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Welcome back after what we hope was a good summer for you all. Catching up on news now. We alert you to the closing of comments in the consultation on the Heathrow expansion. It closes on September 13th. Comments can be made online: finalconsultation We heard over the summer that the application to extract gravel at Watersplash farm was narrowly approved which was a shock to many. We hope to bring you more about next steps and an appeal next month. This month sees the return to school and many parents looking into new schools. Our education report looks at questions facing parents, whether hypnotherapy may help a child and the role of pastoral care. If you are looking beyond education, look out for the forthcoming Skills and Careers Fair at Kempton Park. Full details in this issue.

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The Crown, Shepperton 4 Embroidery Gallery Expansion 7 Sunbury Guinness Rowing Champs 8 What Became of Military Dog? 10 Sunbury Regatta. Can You Help? 13 Focus on Education 16-26 Skills & Careers Fair 27 Marc de Henrie, Photographer 28 Heritage Day at St Mary s 32 Recipe of the Month 38 Please Help Our Bees 41 Can You Help Sunbury Youngster? 42 Best is Local - Support Local Business 45 The Yardley Girls 47 Praise for Sunbury Curry Chef 48 St Mary s Newsletter 50 LOSRA Says 52 Dorothy Edwards at 100 55 St Saviours Foodbank Round up 56 Join Monitoring Board at Bronzefield 59 Gardening Matters 63 What s On/Noticeboard 67/69 Ad Index/Prices/Deadlines 70

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The Crown, Shepperton By Nick Pollard

Currently being converted into flats, the former Shapla restaurant in Russell Road, Shepperton will soon a have new use. This is a building which has changed identity several times however. Before it was renamed Shapla, it was another restaurant called Opium V, and before that it was Crown Antiques for some years. Those who have lived in the area for a while may remember it best as The Crown public house though. The Crown was built in 1866 by R.Hunt and Sons at a cost of £1135 6s and 11d (about £130,000 today) for William Farnell and Watson Ltd, later to become the Isleworth Brewery Company. Their name can be seen on the side of the building in the photo above. By the time the photo was taken however, the Isleworth Brewery had been taken over by Watney Combe Reid. We can say this because the photo was taken during the 1947 floods, the worst in living memory, whereas the brewery had been taken over in 1924. It looks as if the pub itself narrowly escaped being flooded, although clearly the beer cellar must have been inundated. Looking back further, The Crown had actually moved site to Russell Road. The original pub of that name was located in Chertsey Road, in a building which stood to the east of Mill Eyot , a large house which still exists. The old pub was referred to in licensing records as early as 1727, when the landlord was William Harrison, and survived for a while after the pub was moved to its new site (the 1871 census lists it as the Old Crown ), but after this date the building was demolished and its grounds merged with the garden of Mill Eyot . For further details see The History of Shepperton s Pubs by Nick and Sue Pollard. A Life Behind a Name by Steve Packwood, the stories of some of the people commemorated on Sunbury War Memorial, is the subject of the next meeting of the Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society. The meeting takes place on Tuesday 17 th September at the Hazelwood Centre (London Irish) off Green Street, Sunbury, starting at 8pm. All welcome, admission £2 for non-members. Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts



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Sunbury Embroidery Gallery Expansion We wrote in the spring about the an exhibition of selected works proposed expansion of the from her nationally acclaimed magnificent Sunbury Embroidery collection of British EmbroiGallery and are delighted to hear dery and textile art amassed that plans have been approved. over a 60 year period, it The new facility will be a world was agreed that the Sunbury class centre of embroidery and Gallery will become the future textile art, putting Sunbury firmly permanent home for the entire on the map of the discerning collection. visitor. With its close proximity to the If you are not yet familiar with the Royal School of Needlework at story of the gallery, let s go back. Hampton Court Palace and In 1996, an idea to create an world-wide renowned textile embroidery recording the ancient courses run at Kingston Univervillage of Sunbury-on-Thames at sity and the University of the the turn of the Millennium, Creative Arts at Farnham, the captured the imagination of over Sunbury Gallery is uniquely 175 volunteers. Over a period of 4 located to become an internayears and a combined effort of tionally recognized resource over 100,000 hours work, they and study centre for future gencreated the Sunbury Millennium erations of students and to beEmbroidery. When completed in come a national centre of excelthe summer of 2000 it received lence for Embroidery and textile national acclaim with a visit by -related arts and crafts. Her Majesty the Queen in 2001 3D Plan of new Embroidery Centre The New Embroidery Centre The recent planning consent will see the Gallery and an exhibition in the Palace of Westminster in extend its footprint into the former gardeners 2002. depot to the rear of the existing building. This The award-winning Sunbury Embroidery Gallery initiative has the full support of Spelthorne and Café, located in the corner of Sunbury s Borough Council. One of the influences on Walled Garden on the edge of Sunbury Park was the existing Gallery design was the original 18th opened in 2006 at a cost of £450,000 raised largely century curved wall of the Walled Garden, and this through the local community. Over the years it echo of the past features strongly in the new design. has become a destination for local residents, artists The resulting scheme breathes new life into the and embroiderers alike. Each year the gallery architectural heritage of the area and integrates the welcomes over 40,000 visitors from across the UK existing embroidery gallery into the new building and further afield who come to enjoy with the feeling that the whole design was the year-round programme of exhibitions, workconceived as one from the outset. shops, talks and community projects. The new design brings views of the 18th century Since opening in 2006, the Gallery has been and Garden and Sunbury Park into the heart of the continues to be self-funding. Income from Café and building, offering new ways for visitors to interact Gallery sales and the contribution of over 45 with and appreciate its very special location. regular volunteers ensures free entry to the public 6 The new development will cost £1.7 million. The days a week for 50 weeks of the year. gallery are embarking on a fund-raising programme The Diana Springall Collection Early in 2016 it became apparent that the gallery involving local community and external funding would soon require additional space to accommosources and aim to complete the development by date the increased number of visitors, provide the end of 2022. For further information on funding additional facilities for guest exhibitions, workcontact the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery: shops, talks, and enable them to accept bookings for larger visiting groups. From discussions with Diana Springall, following To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991


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Sunbury Rowers Part of Guinness Record Team By Monica Chard

Two Sunbury veteran rowers, John Graham and John Parker have taken their passion to record breaking levels. They are part of a 13 man team who have just broken the Guinness record for rowing the length of Loch Ness AND rowing the distance of the channel. The 13-man crew led by Scottish maritime adventurer Jock Wishart.

The Loch Ness rowing record was broken by the team after 26 years. Setting a new time of 2 Hours 26 minutes and 57.04 seconds. If you want to see a short video on the challenge it is on YouTube: . On completing the gruelling feat John Parker said Really happy we have done it...but feel absolutely stuffed! . The Loch Ness record was broken in late June and the team went on to break the record for the Channel crossing on August 3rd. This was slightly more tricky as the French had imposed a ban on rowing across the Channel in 2013, a ludicrous anomaly as they allow swimmers! The team needed to find a solution. They created a new route of the same distance as the official recognised crossing of the Channel from Shakespeare Beach near Dover to Sangatte in France. So they set off from Shakespeare beach and rounded a buoy in the middle of the channel before returning to their starting point, a distance of 22.6 statute miles. The time they set on the new course was 3hrs, 9mins and 2.5 seconds. Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts


The team, known as the Orio Speed Masters is made up of members of Thames based skiffing clubs and comprises Olympians, former Great River Race winners etc. As follows: Andy Wells, John Parker, John Graham, Duncan Graham, Simon Leifer, Mike Lanzer, Steve Aquilina, Nick Mepham, Andy Graham, Paul Reynolds, Andy Tompkins, Dave Jillings and steersman and tactician Jock Wishart. As if the Channel crossing and record had not entitled our intrepid Sunbury rowers to put their feet up for a while, they went on to do the Ride London 100 cycle event the next day. I feel like a lie down just writing about it! Ever one to encourage participation in the sport, John Graham said Rowing is far from an elitist sport, it has opened many doors for myself around this beautiful planet we have. Why not join your Local skiff Club & see where it takes you . The next challenge is to beat the record for the Great River Race on September 14th where the team is hoping to break the course record on home turf. Go for it guys. You are amazing!

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So, Where DID Hertz the Military Dog End Up?

We ran a short piece in the June issue about animals in the military who retire. We had been introduced to Hertz the retired RAF detection dog and left readers with a you might see him in Sunbury . So it may not come as much of a surprise that Hertz is now head of security at Village Matters - which means he is living the life of luxury! As I write, he is curled up in his bed next to me. What a dog! I also recently found out who had made the initial suggestion to the lady who needed to find him a home, to contact Sunbury Matters, so we could write his story. Huge thanks to Ann Stansfield and Tamara Harrison whose initial chance conversation resulted in Hertz finding a new home with us. So, as someone asked, how is he settling into civilian life? I would say he is a very happy chap indeed. He had lived in a home before he came to us, but had known kennels for most of his life as a working animal. It has taken a while to tune into his needs and habits. He is, after all, a sniffer dog. His interest in drugs and mobile devices has been shelved however, in favour of anything to eat and anything that resembles a ball. What has not changed is his need to create a mental map by sniffing over every new house he visits. It is quite something to watch! He is a large dog and can easily put his paws on the kitchen counter. We learned that he likes fruit after he cleared the contents of the fruit bowl when we were out shopping; skins, stones...the lot! We learned that he does not like avocados or citrus fruit, but he has given them a go. So the fruit has to be hidden before we go anywhere. We cannot leave the kitchen even for a few seconds if we are cooking as I learned one day when Mr C was enjoying his pork chop and I was eating veg because a certain dog has snaffled my chop! Just when we thought we had it sorted and had cleared the kitchen of anything interesting, we came home after a brief trip out to find he had eaten most of a wooden chopping board and a wooden spoon .they both smelled of food, so seemed fair game to him! We have dubbed this alter ego General Mayhem ! Visiting my sister took this to another level, however. Let s just say, he rearranged her kitchen considerably! (She has since forgiven him). Over the summer we took our boat up to Laleham a couple of times. A chance encounter on the towpath saw us invited for drinks. Yes bring the dogs. We love dogs said our magnanimous host. All went well and Hertz was suitably distracted, playing with a ball...until he got the scent of pork pies and before we caught him, he had swept a plate of them. We left apologetically, thankful that our host was a dog lover who had stories of his own of a similar nature. But, we are learning. I even feel that after two months, we have cracked it. All said, Hertz is a wonderful addition to our lives. We work from home so he has walks and company most of the time. He is quiet, gentle, affectionate, tolerant and loves our other dog, Mojo. If you see us around, do come and say hello. If you would like to find out more about the former life of our retired RAF dog, just google Hertz Military Dog. He has featured in national press, Country Life and there are clips about him and his career on YouTube. It is quite incredible and we feel privileged to have him in our home. Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts




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Sunbury Regatta. Can You Help? How heart breaking to give up so many hours and put so much effort into creating a community event only to have the weather spoil it. Racing at Cowes was cancelled on August 10th. That was an indication, how seriously the weather hit that weekend. So for safety s sake, racing at the regatta had to be cancelled too although the community event on Rivermead Island still went ahead. The beer tent seemed solid and proved a popular refuge from the elements! Solidarity ruled amongst the valiant stall holders who battled the winds to erect gazebos (then held on to them for dear life), or simply pitched their wares in the open. Sunbury would weather this storm and would put on a good show, come what may!

It was disappointing for the organisers how many stalls cancelled on the morning itself though, so numbers of attractions were down. As if the storm and its effects were not bad enough, the social media storm which followed was truly sad to read! I was really disheartened to see complaints about entry price, cost of rides and various attractions offered by stalls. The event costs not even a small fortune to put on. Ensuring a good and safe event costs a large amount of money, hence the entry price. The committee would welcome the input, ideas and support of residents and businesses in the community to help make the event better. If the Council and Businesses can help financially then the Committee can reduce the costs it incurs and can pass these savings on to Regatta visitors. As is often the case with village events, they are down to the hard work and commitment of a To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

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Brilliant and determined Sunbury Folk! group of volunteers: planning, selling stalls, publicity, music, entertainment, putting bunting up, taking it down, arranging toilets, supervising all day, manning the gates, organising security. Etc etc... In the evening the brilliant Middle Thames Yacht Club illuminated sail past went ahead and the firework display was fantastic. Anita Perrin got in touch with Sunbury Matters asking who she could thank for such a magnificent display the boats were amazing, ...and the fireworks incredible. Sunbury did themselves proud . Regarding the decision to cancel racing she said well done organisers for taking a difficult but sensible decision.

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What are Parents Expectations From School? Source : Various

The first thing that parents expect from the school is the happiness of their children. It is very important that the school can create an environment where learning is encouraged. This also means that children should fall in love with the very idea of learning itself. This always prompts them to want to learn. Here are 9 things parents expect from the schools: 1. The quality of teaching should be high As far as parents are concerned this is the second most important item on their wish list from a school. The teachers should be wonderful. They should know what they are teaching and should have an idea of how it should be taught as well. 2. The curriculum For parents, it s also important that the curriculum is to be a good one. Parents nowadays are very concerned about what their kids are learning and what is the process they follow in their learning structure. The course s structure should be in such a way that the kid s considered it competitive and to sustain their recognition in such competition they work too hard. 3. The expenses Currently, this happens to be an important consideration as well. It might not be the most important consideration for most, but it has its own weight in the scheme of things. The good things are that these days parents do have a lot more options in this regard. 4. The sports program For a lot of parents now sports are important. It is supposed to keep their kids fit and healthy. As long as schools had various options to choose from in this regard the parents are happy. However, for parents with athletic kids, this is an important priority nowadays. 5. The extracurricular activities As far as parents these days are concerned extracurricular activities are important. These activities do play a major role in helping build team spirit among students and bring out talents and capabilities that even the students are not aware of. To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

6. The facilities on offer As far as preschools are concerned parents want compact spaces. The rooms should ideally be spotless, and they should be full of artwork as well. The classrooms should also be big enough for the small students that would populate them. In the high schools, the facilities should be as good as the colleges if not better. 7. The libraries These days, the libraries should be nothing short of state-of-the-art centres for digital learning. They should have all the right tools that help it make easy for students to do research. 8. The role played by parents The schools should facilitate the active involvement of parents in the development of their kids. This is something that parents want very dearly these days. The school should let them pitch in with their ideas that help them contribute to the development of their kids. 9. The school s reputation This is highly important for the parents and there are several reasons for the same. If the school has operated for years and ran programs that have proven to be successful over the years it is a great thing for the parents. They would know that their kids are in great hands


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Prep School and Pre-Prep What Do I Need to Know?

Prep schools and pre-prep schools are private schools for pupils aged 4 to 13. They prepare pupils for entry into public schools and private secondary schools. Here s our lowdown: What is a prep school? As the name suggests, the main aim of prep schools is to prepare pupils for entry to private secondary schools at either 11 or 13. Traditionally, pre-preps take children from age 3 or 4 and prepare them to move to a prep school at age 7 or 8 (usually school year 3 or 4). Many pre-preps and preps are seamlessly linked schools with a guaranteed transition between them. As always, London dances to its own beat and whereas in the countryside it s a case of putting little Harry or Harriet s name down and just writing a cheque at your leisure, competition for places at 7+ and 8+ in London s top prep schools can be fiercely competitive. The raison d etre of London pre-prep schools is to prepare children for these competitive entrance exams which means the pressure can start as early as year 1 with practice papers. Some, whilst having linked prep schools, also send large numbers of children elsewhere. Why go through the stress of exams at 7+? Well, some of the top preps such as Westminster Under or St Paul s Juniors don t start until year 3 when they say they can properly assess the potential of a child through the 7+ exam. Think carefully about whether or not you want to put your child through this process at such a tender age or whether it might be better to choose a school where you can choose whether to leave or stay at 7 to avoid undue stress. More importantly, how do you select the best prep school for your child? Prep schools stand or fall by their senior school destinations. Whether parents are aiming to get their 3 or 4 year old into the preprep of a chosen all-through school, or their 8 year old into a prep school that feeds top day and boarding schools, they are generally thinking several years ahead. However, all-through selective schools rarely guarantee that the pupils they accept into reception will move seamlessly into the secondary school. If they do not think your child will keep up, they will advise you – usually in year 5 – to start looking elsewhere. A school that helps your To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

child to become a confident and happy learner is always the best investment – it s not a one size fits all decision – and pastoral care should be at the top of any parent s list. As well as academic rigour, look for inclusive offerings across the arts, music, sport and co-curricular, and make sure your child will be able to access all opportunities, regardless of natural ability. Prep school open days: what to look for If you want to get a feel for a prep school or two, attend their open days. Don't be dazzled by glitzy facilities or depressed by a dearth - look beyond. Prepare a list of questions and things to look for before you go: Do you like the head, the staff, the atmosphere, the library? Is the school well cared for? Does it smell good? Are the toilets clean and biscuits crunchy? What of the children? Are they friendly, polite, chatty, mannered, smart? Scruffy or sculptured, what matters is, can you imagine your child in amongst the children at the school? Chat to other parents; do you have anything in common? Are there similarities between their children and yours? What about sports, drama, art? Is there something for your child? Are sports and music inclusive, who gets in the teams and bands? What standard are they - is this what you would hope for? Do they stretch the able, help the struggling and recognise these two traits may occur in the one child? What happens when things go wrong? Who is on hand to help, how? Are they caring and nurturing, forgive and forget or strict and unbending? Are they alert to bullying? Ask for instances and find out how bullies and perpetrators are dealt with. How will they communicate with you and when? Are parents welcome, if so when, for what and to do what? If you like what you see, go back for a private visit, meet the head and watch the school at work. Try to get a balanced view: chat to pupils, staff and other parents. Don t allow the marketing manager to dominate your visit! Ask whether you can attend school on a match day to get a feel for the parent cohort and team spirit of the school. With thanks to the Good Schools Guide


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Considerations of Choosing a School by Simon Scott The challenges facing parents, when having to choose a secondary school to apply to for the continuing education of their children, are many and various. There are numerous choices available, both in the public and private sectors. The competition between these two sectors is intense and of course parental income is a driving factor in terms of choice. But it is by no means the only consideration. Here are just a few basic points to get you started: Location - A very important factor indeed and the consideration of many a house purchase. It is important to have a choice of good state schools within your catchment area as well as the option of good private schools. Travel - How easy is the school to reach? Is there public transport? Is there school transport? A long and tiring journey at the start and end of a day of learning is not ideal for a youngster. OFSTED ratings - This is a major consideration in selecting either private or state school. An Ofsted rating is really the only way you can find out in detail how the school performs. It is not the be all and end all however. Visiting and gauging the atmosphere and culture at the school is of utmost importance. The School Prospectus - You may be impressed with a glossy prospectus, giving a glowing report on the school you are considering. It is of course important to read the facts, figures and testimonials, but again, nothing beats a visit. Talk to current pupils and teachers. Get a feel for how happy they are and how dedicated to the school. Mental Health - More and more important. What does the school have in place to tackle bullying, low self esteem, self doubt etc? Today we have significant choice. Take your time to make the right one for your child for all the right reasons.

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Could Hypnotherapy Help Your Child at School? By Lesley Cooper Are You Worrying About Your Child's Progress At School? Would You Like Your Child To Be More Confident? Would You Like Your Child To Be A High Achiever? Psychotherapy is a technique that focuses on specific goals you want to accomplish, focusing on problem solving and goal setting. At the onset of treatment, client and therapist decide upon which specific changes the client would like to make in their life. Hypnotherapy allows them to look deeper into issues, and deal with troublesome habits and mental disorders – including, but not limited to: depression anxiety disorders eating disorders (from anorexia to binge eating) substance abuse issues stress bereavement illness relationship problems Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy using the power of positive suggestion to bring about unconscious changes to thoughts, feelings and behaviour. The process of hypnosis aims to alter your state of consciousness in a way that relaxes the conscious part of the mind, whilst stimulating and focusing the unconscious mind. It has been asked if the therapist controls the client s mind. The answer is no; the mind will not do anything it does not feel comfortable with. Whilst these therapies produce impressive results in the above problem areas, they will produce equally quantifiable and favourable results when it comes to sport, study and personal and career achievements. Research suggests sports performance has more to do with mental ability, rather than physical ability, and many sports people have recognised the power their mental state has on their sports performance. Over the years, professional athletes like Jimmy Connors, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and David Beckham have used hypnotherapy to help enhance their natural abilities. Hypnotherapy will improve and enhance an individual s mental attitude by helping them to relax, overcome anxiety and fear, helping to maintain composure and boost confidence in their abilities. Bruce Willis credits hypnotherapy with curing him of his stutter. The singer Lily Allen and model Sophie Dahl have used hypnotherapy to compleTo advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

ment their weight-loss programmes, whilst the actor Matt Damon and comedian Ellen DeGeneres both credit hypnotherapy with helping them to quit smoking. You do not have to be a celebrity or world-class athlete to harness the benefits of hypnosis in everyday life. Hypnotherapy for Children and Teenagers Childhood should be carefree and fun, but parents will be fully aware of the many trials their children face: starting a new school, making friends, coping with bullies, competing in sports and generally trying to fit in. Children and teenagers sometimes need to deal with change, loss, anger, criticism, sibling rivalry, peer pressure, shyness and low self esteem, and transformations in their own bodies as they move through rapid growth periods over short periods of time. Teenagers may also be subject to exam stress (possibly under achieving, no matter how hard they try) and perhaps deeply rooted negative or entitled beliefs which may have been picked up from school, television, the media and, of course, social media. Initially psychotherapy techniques are used to identify events in a child s life that have contributed in some way a problem. Having identified these events, hypnotherapy allows a child s unconscious mind to show them anything they need to in order to overcome the blocks, enabling positive and creative changes to take place. One of the reasons why hypnotherapy works well for children and teenagers is that they make good use of their imagination, using it to feel in control and on top of things. Hypnotherapy has even been a success with dyslexic students giving them the tools to help them cope with everyday life situations, improve memory recall and instil confidence, affording them valuable coping strategies which they can rely on later in life. If you think hypnotherapy might help your child contact Lesley Cooper on: Mobile: 07767 823890 Facebook: lesleycooperhypnotherapy


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Welcome to Halliford, a school based on strong family values where we know and respect every student as an individual. We encourage and support Hallifordians to flourish and become the best version of themselves that they can possibly be. We aim for excellence by being academically ambitious but at the same time academically sensitive. We inspire Hallifordians within a community that is founded on high quality teaching and learning, outstanding pastoral care and first class sporting, cultural and extra-curricular opportunities. At Halliford we are extremely fortunate as a small school to have many outstanding facilities on our beautiful site and over the last two years our Governing Body have invested over 1.5 million pounds in re-developing facilities for our students with ambitious future developments to come.

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Pastoral Care is Key By James Davies, Headmaster, Halliford School Walk in to any school and they will tell you that their pastoral care is excellent, it is arguably the glue that holds a school together. At Halliford it is right at the very heart of all we do, we are delighted that successive inspections consistently rated our Pastoral Care as Outstanding but how do we achieve this? We pride ourselves in a simple mission to enable each student to become the very best version of themselves that they can possibly be. In order to achieve this we are clear that a Halliford education is very much a team effort in tune with that age old African proverb, it takes a village to raise a child . We talk a lot about the Halliford family and we work tirelessly to capitalise on the many benefits of being a small school, where we do all genuinely know one another and it is the value of personal relationships that very much supports our success. It is a salutary fact that suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK. With this in mind we have set ourselves a goal at Halliford to banish the phrase, man up . Society has taught us that expressing our feelings and seeking help is weak and considered shameful - feelings are for the weak, right? Absolutely not! The perception that men in particular must bottle their emotions is habituated across the globe from a young age where we are taught that crying, talking about feelings or showing emotions is equated to weakness. Do you remember being told to be a big boy and don t cry ? This causes the belief that expressing emotion is wrong and that we must be tough in the face of adversity. From childhood we are too often denied the option of dealing with emotions, which we carry through to adulthood which for many can end up causing mental and physical health issues. The man up culture symbolises a stereotype of men being the provider, the hunter, and strong. Not living up to this image could result in criticism, mockery and disappointment for not being a real man . In a moment where we should talk to someone about our emotions, stress, anxieties or issues, man up is used as a way to humiliate us for daring to open up. Being physically fit is seen as a sign of strength. As a School we also view that being able to express our emotions and seek help when we need it is an equal if not more important sign of strength and maturity. We ensure that we teach our students Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts


Headmaster s Office, Halliford School to develop meaningful and beneficial friendships, the importance of supporting one another, and being a member of a community that can be relied upon to do the right thing, without judgement or mockery. We have an outstanding school counsellor, but also have many preventative factors, well-established before that specialist support is needed. Pastoral staff all hold Mental Health qualifications, oversubscribed parent courses are offered, as well as numerous talks and seminars for students and parents alike. Our staff understand how to better support students with anxiety and mental health concerns, both pastorally and when teaching - to recognise the signs early and to provide support accordingly. A culture of openness runs through Halliford, opportunities for early help and our modern approach to masculinity that acknowledges vulnerability we hope gives Hallifordians every chance to reverse the statistical trends for young men seen in the UK today. So please don t man up, unstiffen that lip, don t be afraid to cry and do don t ever be too proud to ask for help.

Spelthorne Skills and Careers Fair 2019 The Spelthorne Skills and Careers Fair 2019 is taking place from 10am – 5pm on Thursday 19 September at Kempton Park Racecourse. With over 50 of Spelthorne s leading employers and skills providers exhibiting and promoting live job vacancies, this will be a fantastic opportunity to look for your next role, learn about training opportunities and meet the wide range of employers based in the Borough. A free bus service is running to Kempton, leaving Ashford Tesco at 10am, 12noon and 2pm and Staines Job Centre at 10.15am, 12.15pm and 2.15pm; returning from Kempton at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. This year s event is sponsored by Heathrow Airport, A2 Dominion Housing and Tricca. You will find them at the Skills Fair alongside a broad range of local businesses and education providers. Entrance is free and further details can be found on the Council s website at Cllr Olivia Rybinski, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: This is an excellent free event which brings the Borough s top employers together under one roof. If you are looking for a career change or are just starting out, I recommend you come along and find out what s on offer.

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Photographer of Beauty & Beast Visiting The Burlington in Manygate Lane, Shepperton recently, I was introduced to resident Marc de Henrie. It so happened that he had been persuaded to exhibit some of his works to share with locals and residents, on the occasion of National Care Home Open Day. Being a fan of photography myself I was enthralled with his work which featured celebrities with their dogs. Taking a portrait is hard enough to nail, but to get both subject and dog looking perfect is quite something. As a child Marc found he had a connection with animals. When a couple of Alsatian guard dogs got loose, it was a 5 year old boy who calmly spoke to them and brought them under control while the owners were found. No one could believe what they saw. Marc has always felt an understanding of his four legged subjects and has them captivated when they sit for him. Anyone who has ever had any experience of photographing animals will recognise that his self portrait with animals is nothing short of miraculous!

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which was at Bray Studios where Hammer Horror films were made in the 1950 s. He learned how to mix chemicals and how create lighting. It was here that he took the portrait of his first star, Sophie Fellows and he started developing his own technique for lighting for film studios and sets. He had been given just one photographic plate as a test and used his own lighting technique (overlighting). The young Marc had impressed and his path was set. This early experience was to lead him to work as official photographer to various leading film studios in California and his portfolio of portraits of screen icons grew and grew: Doris Day, David Niven, Audrey Hepburn, Jayne Mansfield, Paul Newman, Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe to name a few. He had bumped into Marilyn on set Why do you look so sad? she asked. It s just how I am replied Marc, so she invited the 18 year old to lunch. That got people gossiping! he told me. His approach to photographing people was with reassuring calm, patience and interest. He put them at ease and as a result he found people opened up to him, allowing him to take candid and relaxed photos showing the real people behind the star names. While in London in the 60 s he accompanied his employer to do a shoot of Jayne Mansfield. She kept them waiting hours, finally inviting them in to see her. She was dressed in her negligĂŠ and the photos from that shoot were the last ones taken before her tragic death. Marc went on to become a recognised specialist in animal photography. He photographed Princess Anne with her beloved bull terriers and clumber Spaniels. He says that she was very pleased because he made them look quite human! Princess Anne was in fact so pleased that she asked Marc to return and photograph her family for their Christmas cards for 2 consecutive years. He has officiated as photographer at Crufts and also to the Kennel Club. His work has been used in numerous adverts, on television, in magazine articles and in books. What a life!

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Campaign to Drop Recycling Charges at Eco Park - Hearing Date

After a summer of campaigning, a petition has reached a sufficient number of signatories to be considered at Cabinet by Surrey County Council. This meeting will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday 24 September in the Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DN. The lead petitioner may speak for three minutes at the meeting, where a response will be tabled. This is a public meeting so anyone can attend and watch. Do attend if you want to make your voice heard! On another tip matter, has anyone else found it extremely confusing disposing of asbestos? One resident called saying she had had conflicting information from the council, from the tip and from an specialist company. If anyone has some useful and definitive information do get in touch: Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts


Heritage Day at St Mary s

The Friends of St. Mary's are opening this beautiful Church on Saturday the 21 st September as part of the annual Heritage Open buildings Scheme which gives you a chance to explore and look at the displays of some of their Archival Material for everyone to see/read and enjoy. This is an occasion not to be missed !! To actually LOOK at and appreciate the Church as an ancient Grade 2* listed building with its landmark tower and cupola. Take the time to read the Memorial Inscriptions on the walls (including the names on the WW1 & WW2 Memorial Boards) and to find out a bit more about the people mentioned, all of whom have helped to shape the Sunbury we now know; where they lived, who they were etc. You can take the selfguided tour with the aid of an explanatory leaflet, or just look around at your leisure. If it's fine, there are guides to the now somewhat indistinct tomb stones in the churchyard. See how many different designs you can spot! Who were all these people? What were their professions ? Some stones will give you a clue. To add to the Friends' Archives of Church history, the Sunbury & Shepperton Local History Society will be bringing their display of memorabilia of the area. They are always pleased to share their knowledge and answer any questions you may have and to listen to any stories or information you may be able to add to their collection. Perhaps all this maybe a good opportunity to explore your own family history? Dennis Brock (now an amazing 100+ years old) and the bell-ringing team will be standing by to show off the Bell Tower. Perhaps you might like to have a go! Then you can relax over a cup of tea/coffee or even an ice cream. So, we look forward to seeing you all there on Saturday 21 st September. We are open 10 - 4pm. (Tower tours will finish at 3.15pm to give you a chance to get down the tower safely, before we close the doors).

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Wild Flowers

The wild flowers seem to have sprung up in Sunbury this summer. Cedars park was ablaze with colour and park users seemed to enjoy the efforts that had been made to brighten their walk. Sunbury Park s fenced off flowering areas finally seemed to understand what they were meant to do and flowered beautifully this year. Thank you to those that made it happen.

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Recipe of the Month

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.

Wondering what to do with courgettes? Over the last couple of weeks we have been donated some fantastic produce from local allotments. Courgettes are so easy to grow and in great supply at the moment, it s been fun experimenting with different gratins and bakes at the café. This is the most popular one served with some toasted sourdough bread. It makes a very tasty lunch dish. For 4 people 6 small courgettes ½ red onion 1 large garlic clove, peeled and crushed 300ml double cream 70 g grated parmesan or any hard mature cheese Pinch of salt & Freshly ground black pepper Chives or any fresh herbs Slice courgettes and onion into an ovenproof dish. Combine double cream, garlic, parmesan, salt, pepper & chives in a jug, then pour over the courgettes. Bake in oven at 220ºC for 20 minutes until golden brown and bubbling. Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts


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Please Help Our Bees By Therese Owen

Many bumble bee species continue to be in serious decline, mainly due to the loss of old flower meadows which provide foraging and nesting sites for these bees. (This started during World War II when the Dig for Victory campaign encouraged people to dig up their land and gardens to grow vegetables instead of flowers!). As the Bumblebee must drink nectar every 40 minutes when flying, it s no surprise that you may have seen a bee crawling on the ground looking worse for wear. I rescued my first bee earlier this year and it s become a sort of mission of mine to help these creatures and delight when they recover enough to fly off again. Reading some of the Sting Facts below just may encourage you to join in by following a few simple steps:

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1.Melt some sugar in a little water and place by bee on the floor or via a teaspoon. Don t offer honey. It s a great sign if you see it

2.When it s had enough it will crawl away. Offer your nice, warm and dry finger by the bee: every time I ve done this, it s happily climbed aboard and starts cleaning. My sting facts below help identify which bees can t sting. 3.Place the bee in the warmest place possible (eg. in sunlight on a flower). I ve even put the oven on when it s been too cold outside and placed the bee on a cloth nearby! To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

4.This is the magical bit. Watch patiently as the bee finishes cleaning and preening itself and starts to spread and activate its wings (which also helps to warm it up) It s ready to fly again! STING FACTS All female bumblebees can sting, but males can t! To identify, look at the bees antennae: if they point outwards it s a male and doesn t have a sting. If the antennae are rounded inward, it s a female, so you may choose not to pick her up! You can see from my pictures these are males. However, Bumble bees are gentle creatures and will only sting if threatened. Only the honeybee dies after stinging as it has barbs which get stuck in whatever they ve stung. Solitary and Bumblebees have unbarbed stings so therefore don t die. There has been a great improvement in Sunbury regarding wild flower sections in parks along with dedicated areas of unmown grass (which not so long ago would have been seen as nothing but a weedy, unloved mess!) You can help further by planting wild flowers in your garden. Many plants such as the Begonia have been cultivated to produce bigger blooms which contain more petals but very little pollen and nectar. Lavender is a must! Bee species have different shaped heads so different flowers are great – for example, hollyhocks which only the longer nosed bee can access . If you happen to help a bee using these steps, I would love to hear from you! Messenger: @therese_owen Instagram: #phototherese


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Can You Help Talented Local Youngster? Elle-Rose Arnold from Sunbury is a member of the Spelthorne Tumbling Elite squad and trains at Spelthorne Gymnastics. Her squad has been selected to go to WOGA (World Olympic Gymnastics Academy) Classic in Dallas Texas at the end of January 2020. The World Olympic Gymnastics Academy is based in Frisco, Texas and trains all levels of gymnasts from recreational level to Elite. Together, WOGA s co-founders, Olympic Champion, Valeri Liukin and World Sports Acrobatic Champion, Yevgeny Marchenko, built one of the largest, most successful training programs in the world. The competition has been running for a number of years and has recently been expanded to include Trampoline, Tumblings and Acrobatics. Tumbling, in which Elle trains, is a gymnastics sporting discipline combining artistic gymnastics and trampolining. She has been training in tumbling for three months since joining Spelthorne Gymnastics but has two years experience in artistic gymnastics at her previous gym. WOGA has an outstanding record, with their gymnasts having won 35 World and Olympic medals including 2004 Summer Olympic Games champion Carly Patterson and the 2008 Summer Olympic Games champion, Nastia Liukin. WOGA is also the proud home of the 2016 Olympic champion Madison Kocian. Elle s Mum, Leah Arnold of Sunbury, said; This is a fantastic opportunity for Elle and her entire squad. I m so proud of what she s achieved in such a short space of time. An opportunity like this is rare and the trip will be a greatly beneficial experience, both in tumbling and life. Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts


Elle s family are looking for sponsorship from local businesses keen to invest in their community to help them meet the considerable costs of sending Elle on this unique trip. Costs are expected to be between ÂŁ1500 and ÂŁ1600 per student attending and the family are reaching out in their community to local companies to help with sponsorship towards the costs of sending her on this rare opportunity. For further information on sponsorship please contact Leah Arnold by email to

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Moving Bus Stop Disturbs Residents It seems the bus stop is moving from outside the Three Fishes. The development in the car park is going ahead meaning deliveries cannot access the pub unless vans park at the front. So whereas the bus stop used to be outside a pub, it will now be relocated up Green Street right outside two privately owned bungalows. The residents are understandably upset. All this to cater for development which will earn a tidy sum for someone. October issue closes on September 16th Sunbury Shepperton Walton Molesey

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Save Money AND Support the High Street There is NO CATCH!

If you had the chance to support local shops as well as get discounts and incentives, that surely is a no brainer! Well now you can! Furthermore, it has the support of Spelthorne Council. Garry Deegan, Managing Director of Best is Local (BiL) says The problem of the ailing high street is a now a national concern. However, we believe that if local businesses to show support for the local community (with discounts etc), that local community in turn will support local businesses (purchases and repeat purchases) - hence the creation of the Best is Local initiative". Working closely with the Spelthorne Business Forum, this initiative of 'partnership' is hoped to promote economic growth around the Spelthorne Borough. In short, the BiL / SBF Discount Loyalty Reward App gives residents: up to 80% savings plus; a Loyalty Reward Point of £1 for every £10 you spend with a BiL business and; £25 OF POINTS FREE WHEN YOU REGISTER! Your purchases and reward points show on your app, so you can see exactly how much you have saved and how many points you can redeem. Points are redeemable via the reward page on your app.

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Example: You see a product worth £100 but the business is offering a 10% discount to Best is Local members. Normal Price: £100 Discount Price: £90 Saving: £10 Best is Local points £9 (£1 for every £10 spent) Actual Spend: £81 Actual Saving: £19 Spelthorne is a hive of business activity with a diverse offering of products and services of every kind. It is vital that local communities come together to support their high streets and help protect their local economy . Michael Ramlakhan Chairman, Spelthorne Business Forum For more information and to download the app, please visit, email: or call us on 0800 531 6804. From Monica Chard, editor: I have my card and app and saved £16 in the first few days. Why would anyone not want to get on board!


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The Yardley Girls By Kate Thompson 'Come along and meet Eileen,' I said to Ann. 'You never know, you may have worked together.' It was a long shot, but when I found two ex Yardley workers from Stratford, East London to interview as research for my new book, I thought I'd take a punt and interview them together. Research is so much more fun when you can actually meet with people who inhabited the world you re writing about. I m passionate about documenting the lives of working class women born into brutal poverty, but also steeped in rich and vibrant communities, women whose social histories we can learn so much from. Women like Ann Roper, 86 and Eileen McKay, 91, who both worked at the famous Yardley factory along Carpenters Road in 'stinky Stratford', along with over one thousand other young women. I don t mind, shrugged Ann. I m an East Ender, I ll chat with anyone. In walks ebullient Eileen - 91 years old but with sparkling brown eyes and soft skin that make her look a good decade younger. It s you isn t it! gasped Ann. Oh my days, exclaimed Eileen, instinctively reaching across the Formica tabletop and clutching Ann s outstretched hands. Turns out, not only did they work together, they were close pals who both worked on the same conveyor belt packing Yardley's famous creams. They lost touch after Ann left the factory to get married in 1950 and hadn't seen each other for 68 years. Stranger still, they had both brought along the same photograph of the two of them aged 15 and 19, two ravishingly-beautiful, spirited young girls, enjoying a moment of fun on a tea break, larking about with Eileen s arm slung round Ann s neck. You look just the same, marvelled Eileen, shaking her head, I always thought about you. Our interview quickly turned into a lively reminiscing session. We even recreated the photo they took as carefree young girls, taking a break from the conveyor belt. The hair might be a little greyer, but look at those faces! Eileen and Ann were two cogs in an enormous production machine. During the Second World War, Churchill declared that Beauty is your Duty and Britain s oldest cosmetics firm, Yardley, rose to the challenge, rivaling the big American companies like Max Factor. A memo from the Ministry of Supply pointed out that make-up was as To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

Eileen top left and above, right. Ann bottom left important to women as tobacco was to men. Women who wore red lipstick went from being regarded as risquĂŠ to patriotic. When war came along, Yardley turned to war work and told the nation s women to put your best face forward and always honour the subtle bond between good looks and morale . A Limitation of Supplies Order cut production of perfume and soap but paradoxically, production of those goods that were permitted, meant sales of lipstick soared. By the 1940s, the House of Yardley was already an established brand, famous for its lavender water, soaps and talcum powders, sold in Bond Street. The factory was somewhat less glamorous. Situated downwind of the West End, in an East London backwater known as Stink Bomb Alley , it was a huge employer of local women, who were known locally as the Lavender Girls. Yardley s may be long gone, buried under the sprawling Olympic park, but like the scent of lavender, the memories linger. Secrets of the Homefront Girls by Kate Thompson, Hodder & Stoughton is out now available at Sainsbury s, Asda, Morrisons, Sunbury Post Office or your local library. You can connect with Kate on instagram - kate.thompson1974 Twitter - @katethompson380

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Praises For Super Curry Chef From The Shahin, Sunbury We've all heard of taking coals to Newcastle, but a curry chef from Sunbury has just returned from a trip after successfully showcasing his curry to India at the Taste of Britain Curry Festival. Miah Mohammed Shahin, Head Chef from the Shahin Restaurant, 67 Thames Street, was a member of super curry chef team which went to Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta), in a five star luxury hotels in the city which was once the first capital of British Raj in India, to showcase the best of British curry. hosted this unique British food festival. Chef Miah Mohammed Shahin was presented with an accolade in recognition for showcasing The Best of British Curry in India by His Excellency Bruce Bucknell, the British Deputy High Commissioner to Kolkata, seen below.

This master chef delegation was led by highly acclaimed Michelin Laureate chef Mark Poynton (pictured above with chef Miah) from who has worked in many Michelin starred restaurants, including Daniel Clifford s double Michelin Starred Midsummer House, Cambridge. Chef Mark, who is from Cambridgeshire lays on a feast of favourite traditional English dishes, while his curry chef colleagues cooked popular British curry dishes at the food festival in Kolkata for locals to sample. And they won fans all over the city, coming together to taste Great British Food. Winner of a string of accolades chef Miah, who is no stranger to creative challenges, said: I have cooked in various competitions, but cooking British Curry in the City of Kolkata, India, was a real challenge. Because, this was not only the proud capital of British Raj in India and it also has a big Anglo-Indian Community. Of course, this is a city which was home for Nobel Laureate Mother Theresa. We gave our diners the best of British high street favourites curry dishes such as Chicken Tikka Massala, Jalfrezi and Balti Dishes." The Luxury Boutique Hotel RajKutir in Kolkata Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts


Founder and Chairman of Cobra Beer, which sponsors the festival, Lord Karan Bilimoria, praised the efforts of British curry chefs for transforming the British Curry Business into a multi-billion pounds Industry. He said: "The achievements of British curry chefs are commendable and we salute them for making the British Curry popular globally." The event organised by the UK trade magazine Curry Life, promotes the skills of British curry chefs abroad and introduces diners to the unique phenomenon of British curry, which has replaced fish and chips as the country s favourite food.

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Dear Friends, I have done by best to resist writing about the “B” word for some months but I fear I can hesitate no longer. We are just a few short weeks from - seemingly - leaving the EU and if the doom-mongers are to be believed the fallout and chaos will make Edvard Munch’s “The Scream “ look like a depiction of the teddy bears picnic...last weeks Gospel has Jesus describing a family divided; father against son, husband against wife, daughter-in-law against mother-in-law. Well we are a nation divided as never before. The New Testament talks about “loving your neighbour” much more than loving ourselves. My prayer in the coming weeks and month is that we may make time to lift up to God those whose views differ from our own, those who are scared as to what lies ahead and those who lives face disruption. I continue to hold to the belief that eventually everything will sort itself out or as Julian of Norwich puts it so beautifully...” All shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well”. Our next Rendezvous evening is taking place on Wednesday at 7.30pm when we will be joined by the showbusiness legend Russell Grant; astrologer, star of I’m a Celebrity and Strictly Come Dancing. Russell, will share something of his life and faith with us and we will sing some of his favourite hymns and say some of his favourite prayers. It promises to be a great evening and refreshments, as usual, will be served. all welcome ! On Friday 27th September at 9.15am we are holding our usual Morning Prayer Service followed by a coffee and cake morning as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s “World Biggest Coffee Morning”. It will be a chance to offer up to God the names of all those known to us who have been touched by cancer and also to share a smile and a tear or two together. Everyone is very welcome. If there is anyone you would like us to remember during the service please do let us know by contacting the parish office on 785448 or If there is anything at all we can do for you at St Mary’s please do get in touch. I am always available for a chat or to discuss a baptism, wedding or funeral.

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LOSRA Says . Heathrow Consultation Closes on 13th September. Make Your Views Known! Many thanks to all those who braved the windy weather to visit our stall at the recent Sunbury Regatta. On most previous years the weather has been as you might expect for this time of year, but such are the vagaries of our weather that the Regatta Committee is now well-used to the challenge whatever the meteorological conditions! If you were unable to make it you may be unaware of Heathrow s final consultation which will run until 13th September. (Leaflets were being distributed from our stall). This is one of the largest infrastructure projects this country has undertaken and the plans may have a significant impact on the Spelthorne Community. Without doubt, it s difficult to imagine a project on which opinions could be more divided which is why, if you have a view, you should make it known. You are urged to respond by visiting:

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Holiday Inn Supports Rotary

Over the past two years the Holiday Inn Shepperton has hosted the Rotarian clubs. I am delighted to say the relationship has blossomed in that time. says General Manager, Ross Ferguson. The hotel is very eager to assist both clubs with their great charity work which sees proceeds going to very worthy

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causes both locally and nationally. The hotel is here to serve the Rotarian and we are very grateful for their continued loyalty. If we take out the custom the Rotarians kindly give us every week, we are immensely proud of the work these local people carry out and being so community spirited is an example to us all! / 01932 564556 Green Flag Award for Sunbury Walled Garden The UK s very best green spaces were announced in July with the Sunbury Walled Garden receiving a prestigious Green Flag Award the mark of a quality park or green space. It joins a recordbreaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world which have been recognised by the Green Flag Award scheme. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

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Dorothy Edwards is the first resident of Mitchison Court, Sunbury to have reached the age of 100th having been born on 18th August 1919. She enjoyed a birthday party for 80 friends, family and the residents of Mitchison Court, with cards from the Queen and the Secretary of State presented by Cllr Mary Madams, Mayor of Spelthorne. Dorothy has been a resident of Mitchison Court, which is an Extra Care Scheme, since 2011. She has also taken benefit of the activities organised by The Benwell Centre, the day centre which shares the same building. Dorothy was the youngest of a family of 5 and born in Stockwell , South London. She worked for the BBC during the war in both London and Oxford. She narrowly escaped death on the 15th October 1940 whilst working at Broadcasting House. If she had been the other side of the iron door into the Radio Theatre when the bomb exploded, she would have been crushed to death. Her boss was subsequently put in charge of the investigation that took place as the bomb was in the building for 45 minutes before it went off. 7 lives were lost that night that might have been saved if the building had been evacuated sooner. She married John in 1945, who saw war service maintaining planes at Battle of Britain airfields. She subsequently worked in both the public sector and a variety of private companies whilst raising a family. She has two children, four grandchildren and, born in her centenary year, her first great grandchild. She and her husband were keen and capable ballroom dancers, as well as tennis players.

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St Saviours Foodbank News Round up A DAY AT THE SEASIDE Thanks to the generosity of V M Ware and Leo Line Travel we were recently able to fulfil a long awaited project. Three coaches took 150 children and families to West Wittering for a day out by the seaside. It was all exactly as it should be. Good weather, great beaches and a whole deal of fun. SUMMER LUNCH PROJECT Community Foodbank Volunteers are giving out hundreds of meals for children missing their free school meals. More than 18,000 free lunches will be given out across the school holidays by the Community Foodbank The school holidays can be a tough time for families trying to foot the bill for childcare and days out. For some it's a struggle just to fund the basics, especially when their children would have had a free school meal five days of the week. The Community Foodbank is doing its bit to help cash-strapped families, by providing free lunches to those children who would usually benefit. In fact, it is giving out almost 3000 lunches each week to help pupils during the school holidays.

The Community Foodbank at St Saviours Church is being used as the base for up to 40 volunteers, making lunch from the local Surplus Supermarket food - feeding everyone that comes through the door on a Thursday and providing them with a Summer Lunch Project Parcel (which feeds everyone in the family home) It's become a massive project for the community Foodbank and, now it its fifth year, it's the biggest it's ever been. Stocks of certain items at The Community Foodbank are extremely low, and with the project in full swing, demand is higher than ever. We are appealing for you to generously support your local food bank. The Project will continue until 5th September when the new school terms begin. DIARY DATES A traditional Harvest Service will be held on 22nd September. We urge all who can to attend and if possible bring produce to reflect God s plenty. We currently have Food drives booked for Saturday 21st September and Saturday 9th November (The November Food Drive will launch the Christmas toy appeal.)

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Do You Have What it Takes to Join the Independent Monitoring Board at Bronzefield Prison? By Monica Chard, Editor

Bronzefield is the largest women s prison in EUROPE and it is situated down the road in Ashford, TW15. Many of us would not know that. The prison system in the UK has evolved largely to cater for men. Women make up only 5% of the prison population of England and Wales, equating to around 4000. The BBC Radio 4 storyline of Helen Archer s incarceration may have brought women s prisons more into the public eye. The fact is, women have different needs and vulnerabilities which are easy to overlook. Their crimes tend to stem from different roots than men. Most women in prisons have been victims of much more serious offences than those they are accused of committing. Many are victims of domestic abuse, both physical and mental, or have experienced abuse themselves as children. Being in prison has a different set of consequences for women who have to leave their children to be cared for by someone else. Research indicates only 9% of children are cared for by their fathers when their mothers go to jail. 20% of mothers in prison are lone parents. The implications of imprisonment are far reaching and the emotional burden for a mother, hard to bear. Added to that the fact that prisoners are often held geographically far from their own home and support network, the impact on mental health is profound and the knock on effects may be of reoffending on completion of sentence. The reoffending rate for women in 2016 averaged 23% while 70.7% serving a short custodial sentence (less than 12 months) reoffended (Prison Reform Trust). Bronzefield is a purpose built women s prison which opened in 2004. Facilities include a mother and baby unit for up to 12 mothers, allowing a new mother to keep her baby with her until he/she is 18 months old. To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

The prison holds up to 542, with prisoners of all categories - from high security cases to those living in open conditions (where a woman leaves prison every day to go to work). Many only have short sentences. A quarter of women are only sentenced to a month or even less and by far the majority only receive a sentence of 1-6 months. But these sentences, no matter how short, mean a devastating change to circumstances; loss of job, housing and often children. You may be wondering what this has to do with you? Well, Bronzefield is looking for volunteers who would like to join the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB). The board monitors fairness and respect for people in custody, making sure that they are being treated in a decent, just and humane fashion and that they are being adequately prepared for release. IMB members have access to all parts of the prison and can talk to any prisoner or staff member. It is varied, interesting work and you can make a huge contribution to some of the very vulnerable people in our community. You don t need specialist knowledge, skills or qualifications as volunteers get full training. But what you need is to be open minded and independent. In terms of commitment, you only need to give 3-4 days a month. There are many opportunities for volunteering locally but you may not have been aware of this one. You could make a big difference. Do you have what it takes? If you would like to know more about the IMB, do visit the website, or contact Alison Keightley, current IMB Chair direct on 07711 789204 or email The IMB is currently recruiting new members. Applications close on September 15th.


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Reclaim our Riverbank 2 – Update on the River

The dire situation on the river continues with no meaningful action from the Environment Agency. The four slumboats are still moored on EA land at Hurst Park, the unconsented communities at the Xcel, Sunbury lock, and upstream of Cherry Orchard Gardens are still in situ, the Hope barge blocked authorised EA moorings at Walton Rowing Club and Desborough Island for four months and is currently on EA land at the end of Sunbury Lane, and the towpath land grab that started on December 17th is still there and flourishing. Nothing seems to produce effective lasting action from the EA. They pick up a few wrecks occasionally, slap on a few notices (which are often just ignored), pat themselves on the back that they ve spotted a few missing tax discs – but they never manage to get rid of the accommodation barges and the freeloading tramp boats that blight the river. So a complaint was lodged on August 15th, by a list of 244 supporters of RoR2, that the Environment Agency has lost control of the river. This was done formally, in accordance with EA procedural guidelines – it is about as serious a complaint as can be made to the legally appointed Conservators of the river, and their reply is awaited with interest. In the meanwhile the RoR2 team thank all 244 of you who took the trouble to sign up! To end on one little local ray of sunshine – Elmbridge Borough Council have determined that the tramp boats at Cherry Orchard Gardens have contravened Planning laws by changing the nature of the land from public use to residential, not only by mooring residential boats there but also by erecting structures on the riverbank. Details can be seen here on the Council website :

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Gardening Matters The Privet Hedge One of the questions I'm often asked as a gardener is 'How do I trim my privet hedge?' Privet hedges aren't a particularly sexy subject for a gardening article, but hedge-trimming seems to cause a lot of angst so let me tackle it here. Privet is one of our most popular hedging plants. It has dense foliage which is green all year round, and it s hardy which means it s suited to a wide range of planting sites. It s also available in a selection of varieties and root types, so there s a Privet hedge to suit most gardens.

damp conditions. One little trick I learned at a hedge-cutting course a few years ago is to cut hedges so that they are slightly tapered on both sides. This will mean the base is wider than the top and light can reach the bottom of the hedge, which means the hedge will be greener and look healthier. Happy Gardening,

Autumn is a good time to trim them because there s little chance of disturbing any birds who might be nesting in them. Nesting season generally runs from March to early August.

Top tips to ensure an even, symmetrical hedge Straight edges are difficult to cut by eye. Use a taut horizontal string tied between two stout canes to act as a guide so you can cut the top of the hedge level. For vertical lines use canes or stakes pushed into the ground.

If you have a small hedge like those outside terraced town houses, then hand-held hedge shears are fine, but for large hedges an electric or even a petrol hedge-trimmer is definitely easier. If you have one, give it a check over and make sure it's sharp and well lubricated. Safety should be paramount. Wear safety goggles and sturdy gloves. It's not overkill. I once spent Saturday afternoon in eye casualty because a small sharp twig flew into my eye while I was trimming a hedge. It hurt and took ages to heal properly so be warned. Before starting, remove any potential obstacles on the ground which might prove to be a trip hazard. Avoid using powered tools above shoulder height; instead use a sturdy step ladder set on stable ground. If your hedge trimmer is electric use a residual current device (RCD) for safety purposes, and don't use it in

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When using shears, ensure that the top of the hedge is cut level and flat by keeping the blades of the shears parallel to the line of the hedge. When using a hedge trimmer, keep the blade parallel to the hedge and use a wide, sweeping action working from the bottom of the hedge upwards, so that the cut foliage falls away


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Squire s Introduce Chatter & Natter Tables to Get People Talking Squire s Garden Centres is one of the latest companies to join the Chatty Café scheme. The Chatty Café is a great way of encouraging people to talk to others. The scheme is the brainchild of Alexandra Hoskyn, who founded it after a miserable day at a supermarket café with her infant son, where she noticed that no one was talking to each other. She found that by simply putting Chatter & Natter signs on tables in cafes it created a space for people to talk. Alexandra Hoskyn, Founder of The Chatty Café said, The Chatty Café is thrilled to welcome Squire s to our scheme. Their lovely café bars are a perfect setting for Chatter & Natter tables. Anyone can join in and chat over a coffee – if you re on your own, in a couple, with a friend, young people, old people and anyone in between. It s just about having good old fashioned human interaction and the relaxed environment of Squire s Café Bars will hopefully allow for lots of happy chatting! Sarah Squire, Chairman of Squire s Garden Centres commented, In this age of social media it s so important to make an effort to talk to others face to face. So for those who would like a bit of real social interaction simply sit at a Chatter & Natter table at Squire s and you can talk to other customers. I believe a short conversation with another human can really brighten your day. Everyone s welcome, and it s a great way to meet people in your local community. There will be Chatter & Natter tables every Tuesday morning at all sixteen of Squire s Café Bars, plus other days throughout the week too - simply look out for the signs on the tables.

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What s Happening Locally? If you want your event listed please email 50 words to email With the weather so disastrously affecting the Sunbury Regatta, some people took the opportunity of visiting the Riverside Arts Centre, to view its facilities and to learn something of the many leisure and cultural opportunities offered The Centre declared Open House for the day serving teas and coffees whilst the resident groups demonstrated or displayed their own particular activities. These regularly include adult and children s dance classes, a poetry society, flower club, Pilates, yoga, adult and youth drama groups, comedy club, book circle, Zumba, artist studios, piano and flute lessons, jazz club, classical concerts and recitals, keep fit, music exams and arts and drama festivals Go to to see what s on The Friends of St Mary's are very pleased to welcome back the Weybridge Male Voice Choir, with their Musical Director Jonathon Kilhams, for another evening of popular and classical music. 12th October 7.30pm. St Mary's Church, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 6RG. For more details and ticketing , please see our website : or call 01932 785035 or 01932 785807 Spelthorne Natural History Society, Wednesday 12th September at 8pm, St Peter's (Small) Church Hall, Laleham Road, Staines, TW18 2DX (Note change of venue). Our first meeting of the new season opens with a presentation Wildlife of Spain by Andy Tucker from NatureTrek. £3 charge for non members. Refer to for more info Sunbury Library Coffee Time. The Friends of Sunbury Library invite you to a Coffee Time on 6 September, 4 October & 1 November between 10 and 11:30. Coffee or tea, biscuits and a general knowledge quiz for 50p. Sunbury Library, The Parade, Staines Road West, Sunbury

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at Magna Carta Theatre, Thorpe Road, Egham TW18 3HJ from Wednesday 9 to Saturday 12 October 2019 at 7.30 pm and a Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm. Peggy, a talented but innocent young girl, attends an audition for a part in a new show Pretty Lady directed by the well established Julian Marsh. It does not go to plan for Peggy and she is sacked from the show. But when the company s leading lady Dorothy Brock is injured, the girls remember Peggy s talent and she is called back, just as she is leaving to return to Allentown

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Designer glassware and porcelain at reduced prices. Great for gifts and celebrations. Open 2nd and last Friday of every month 10:00 – 16:00 Unit C2, Dolphin Industrial Estate. Windmill Road Sunbury-upon-Thames, TW16 7HE The Arts Society, Runnymede at The Hythe centre, Staines TW20 8LD 18th September, 2019. AS IF BY MAGIC The Secrets of Turner's Watercolour Techniques. Turner is perhaps the best loved English Romantic artist. He became known as 'the painter of light', because of his increasing interest in brilliant colours as the main constituent in his landscapes and seascapes. He first exhibited watercolours at the RoyalAcademy in 1790 and later included his oils and engravings. Lecture by Nicola Moorby. Coffee from 9.45, lecture starts at 10.30. First lecture is free, guests very welcome. Find out more

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September 2019 Sunbury Matters  

The monthly community magazine for Sunbury on Thames

September 2019 Sunbury Matters  

The monthly community magazine for Sunbury on Thames