Monday, 31 October 2016

Hamptons Fireworks


Following the spectacular Hamptons Fireworks in 2015 which attracted a crowd of around 3,000, the Hamptons are mounting a similar event in Mayflower Park, The Hamptons this Sunday, the 6th November.

Entry is free and the event is open to the whole of Worcester Park.

There will be a pop-up market from 3.30pm to 6.30pm called ‘Made in the Hamptons’ featuring local businesses.  Plus a small Fun Fair and other attractions, including candy floss, mulled wine and the world-famous Hamptons Hot Dogs, to entertain and occupy visitors in the run up to the display. 

The Mega-Display starts at 5.30pm.

It is best to walk, but if you come by car there is parking on Green Lane only.

The event is kindly sponsored by grants from TVHA and the London Borough of Sutton.

Christmas Tree Festival

The Christ Church with St Philip Christmas Tree Festi - "BUT WAIT", I hear you cry - , "It's still October!" Well yes I was going to hold off a bit but this requires a bit of community participation before the event.

Sponsors are being asked for, for each of the trees to help raise money for the Church and also for St Raphael's Hospice. Volunteers are also being sought to help out ahead of the Festival.

So back to where I was... The Christ Church with St Philip Christmas Tree Festival is being held for the first time this year, from the 9th 'til the 11th December and will feature lots of fun and Christmassy stuff. See Below for details...

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Well Well Well HG

This month sees HG Wells' 150th birthday (the man, not the pub) and for most of October, there have been events and activities marking the occasion in Worcester Park.

Local community activist, Richard Johnson has been instrumental in organising some of these, including his trade mark kid's colouring competition. He also organised a collection of new HG Wells books and a display in the Library, having gained sponsorship from local traders.

As Richard has so well put it:
"Today is the culmination of all things Wellsian.

Professor Dominic Wells (great-grandson of H.G.) is due to arrive at WP Library about 11am. He will meet up with Mayor George Crawford of Cuddington Ward, in Epsom & Ewell, (where H.G. actually lived). And together with a volunteer from Diabetes UK (the charity co-founded by H.G.), they will judge the art and colouring competitions.

They will present the prizes to the award winners of ‘the Argonauts of the Air’ flying aeroplane competition about Noon and (if we can get hold of them at short notice) the winners of the other competitions too.

If you are passing, please come in and say hello… we can’t meet H.G. but we can meet his DNA!"
Richard also runs a Worcester Park Facebook page called the "Worcester Park Community Page" which has recently been more on top of reporting local events than I have (time is much consumed by having two young children!). So I would recommend paying his site a visit as well as this blog! I have suggested to Richard that he make direct contributions to the blog but so far I have yet to convince him...

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Doing The Business

Just a quick reminder that tonight there is another local business networking event at the Royal British Legion. It is on until 8pm so still plenty of time to pop along.

Items up for discussion include the Worcester Park BID proposal and possibly some discussion on Heathrow expansion and even Brexit!