Local Events

January - several dates

Our very own Rob Day appears as The King in this production of Sleeping Beauty at the Pyrford Village Hall.

PLT (Pyrford Little Theatre) are performing The Sleeping Beauty at Pyrford Village Hall, Coldharbour Road, GU22 8 SP on Saturday 18th January at 2.30 and 7.30, Sunday 19th at 2.30, Saturday 25th at 2.30 and 7.30 and Sunday 26th at 2.30.
Email Box Office at boxoffice@pyrfordlttletheatre.org.uk

You can get more information at pyrfordlittletheatre.org.uk.



Thu 23rd January - RSPB Talk

Camouflage Without Spots by Ian Alexander.
If you’ve ever wondered how animals camouflage themselves, here is an opportunity to learn all about it in this illustrated talk by Ian Alexander. Ian will examine the history of camouflage and how it may not be quite what it seems on the surface.
Venue: St Charles Borromeo School Hall, Portmore Way, Weybridge, KT13 8JD
Date: Thursday 23rd January
Time: 19:45 - 22:00, doors open 19:15
Cost: Free to RSPB NW Surrey members, non-members £3.00


13 July 2019 to 14 March 2020 - The development of the English Country House

Chertsey Museum’s new exhibition, Home Improvements, looks at the development of the English Country House over the past seven centuries.  The exhibition also details the history of some of the local power houses in the Borough of Runnymede

Commenting, Emma Warren, Curator of Chertsey Museum said:

“Mention ‘country houses’ to most people in this country and the chances are they will imagine something along the lines of Downton Abbey, Upstairs Downstairs or Brideshead Revisited - the Victorian and Edwardian golden age of shooting parties and croquet on the lawn.  The country house was more than a place of entertainment; it was a symbol of power, a tangible display of strength, wealth and importance”.

Among the properties featured in the exhibition are Sayes Court in Addlestone, Botleys Park in Chertsey, Great Fosters in Egham, Almers Priory in Lyne and Ottershaw Park in Ottershaw.

The exhibition will be on view until 14 March 2020.

For further information, please contact Emma Warren, Curator, on:
Tel no 01932 575370

Email emma.warren@runnymede.gov.uk





Health and well-being in Spelthorne

Cycling for Health

The Spelthorne Council Cycling for Health scheme was launched to encourage residents to improve their health by taking up cycling. The scheme is free and aimed at adults, offering guided rides of around 7-12 miles during the week.

To join the rides, you need:

  • your own bike - this needs to be in good condition and well maintained
  • a helmet is strongly recommended
  • comfortable clothes and footwear
  • a spare tube for the size to fit your bike
  • a puncture repair outfit, including tyre levers and a pump is also recommended

Please visit https://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/cyclingforhealth for more details or contact Leisure Services on leisure@spelthorne.gov.uk or on 01784 446433.


Get active at 50+

Get Active 50+ provides sporting opportunities for those aged 50 and over to become more active. Sports include badminton, bowls, group exercise, jogging, table tennis, tennis, touch tennis, walking football, walking squash and Zumba. Details can be found at https://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/getactive or contact Leisure Services on 01784 446433.


Walking for Health

Spelthorne Walking for Health Scheme aims to improve health and fitness of local people, especially those who are not physically active and want to become more active. A short registration form must be completed before your first walk (contact your GP before starting to walk if you have a health condition), to receive a form by post contact Leisure Services on 01784 446433 and bring it along to your first walk to hand to a walk leader. Please bring any medication you may need with you (eg inhalers) and let us know if there are any changes to your health. Wear comfortable shoes with good grip and support and loose fitting clothing, as this will allow you to move freely. Long trousers are recommended in case of nettles/thistles. Bring waterproof clothing in case of rain. Please  note our walks are for adults only. If there is a café or pub nearby, leaders and walkers often stop for a drink and a chat after the walk. More details can be found on https://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/walkingforhealth


Spelthorne ParaSports Club

Aimed at young people aged 5-25 and their siblings, Spelthorne Disability Sports Club provide opportunities to play a wide range of sports as well as offering sport specific coaching for those interested in developing skills. All sessions are overseen by enthusiastic volunteers although parents/guardians are encouraged to stay on side during the sessions. Details can be found at https://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/parasportsclub or contact Leisure Services on 01784 446433.


Meals on Wheels

People of all ages, who find it difficult or impossible to prepare a daily meal can benefit from Meals on Wheels. At least one hot, nutritious meal a day is very important for healthy living. Spelthorne Meal on Wheels will deliver a hot, tasty and nutritious meal for up to seven days a week straight to your home between 11.30am and 2pm (weekend and bank holiday service is provided only to those who are most in need).

Meals can be provided for short periods of time (eg in the event of illness or when somebody who normally provides a meal is on holiday) or can be provided on a long term basis.

Hot meals consist of a main course and pudding. There is a varied menu which includes vegetarian options; however special health and dietary requirements such as diabetes and soft diet meals are prioritised.

Contact m.wheels@spelthorne.gov.uk or call 01784 444265 for further information.



Wednesdays - Community Coffee Morning at The Burlington

At The Burlington, a new Boutique Care home in Shepperton, we run our weekly Wednesday Community Coffee Mornings where you can come along for complimentary Coffee, Cake & Companionship.

This takes place every Wednesday between 10.30am and 12pm. Everyone is welcome.

The Burlington can be found at 68 Manygate Lane, Shepperton, TW17 9EE, and we look forward to seeing you.



Thursdays - Cafe Culture at Nostrano Lounge, Staines with Age UK


Following on from the success of AGE UK's three previous Café Culture groups in Cranleigh, Farnham and Guildford our fourth is now at Nostrano Lounge every Thursday.

It is a great initiative that helps combat loneliness and social isolation, getting people out of the house and making new friends in a social environment. Anyone aged 50+ can attend, no booking required. Food, as well as drinks, can be purchased and there will be a drinks loyalty scheme. Age UK Surrey staff and volunteers will be on hand to welcome you, make introductions and get involved in the chatter.

Loneliness and isolation is a growing issue within our communities. Café Culture is one of the initiatives that Age UK are setting up in Staines to encourage people over the age of 50 to meet up weekly as a social group within the local area. Meetings will be held on Thursday and will be ongoing every week. Address: Nostrano Lounge, 55 High Street, Staines, TW18 4QH.

If you would like to find out more about Café Culture please call 01483 503414.

We are always looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for our Making Connections Service including Café Culture, please do get in touch with us. Alternatively please visit our website for more information: www.ageuk.org.uk/surrey



Weekly Events

DayTimeEventLink to more information
Monday7.30pmOutdoor Walking Football in StainesCLICK
Wednesday10amWalking Netball in SpelthorneCLICK
Thursday10amWalking Netball in ElmbridgeCLICK
Thursday12 noonWalking Basketball in EghamCLICK
Thursday3pmCafe Culture Social Group with Age UK at Nostrano Lounge,
Friday12 noonIndoor Walking Football in StainesCLICK
Friday12 noonWalking Netball in EghamCLICK

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