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November 2019

Issue 104

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Roy Urquhart - Shepperton to Arnhem 4 Village Matters wins at Awards 7 Sunbury s Forgotten Hero 8 Recycle & Raise Money for Schools 10 Squire s Circus Tickets to Win 12 Rosie s Quest for Safe Crossing 16 Every Day was Remembrance Day 19 Local Running Group Celebrates 5th 23 Thamesmead Football Festival 24 St Mary s Celebrates Pets 26 Lower Sunbury Without a Post Office? 29 Recipe of the Month 34 St Mary s Newsletter 43 LOSRA Says 44 Spelthorne WI Group Meeting 46 Avoid Plastics! 49 Sunbury Health Centre News 51 Local Plan - Next Consultation 53 Gardening Matters 55 What s On/Noticeboard 59/61 Ad Index/Prices/Deadlines 62

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Roy Urquhart - From Shepperton to Arnhem By Nick Pollard

The recent commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the airborne landings at Arnhem during World War Two reminded me that the man who led the operation on the ground came from Shepperton. Robert Elliot Urquhart, usually known as Roy, was born on 28th November 1901 at Aberfeldy , Green Lane, Shepperton. His father was Dr. Alexander Urquhart, Medical Officer for Health to the old Sunbury Urban District Council. Roy attended the private Avon House School in nearby Station Approach, a small establishment of only eight pupils run by Miss Alice Blouet. He later went on to St. Paul s School at Hammersmith before going to Sandhurst. His first commission took him to India. On the long voyage out, he met Pamela Condon, whom he subsequently married in March 1939. They were to have four children, Elspeth, Judy, Adam and Susan. (Elspeth is married to Lord (Menzies) Campbell, the former Liberal Democrat leader). In the early part of the Second World War he Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts


served in the Middle East from El Alamein to Tunis and on into Sicily and Italy. Roy was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) in September 1943, and a bar to the decoration (i.e. winning it a second time) a month later. Returning to this country, he was promoted to Major-General and given command of the First Airborne Division, known as the Red Devils because of their distinctive red berets. The story of the Arnhem operation is well known, the airborne troops being dropped too far away from the target bridge, widely scattered, and to cap it all, on top of two elite German Panzer (Armoured) Divisions which were resting in the area. The British troops had been assured that the opposition consisted of boys and old men on bicycles ! As the radios did not work properly, Roy set out to make contact with his men, but became trapped in an attic in the town, with German troops stationed outside. Heavily out-gunned, and with the ground forces which were due to relieve them days overdue, the remnants of First Airborne were ordered to withdraw over the Rhine under cover of darkness. Of the 8,000 men who were dropped, barely 1,800 made it back to the Allied Lines, the rest killed, wounded or captured. Urquhart was made a Commander of the Order of the Bath for his leadership in the battle. After more service post-war, notably in Malaya, he retired from the Army and went into business. Roy Urquhart died on 13th December 1988. In the feature film made about Arnhem, A Bridge Too Far (1977), the role of Roy Urquhart was played by Sean Connery. The Aviation Industry in Surrey in the Great War by David Hassard is the subject of the next meeting of the Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society. The meeting takes place on Tuesday 19th November at Halliford School in Russell Road, starting at 8pm. All welcome, admission ÂŁ2 for non-members.


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Spelthorne Means Business Awards Village Matters is a Winner!

Shepperton Studios glamorous Orangery was full to bursting at the black tie dinner for the second Spelthorne Means Business Awards. 12 categories celebrated all sorts of businesses large and small across the borough. It is a great initiative to support business in the current challenging climate. It was a chance for Spelthorne borough to showcase the very best, showing that it really does mean business. Being shortlisted is an achievement in itself. Guest speaker was the inspirational Julianne Ponan from Creative Nature who had triumphed over a life threatening condition, braved Dragons Den on TV, been rejected, made some mistakes along the way and then gone on to amazing things. She has more awards than you can shake a stick at but she humbly says they mean nothing compared to the achievement of building a brand, being positive in what she does and being surrounded by a fantastic team. Therein was a message for all the businesses in the Orangery at the awards. But awards were the order of the night and we were all eager to hear how we had fared. The winners of the 12 categories were as follows: Exporter of the Year Experium Creative Business of the Year Stars Performing Arts Best New Start up Nicola Ann Photography Healthy Business Award Harfield Dance Best Business in Staines McDonalds Best Independent Business Homeplay Best Small Business Hot Yoga Club Best Business in Staines Joint winners: The Thames Club/Vida Homeloans Best Business in Ashford Blackstone Printing Best Business in Sunbury Village Matters Best Business in Shepperton Quality Fruit Best CSR Business Quality Fruit

the company that produces Sunbury & Shepperton Matters of course .ME!! Oh my gosh. What an honour. The family run Quality Fruit & Flowers smashed it too. CSR stands for Corporate Social Responsibility, in other words doing their bit for the community and being socially accountable. Up against the powerhouses Tesco and McDonalds, this innovative business, constantly reinventing itself, constantly looking for new ideas to reduce waste and improve our planet won the trophy! If you have not visited their shop yet, do go. 64, High Street, Shepperton. But the evening had not yet concluded. Of the 12 winners announced, judges had selected 3 overall winners representing the Best in Spelthorne. And the winners were .. 3rd Stars Performing Arts Runner up VILLAGE MATTERS!!!!!!! Winner Quality Fruit & Flowers. What an amazing result for small businesses. We are needless to say overwhelmed and delighted. Congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted and who won. If you didn t take part, get thinking about 2020 and make sure you do next year!

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Sunbury s Forgotten Hero By Steven Packwood Should your wanderings ever take you along the paths between the memorials and headstones of Sunbury Cemetery, take a few moments to stroll along the western side of this tranquil corner of our town. During your walk you ll find a small, white stone, in the distinctive shape of a Blue Peter Badge , which bears the name of Stanley Edward Pom Lukyn, who died 102 years ago, aged only 22 years. The tragically short life of this young man, a member of our community, is largely forgotten but Stanley Lukyn was one of the rarest of things, a genuine hero and a man who we should remember with pride and reverence. Stanley was born in February 1895, his parents were Edith and Herbert, the latter a dental surgeon. The family home, Weir View , Thames Street, was on the river, opposite St Mary s Church. Stanley attended Hampton Grammar school and distinguished himself as a sportsman, he was tall, (six feet) long limbed and athletic. His P.E. teacher in a report, which is still held by Hampton School, praises Stanley but gives a gentle admonishment that in rugby he, tends to hog the ball . Happily this flaw wasn t enough to prevent his peers voting him Best All-Round Boy in the School . Stanley clearly had an adventurous spirit, because by 1912, age 17 he was working as a clerk aboard the Royal George , a passenger liner of the Canadian Royal Line , traversing the northern Atlantic between Bristol and Montreal. It was perhaps during this period that Stanley collected the nickname Pom , a mildly, derogatory term for an Englishman. Disparaging or not, Stanley wore the name with pride, it even appears on his gravestone. December 1913 found Stanley in a more settled role employed by Drummonds Bank in Charing Cross (now part of RBS), a position he held until six months after the outbreak of war, when aged 19 he enlisted in the Royal West Surrey Regiment. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in March 1916, aged 21, three days later he was in a trench on the Western Front as a platoon commander. 2nd Lieutenant Stanley Lukyn was immediately Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts


tasked with a mission, to find a route across NoMan s-Land to the German line. This required him to repeatedly clamber from the safety of his trench, night after night, crawl through the tangles of the British barbed wire, and traverse the open ground to approach the German wire. This hazardous journey was regularly lit by parachute-flares, shot over the battlefield with the intent of illuminating individual targets for the ever-present snipers. Mortar and shellfire were also a constant danger. As Stanley slithered through the mud, littered with shell-holes, unexploded ordinance and numerous bodies in terrible states of mutilation and decay, he had to record his route meticulously. Once he reached the German wire his task became even more dangerous as he searched for a path forwards, through the enemy wire, to the very edge of the enemy s trench. It s worth remembering that Stanley was 21. His nightly excursions succeeded. On the night of 22nd March 1916, Stanley Lukyn led his 30 men in a raid on the German line. Re-tracing the route he had discovered, he took his men to the German trench and attacked it. Stanley personally bombed several dugouts accounting for a number of the enemy. Having successfully carried out the raid he lead his men back to the British lines without a single loss. It was a remarkable accomplishment.

Stanley was promoted to Captain and awarded the Military Cross for marked courage and initiative while carrying out reconnaissance of the enemy wire and for coolness and initiative in leading the successful raid. In March 1917 Captain Lukyn, seeking a new challenge, transferred to the Royal Flying Corp to begin pilot training. This was a monumentally courageous thing to do. The life expectancy of a pilot on the Western Front in 1917 was measured in days, if you even made it to the frontline. Of the 14,000 RFC pilots who were killed in The Great War, 8,000 died in accidents, a staggering 57%.

Farman Short-Horn Trainer Aircraft On 9th April 1917, on the 10th day of his pilot training, in company with his instructor, Captain Harrison, Stanley took off from Northolt Aerodrome in his trainer aircraft, a Farman Short-Horn . At a height of 600 feet the aircraft entered an uncontrollable spin and crashed. Stanley Lukyn s back was broken and he suffered massive internal injuries. He couldn t be saved, at 5am the next day, 10th April 1917, Stanley died of his injuries, he was 22. An investigation had to wait 6 months for Captain Harrison to recover enough to give evidence, an aircraft fault was found to be responsible. Stanley Lukyn was buried in a quiet corner of Sunbury Cemetery with full military honours, less than half a mile from his home. Along with another 120 names of Sunbury s fallen, that of Captain Stanley Lukyn M.C. is recorded on the Green Street Memorial. Sunbury should be proud of him, and more importantly, remember him. I encourage you to visit his grave. He rests in peace forever nearby.

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Recycle and Raise Funds for Schools By Monica Chard, Editor I remember seeing a huge poster advertising litter awareness when I was young, with hundreds of speech bubbles stating My little sweet wrapper won t make any difference . The point is, if everyone thought that way, then we would all be under heaps of litter. The same mentality goes for the differences we can all make to the future of our planet. If we all do our little bit then we really CAN make a difference. But what are those changes?

What a lot of crisp wrappers!! So, let s talk recycling. We have got used to being able to recycle all sorts of things but there is a lot of confusion as to what can and cant be recycled. Reports state that we will run out of landfill sites within a decade so we all have to do more. Terracycle is a forward thinking company which is finding a way of recycling things that normally cant be recycled such as crisp bags, plastic biscuit / cracker wrappers, cleaning wipe packets, plastic air fresheners, toothpaste tubes , toothbrushes and dishwasher / laundry pouches and the range is growing all the time. Once recycled they are made into items such as park benches/ childrens playgrounds / watering cans and tables. We were contacted recently by Fiona Povey who lives in Shepperton and who is passionate about recycling. She has put in place an initiative within Saxon Primary School to collect these items, get them recycled by Terracycle and raise Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts


much needed money for the school at the same time. It is a win/win situation - parents at the school have been able to raise money for their school without the need to reach into their pockets. Who knew you can recycle Saxon are now toothpaste tubes and brushes? looking to increase the amount of recycling we do so are looking for help from local residents to increase our collections. Quality Fruit in the high street, recently recognised for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Spelthorne Means Business awards, are a dropping off point for crisp bags and now also collect all the other items for Saxon School. Currently the school is sending off 2 - 3 bin bags of crisp bags every fortnight but feel that with public support there is the potential to save far more than this from ending up in landfill sites. As a company worldwide Terracycle have donated more that $44 million to charities through this scheme. Not bad for a load of old rubbish that would normally end up in the bin. Keep an eye out at Quality Fruit and you will soon get into the habit of bringing in your empties as part of your weekly shopping. Just like taking carrier bags to the supermarkets with you, we don t think twice about it now, it had just become automatic. Local schools are all looking for initiatives too and if there is a chance to make money from it, all the better for all. We would love to share your schools initiatives and help spread the word about any good tips on saving energy, saving money, creating less waste. So do get in touch. Drop us a line at :

Grateful Thanks for Returned Car Keys Readers Anita and Bill Perrin contacted Sunbury Matters wishing us to pass on huge thanks to the kind person who found their car keys on Lower Hampton Road. He/she had the clever thought of returning the keys to the local Audi dealership who contacted the couple. The Perrins were about to fork out a huge amount for replacement keys so it was a massive relief. Was it you? Do let us know by email: and we will pass on your details

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Come and see a spectacular new circus show this Christmas in the Big Top at Squire s Garden Centres in Shepperton. Called 'Help Rudolph Shine', the circus stars Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, with a special guest appearance from Santa himself! Rudolph is having trouble making his nose shine – it only lights up when he is very happy, and what makes him happy is to hear children enjoying themselves. So Squire s have invited Rudolph to the circus to see all the happy children! There will be jaw-dropping circus acts, and all children will receive an early Christmas present from Santa s elves after the show! The circus is on from 30th November until Christmas Eve, and tickets are £14 per person. Book online now at To win 4 tickets to the circus, please answer the following question: Q: What s the name of Squire s Christmas Circus? Please email your answer and contact details to by 21st November 2019.

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Brave Rosie s Quest for Safe Crossing Little Rosie Gurney may be only 9 years old but she is already proving a pioneer and a fighter. Her current quest is the right to walk to school in safety and you may have seen her story on Facebook. Rosie has a really strong sense of what is right and fair. She's been on the 'Green Teams' at both Beauclerc and Chennestone, and is currently on the 'Rights and Justice Team' at Chennestone. Her mother Charlotte says She is really thoughtful and caring, whether that be for animals, nature or the environment. Since moving into year 5 at Chennestone, children are allowed to walk to and from school if their parents give them permission. She is desperate for that independence, however, we told her that no matter how sensible she is, the crossing of The Avenue and Manor Lane is just too dangerous with traffic coming from all four sides. Instead of having a sulk at us she decided that she'd talk to those responsible for the crossing to see if she could get them to change it, and make it safer for all. Rosie drafted a letter and has been asking neighbours and parents locally to sign it. She has already got over 150 signatures but wants more. As a result of a Facebook post, she has had a meeting with Spelthorne councillor Tom Fidler and with Surrey Councillor, Tim Evans, to discuss the dangers the crossing. Her letter states: I strongly believe that there should be either a zebra crossing or lollipop lady on The Avenue by Manor Lane .In the past few years at least two children have been seriously injured trying to cross The Avenue .Because I care for the environment I would not like my mum to drive me to and from school. I want to walk with my brother and friends in a group How can anyone deny this basic right to a child trying to do the right thing? Go Rosie!

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Every Day Was Remembrance Day By Daphne Clement

On November 11th every year at 11am we all pause to reflect on those who gave their todays so we could have ours. But think about those who lost their nearest and dearest during the conflict. They don t need a specific day to reflect and remember because for them every single day is one of remembrance. This poem was written by Daphne Clement about her mother s pain at losing her husband on D Day, leaving her with a toddler and an unborn baby to bring up. For those grieving such loss, every day is their own day of remembrance. This may give us a different perspective as we pause for thought during this years remembrance day service. She lived her life with a smile on her face And a spring in her step But her heart was broken She did not need Remembrance Day She was a serious Mother She became a thoughtful Father But her heart did not forget So Remembrance Day was for others She cared for her children, his children But she could not tell them About his love, his life Without the pain and anguish of Remembrance She loved all the children in her care And prepared them for their lives But in her heart there was a void And Remembrance Day could not fill it She had a sense of humour And other false persona Tears lay beneath the surface For her, every day was Remembrance Day. She knew as she grew older The time was fast approaching When they would be together again No need for Remembrance Day We thank all those who gave their lives. So we can live in peace. But also those who suffered loss Of which they cannot speak. We honour all of them on this Remembrance Day

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2019 Remembrance Day Parade – Sunday 10 Nov 10 - noon This is a reminder that the annual Remembrance Parade will take place at the War Memorial in Green Street on Sunday 10 November. All are welcome. If using a car please make use of the Sunbury Manor/leisure centre and Sunbury Park carparks. Cedar park will be kept for disabled parking. The uniformed groups march onto parade from St Paul s Catholic College at 1030 and will march off again from 1130. The parade will be over and the spectators can disperse by 1150. Green Street will be closed to through traffic between 1000-1200 and closed completely between Manor Road and Nursery Road and Hazelwood Drive from 1030-1130, whilst the parade is on. Please plan alternative routes to avoid the disruption. The order of service is available as a pdf on the Sunbury on Thames Facebook page.

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Getting the Community Running Since 2014 By Monica Chard, Editor

One dedicated individual has been behind a running surge in the area. Having moved to Shepperton in November 2014, Steve Barrington was keen to join a local running group. Finding that there wasn t one, he set up the Shepperton Running Group. Well, they have (literally) come a long way in five years. The group now has over 70 regular runners with ages ranging from only 4 years old to a magnificent 65 (please note that under 16s must be accompanied by a parent). Many friendship groups have been forged over the years and whole families have got involved in running. Since joining Shepperton Running Group 21 runners have completed their first marathons, which is an incredible achievement. The team has also been very much behind the Couch to 5K movement, having organised six groups in Shepperton, at Bedfont Lakes and the Hazelwood Centre for beginners. This was initially aimed at the over 50s through Surrey County Council, but the initiative has continued and expanded now to cater for all ages Three of the groups members started the Hazelwood parkrun in March 2018 and there is a strong presence of purple T shirts at the runs every week. Both Hazelwood parkrun directors are from Sunbury; John Maxen and Phil Wigglesworth. Many runners also volunteer at the runs, an essential way of keeping these free events going. It was the 15th anniversary of parkrun last month, which is said to be the world s biggest physical activity movement at the moment. The beauty of both parkrun (local groups at Bedfont Lakes and Hazelwood. More info at and also the Shepperton Running Group is that it is FREE to join and to take part. The group meets under the Big Tree on Shepperton High Street every

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Celebrating 5 years at the Walton running track. Founder, Steve Barrington is second left

Monday (3-5 miles) and Thursday night (3-8 miles) at 7.30pm all year round. Another attraction of a running group is that you are joining a like minded bunch of individuals to motivate each other and enjoy a communal effort. It is worth noting too that there are many women who get involved in Shepperton Running Group so that they don t have to run alone in the dark, especially in the winter months. Runners find the sport hugely motivating and Shepperton Running Group are keen to reward and recognise successes. At the end of November they are holding a glitzy Award s Dinner at the Hazelwood centre. The growth of this group has been recognised as significant to our community. Steve Barrington himself won the Volunteer of the Year award 2016 at the Spelthorne Sports Council Awards. In 2020 he will complete his 30th marathon. What drive! If you would like more information about running with the group please email or visit the Shepperton Running Group facebook page.


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On Friday 25th October Thamesmead School held a Max s Festival of Football in memory of Max Lovell, a former year 8 student who very sadly passed away from cancer in January. The school decided to dedicate the fundraising from the day to Shooting Star Children s Hospice and Momentum Children s charity. The day included a 5-a-side football tournament for each year group, with matches being refereed by coaches from the Chelsea FC Foundation (Max s favourite team). Team Max s Boys with dad in centre Following that there was an exhibition match of Max s Friends vs Thamesmead Staff followed by the unveiling of a memorial bench and tree on the field, which was attended by Max s parents. The day was a football themed Mufti-day for everyone. Students donated money in exchange for wearing a football shirt, something blue/white (Chelsea colours) or other sports related clothing. There was also have a sports themed raffle with various sporting prizes up for grabs, donated by many local sports clubs and organisations. And there s a Virgin Giving page to donate to the charities. We will be bringing you photos of the event in the December issue of Shepperton Matters together with an update on the fund raising. Do support the cause if you can. Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts


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The annual pet service at St Mary s was as always an experience. Word had spread to all creatures great and small and there was an even greater array than last year. To cap it all a bat had come out of the belfry to join in the fun and be blessed on the feast day of St Francis of Assisi. As well as many well behaved dogs, sat guinea pigs (the dogs were most interested in saying hello), chickens, a 50 year old tortoise and a snail in a bucket! The little girl with the snail had in fact picked it up in the garden specifically so she could join in the proceedings. Father Andrew sat with well behaved Lola on his lap and explained how she picked up on emotion, nuzzling in to visitors needing comfort when coming to the vicarage. There was talk of someone bringing a horse. Maybe next year. This was a lovely community family event. If you have a pet, do bring it next year. Otherwise you could always borrow a creature from the garden for an hour!

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Lower Sunbury Without a Post Office? By Monica Chard, Editor

Can you imagine it? Impossible, surely, but without our support it is something you need to start considering. We simply can t take our shops and services for granted. This was a real wake up call to me as I chatted with one of our lovely ladies from Skinners. People don t seem to realise we need their support . As a Post Office there is an obligation to open from 7am, 7 days a week. That of course means paying wages. But sales are not keeping up. Skinners is a newsagent and a post office. It is much more than a place to get your newspaper and your stamps though. Here is a reminder of what you can do: • BANKING! You can not only draw money, but can also deposit cheques and cash. What a bonus not to have to make a journey to a bank. You have what you need in the village • Investments: Sort out your ISA s here. • One for All Gift Cards are for sale here, covering over 130 high street brands, online and nationwide. They would make a great Christmas Present • You can top up your mobile here • Do photocopying • Sort your insurance for house, bike, life, travel • Get your travel money, indeed get the award winning travel money card with phone app • New to the branch - international driving permits and I.D.verification • Of course you can get stamps and send your parcels • Stationary and card supplies Can you imagine not having those services in the village and having to go and park and queue miles away? So please don t take for granted that these services will always be there. They may not. Make the most of all the shops and services we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep.

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Local Sunbury girl Lauren Stevens (pictured right) contacted us recently to share her clothing initiative YANA which supports those who suffer with mental health issues. She herself has been living with anxiety and depression for over ten years but early this year she finally found the confidence to put her ideas and indeed herself out there with the hope to support others living with mental ill-health. YANA is an acronym for You Are Not Alone ; it is a brand of clothing /accessories and a community with meaning. The products are designed with slogans that act as reminders for not only the wearer but also for those around them who might themselves need that little pick me up', and to know that they are not alone. Lauren says I've learnt over recent years that talking about our mental health really helps us to feel less alone and it encourages others to go on and do the same. The more we can empower people to talk about mental health, the more hope we have of breaking down the stigma we are still facing daily. Lauren wants to support others and give back and she has partnered with Mind (the mental health charity) in her development of the YANA brand. 10% of every sale is donated towards the fantastic, life-changing work they do. You can find more information about YANA and our current range of products: at the website: - Lauren also runs a blog which you will find there as well as other features she has been involved with such as radio interviews with BBC London and BBC Solent. Lauren was also featured as part of the BBC London People's 'Greatest Londoners' social media campaign.

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Floral Corner by van Wonderen FLOWERS Tel: 01932 761071 We find ourselves in Autumn once again. The leaves are slowly dropping off the trees now that the sunshine has disappeared and whilst we can still enjoy the odd warm day it won t be long until Winter will be knocking on our doors again. Many of you have been requesting more information on the return of our big Christmas Event in December so I thought I d give it a good mention in this issue. on the 6th December. If you are interested in taking a stall at the event please contact us on 01932 761071 to register your interest and we will be able to send you out an electronic application pack. The event attracts circa 3500 visitors and is a real treat right in the heart of the village. More details in next months issue. Let s hope we will be able to enjoy a few more warm & sunny autumn days. That s all from me for now. Till next month,


The tickets for the event are available to buy from the website and will be selling fast so don t leave it too long to book yours as otherwise you might be missing out. The evening will feature the usual line up of live floristry demonstrations by myself and 2 other guest demonstrators. We will inspire you with stunning designs and fill you with plenty of Christmas cheer. The sales tables will be brimming with all the sundries used in the demonstrations for you to purchase and recreate at home nearer Christmas. Or better still, buy some raffle tickets and you re in with a chance of winning one of the many pieces created on the night. Our popular Christmas evenings where you will be able to create your own table centre or door wreath are also filling up. We re creating door wreaths on the 29th of this month and table centres on the 12th of December. More information on the website. The cost of these evenings is ÂŁ35.00 per person and includes all your materials and refreshments. In last months issue I mentioned the Avenue Christmas Market which will be To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991


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Recipe of the Month Butternut Biryani

The Community Café @Riverhousebarn in Walton on Thames continues with recipes showing how you can use leftovers. They create wonderful food from surplus, donated by a local supermarket. Go and try their surplus lunch for £5 and they will donate the proceeds to local charities feeding those on low incomes and who are struggling.

This is a fabulous recipe that is easy to make and can be adapted with any seasonal vegetables – courgettes or any squash will work well, as does the addition of wilted rainbow chard or spinach. Top with a dollop of yoghurt or soured cream & coriander.

Serves 2

1 onion - sliced 1 tbsp rapeseed/sunflower oil 2 garlic cloves - crushed I tbsp chopped fresh ginger 1tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp ground coriander Pinch chilli flakes Half a diced butternut squash, 1 vegetable stock cube 85 g basmati rice Salt/pepper Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, and cook the onions, garlic and ginger gently for 10 mins until they soften. Add the rice and squash and stir for 2 mins. Add the cumin, coriander, stock cube and 750 ml water. Cover pan with lid and simmer for 20 mins until rice is tender. Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts


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Brigitte Trust to bag share of Tesco s Community Fund

The Brigitte Trust needs your help. To celebrate Tesco s Centenary, the supermarket is offering a special voting round of its community funding scheme which will see grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000 awarded to community projects. 3 groups in each Tesco region have been shortlisted and The Brigitte Trust are one of them. Volunteers from the BT support those diagnosed with cancer, visiting them at home and helping them live the best life they can through their illness. It is a free service and they depend on donations and fund raising to offer the service. Please look out for the scheme which runs to the end of December and place your token in the Brigitte Trust box as you leave the store.

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LOSRA Says . Local Plan Preferred Options Consultation Spelthorne Council's Cabinet met on 25 September to discuss the next stage in producing a new Local Plan for the Borough. The Preferred Options consultation will run from Tuesday 5 November 2019 to Tuesday 7 January 2020 and there will be a range of public events to provide further information. Information about the Local Plan will be communicated in a number of ways to ensure all residents have the information available to them. If you register on the Council s consultation portal at for updates you will receive an email or letter notifying you when the consultation begins. The Bulletin, distributed to residents in the first week of December, will be a bumper edition with 8 pages of Local Plan news. Spelthorne must plan for 603 new homes per year over a 15-year period as part of the Government's aim to see more housing built. The first consultation on the Local Plan took place in May and June last year and asked the public to consider options for how Spelthorne will meet its need for housing, gypsy and traveller pitches, employment sites and other uses. The next stage will be to set out draft policies for the new plan and proposed sites across the Borough to be allocated for development. The selection of sites follows the preferred strategy, following previous consultation, to maximise building on land in urban areas such as town centres, particularly Staines-upon-Thames, and to consider releasing some 'weakly performing' Green Belt for development. This will enable the protection of the Borough's most important green spaces. If the Council does not have a viable Local Plan it will be much more difficult to control future developments. Please make sure you read our autumn newsletter which will be distributed to all households in Lower Sunbury shortly after the commencement date, 5th November. It may also be read online at after that date.

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Family run nursing home now in its 85th year Located opposite a beautiful stretch of the River Thames A home where the resident really IS the most important person “Just a word of thanks for all your kindness and care for my mother. We had almost given up hope of finding a nursing home of excellence which we felt she deserved and our experience with you was so heartening and reassuring."

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Spelthorne WI Group Annual Gathering By Sunbury Village WI

Walking Netball may not be a sport familiar to most, but it is just one of the varied and interesting activities that are part of the programme for members of Spelthorne Women s Institute. Alongside talks, book clubs and choirs, it takes its place as one of the many clubs run by the WI groups within Spelthorne WI and as such is proving very popular. Last month members of the ten local groups held their annual meeting, this year hosted by Bedfont Belles WI and held at St Hilda s Church hall, Ashford. However, while new clubs and adventures have been very much a part of this year s activities, members still started their meeting with a traditional and rousing rendition of Jerusalem. It was a particularly special moment for Stanwell WI, which celebrated its centenary this year, alongside Middlesex Federation WIs Hillingdon and West Drayton. Members on behalf of Sunbury-on-Thames WI and Greenefielde WI described some of the many trips and activities that have been enjoyed during the year, including visits to Royal Holloway College and Denbies Vineyard. Actor Jonathon Fryer provided the evening s entertainment regaling members with stories of his time in repertoire and the various actors he met along the way. After refreshments provided by Halliford WI – always a very important part of any meeting - Mr Fryer took on the daunting job of judging the traditional craft competition, this year organised by Laleham WI on the theme of bees. The winner was Lesley Wheeler of Ashford for her crochet scene, second Sue Clarke of To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

Bedfont Belles for her needlework box, and third Maria Winter of Laleham WI for her crochet cushion. Women s Institutes are always happy to welcome new members. If you would like to see for yourself and visit a meeting, please contact or call 01895440161 to find out which WIs are closest to you.


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Avoiding Plastics We are beset with much confusing advice about what can and should be recycled and what we can do to help our planet. What it comes down to is making conscious choices. How long does it take for a plastic item to break down and what am I doing to add to landfill and toxicity? Here are some easy changes to make :

Use a real razor - with replaceable blades instead of a plastic disposable razor. These are all simple steps but if more of us follow them they have the potential to make a big impact on our collective plastic footprint.

Stop straws - If a straw is a must, instead of a plastic one purchase a reusable stainless-steel straw and carry it with you. Invest in reusable produce bags - A single plastic bag can take 1,000 years to degrade. Purchase or make your own reusable produce bag but be sure to wash them often. Give up the gum – Chewing gum is made of a synthetic rubber which is actually plastic! Buy boxes over bottles - If your laundry detergent comes in a box it will be more easily recycled than a plastic bottle. Buy from bulk bins - If possible, purchase food, like cereal, pasta, and rice from bulk bins using your own container or bag. Not only will you save on packaging you'll also save money. Take your own cup to coffee shops - Some establishments offer a reduction in price for this! Ditch the disposables - Disposable nappies are a huge source of landfill. Modern cloth nappies are nothing like the monstrosities of yesteryear. Check them out, reduce your baby's carbon footprint and save money in the process.

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Sunbury Park s Hidden Gems

The eagle eyed of you may have noticed splashes of colour in the wooded area of Sunbury Park. There are great clumps of cyclamen amongst the dead leaves and undergrowth. See if you can spot them on your next walk. Both pink and white varieties abound.

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Flu vaccinations Our 2019 flu campaign has progressed well and we expect to have vaccinated 3,000 patients by the beginning of November - if you are eligible for a flu jab and haven t yet had one please contact the practice to book into an appointment with a nurse. PPG Open Meeting On Tuesday 15th October, the Patient Participation Group (PPG) held their Open Meeting at Sunbury Health Centre. This is a regular Open Meeting welcoming patients to come along and find out about developments within the practice. There are opportunities for general comments, suggestions & questions with the PPG & staff from SHC.

Changes to services, Cancelled Appointments, Test Results or Other Information relevant to your care. To ensure we can communicate with you effectively, please provide your most up to date contact information. Our full Text Messaging Policy is available on our website. Engage Consult We are continuing to offer an alternative way of contacting the practice 24 hours a day. Visit website and click on the Engage Consult link to send us a message, ask a question or consult with a clinician.

The most recent meeting included information about Premises updates, Priorities identified from the 2019 Patient Survey and the NHS 5 year plan for Primary Care Networks (PCN) where practices work together to offer more personalised, coordinated health and social care to the local population. Around 50 patients attended this meeting, discussing topics such as: access to booking appointments, customer Service and booking the right appointment with the right clinician at the right time for your condition. The next Open Meeting will be in the spring. If you would like to be involved with the PPG there are several vacancies - further information is available at or the practice website Using Text Messages to contact you Where possible your GP s, Nurses & Admin Staff will contact you via text message with relevant health information. This can include information about Appointment Reminders, To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991


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Next Stage of Consultation on the New Local Plan By Jane Robinson, Spelthorne Council

Remember, remember, the fifth of November because the next stage of consultation on the new Local Plan starts at 12 noon! The consultation will run from Tuesday 5 November 2019 to Tuesday 7 January 2020 and there will be a number of public events to provide further information. Spelthorne must plan for 603 new homes per year over a 15year period as part of the Government's aim to see more housing built. The first consultation on the Local Plan took place in May and June last year and asked the public to consider options for how Spelthorne will meet its need for housing, gypsy and traveller pitches, employment sites and other uses. The next stage will be to set out draft policies for the new plan and proposed sites across the borough to be allocated for development. The selection of sites follows the preferred strategy, to maximise building on land in urban areas such as town centres, particularly Staines upon Thames, and to consider releasing some 'weakly performing' Green Belt for development. This will enable the protection of the borough's most important green spaces. If we do not have a viable Local Plan it is much more difficult to control future developments. Feedback from the consultation will be analysed and fed into the final version of the Local Plan, which will also be consulted on in summer 2020 before it is submitted for examination by an independent inspector. The inspector will recommend whether the Plan can be adopted but the final decision will rest with the Council. The Council s Bulletin magazine, which is distributed to all households in the borough the first week of December, will be a bumper edition with eight pages of Local Plan news. A series of press releases will be produced covering the key aspects of our Local Plan to keep people informed. Social media will be updated regularly. Copies of the consultation documents will be available at Sunbury To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

library (and all other local libraries) as well as at the Council Offices in Knowle Green. There will be posters on our community noticeboards, including the including the ones on Groveley Road, Green Street and at Sunbury Cross. Three events have been arranged to share more information with residents and other interested parties. The Local Plan briefings will require a ticket in order for us to manage attendance but they are free. Please book your tickets by following the link on the website Tuesday 12 November – 7pm Thursday 14 November – 7pm Monday 18 November – 7pm All events will be held at the Council Offices at Knowle Green. In order that the Strategic Planning team can answer question in full, we are requesting that they are submitted in advance of the event. Please email your question to


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Gardening Matters Pots of Cabbage

By Rachael Leverton

November can be a bit of a grey, miserable month. My kids would call it meh . I like to inject some colour with winter bedding plants. A cheerful pot by the front door can make you smile on the gloomiest morning. Obviously, the choice of plants for winter is not as large as during the summer months but there are enough varieties around to make very attractive combinations for pots. My favourite plant for winter pots has to be the ornamental cabbage. These robust beauties come in wonderful colours including cream, pink and purple – with either attractive frilly or very spiky leaves. They pair beautifully with winter-flowering pansies and hardy cyclamen. Try planting three pots of different sizes using a colour scheme which co-ordinates with the cabbages. Plant a 50cm / 20inch pot with four large ornamental frilly cabbages surrounding a central spiky one, to give some height to the display. Then choose a smaller pot (38cm / 15inches) and plant one frilly ornamental cabbage surrounded by pink and purple winterflowering pansies. Finally plant a small pot (25cm / 10inches) with a mixture of hardy cyclamen and white pansies. The resulting display will give you pleasure through November, December and January.

Make sure you place plenty of drainage material in the bottom of the pots. A good compost will contain enough slow release fertiliser to maintain the plants for several weeks during autumn and winter. If they still going strong as winter turns to you can give them a bit of a feed, but by February or March you will want to think about replanting your pots with spring bedding. Think about gravel – I like to use a layer of gravel over the soil of my winter pots for several reasons. It gives the planted pots an attractive finish, keeps rain from splashing back on to the plants, provides some insulation for the soil and reflects light and warmth in any winter sun thus creating a little microclimate in which the plants will be happier.

Water them! The plants will need moisture around their roots so water as needed unless Select a frost proof container because these the soil in the container is frozen. Do not water pots need to withstand wintery conditions. The frozen pots because the plants are unable to most dependable pots are made of fibreglass, absorb the water. lead, iron, heavy plastic, or stone. Most terra- Happy gardening, cotta will crack in cold temperatures, but some glazed varieties are frost-proof. Tips

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What s Happening Locally? If you want your event listed please email 50 words to email Sunbury Working Artists Exhibition. Friday to Sunday 1st-3rd November. 11am – 5pm Squires Orangery, Halliford Road, Shepperton. Free entry Spelthorne Natural History Society. Wednesday 13th November at 8pm, St Peter's (Small) Church Hall, Laleham Road, Staines, TW18 2DX. Before Roots, Shoots and leaves: The early evolution of plants. A talk by Dr Paul Kenrick, Research Scientist, Department of Earth Sciences at The Natural History Museum. Plants evolved from green algae over 470 million years ago transforming life on land. This talk will present results of recent research on remarkable fossils that shed light on the nature of these early ecosystems focusing on the plants and the crucial roles played by cyanobacteria, fungi, arthropods and protists. £3 charge for non members. Refer to for more info Chennestone School Christmas Fair. Friday 22 November from 5.30 to 8pm. Santa s Grotto, games, tombolas, mystery bags, Christmas gifts, stalls, raffle, silent auction, books & toys, bar, snacks & refreshments. The fair raises a significant amount of money funding projects at the school that directly impact all the kids. Come along & support the fair – all welcome! Adults £1, kids free. St Mary s Christmas Fair. Saturday 30th November from 10.30am onwards. St. Mary s Parish Hall, Green Street, Sunbury. Parking available. There will be the usual refreshments, mulled wine, cakes, nearly new, toys, books etc. Start stocking up with Christmas gifts. Sunbury Library Coffee Time. The Friends of Sunbury Library invite you to a Coffee Time on 1 November and 6th December between 10 and 11:30. Coffee or tea, biscuits and a general knowledge quiz for 50p. NEWS: Local History Exhibition at Library on Sat 9 Nov! Sunbury Library, The Parade, Staines Road West, Sunbury

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Sunbury & Shepperton Arts Association Coffee Concert featuring a Piano Recital by the prizewinning young Lithuanian Pianist, Ugnius Pauliukonis. Riverside Arts Centre, 59 Thames Street, Sunbury, TW15 5QF. Saturday November 2nd, 10.15 coffee & croissant for 11.00 Concert. £14, at the door,, or 01784 257175 Runnymede Arts Society Lecture. Wednesday, November 20th. THE COLLECTIONS OF NAPOLEON AND JOSEPHINE AT CHATEAU DE MALMAISON:GIVING AN INSIGHT INTO ONE OF HISTORY'S MOST FAMOUS COUPLES. What was it that made Napoleon and Josephine one of the most followed couples in history? Lecturer Carole Petipher guides us through their private retreat. Coffee from 9.45, lecture starts at 10.30. First lecture is free, guests very welcome. Find out more at Laleham Camera Club Q4 programme. We are a small and friendly club and welcome new members. We meet weekly at Laleham Village Hall. Call Paul our chairman for more information on 07825 165974 Tuesday 5th November - Competition Evening -Projected image & mono competition 8pm Tuesday 12th November - Light trails Large hall 8pm Tuesday 19th November - Studio Night Model TBC - Large Hall 7:30pm Tuesday 26th November Christmas lights venue to be confirmed Tuesday 3rd December -Film Noir Hollywood stills Large hall 7:30pm Tuesday 17th December -Mulled wine and mince pies Large hall 8pm Sunbury Christmas Market 5th December 5-8pm The bottom of The Avenue will be closed to traffic from 3-9pm. The market will be open from 5-8. stalls galore, food to indulge in, gifts, Santa s Grotto, the big community raffle. The Salvation Army will be playing carols from around 6.30pm. All raising money for good causes.


Come and sing Christmas Carols with the Salvation Army - Friday evening 13th December at Sunbury Court. 7.00pm - gates open from 6.15pm – Followed by refreshments. MORE DETAILS FOLLOW NEXT MONTH!


ART EXHIBITION. The Walton Art Club s 2019 Winter Exhibition will be held at The Riverhouse Barn, Manor Road, Walton on Thames KT12 2PF, from Wednesday 20th Sunday 24th November, open 10am-4pm (11am-3pm on Sunday). Free admission and refreshments available. For more information see Come and see and/or purchase unique art! Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts

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Saturday 16 November 2019 – 11.30am & 2.00pm The Hammond (Live Performance) Fly through Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night in a whirlwind of mischievous storytelling. Shakespearience is the perfect treat for all the family! Tickets: £11.00 (£7.00 concessions, £28.00 family of 4) Recommended for ages 5 -14


Thursday 21 November 2019 – 7.00pm NT Live (Encore Screening) A witty and devastating portrait of the governing class in this political drama. What starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport. Tickets: £12.00 (£10.00 concessions)

Present Laughter

Thursday 28 November 2019 – 7.00pm NT Live (Filmed Live) Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness. Tickets: £12.00 (£10.00 concessions)


Tuesday 10 December 2019 – 7.15pm Royal Opera House (Live Screening) A story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls with intricate choreography that shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole company. Tickets: £16.00 (£13.00 concessions)


Tuesday 17 December 2019 – 7.15pm Royal Opera House (Filmed Live) Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. An enchanting Christmas adventure for all the family. Tickets: £16.00 (£13.00 concessions)

Tickets available online at For enquiries please call 020 8783 4418 The Hammond Theatre, Hanworth Road, Hampton, TW12 3HD Free parking on site, bar & disabled access available


Index of Advertisers Bedrooms Ashford Interiors 5 Builders W Brown & Sons 57 John Shopland 58 Car Body/Repair Chips Away 36 Chip & Paint Repair 56 Care for Elderly Alina 42 Sunbury Nursing 44 The Burlington 21 Carpenter George Scott Woods 56 Children s Courses Aquarius 49 Chimney Sweep Patrick Stone 48 Computer Services My PC Helper 9 Curtains/Blinds Decorama 56 Decorator SDS 56 SJ Harris 49 WFK 48 Domestic Cleaning Time for You 41 Electrician Boss Electrics 56 Paige Electrics 58

Equity Release Harvest Financial 29 Estate Agent/Property Old Halliford Place 14 Dexters 32/33 Bridge House 38/39 London Square 13 Events/Social Holiday Inn Xmas 22 Hazelwood New Year 7 Sunbury Golf Centre 12 Squire s Circus 16 Rotary Talk 28 Samara Cuisine 35 Florist Van Wonderen 31 Flooring Sunbury Flooring 58 Funeral Directors Lodge Brothers 47 Garage Roller Doors Garolla 20 Garden Services DH Gardening 54 Easicut Mowers 54 Lawnmaster 54 Rose Landscaping 57 Gutters Star Guttering 56 Handyman i-Handy 44

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The award winning monthly community magazine for Sunbury on Thames  

The free monthly is full of information, interviews and lifestyle tips relevant to the community of Sunbury on Thames

The award winning monthly community magazine for Sunbury on Thames  

The free monthly is full of information, interviews and lifestyle tips relevant to the community of Sunbury on Thames