With a photo of a majestic swan taking off from the river we remind ourselves why we enjoy living by the water. We also visit Civic Pride as they clear up Laleham Pond post flooding, we hear about the history of the allotments of Laleham and we renew the fight against the Eco Park incinerator.
In this issue we find out about our local link to the Great Train Robbery, have a look at the role of local land owners in cultivating food for London and climb some mountains with local Ingrid Fear.
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We look at the recent Shepperton Fair with some photos from the wonderfully successful family day. This issue also carries updates on local residents issues from Laleham and Shepperton.
The Magna Carta celebrations are happening over the weekend of June 13/14. The Flotilla will be passing down the river from Sunbury to Runneymede so make sure you get to a riverside pub and get a good view. Have a look at the programme for the Sunbury & Shepperton Arts Festival published in this issue. Make the most of our community and enjoy!
Last year saw the Laleham War Memorial scoop a prize at the Spelthorne in Bloom Awards. The Harrow always looks magnificent. Who will it be this year? Make sure you get your entries in. Well done to the many local volunteers who have been recognised with civic awards this year. The new High Sheriff, Elizabeth Kennedy spoke about the joys of volunteering recently. We hope you are inspired.
The house down Ferry Lane in Laleham called Moorhayes is the subject of our history piece this month. We also take a trip down memory lane with the Shepperton Venture Group who have now sadly disbanded.
Great news for the community. Shepperton Studios Korda Theatre is now open at weekends as part of the Pinewood Cinema initiative.
Keep up with the latest issues around the Eco Park. Also in this issue, read the latest review of the Warren Lodge Hotel and read about local estate agent OASiS who have recently rebranded from iSiS for obvious reasons…
We review the talent of Spelthorne with pre Christmas visits to the Laleham panto and the Spelthorne Gymnastics, as well as a visit to Meson Toby’s music nights.
As the Eco Park fight goes legal we look at getting cut price trees planted by the Spelthorne Tree Wardens. Why not do something positive?