Community

Worcester Park non-profit groups and local information

This section includes details of the non-profit groups in and around the area that make the difference between somewhere to live and a Worcester Park community. Links to other sites that are useful to those living in or visiting the area are also provided.

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Art

(Also see Clubs below)

J M Ducker J M Ducker painted many landscape paintings including one of Worcester Park. Despite being a prolific painter he is however a mystery and the owner of the Worcester Park painting would appreciate any information you may have about the painter.

Associations

Cuddington Residents’ Association run events throughout the year to suit all age groups. Volunteer opportunities exist for a wide range of skills – marketing, organising, delivering, gardening, catering, conservation – we add to the list every year. Our events raise money for a variety of causes and we have a great laugh together!

Stoneleigh and Auriol Residents’ Association (SARA) Stoneleigh and Auriol Residents’ Association (formerly Stoneleigh Residents’ Association) was formed in 1933 to provide people in Stoneleigh with a non-political voice on Epsom & Ewell Borough Council. The web site contains useful local information.

Worcester Park Residents Association The Worcester Park Residents Association (WPRA), founded in 1996, represents London Borough of Sutton residents living within KT4 extending to neighbouring Royal Borough of Kingston residents. The Sutton Borough Wards include Worcester Park Ward and part of Nonsuch Ward.

Boating

The River Thames Boat Project owns and runs a specially converted and equipped community boat and floating classroom based in Kingston. It offers three programmes tailor made for community groups and schools plus day and residential voyages and on-board classroom facilities with easy access for people with disabilities.

Books

The Harpist of Madrid The Harpist of Madrid is an historical novel based on the life of Juan Hidalgo, a 17th century composer and harpist who worked in the courts of King Philip IV and King Charles II of Spain. The book was written by Worcester Park resident Gordon Thomas and published in 2011.

Worcester Park & Cuddington: A Walk Through the Centuries (David Rymill, 2000, 171 pages). The book, which also includes Stoneleigh and Nonsuch, was published on a not-for-profit basis, and one of the author’s reasons for writing it (other than the fact that he enjoyed doing it) was to promote Worcester Park as a community. Previous local history books had tended to treat it as an extension of Cheam, Ewell or Malden. The book is a history of the area and includes photographs plus memories and reminiscenses by residents. A must for anyone with an interest in Worcester Park.

Worcester Park, Old Malden & North Cheam: History at our Feet (David Rymill, 2012, 306 pages). This book follows on from the one published in 2000 with more information and photographs..

Clubs

(Also see Youth section below)

Auriol Bowling Club Auriol Bowling Club was founded in 1967, and now has around 80 members. The club is located at Auriol Park, Salisbury Road, Worcester Park, Surrey, KT4 7DP

Cheam Common Art Group Cheam Common Art Group has been in existence for over 50 years. Weekly meetings, encouragement, exhibitions, outings and more. New members are welcome, contact Brenda Banks on 020 8330 0928.

Cheam Woodturners Association The CWA was formed in October 1999 to promote the art & craft of Woodturning in the South London / North Surrey area.

CTC South West London CTC South West London provide cycle rides into Surrey, Kent and surrounding counties. They have regular rides starting at North Cheam and Nonsuch Park.

Cuddington Bowling Club The men’s section of Cuddington Bowling Club was formed in 1936 and the Ladies section started in 1952. The two sections are now fully integrated but still retain their respective identities with dedicated fixtures and competitions. The club is located at Cuddington Recreation Ground, Sandringham Road, Worcester Park, KT4 8UH.

Epsom Beekeepers Association Epsom Beekeepers Association is a division of Surrey Beekeeping Association and has an apiary in Ewell.

Friends of Nonsuch aim to preserve Nonsuch Park’s history and its physical features. They aim to open up the Nonsuch Mansion house and provide a history of the park to visitors.

Kingston Phoenix Road Club Kingston Phoenix Road Club is a cycling club and meets each week at Worcester Park Athlete Club, Green Lane, Worcester Park. The club was founded in 1936 and has around 70 members.

Nonsuch Park Volunteers (the Voles) The Voles are a small group of enthusiastic volunteers who help to maintain and enhance the beautiful formal gardens and woodlands at Nonsuch Park.

Worcester Park Dramatic Society Worcester Park Dramatic Society is an amateur dramatic group and stages two productions each year at the Adrian Mann Theatre in Ewell. New members are welcome for acting or backstage, contact Membership Secretary Joyce Cranfield on 020 8337 3317 / wpdsociety@hotmail.com or Chairman Hugh Jones at h_p_jones@o2.co.uk.

Worcester Park Karate Club Worcester Park Karate Club was established in 1989 and trains at Cheam Common Junior School. New students aged between 5 – 65 are welcome.

Worcester Parkers Womens Institute Books, crafts, gardening, ‘ladies who lunch’, music, theatre, wine. Meetings are on the third Monday of the month at 19:45 at Christchurch with St Philip, Ruskin Drive, Worcester Park, KT4 8LG. New members are very welcome – please just come along.

Crime Prevention

Metropolitan Police Safer Neighbourhood Team Tel: 020 8649 3590 or 07843 065915, Email: worcesterpark.snt@met.police.uk

Sutton Safer Parks Teams There are two parks teams to tackle crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour. Tel: 020 8721 2268.

Safer Sutton Trading Scheme The Safer Sutton Trader Scheme has been introduced so that local residents, who employ traders to carry out work in their homes, can be confident that certain standards will be met. Additionally, it will encourage businesses to demonstrate their commitment to fair, professional and honest trade, so that their names can be included on a list which which is available to the Borough’s residents. Tel: 020 8770 5070, Email: trading.standards@sutton.gov.uk.

Sutton Safer Transport Team Operates on buses and around the transport network in the borough of Sutton. Tel: 020 8721 2263.

Sutton Environmental Health Report nuisances, including noise (construction site noise, intruder alarms, car alarms, ice cream vans, noise from licensed premises, transport noise and fireworks), bonfires, odours, high hedges, insects, artificial light, fly tipping and litter. Tel: 020 8770 5070, Email: environmentalhealth@sutton.gov.uk.

Sutton Neighbourhood Watch is a partnership where people come together to make their communities safer. It involves the Police, Community Safety departments of local authorities, other voluntary organisations and, above all, individuals and families who want to make their neighbourhoods better places to live.

Education

Bad weather? Check whether a London Borough of Sutton school is open or closed.

Cheam Common Infants School

Cheam Common Junior School

Cheam High School

Cuddington Community Primary School

Dorchester Primary School

Ewell Castle School

Glenthorne High School

Green Lane Primary and Nursery School

Malden Parochial C of E Primary School

Sutton College of Learning for Adults SCOLA has various centres in the area including its North Cheam Centre.

 

Government

The government of Worcester Park at national and local level is fairly complicated so we have created a dedicated Worcester Park Government page.

Health

Manor Drive Surgery Useful information about the practice.

Information

Beverley Brook water level information Environment Agency data for the Beverley Brook at Worcester Park.

Radio Jackie Broadcasting live, 24 hours a day, from Tolworth Broadway. Jackie Info is a free “what’s on” events service for charity and non profit making organisations.

Worcester Park Library Worcester Park Millennium library and conference room opened in January 2000.

Music

Dave Marston Worcester Park based singer, guitarist and songwriter.

Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra was founded in 1944 as the Stoneleigh Junior Orchestra

Recycling

Recycling in Worcester Park – Epsom & Ewell What can be recycled and where can you recycle it within the Epsom & Ewell Borough Council area of Worcester Park?

Recycling in Worcester Park – Kingston upon Thames What can be recycled and where can you recycle it within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames area of Worcester Park?

Recycling in Worcester Park – London Borough of Sutton What can be recycled and where can you recycle it within the London Borough of Sutton area of Worcester Park?

Reference

British Pathe Video showing the 1959 archaeological excavation of the remains of Nonsuch Palace, former country residence of King Henry VIII.
Frith Photo’s Old photographs of Worcester Park from the Francis Frith Collection

Red-RF.com A history and old photos of buses in Worcester Park. The photos of the old railway bridge and its effect on buses is particularly interesting.

Religion

Christ Church with St Philip A Local Ecumenical Partnership uniting Methodist and Anglican congregations.

Grace Church, Worcester Park The church has a Sunday morning service at Green Lane Primary School and midweek groups.

St John the Baptist, Worcester Park An inclusive, theologically liberal Church of England Church within the Diocese of Southwark.

St Mary the Virgin, Cuddington The Anglican Parish Church for Cuddington near Worcester Park in Surrey.

St Matthias Roman Catholic Church Web Site for the Catholic Parish of St. Matthias, Worcester Park, in the Archdiocese of Southwark.

Worcester Park Baptist Church Services, meetings and contacts.

Sport

Cheam Gymnastics Club Provides gymnastics and trampolining for children of all ages and abilities.

Match Football Training. Worcester Park, New Malden, Kingston, Sutton and surrounding areas. Football training for your school, group or business.

Westcroft Judo Club Judo clubs for ages 4 to adult in North Cheam and Carshalton.

Worcester Park Cricket Club Various teams from age 7 to adult. New Players of all ages and abilities are welcome.

Worcester Park Football Club Playing in the Combined Counties League

Worcester Park Tennis Club Has 3 grass and 3 floodlit macadam courts.

Youth

1st Old Malden (St. John the Baptist) Scout Group has served the young people in the ancient parish of Old Malden since 1950 and is an active, friendly, family Scout Group. We aim at giving “Better Scouting for More Young People in Old Malden” and have a membership of over 100 Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts.
We run an exciting weekly programme with the focus on adventure, whilst providing the opportunity to develop friendships and understanding of others in a fun, exciting and safe way.
Our own headquarters is in Malden Road and was built with the help of National Lottery funding in 2002.
We regularly recruit new Beavers, Cubs and Scouts – boys and girls aged 6 through to 18. We are also always on the lookout for new leaders and helpers too.

2nd Cuddington (Rowe) Scout Group is situated in Salisbury Road, Worcester Park. The 2nd Cuddington Scout Group is one of the largest and most active in Surrey with over 150 members, a purpose built Headquarters and a leader team of volunteers. Their home, Rowe Hall, is also the location for the annual Cuddington Beer Festival which is run to raise funds for the group.

4th Worcester Park Scout Group started in a garage in 1933. It has grown from 17 boys to become the largest Scout Group in Sutton and Cheam and home to one of the District’s Explorer Scout Units. At 260 members the Group is probably the largest youth group in Sutton. Boys and girls aged 6-18 plus adult leaders and helpers.

5th Worcester Park Scout Group The 5th are located at Stonecot Hill rather than in Worcester Park, a source of confusion for the unwary trying to track them down.

Worcester Park Baptist Church Boys Brigade Boys aged 5-18. Thursday evenings.

Worcester Park CoderDojo Free computer programming club for 11-17 year olds.