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Happy New Year to you all. We hope 2015 will be a good one. As we go to print we understand the judicial review of the Charlton Lane Eco Park is underway. We wish the SATEP guys luck. Their persever- ance could change our futures. Do remember that this is funded entire- ly by donation so if you wish to donate please see website www.satep.co.uk. The sun is shining as we are putting the final touches to this issue. So far the river Thames has behaved itself. We must hope that we will be spared the anguish of floods this year. To understand the scars the 2014 floods had, read the account of


January 2015


a child who has written about his experience. It is truly heart break- ing. We have enjoyed seeing many of you during the past month; coffee mornings, panto, Big Tree Night. The community spirit has been flowing generously. Here is to health and happiness in the year ahead.


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Front cover - Art by Nexus. Inspired by Nature.


www.villagematters.co.uk To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991 Contents


Flood-Through the Eyes of a Child The Talent of Spelthorne


Agriculture & Landscape in 1941 Local Girl Lucy Makes Final Super Hero Wins Business Prize Recipe of the Month The Eat or not to Eat


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Dinner and Dancing at Meson Toby 22 Shepperton Cricket Club Gardening Matters We Celebrate 100 Community Matters


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