Monday, 20 June 2011

Group Discount

Discount voucher website Groupon is offering you the chance to buy a 3-course meal for 2 at Avventura Restaurant in Worcester Park for just £26.

Buy online at until midnight tonight (or until all vouchers have been sold!).

Sunday, 19 June 2011


Calling all Worcester Park bikers (the motor, not the push variety)!

A group of local motorcyclists who head out regularly from the Worcester Park (and nearby) area are looking for like-minded local bikers to join them. 

It's all very informal and open to all abilities - rather than having set or planned dates for rides, the group just maintains an email and mobile phone list of people interested in going for a ride with others. 

When one of the members is going out for a ride, or planning one for a future date, they simply text or email the group to see if anyone wants to join them. As a list member you get the text / email and if you want to participate then great, if you're busy then no problem. There is no cost to join or get on the list. The whole thing is run purely for fun. 

During the summer there is usually one ride-out on a weekday evening (usually but not always a Wednesday) from about 5.30pm till 9ish. In addition there are often weekend morning blasts and occasionally they will go a bit left-field in pursuit of biking fun (Ron Haslam School, plans to maybe go off-roading in Morocco next year etc).

If you're interested in joining the list, or want more details, contact Jed Spink ( and he'll be happy to help.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Let Down

The owners of the former 'Seasonal Shop' unit on the corner of Caldbeck Avenue have been left frustrated and out of pocket after a deal for a new tenant to take on the lease of the premises fell through following months of delay.

The shop unit at 112 Central Road (the smaller of the two Seasonal Shops) has only 18 months left to run on the lease, but the Worcester Park Blog understands that the landlord is prepared to issue a new lease on the property which includes the flat above (complete with sitting tenant).

The shop unit is now back on the market - contact for details. 

Monday, 13 June 2011

Currying Favour

A warm welcome to Worcester Park's newest takeaway - Zahra's Bangladeshi cuisine opened last week in Windsor Road (next to the former Mike's Music shop).

In an act of tireless and selfless service to the people of Worcester Park I popped along on Friday night for a takeaway (a steal given that they are running at '50% off' special opening offer) - absolutely fantastic food, with wonderful flavours and none of the bloated feeling you normally get after a Friday night curry session.

Do check them out - and tell us your thoughts on this or any other Worcester Park eatery on the restaurant/take away review page of the blog.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

British Legion Open Day Today

The Royal British Legion is celebrating its 90th Birthday this weekend- to celebrate, the Worcester Park club on Central Road is holding a 'poppy party weekend' to raise money for the poppy appeal.

As part of the celebrations they will also be holding an open day today (Saturday 11th June) for new members to join with discounted joining fees.

Ploughing On

It's the 1st Old Malden Scout fair on Plough Green this morning from 11.30 until 3.30. It’s their main fundraising event of the year so do pop along and lend your support - there will be a bouncy castle, face painting, tombolas, guess the weight of the cake, and loads of other stalls as well as entertainment in the arena.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

In Cider Trading

Seeing as summer seems to have begun in April this year and we're heading for a half-term heatwave this week, I thought that rather than the blog's usual 'Wine Of The Month' from The Vin Bin, some cider is more in keeping with the unseasonably good weather. 

Vin Bin owner Miz took a trip to Devon recently and came back armed with a selection of ciders - from the traditional Gray's Devon Cider, to the cheekily entitled Fanny's Bramble (cider with blackberry) and a deliciously drinkable strawberry cider.

All you need to do is pop along to the Vin Bin, fill the bottles provided with the ciders of your choice and enjoy them in the Worcester Park sunshine.