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Natural Zero Waste Superstar -White Vinegar!

Most people have heard about white vinegar’s cleaning properties, and whilst it makes a great cleaner in certain circumstances it is not a go-to for all cleaning situations and surfaces – but it can do so much more than just clean!

Baby Basics and The Extra Mile

About a month ago we held our annual soup lunch to raise funds for these two worthwhile local charities. Homemade soup and homemade cakes were on offer and Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP gave a talk in support of charities, and there was singing from our children’s choir ‘Aloud’ and Hanworth Community choir.

Calling Local Photographers

Now is your chance to show off your skills in photography. Two local competitions are launching so get your best shots out and get ready to take part.

The Practice Beauty Clinic – Lower Sunbury

Beauty really is more than skin deep as we found out recently on a visit to the new beauty clinic in Lower Sunbury. The Practice Beauty Clinic is on Thames Street and is the brainchild of Sunbury resident and local GP Dr Saba Khan.

Swabey’s Forge, Cemetery Lane, Sunbury

In this view of Cemetery Lane (now called Forge Lane), off Green Street Sunbury, a horse can be seen halfway down the narrow road. It’s no doubt being shoed at the blacksmith’s forge, which had been run by the Swabeys, father and son, for over 100 years.

Brooklands Radio Interview

In January 2020 Monica Chard, Founder and Publisher of the Village Matters magazines, was interviewed on Brooklands Radio. This followed the award for Best Business in Sunbury and runner up Best Business in Spelthorne in Autumn 2019.

Boomerang Bags, not Plastic Bags

In the quest to reduce plastic, we were thrilled to hear about a local initiative called Boomerang Bags which has taken off in some local areas, but which has huge scope to spread.

The Thames at Shepperton

This postcard, dating from the 1930s, shows the River Thames in the area of Shepperton Lock, looking north east. It must date from after 1935, as the Desborough Cut which was opened in that year can be seen at top right.

Dance Your Way to Health & Happiness

At the Spelthorne Business Awards at the end of last year, the Healthy Business award was won by Sunbury based Harfield Dance Studios. It capped a special year for the company, which has just celebrated 35 years in business.

A Sunbury car maker – Lammas Ltd

It may surprise readers to learn that the Spelthorne area was home to several automobile makers between the wars, including Lagonda, Tamplin and Atalanta at Staines, and Lammas at Sunbury.

Community Lunch and Community Foodbank

We have carried several articles about the Community foodbank at St Saviours over the 3 years since it started. But it is only recently that I went to see for myself what an incredible asset this is to the community.

Friends of Sunbury Park News

On behalf of the Friends of Sunbury Park, a really big thank you to everybody that turned out to help recently at the bramble bash and mulch laying. We had a fantastic group of people of all ages and, after splitting into two groups managed to achieve all the aims we wanted to achieve.