Chipstead Probus Club
Probus is open to partially or fully retired professional and businessmen resident in the vicinity of Chipstead. It exists to promote companionship among members through regular meetings (with refreshments) and visits to places of interest including theatres and concerts, as well as other social activities.
Membership usually numbers 55-60. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal. For those recently retired, the Club provides convivial company at a time of change to routine and faces. The main activity is the monthly chat over drinks followed by a moderately priced lunch at Chipstead Golf Club.
The programme of events, to which members may bring their partners and on occasion guests consists of 3-4 daytime outings and a similar number of theatre and concert visits during the year. Transport to these is by coach from Chipstead Meads, obviating parking and drink-drive problems. For those so inclined there is a monthly walk followed by a pub lunch. Two Ladies' Lunches are held each year at varying venues.
The Club is not affiliated to any national administration, so running costs are kept to a minimum, permitting a modest entrance fee and low annual subscription. The financial aim is simply to ensure costs are covered.
Full details of activities and membership may be obtained from:
Tel: 0203 731 7422
Email: [email protected]
Chipstead and Hooley Rainbows, Brownies and Guides
Hooley Rainbows - girls aged 5 to 7 years meet in the Peter Aubertin Hall, High Road, Chipstead.
Wednesday afternoons - 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Guider in charge - Mrs Dinah Mabbutt,
Telephone No 01737 553 151
2nd Chipstead Brownies - girls aged 7 to 10 years meet in the Peter Aubertin Hall.
Fridays 5pm to 6.30pm
Guider in charge - Mrs Lesley Marshall
Telephone No 01737 554623.
2nd Chipstead Guides - girls aged 10 to 14 years meet in the Peter Aubertin Hall.
Fridays 6.45pm to 8.45pm.
Guider in charge - Mrs Shirley Page
Telephone No 01737 556979.
Subscriptions for all units are paid on a term basis and can vary, therefore up to date information should be obtained from the relevant guider when enquiring. The overall objective of each unit is to fulfil the objectives of the Guide Association in assisting girls and young women to fulfil their potential to take an active and responsible role in society. This is done through a variety of different activities including badge work for brownies and guides, crafts, outdoor events, themed meetings to cover specific topics and occasional overnight stays. These are all undertaken at varying levels according to age and ability. Older girls are encouraged to take on leadership responsibilities and work towards a leadership qualification. All newcomers welcome.
Chipstead Evening Women's Institute
Annual subscription - £36
New members welcome.
Christina Holmes - 0173755797
e mail - [email protected]
Katherine Goldsmith - 01737552467
email - [email protected]
Chipstead Daytime Women's Institute
Surrey County Federation Women's Institute
Chipstead W. I. President – Jean Comfort - telephone 01737 356752
15th Reigate (Chipstead) Scout Group
Headquarters: The Scout Hut, Castle Road, Chipstead, Surrey, CR5 3NS
The Chipstead Scout group caters for boys & girls from 6 yrs to 18 Yrs.
Beavers Age 6 to 8. Contact vacant - volunteer required
Cubs Age 8 to 10 ½ Contact Jim Knight 01737-554409
Scouts Age 10 ½ to 14 Contact Andrew Sutcliffe 01737-224228
Explorers Age 14 to 18 Contact Andrew Sutcliffe 01737-224228
Chief Scout Leader Jim Knight 01737-554409
Group Chairman Phyllis Cross 01737 552777
What Beavers do:-
Beavers are for boys/girls aged 6-8 yrs. We play games, usually on a theme for each week, using our excellent grounds as much as possible. We also do craft, artwork, learn about our world past and current. We go on walks, outings and have visitors. We try different food and drink and make up our own puppet shows for parents. We also earn LOTS of badges! This all amounts to lots of fun.
What do Cubs do? Answer: Have Fun!
Whilst enjoying themselves Cubs learn, without realising, many skills: from cooking, to carpentry to knotting, to caring for wildlife, plants etc. - the list is endless. There are over thirty badges to be earned, taking in personal fitness and health through sports of all kinds, mental stimulation with the Book Reader and Collectors badges, spiritual knowledge with the My Faith and World Faiths badges.
One of our most popular activities is outdoor cooking – first you have to know how to build you stove ie. a camp fire. It's no good just setting fire to a load of sticks and hoping for the best! Modern technology is not forgotten with the Communicator, Science and Information Technology badges.
We try to do things that are not usually done at school, or if they are we try the practical approach in smaller group thus enabling a better understanding – in theory that is, it does not always work out but we have fun trying. Our members range from 8 to 10 ½ years of age and we are "all inclusive" that is - no barriers on gender, race, religion, class or ability (the Scout movement has specialist advisors for most special needs).
Scout Troop & Explorer Scout Unit
Scouting makes a positive contribution to society by helping young people to develop as active members of the community:
- who are self reliant
- who are caring
- who are responsible
- who show commitment
Scouting works well when young people enjoy learning by working in partnership with adults. They do this by:
- Taking part in a variety of activities and new experiences
- Exploring the outdoors
- Participating in teams
- Taking responsibility
Scouting in the UK is organised through The Scout Association and has a clear purpose: To help young people achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.
The Scout Association offers everyday adventure and activity to almost 400,000 young people across the UK. The movement is the largest co-educational youth organisation in the world, with over 28 million members in 216 countries and territories. The Chipstead Scout Group was originally formed in 1912, three years after Scouting was started by Robert Baden-Powell. The Scout troop ran until the early part of the World War 11. The first Scout Master was Mr. Rudolph.
The Group was reformed in 1952 with Charles Hancock as Scout Leader. The group has been active since then and now comprises four sections. Our H.Q. is the Scout Hut in Castle Road which we have used since 1953. In 2004 we purchased the hut and surrounding land. So we now own marvellous 'scouting' country, very suitable for camping and complete with a camp fire circle.
All sections are open for new members.
Like all youth organisations we are always short of adult help. If you would like to help today's young people please contact Jim Knight or Tony Hook.
Chipstead, Hooley & Woodmansterne Conservative Association
Chipstead, Hooley & Woodmansterne Conservative Association comes within the constituency of Reigate - www.reigateconservatives.co.uk
Our Member of Parliament, Crispin Blunt, entered politics in 1990 and was elected to Parliament as Member for Reigate in May 1997. In May 2010, Crispin was re-elected with a majority of 13,591 and was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice in the coalition govenment. Since then, Crispin has served alongside Rt Hon Ken Clarke MP QC as Minister responsible for Prisons, Probation and Youth Justice.
An avid Cricketer, Crispin is a member of the Lords and Commons Cricket Club and enjoys representing the side in his spare time. Other interests include travel, gardening and historical novels.
The Conservative lunch party in May 2014
Chipstead, Hooley & Woodmansterne Conservative Association enjoys an active social programme holding four or five events a year. These include our annual Big Breakfast, Spring Lunch, and Summer Barbeque and Jazz Evening, with other events including wine tastings, garden visits and theatre visits.
Members of The Committee can be contacted as follows:
CHAIRMAN Mrs Angela Fraser DL
SECRETARY Mrs Rosemary Selfe
TREASURER Mrs Marion Brewster
Your Local Borough and County Councillors
SURREY COUNTY COUNCILLOR
Mr. Richard Mantle
25, Shawley Way
Epsom Downs, KT18 5PB
01737 357 055
Mr. Keith Foreman
4, Jenny's Way,
Netherne-on the Hill
Coulsdon, CR5 1RP
Hooley Residents Association
Chairman and Secretary: Danny Daniels: Telephone: 01737 551 482: Email: [email protected]
Treasurer: Caroline Bruce 01737 559225
Our Committee meets about once a quarter together with one or more of the local councillors and usually Angela Fraser our Surrey County Councillor.