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The Big Lunch 2011.

June 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Putting up the bunting on the Saturday on a warm sunny afternoon looked promising for our big day.

Sunday dawned cool and cloudy with rain threatening  – and it did during the afternoon.

 But, were we detered from having a good time – not a bit of it, we just raised umbrella’s and carried on enjoying the company of one another, the food, music and community spirit.
 

 
Over 150 residents from Ellerton, Bond and Dennan Road enjoyed our second ‘have lunch with your neighbours’ event – The Big Lunch – organised by the Ellerton and Bond Road [incorporating Dennan Road] Residents’ Association on Sunday June 5th.
A section of Ellerton and adjoining Bond Road were closed off to traffic and cars moved allowing residents to ‘take over the streets.’
Whilst neighbours had lunch together communally entertained by a jazz group, the children had the freedom of their street and enjoyed riding their bikes, scooters and skateboards safely and playing football and even cricket.

 

There were several activities for younger children including a fancy dress competition for various age groups.
For the adults there was a cake competition which attracted many entrants – and the cakes were later enjoyed by all,
a well supported raffle and a ‘guess the cake weight’ competition.
Many people brought extra food for the sharing table which ranged from good old party food to Chinese, Asian and Middle Eastern food which was delicious.

 

 
 
Some of the cake entries.
The raffle.
Keeping cool.
 
 
Fancy dress under 6 winner: Ben Gerrard.
Some children’s games.
Fancy dress winner over 6: Keiron Beardmore.
 
 
Residents enjoying the cakes after the competition.
Guess the weight cake.
Oh, is it raining – we hadn’t noticed – having too much fun.
 
People to thank.
Stack and Bonner for their sponsorship and sign posting – and to Sophia for organising this. 
Paul Johnston and Nick Kilby for their very generous donation towards the event.
Debbie for ‘hook a duck’ and those who manned the supervision rota.
 Rosemary for the boozy ‘guess the weight cake’ and those who entered the cake competition – whose cakes we all enjoyed later.
Simon and Christina who lent us their band new gazeebo.
Residents who lent or gave bunting.
 
 
EBRRA is already thinking about 2012 with The Big Lunch again but also the Olympics, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. 
 
We are always pleased to hear from any resident who would like to get involved with the residents association – in a big or small way by joining the committee or just being a representative for their ‘local home area’ or a helper as and when required for our events.
 
Please contact us at: EBRRA@rocketmail.com
 
 Remembering Anton Hammerl.
 
 Family and friends lit candles in the late afternnon to remember Ellerton Road resident Anton Hammerl.
 
 
Categories: Association, EBRRA events

Surbiton Hospital August start.

June 6, 2011 Leave a comment

PLANS for a new health care centre and primary school on the Surbiton Hospital site are moving forward, as it is announced that building work is expected to start in August.

Under the plans, which have been put together by the NHS and the council, the Ewell Road site will be demolished to make way for a healthcare centre providing a base for up to eight existing GP practices as well as outpatient care, community services and a pharmacy.

From Kingston Informer.

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