Category Archives: Cheam Rec

A Trim Trail in Cheam Rec?

What do people think of the idea of installing a Trim Trail in Cheam Rec?

Trim Trail 4

There is already one in Overton Grange.  It can be used by both aspiring athletes and young people to keep fit and let off steam.

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It could run up the centre of the Rec, where there is currently a single line of trees

Cllr Mary Burstow will be proposing the idea at the next South Sutton, Cheam and Belmont Area Committee in September.  She would like to hear your views.

Trim Trail Overton Grange

Cllr Burstow said “Whilst we have plenty of play equipment in Cheam Rec for young children, we have very little for older children and teenagers.  This really needs to be addressed.”

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Croquet Coaching Course

Cheam Park Croquet Club

Cheam Croquet & Bowls club is offering a six session croquet coaching course to members of the public.  The cost of the course is £24 and the fee will be offset against the first years subscription for participants who subsequently join the Club.

Cheam Croquet and Bowling Club

The coaching course will take place at the Club, which is in Cheam Recreation Ground, Tudor Close, Cheam, SM3 8QS from 6pm - 8pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 28th June                         Thursday 30th June

Tuesday 5th July                              Thursday 7th July

Tuesday 12th July                           Thursday 14th July

Numbers are limited and places will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

To book your place or for further information contact cheamcroquetbowlsclub@gmail.com or phone 0208 642 0533

Cheam Croquet & Bowling Club

Cheam Park Bowling Club 2

Cheam Croquet & Bowling Club was open for business on Bank Holiday Monday.

Cheam Croquet Club Teas

Delicious teas were on offer, with home made cakes.

Cheam Croquet Club

Tuition was on offer for Croquet and Bowls.

The Croquet & Bowls Club is open to everyone.   All members are free to play either game and some do play both, especially the bowlers in the winter when they can play croquet but not bowls.

To join, please contact: Cheamcroquetbowlsclub@gmail.com or phone: 0208 642 0533.

As for a dress code, you don't need to worry about wearing whites.  Casual dress is fine.  So long as you wear flat shoes you can walk on the green

 

Fantastic Afternoon at Cheam Village Fair

Cheam Village Fair 1

What a fantastic afternoon it was, at Cheam Village Fair.

Cheam Village Fair Beer Tent

The weather may not have been boiling hot, but that didn’t really matter.  The crowds came and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Cheam Village Fair entrance

Thank you to Cheam and Sutton Rotary Club who organised the event, raise thousands of pounds for local charities.   All todays profits will go to The Royal Marsden and Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre.

Cheam Village Fair Go Carts

I am told a record number of volunteers helped out at the Fair this year.  Thank you to every one of you.  It would not have been the success it was with out you.

Cheam Village Fair Childrens Corner

The Centre Arena is packed with displays, including The Black Eagles – acrobats that include a fire limbo sequence in their performance.  That’s on top of a Children’s Corner, Beer Tent, 50 stalls, selling everything from honey to plants, and handbags to cakes, Radio Jackie Roadshow, Funfair, Punch and Judy, a balloon race, coconut shy and hoopla.

Dancing Cheam Village Fair 1

It was first started in 1977, and today it’s one of the largest annual local community events. It’s a fun day out for everyone, especially families.  What’s more, with new attractions and more stalls than ever, the Fair has grown year on year – some 6500 people attended in 2016.

Sutton MS Society Cheam Village Fair

 

Guide Dogs Cheam Village Fair 1

Cheam Village Fair

 

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Monday 30th May 2016

Cheam Fair is organised by Cheam Rotary Club.  It was first started in 1977, and today it’s one of the largest annual local community events. It’s a fun day out for everyone, especially families.  What’s more, with new attractions and more stalls than ever, the Fair has grown year on year – some 6500 people attended in 2015.

The Centre Arena is packed with displays, including The Black Eagles – acrobats that include a fire limbo sequence in their performance.  That’s on top of a Children’s Corner, Beer Tent, 50 stalls, selling everything from honey to plants, and handbags to cakes, Radio Jackie Roadshow, Funfair, Punch and Judy, a balloon race, coconut shy and hoopla. and much more!

Admission is just £1 for adults and 50p children. Cheam Rotary will donate all profits to The Royal Marsden and Sutton and Merton Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre.  There is no parking on site, but you can catch the 213 or 151 bus.  There are bus stops beside the entrance to the park.  The 93 bus stop is only a short walk away.

Cheam Village Fair 4

The event takes place on the late May Bank Holiday, in Cheam Recreation Ground. The organisers, Cheam Rotary Club, make a point of showcasing community groups like Cheam Gym Club, Fighting Fit Martial Arts, Fiesta Fitness will be doing a Zumba demo and Carshalton Cheerleaders who put on displays throughout the afternoon.

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Work is progressing on Cheam Rec Cafe

 

Cheam Rec Cafe 1

At long last, after far too long, work on Cheam Rec Pavilion Cafe is nearing completion.  The majority of the building work was finished in September 2015, but resolving snagging problems took much longer.

Cheam Rec Cafe Pavilion

I can’t help thinking that if it was my house, I would not have waited this long to see the problems overcome.  I am aware that all three ward councillors chased Sutton Council, as did the proposed tenant.

Cheam Rec Cafe Pavilion

The very good news is that three years after the Pavilion cafe closed because of a bad fire, it will soon be open hopefully by the end of June.  Better still you will be able to sit inside and stay warm, rather than stand out side and shiver…And judging by the ice cream cabinet…They are selling Kellys Ice Cream….Looking good!!

Wickham Avenue saved from flooding by culvert

Wickham Ditch and bridge

After the very heavy rainfall over the past 48 hours, the Wickham Avenue culvert is helping to channel off a huge amount of water and preventing the properties in Wickham Avenue from flooding.

Many thanks to the Nonsuch Voles for digging out the ditch  and culvert under the London Road and Sutton Council for providing the bridge.