sunday. However, the celebration of the festival as it is seen today is a recent phenomenon and not even a hundred years old. Every year, people point out that the mid Sunday in Lent is not “Mother’s Day” but “Mothering Sunday”. Many blame America for introducing the former and making it commercial. In America, of course, Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May, as proPlease mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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claimed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. It is marked on that day because it was the result of a campaign by Anna Jarvis (18641948), whose own mother had died on May 9. This is where the British tradition grows a little complicated. For the revival of Mothering Sunday must be attributed to Constance Smith (18781938), and she was inspired in 1913 by reading a newspaper report of Anna Jarvis’s campaign in America. Neither Constance Smith nor Anna Jarvis ever became mothers themselves. Anna Jarvis regretted the growing commercialisation of the day, even to disapproving of pre-printed Mother’s Day cards. “A printed card means nothing,” she said, “except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world.” Today the festival of Mother’s Day is celebrated across 46 countries (though on different dates) and is a hugely popular affair. Millions of people across the globe take the day as an opportunity to honour their mothers, thanking them for their efforts in giving them life, raising them and being their constant support.

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Connections in Surrey - Info to Keep You Well

If you have not yet discovered the Care Connections Notice Board, it is well worth looking into. Run by Nigel Drury, it is a comprehensive monthly guide to what’s on locally in the way of groups, support, coffee and activities. Email n.drury@spelthorne.gov.uk or call 01784 448587 to ask to subscribe to the bulletin. We had a look at a r ecent newsletter and her e ar e just a few interesting services which you may find helpful: The NHS Health Check A fr ee midlife MOT for adults aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition; it checks an individual's circulatory and vascular health and what the risk is of getting a disabling vascular disease. It is a great opportunity to promote wellbeing and encourages positive lifestyle changes, which leads to better health. In Surrey GPs and Pharmacists in the main offer these health checks and a list of those currently providing them are found at http:// www.healthysurrey.org.uk/your-health/health-checks/ However the Public Health team at Surrey County Council can arrange on-site NHS Health Checks for employees in certain circumstances. Please contact clare.burgess@surreycc.gov.uk for more information. Get Active 50+ New sessions for 2017! Get Active 50+, for longer , healthier , happier lives is a project, funded through Sport England, offering opportunities for adults aged 50 and over to become more active. www.spelthorne.gov.uk/getactive50 for more information or call 01784 446433. Grants for insulation and boilers available. If your cold or damp home is affecting your health or you are struggling to pay your energy bills you could be eligible for new insulation or a boiler service/replacement funded by Spelthorne Borough Council. Find out more about eligibility by calling Action Surrey on 0800 783 2503 or email info@actionsurrey.org Monday 6th March Older Persons’ Safety Day – at the Greeno Community Centre, Glebelands Gardens, Shepperton. Choose between 2 hour long sessions in Morning 10am – Noon, or Afternoon 1pm to 3pm. Contact Vanessa on 01932 246173.

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Improving the Street Scene

During the winter the Tree Warden Volunteers have been planting more trees in Laleham, Staines and Ashford following the provision of funding from Surrey County Council. Staines Rd Laleham has got 16 new trees and Stanwell Rd Ashford received 9. A number of other sites have also benefitted from the funding that has come from the allowance of Councillor Denise Turner Stewart. The tree wardens welcome new members, whether active or not. Perhaps you would like a tree planted? For tree requests contact David Woods on 01932 786806. On another matter, in the middle of February the Tree Wardens trailer and some tree stakes were stolen from the field where they have tree nursery for planting street trees around Spelthorne. Spelthorne Council doesn't have the funds for tree planting so trees are planted by volunteers, funded largely by donations from the residents who ask for the trees to be planted. It is sad to see such a voluntary organisation which embellishes our roads and gardens targeted by thieves. Last year a water pump was stolen, as were more stakes. The wire of the fenceposts was jemmied and horses were allowed in to the site which subsequently trashed the trees. These incidences of theft and vandalism have seriously undermined morale. However, out of negatives come positives. Chris Murdoch of Nauticalia offered the use of his trailer and Cllr Denise Turner-Stewart offered to help with funding replacement of the stakes. It's amazing how supportive people have been, but let’s see if we can get the trailer back. The trailer is 4' x 7' and has a bar welded across front and rear. See photo. If anyone spots it please contact Sally Pemberton: 07778 370571.

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Money up for Grabs! By Monica Chard, Editor

There, I thought that might get your attention! It is true, there is money there for the asking if you run community projects of various sorts. Read on! The Heathrow Community Fund celebrated it’s 20th anniversary in 2016. Every year it has £750,000 in its gift to support local initiatives. Grants are not insignificant with awards being made of amounts from £100s to as much as £25,000! There are three categories:   

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Heathrow Community Fund is part of the independently run grant-making charity which receives funding from Heathrow Airport Limited, noise fines and other funders, as well as funding from Heathrow staff via their fundraising activities. The grant programme support significant and positive change for communities near the airport. But, here’s the thing Spelthorne - there are not many applications received from this borough, and in 2016 there were in fact NO applications for the Community Tomorrow fund. So let’s see if we can change that and help to improve our borough. Communities Together has awar ded gr ants for a “Sow and Grow” initiative at primary schools to help children understand the joys of horticulture. They have funded dance classes, a singing lunch club to help improve mental health and well being, modernised community facilities and funded street carnivals. Closer to home the fund has supported the Friends of Bishop Wand’s Table Tennis project, the SATRO mobile classroom at Sunbury Manor and printing T shirts for Surrey Choices. Staines Scouts received £1000 last year to help expand their facilities used in association with Manor Mead School. The fund has also provided solar power for facilities at the HampTo advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

ton and Kempton Railway to the tune of £2500. Projects are very diverse. Communities for Youth has amongst other s funded a programme for Surrey Care Trust, supporting and mentoring disengaged youngsters, young parents, ex-offenders, low skilled and unemployed to help them raise their prospects and aspirations. The Community Tomorrow fund helps with the upkeep of green areas for example so if you are a part of a small volunteering group this might be just what you need. The fund has also awarded grants for renewable energy in village and church halls. Successful applicants are those who can demonstrate that the grant will be for the greater community good. Communities for Tomorrow has awarded some significant grants but as I mentioned, none within Spelthorne. As an example the London Wildlife Project was given £25,000 for a project to enable local communities to help regenerate green spaces in the Crane Valley. The award provided training in river enhancement work for volunteers. If you think you may have an eligible project then have an initial look at the website: www.heathrowcommunityfund.com. Or you can email for advice: communities_fund@healthrow.com . The fund is also very happy to discuss your needs and advise you on the best way to apply. You can call them on 01895 839 916. Grants are awarded 4 times a year and the next round closes on 26th April 2017. This sounds like a great opportunity for so many local projects who struggle to make ends meet in the borough. The Heathrow Community Fund may be able to help further projects which will enhance our well being and neighbourhoods. What’s not to like about that! 19 Or email monica@villagematters.co.uk


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Get Walking for Charity Plans are afoot already for the popular 10K Sponsored Charity Walk “The Waterways of Shepperton” organised by the Rotary Club of Sunbury & Shepperton. If you have not done it before (or even if you have), why not book yourself in and enjoy our beautiful environment, whilst raising some much needed funds for a charity of your choosing (and yes, dogs are welcome). This year the attractive riverside walk will take place on Sunday morning 7 th May 2017 and the object is for walkers to obtain sponsorship money for a charity of their choice who benefit by receiving 100% of the amount collected. Rotary have been facilitating and marshalling this event for several years, and more and more local charities and good causes are recognising the ease of fundraising this walk provides and are making up teams of friends and colleagues to participate. Several charities regularly raise between £500 - £1,500 for their cause. Registration Forms are available from Peter Routley. Email or call him to register your interest and he will send you a form which should be completed (one per walker) and returned by mid-April but preferably earlier. Once it is received back, the Sponsorship Form can be used enabling you to start getting in pledges from colleagues, family and friends. Peter Routley can be contacted on: E: thepeterroutley@yahoo.co.uk Tel: 01932 232344 Mob: 07940 066265 Walkers and organisers at the start of the walk in 2016 at Manor Park

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The Spelthorne Business Plan Competition 2017 Many people have a great business idea but few go on to make it happen. The Spelthorne Business Plan Competition could help you do exactly that. Kwasi Kwarteng MP for Spelthorne is hosting his 4th annual competition aimed at inspiring entrepreneurs to enter the competition for a chance to win a package of £3,500 plus mentoring support and free website and logo design. The five best entries will be asked to present their business plan to a panel of expert judges at a Dragons’ Den style final hosted at BP on 25 May 2017. The competition is open to Spelthorne residents aged over 16*. Entries are welcome from individuals or teams of up to four people. To enter or for more details visit www.spelthorne.gov.uk/businesscomp or search ‘Spelthorne Business Plan Competition’ on Facebook. Applications must be received by 14th April 2017. For more details, please email Tracey Carter at tracey.carter@parliament.uk

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Agency Terms: What do they mean and what should you look out for?

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Essentially there are two types of agency instruction, Sole or Multiple. As the names suggest, sole agency means that only one agent is instructed and multiple implies there are two or more agents. However, there are variations on these themes and this is where you need to be aware and not fall into the trap. Many unwitting sellers believe that they are entering into a traditional sole agency contract, but only later to discover they have signed up to a sole selling right. The latter being far more restrictive and can leave you having to pay the agent even if they do not introduce the buyer or you decide not to move.

Sole Agency This is the most effective method as your estate agent will be motivated to sell your home for the best possible price as they are have an exclusivity period to thoroughly test the market. A fee is only paid if the agent introduces a purchaser during their contractual period that subsequently completes upon the purchase. The contract is for a specified period, but be aware, despite a directive from Surrey Trading Standards, some agents’ sneak in a further notice period, sometimes up to 4 weeks, to terminate the contract. So read the small print and if it includes a notice period, either get this deleted from the contract or remember to give the specified notice in time. Should you find a purchaser privately, not through another estate agent/online agency, then there is no fee payable. However, if another estate agent/online agent introduces a purchaser during the sole agency period, then this is a breach of contract and you will be liable to pay both agents. If a purchaser introduced during the agency period agrees to purchase your home within 6 months of the termination of the contract, even if they are reintroduced by a subsequent agent, then you will need to pay the first agent. Therefore, should you decide to change agent, it is important that you supply the new agent/s with a list of buyers that have already been introduced by either yourself or the previous agent/s.

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or to a purchaser introduced at any time in the past by a previous agent, then you will be liable to pay the sole selling right agent and potentially the previous agent in full. Many sole selling right contracts include clauses that any purchaser introduced by that agent who subsequently goes onto buy the house at ANY time, will render you liable to pay a full fee. Also, some refer to a fee being payable for the introduction of a Ready, Willing & Able buyer, even if you are unable or decided not to proceed with the sale.

Joint Sole Agents This is sometimes confused with a multiple agency contract, should the client instruct only two agents, but there are differences. A joint sole agency is normally used where specialist skills are required, an example being for an equestrian property or new development. Again this is for a specified time period, but this time the two agents work in conjunction with each other, co-ordinating the marketing and when the property is sold, the fee is split.

Multiple Agency This is where two or more agents are instructed to work in competition with each other, with the agent that introduces the buyer getting the full fee. There is no time period and the fee is set at a higher rate than a sole agency. This is usually the least recommended option as it can frustrate a sale, with many buyers believing that if a property is listed with a number of agents that it is overpriced or difficult to sell and are therefore reluctant to get involved in a purchase, where a second buyer may be introduced. Curchods primarily operate on a sole agency basis and never on a sole selling right, as we believe the latter is an unfair and restrictive practice, not giving you, the consumer, the flexibility required. If you would like to discuss any of the above options, myself and my friendly, experienced team would be delighted to offer you professional advice on all property matters. Owen Miles Partner, Curchods Shepperton 01932 230033 owen-miles@curchods.com www.curchods.com

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40 Years in the Chair of Shepperton Ladies (by June Barnard) This March I will celebrate 40 Years as Chairlady of the Shepperton Ladies Club. We will be holding a party at Sunbury Cricket Club to celebrate for members and associates. We are also planning to donate a special seat much needed at the bus stop in Shepperton Green. We donated one at the Memorial end of Shepperton High Street for the groups’ 50th Anniversary. I am passionate about community life. When I came to Shepperton I knew I wanted to be a part of village life. I moved to Shepperton in 1976 and became Chairlady of Shepperton Ladies Club in 1977, just in time to do a big part for the Queen’s June Barnard Jubilee. We were then Shepperton Modern Wives. I received my Civic Award in 2007 for services to the community and just continue to help now. 10 years on I am still full of enthusiasm. The club goes from strength to strength. We raise money for many local charities. planning countless events and trips over the years. The latest supporting Purple Angels since they formed with Jean Saunders now Spelthorne Dementia Support. Last Year I set up Just June Trips and Events for all the Community running coach trips from Shepperton Laleham and Sunbury: Ice Shows, Mystery trips, Lunches, Castles, Gardens, Local Theatre, Seaside trips, National Trust, Short Breaks. I also help other Clubs and Organize their trips who like me to plan and guide their trips. I find such a need for a social group of active people many on their own others who have given up cars and like to get out. Or just sit and relax on a trip with a good social group. So many have made friends and everyone has a great time. People can contact me on 01932 563739. for more information on trips.

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Have You Seen The Big Engines Yet? Kempton Steam Museum reopens on 1819 March for its first steaming weekend with a fascinating exhibition of artifacts and collectables amassed over the years by the museum’s volunteers. Plus an added attraction, on Sunday only, will be a display by the Spring Grove and Kingston Morris Dancers making a popular return to Kempton. The April steaming on 22nd-23rd features the museum’s annual model railway weekend, a must for every train spotter, young and old. Stationary engines take centre stage for the 20-21 May weekend and why not celebrate Father’s Day on 17-18 June? Enjoy a ride on the narrow-gauge railway, tuck into some delicious homemade cakes and see the magnificent Triple – the world’s largest working steam engine of its kind – in action! For information, call 01568 720571 or visit www.kemptonsteam.org.

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A Historic View of Charlton Village With thanks to the Charlton Village Residents Association Charlton Village is a small village in Spelthorne with about 400 homes and a population around 1,000. The village has some very old dwellings such as The Harrow Pub - which deserves special mention. In addition there are old farm cottages dating back to Victorian times; Manor Farm which is Grade 2 listing, dating from the 1700’s, and the very old Harrow Farm. Charlton Village appears in Domesday Book as “Cerdentone” where Roger DeRames was named as holding assets of 5 hides and 1 ½ ploughs (with a potential for 3 ½ ). Although named Charlton V illage it is, strictly speaking, a hamlet since according to the traditional definition of a Village it does not have its own church but belongs to the parish of Littleton. Charlton Village’s history is mainly agricultural and until the early part of the century comprised of large farm houses and labourers cottages. This was changed in 1925 when the Queen Mary Reservoir was built, consigning 700 acres of agricultural land immediately to the west of the Village to a watery grave to a depth of 15 meters. In World War II one of the village homes was hit on the side by a plane and as a result, half a wing ended up being embedded in the side of the house. This damage is still visible to this day. However most villagers happily live in the modern homes that were built in the 60s and 70s, along with the other recent new developments Charlton boasts the oldest pub in Surrey – as well as the only thatched pub in Middlesex: The Harrow was built in the 16th century. However it is believed that there has been a residential building on this land since 1130. This theory emerged when specialist architecture Bill Adams did a site investigation and

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found coins around this date. The first Licensee was in 1852, a William Lock, when the pub was operational with no water or drainage. The water pump you can see outside the front door is the original water pump from that time and it’s still in its original position. What is now the restaurant was originally a separate cottage and not part of the pub. In 1951 The Harrow was granted a full license as a pub. This was when the female toilets were introduced for the first time – insidethe men’s toilets remaining outside! In 1992 The Harrow was extended into the cottage which is now the restaurant. The Harrow is Grade 2 and, although having changed and been extended over the years (the last extension in January 2012, where the men’s toilets were brought inside) The Harrow has still maintained its rural charm and kept its thatched roof! They have a reputation for an excellent Sunday lunch as well as their Indian Curries. The Harrow is a supporter of the residents association. (Tel: 01932 783 122)

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Surrey County Council Update by SCC Councillor, Richard Walsh

SETTING OF COUNCIL TAX BY SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL Thankfully Surrey has set its new rate increase for 2017/2018 at 4.99% and not the 14.99% mooted. This was achieved because Surrey County Council's leadership lobbied the government who gave us greater reassurance on fairer funding in the future for adult social services. Besides this being a significant step forward for Surrey, I am pleased that our actions have also raised the issue of how adult social care is funded nationally. STAINES FIRE STATION - I'm delighted that the Staines fire station will remain open till the new fire station near the Fordbridge roundabout is built and operational. After intense lobbying from your local County and Borough Councillors and consulting with residents, the Leader of Surrey Council County reconfirmed that the station would remain open. BUS SERVICES - After much lobbying by local Borough and County Councillors, Surrey County Council have tried to ensure there is a service to cover all areas even if it is not perfect. The contracts with all bus services in Surrey ends in August and are all renegotiated for usually another two years. The officers at Surrey will negotiate these new contracts and I would be very surprised if, whoever is elected as county Councillor in May, was not fully committed to continuing this vital community service. I know I am. GRAVEL APPLICATION AT WATERSPLASH FARM, GASTON BRIDGE ROAD - We expect the gravel application will be heard in March at the Surrey planning meeting and we hope the planning offices will consider a 'refusal' on environmental grounds. If the officers recommendation allow it to go ahead, residents are ready to fight the application at the planning committee and I will be speaking against it with residents to stop an additional 300 HGV gravel lorries a day on our roads. CHARLTON VILLAGE - As most residents know Charlton Village has for many years had one of the very few 'Speeding Cameras' in Spelthorne. Recently I also helped to get a speed activated monitoring display put up by the council at the other end of the village. I have also had a traffic survey done in Charlton Village which will be completed in March and will enable the council to see what further traffic calming is needed and where it would be most effective. The traffic bollards at the beginning of the village which were damaged by an accident have been replaced by a new type of reflective sign and the light will not be replaced as there is clear street lighting in the road already.

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Shepperton Residents’ Association By Richard Hewitt We now have a number of different bus operators who have taken over the routes previously operated by Abellio. Whilst there are similar timetables to many of the routes there are some serious deficiencies, such as the popular 458 route now operating hourly rather than the previous half-hourly service, and the 555 now going to Terminal 5 rather than Terminal 4 and Hatton Cross. This latter revised routing is far from satisfactory given its use, in particular, by Heathrow workers. Unfortunately, it appears that the relevant Surrey County Councillors are not prepared to seek to return the routing to that used previously. Surrey County Council have agreed to keep the Staines Fire Station open until the new Fordbridge Station is up and running. Of course, that is not the end of the matter as residents will want Spelthorne to be provided with an “on call” crew in addition to the one full time fully manned appliance, as proposed in the agreement reached in 2014. The Association will support the Borough Council in its wish to see that the terms of the original agreement are met. I am sure that all residents were delighted to learn that Surrey County Council had dropped its proposal for a Council Tax rise of 15%, now to be replaced by one of 4.99%. We are pleased that the County Council are installing a Toucan Crossing in Gaston Bridge Road, near the junction of the A244 with Green Lane. This was requested by the Association prior to the installation of the Cycle Routing to Walton. The Government have announced a 16-week consultation on their draft National Policy Statement (NPS) regarding the expansion of Heathrow. Responses to this consultation can be made online at www.gov.uk/dft/heathrow-airport-expansion by 25th May. Many residents will have been surprised to learn that the County Council is adopting a Part Night Lighting Policy for its street lights. The main aim is to save money: at least £210k per annum at current prices. This will mean that lights in selected roads will be switched off between midnight and 0500am daily. Of course there are some exceptions to this proposal, namely locations where traffic calming measures and formal pedestrian crossings have been installed, plus those roads which are close to Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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Hi All It is that time of the year when we all start to look forward to Spring and the Summer and the year going forward. Charlton Village Residents Association (CVRA) Committee is looking for new Committee Members as some of our current members WILL NOT be standing for re-election in May. We are a committee with a lot of ideas and plans to move forward but, without the introduction of some new members there is very strong possibly that CVRA Committee will fold! Thus, leaving Charlton Village with no representation from the residents with regards to matters relating to Spelthorne Council or Surrey Council. No Newsletters and Village Updates No Village Matters Updates No Planning Objections to the Eco Park or other Planning on Green Belt. No Village Plants and Spelthorne in Bloom in Flowers No Community Speed Watch No-one to fight our corner on Traffic Clamming and Flooding No Local Socials / No Fund Raising for Local Causes No Summer BBQ and Activities No Christmas Celebrations and Lights As a Committee of 7 sociable people we all work hard to achieve the above by engaging friends and family to help us. Charlton Village has about 450 residents, and unless there are some serious offers of help then CVRA Committee will cease to exist which will be a great shame and to the detriment of all the residents of the Village - something that I’m sure that no-one really wants. We had a Committee Meeting in January and came up with the dates below for activities which, with some willing volunteers and help, will happen. Please have a think about your village and how you would like it to be. If you would like it to be a positive cheerful place to live in with a good vibe, then please think about how you can help, be it on an ad-hoc basis - delivering newsletters and updates / selling raffle tickets / helping when we have family events / gardening - or joining the Committee. We need help and we need new members. DIARY DATES FOR 2017 AGM Thursday 11th May Plus, with YOUR HELP we hope that we can arrange all of these: Summer Fun BBQ Saturday 1st July Village Party Saturday 2nd September Halloween Party and Bonfire Saturday 28th October Village Christmas Tree Light Up - Friday 24th November Village Christmas Get Together – date to be confirmed And lastly can you please help us by returning the envelopes that were delivered with your February Newsletter for your annual £3.00 subscriptions and any money for Spelthorne in Bloom, along with any change of contact details. Thank you and apologies if it appears negative but with YOUR help it can be VERY POSITIVE.

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Gardening Matters Compost Angst bags, old flowers and bedding plants, garden clippings, egg shells, small animal bedding (e.g. rabbit, hamster), shredded cardboard, egg cartons and lawn mowings You can’t use food waste (br ead, meat etc), evergreen leaves or thick rooted perennial weeds. How to make compost

Home-made compost is a thing of wonder…...when all goes well! But too often it goes wrong and instead of rich, sweet, crumbly stuff we end up with a putrefying heap.. For a long time I believed making great compost was beyond me. There are so many methods and myths, it all seemed too complicated. Well, good news...it isn’t! Compost containers You can make your own container. It’s easy apparently, using old floorboards, posts and wire netting. Unfortunately I am to DIY what elephants are to hang gliding so I opt for ready made bins. Surrey County Council work Getcomposting.com to offer discounted composting bins from £13. Info on www.recycleforsurrey.org.uk/homecomposting. Size matters! A container should be 3 ft / 1m square minimum, preferably larger. This allows heat to build up inside the heap which aids the decay process. Position it out of the main line of sight, behind a shed or some tall plants.

I’ve tried several methods, including my late grandfather’s which involved careful layers of various ingredients and sprinkling on lime at intervals. It worked, but I’m a lazy gardener really and can’t be bothered with all the faff. This is my method, worked out through a combination of trial error (lots of error!) · Mix all material together so there is no concentration of any one sort · Firm it all down, · Moisten it · Cover it with some old carpet to keep heat in and prevent evaporation . Turn it from time to time as the heap decomposes much faster when air is introduced. Keep it moist or it will not decompose. If you start the process now, by Autumn you’ll be digging in your very own wonderful compost, dragged from the bottom of your heap. You’ll have done your bit for recycling and best of all...it’s free! If you don’t fancy composting though you can still recycle it. There is a fortnightly garden waste collection service for a small annual fee. Or of course take it to the community recycling centre for free. Whatever you do, don’t put it in your main bin.

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What’s On - Shepperton & Laleham Send info on local events to info@villagematters.co.uk to be listed here Staines Musical Theatre Group Presents MADE IN DAGENHAM from 15-18 March 2017 at The Magna Carta Arts Centre, Egham. Tickets from £11. Telephone 01784605805 A date for your diary. Please make a note that the Shepperton Horticultural Society are holding their Annual Plant Sale at Shepperton Village Hall on Saturday, 13th May at 10a.m The next Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society talk is ‘The Restoration of the Temperate House at Kew Gardens’ by Sue Rhodes of Kew. 8pm on Tuesday March 21st at Halliford School, Russell Road, Shepperton. Free to members. Non members pay £2 on the door. Mother’s Day at Painshill Park. Tr eat your mum to something special on Mother ’s day, with a day out at Painshill. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the landscape and finish at Mr Hamilton’s Tea Room where you can book to enjoy cream tea and Painshill Sparkling Wine*. Admission: Included in normal admission price. Free entry for Mothers, when accompanied by their children. *Additional cost. Dates: 26th March (10am until 6pm) . Portsmouth Rd, Cobham KT11 1JE Sunbury Antiques Market. 2nd and 4th Tuesday of ever y month. Fr om 6.30am. Kempton Park Racecourse. Roman Spring Festival at Spelthorne Museum. J oin volunteer s on Satur day 1st April from 11am until 3pm for springtime activities - games, trails, crafts and mosaSHEPPERTON ARTISTS (SAA) ics. All free. The entrance to Spelthorne Museum is through Staines Library. 01784 461804 www.spelthornemuseum.org.uk/

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Community - Shepperton & Laleham Send community events info to info@villagematters.co.uk The Probus Club of Shepperton for r etir ed business and pr ofessional men meets on the first Tuesday of each month to hear a speaker followed by lunch. In February we had a talk entitled “Combat Stress – The Hidden Enemy”. We welcome new members; please telephone 01932 223814 or 242372 SPELTHORNE CHORAL SOCIETY r ehear se ever y Monday evening dur ing ter mtime 7.30- 9.30pm at Our Lady of the Rosary School, Park Avenue, Staines. Very friendly atmosphere and no audition required, just a love of singing Choral Music. Our Conductor is Sean Bui and Accompanist Lindsay Bridgwater. All information via the website at ;- www.spelthornechoralsociety.com or call 07527 155443. One to One - activities for adults with learning disabilities. This friendly Spelthorne group meets for a weekly social and activity evening at St Peter's Church Hall, Laleham Rd, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 2DX every Wednesday from 7:30-9:00pm and at other times for other monthly or seasonal activities. Other groups meet in Runnymede and Elmbridge. We welcome new members age 18+, and prospective volunteers, at any meeting. There is more information on our website at www.onetoonenws.org.uk. Or call Monica in the office on 01784 446279 Saturday March 4th Members of Shepperton Residents’ Association will be outside Budgens – between 10.00am - 1.00pm to discuss current issues affecting all things Shepperton. Don’t be Shy …Please Stop on By… and talk to us ! Tuesday March 14th : 8.00pm. Shepper ton Village Hall. RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION OPEN MEETING and AGM. All are welcome to attend … your Residents’ Association Committee members will be there, along with local councillors to discuss the key issues of the day.

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