Wowee, forget any difficulty when parking at Frimley Park Hospital, you’re entering Trust of the Year 2013, as evaluated by respected healthcare information specialist Dr Foster Intelligence.
For 2012, Frimley park Hospital was rated joint runner-up to the Trust of the Year. To be able to continue to improve from being runner-up to Top indicates dedication, professionalism, and understanding the duty of care needed in healthcare by everyone at FPH.
Update: Should have said FPH are Trust of the Year for South of England.
If you don’t get a copy of the monthly Roundabout parish magazine from Lightwater’s All Saints’ Church, then you should. It contains articles, adverts, useful village contact details, a what’s-on guide, and lots more.
From January 2014 you’ll be able to browse Roundabout IN COLOUR [click on image to expand].
A year’s subscription is just £7, with issues delivered to your door. Quite a while ago I analysed the contents of an issue of Roundabout, and more recently HERE too. I imagine the colour version will be as popular.
I chanced to see a draft colour issue at the Fayre in the Square on Saturday, and was most impressed. I’ve sympathy for the editorial team, as producing a magazine in colour is more complex, particularly the creative pressure on the picture editor. Never mind, I’m sure they’re up to it.
Windlesham Parish Council, Duffy’s Budgens and All Saints’ Church are joining together to make a happy event of switching on the Christmas Tree lights in Lightwater’s Memorial Gardens, opposite the war memorial, and the Christmas lights in the village square. All accompanied with warming mulled wine from George’s Café, and carol singing in the village square.
It’s all happening on Tuesday evening 10th December. Approximate timings are,
- 6:45 -7:00pm: Meet at George’s Café for hot beverages/mulled wine [£1 tonight only]
- 7:15pm Christmas Tree lights in Memorial Gardens switched on, followed by a short walk to the Square
- 7:17pm (‘ish) ‘The Square’ lights switched on
- 7:30pm(‘ish) Carol singing begins, both inside and outside George’s Café
- 9:00pm(‘ish) Carol singing ends
- 10.00pm George’s Café closes
The weather forecast is for a cool, dry, partial cloudy evening. Perfect for carol singing, braced with mulled wine.
Everyone is welcome.
What a splendid event. Some good news to report, I spoke to a couple of the stallholders – Surrey Border Lions and Lightwater Darby & Joan Club – and both were delighted by the generosity of the Fayre’s visitors.
The biggest impression, for me anyway, were the number of people wearing Christmas hats. It wasn’t the only Santa Claus’ apparel, the Terri Jayne School of Dance’s young carol singers all wore the same hat as Santa. It generated a warm Christmassy feeling in the village square.
An excellent public address system, provided by All Saints’ Church, along with Chris Williams’ professional-quality announcing ensured that everyone knew what was happening. It also helped All Saints’ Church choir carol singing float over everyone in the square.
Surrey Heath Mayor, Cllr Beverley Harding, opened the Fayre and joined Santa Claus in distributing sweets to the children. Definitely a splendid event, mulled wine on the LBA stall, and Mike Duffy’s team serving free mince pies, irresistible. Here’s a photo montage of the event.
Oh boy, we’ll miss the splendid Royal Logistic Corps Band when the RLC eventually leave our Borough. They’re soldiers, musicians, actors, comedians, and characters all. So, I guess you’ll understand that we enjoyed the RLC Band Christmas Concert last night, as did everyone in the audience. Titled ‘Christmas Through the Ages’, the programme included traditional carols, big band music, vocals, and a humourous 12 Days of Christmas involving audience participation.
I was a bit naughty. I sneaked some photos during the concert [click on images to enlarge]. I hope they don’t mind. Here’s a baker’s dozen of photo’s of the thoroughly enjoyable performance.
This Christmas joke was delivered by Bandmaster of The Royal Logistic Corps Band, at their Christmas concert last night.
How does Santa Claus like his pizza?
Deep and crisp and even.
We attended the magnificent Royal Logistic Corps Band Christmas Concert last night.
As we were in Deepcut, I took a detour to view the newly opened Deepcut Railway Bridge, see rather blurry photo I took [click on photo to enlarge].
Here’s the view of Adam Cowee, who commented on THIS blog post,
December 5th at 10.24pm Adam Cowee says: This solution for the weight limit doesn’t work!! Driving towards the bridge this evening 10 vehicles were standstill on the bridge trying gauge their way through the post for traffic control. Looking at this an average car is now 1.5 tons doing the maths roughly this equates to 15 tons static mass on the bridge at one given time. So would a better traffic control be a solution, a good traffic light system, not a sequence but on demand, combined with a single post entrance rather than a double with weight limits signs?
I agree with Adam.The restriction seems to indicate that it’s a two way traffic, which it wasn’t before, and is surely not sensible to encourage. It’s a missed opportunity to not put into traffic lights, just like those on the Guilford Road [B3102] canal bridge just a mile away in Frimley Green.