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.
The latest from Sunbury, Shepperton, Molesey & Walton Matters
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.
We have run the story of the tenacious 9 year old Rosie Gurney the past month and in this issue. She wants to be able to walk to school and not have her mother unnecessarily drive her and create more pollution.
With the new BBC adaption of the ‘War of the World’s by H.G. Wells being released, I thought it would be interesting to look at the local places mentioned in the original novel, first published in 1898.
Shepperton has lost a good community member. Brian Holt who died in late September was part of the very fabric of Shepperton.
This festive season you can see an alternative take on a Christmas window display. Local Shepperton resident and TV/film set designer Rebecca Morton has been working with Two Rivers Shopping Centre, Spelthorne Borough Council Leisure Services and a selection of Spelthorne primary and Secondary Schools to create a magical and meaningful Christmas display on Staines High Street.
Charlton Village is just that…a village. Surrounded by fields, stables and horses, you can forgive yourself for thinking you are in the countryside (ok, ignoring the busy road that bisects it of course).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We live in such a wonderful area, so packed with history and we are still able to see glimpses of the past. The river and Hampton Court are clearly a pull, but have you ever wandered around the East Molesey Conservation Area. The original village settlement of East Molesey is now formed into The Old Village Conservation Area and is based around St Mary’s Church.
Mr C and I have memberships of lots of local attractions: RHS Wisley, Brooklands Museum and Hampton Court Palace to name but a few. But the most recently acquired membership is proving one of the most popular.
Creative Quilting was founded on October 28th, 1989. Starting with about 5 bolts of brown fabrics. Things have changed somewhat since then and now the shop shelves are full of vivid colours and inspirational projects.
In the 1980’s my daily drive to work at Teddington, was usually via Bushy Park. However, on the morning of Friday 16th October, due to storm damage, the park had been closed.
Nigel meant so many different things to so many different people and everyone writing about him would have their own personal understanding of this very special man.
Sunbury boasts many residents of artistic talent: writers, artists and singers. We met up with local singer Mike Crawshaw recently to hear about his rise to fame and his latest exploits with his band, The Overtones.
What an honour! Village Matters Ltd, which runs Sunbury Matters, Shepperton Matters, Walton Matters and Molesey Matters, is a finalist in the Spelthorne Means Business awards this year. The event will take place on October 17th at the Orangery, Shepperton Studios. Fingers crossed!