Lower Green, Community Spirit

Today, I dropped in on Lower Green Community Centre’s Beehive initiative. Run by local mums, Cathy Heavens and Lyndsay Bennett, the project organises drop in sessions for a couple of hours each Friday morning. It links together a play area for young children, the East Elmbridge foodbank, Lower Green Household essentials (which provide domestic goods […]

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Walton Firs, Local Gem

Today, I visited Walton Firs, located in a spectacular spot in Cobham, with Rosemary Dane and Peter Willman. Walton Firs is a 28 acre site offering a range of activities for youngsters through to the more elderly. The centre used to be a Scout Camp site. It is now run as a charitable organisation with a focus […]

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Walton Rotary Club

On Thursday evening, I spoke to Walton Rotary Club, at Burhill Golf Club. Kindly hosted by President Reg Mills (pictured below), along with Bob Freeman and David Edney, it was a wonderful evening.  The discussions ranged from local matters, including pot holes (too many) and school places (not enough), to national and international affairs. Walton […]

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A Royal Visit

On Thursday, Walton was graced with a Royal visit from Princess Anne, to open the Citizens Advice Bureau’s (CAB) new office at the Elmbridge community hub. Our CABs do a marvellous job locally, advising on a range of issues from debt to housing. We also paid tribute to their Domestic Abuse Service’s tenth anniversary.   It […]

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Walton’s Community Hub

 Today, I visited The Hub Walton, a local charity serving as a one-stop shop of advice for those with disabilities, the elderly and carers.  Matt Seaby (below) showed me around and explained how his team fit into the community hub in Walton. He has a team of around 13, mostly volunteers, and they are […]

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Thames Ditton’s New Year’s Panto

On Saturday night, Thames Ditton residents, led by Ruth Lyon and Karen Randolph, organised another fabulous New Year’s panto. The brilliant Charles Court Opera performed ‘Buttons’ at a packed Vera Fletcher hall. Erika and I attended, and enjoyed a great meal and a terrific evening. The funds go towards new equipment for Thames Ditton hospital – a […]

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