Monday, 17 December 2012

North Cheam Festive event

As I tweeted on Saturday we headed off to the festive event which was held at North Cheam on Saturday to see what was on offer. As with the Worcester Park Christmas evening it was being run by the Outer London Fund and the most obvious thing different about the junction was the arty makeover of the derelict Victoria House, which made quite an impression on those present.

As far as the stall went there were a variety of stalls ranging from the professional to enthusiastic locals and while there were craft stalls there were zoomed in on the food stalls with jams, cheeses, meats and even sushi available. My star stall was the Giggly Pig stand with superb sausages ranging from the simple "Old English" on to "Rudolph's Revenge" with its chilli kick through to "Wow-Wow" which is an all out flamethrower assault on your palate. We took advantage of their "3 for £10" offer and absolutely loved them.

Brinkster Minor had his heart set on a mug that a "Young Enterprise" stand had on offer as a replacement for his recently broken one and the fact it came stuffed with chocolate didn't hurt his opinion of it so he parted with some cash in order to bag that.

We spotted local MP Paul Burstow in the throng together with his wife, Councillor Mary Burstow, and he was posting on Twitter as was Worcester Park Info though we must have just missed each other judging by our respective pictures.

As the event progressed various local shops decided to join in and put tables outside their shops and it had a really nice community feel about it

There was also a stand devoted to Victoria House and its impending renovation but I'm going to cover that separately so you'll need to stay tuned!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

SW Trains deliver early Christmas present

An announcement just out. For tomorrow three services from Worcester Park will get a special 'oomph' to help tired commuters kickstart their morning.

On Wednesday 5 December as a result of a speed restriction in the Wimbledon area, the following Epsom-Waterloo train services will not call at Raynes Park, Wimbledon, Earlsfield, Clapham Junction and Vauxhall:  0722 Epsom-London Waterloo  0752 Epsom-London Waterloo  0822 Epsom-London Waterloo 
 These services are all expected to arrive at London Waterloo on time.  Customers who would normally use these services from Epsom, Ewell West, Stoneleigh, Worcester Park or Motspur Park to travel to Raynes Park, Wimbledon, Earlsfield, Clapham Junction or Vauxhall should either wait for an alternative train service or change at Motspur Park. 
 Further details on alternative train services can be found using the drop down boxes at the top of this page.  We are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause to your journey on Wednesday morning. 
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