Chipstead Covid-19 is a help scheme that was established in March 2020 by certain members of the CVPS and CRA under the leadership of Simon Kolesar.Its primary purpose was to build a team of volunteers who were prepared to help those in the village who needed assistance with shopping and prescription collection during the Coronavirus lock-down. In the event 75 volunteers were identified and allocated roads to take responsibility for. The village can be very grateful for this fantastic response and the feeling of security that was given by having a support infrastructure in place. With the ending of the lock-down the activities of the Covid-19 group have been suspended.
In May the Covid-19 Group also arranged a collection point, open on Thursday mornings each week from 11am to 1pm, for the village to give food and other essentials to local food banks. Many have been very generous with their donations and much food has been collected. With the prospect of unemployment rising Thursday morning collections will continue for the foreseeable future.
Making our lanes and roads safer
With the strong support of Surrey Police, the village Speedwatch volunteers discourage drivers from travelling too fast along our roads and lanes. Last year, working in teams of three, 75 watches were completed, from which the police sent 767 warning notices to law-breaking drivers of cars, vans and motorbikes.
With more volunteers prepared to join an hour-long watch two or three times a month, we could up the number of checks and do more to discourage driving at speed – the average for those reported to the police is 10 mph above the limit, i.e. going at 40 or 50 along our winding, narrow streets and clearly a danger to other road users.
At present we cover Outwood Lane (by far the busiest and speed-prone, averaging 16 offences per hour of monitoring), with others at Police-approved sites in High Road, Hollymead and Hazelwood.
Volunteers need to be 18 and over, will be trained by the police, but some of our stalwarts are in their late 70s or early 80. Interested? Contact Richard Wagner, Speedwatch Co-ordinator, email@example.com
Curzon County Cinema aims to present a wide variety of films to the general public in manner that replicates, as far as possible, the way that visiting the cinema in years gone by used to be such a pleasurable and entertaining experience. They show popular films in a number of village halls in Surrey and from September 2019 this will include Chipstead.
On the last Tuesday of each month a feature length film will be shown in the Peter Aubertin Hall. Doors open at 7.00pm and the film will start at 7.30. Tickets are £6. They can be bought at the door on the night or on-line in advance at www.curzoncountrycinema.co.uk
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,
Tel: 01737 553151
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
Tel: 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
Tel: 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.
The Chipstead Evening WI meet the first Tuesday of the month in the Peter Aubertin Hall at 8pm, with a variety of speakers from light hearted talks to more serious discussions.
We also have a varied programme each month - with outings, walks, book, art and needlecraft clubs, theatre and supper groups. Annual subscription - £42
New members welcome.
Jill Lindsay - 01737551634
e mail – Jillfirstname.lastname@example.org
Katherine Goldsmith - 01737552467
email - email@example.com
Headquarters: The Scout Hut, Castle Road, Chipstead, Surrey, CR5 3NS. All sections open to both male and female members. Volunteers to assist are always welcome - training and uniform provided.
Beavers: Age 6 to 8. Meet on Tuesdays from 5.00 to 6.15pm. Contact Linda Brockwell e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Cubs: Age 8 to 10 ½. Meet on Tuesdays from 6.30 to 8.00pm. Contact John Glenn e mail email@example.com
Scouts: Age 10 ½ to 14. Meet Friday evenings 7.00 to 9.00pm Contact Andrew Sutcliffe e mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Joint meetings are held with 9th Reigate Scout Unit (Lower Kingswood) with meetings held at each unit HQ as appropriate
Explorers: Age 14 to 18. There is no Explorer Scout Unit but contact Andrew Sutcliffe 01737-224228 to discuss options.
25 Colcokes Road
Banstead SM7 2EJ
Chairman and Secretary: Danny Daniels
Tel: 01737 551 482
E mail: Danny.email@example.com
The HRA Committee meets about once a quarter together with one or more of the local councillors and usually Ken Gulati our Surrey County Councillor.