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Open For Entries! Capture Spelthorne Photography Competition 2019

Spelthorne Council is looking for the best photographs of the borough. This is a chance for you to get outside, explore our beautiful borough and show off your photography skills. You don’t need an expensive camera to take part, any camera or smart phone will do, as long as the photograph was taken in Spelthorne after 1 January 2018 and is submitted by the closing date.

We are looking for pictures that tell a story about Spelthorne in the following categories:
Living in Spelthorne – What does Spelthorne mean to you? Send us photographs of local places / landmarks or events that you feel depict life in Spelthorne and captures the spirit of this vibrant community.
Urban landscape – Spelthorne is home to many interesting buildings from the historic to the modern. Which buildings capture your imagination or reflect where you live?
Hidden gems – This is an opportunity for you to capture those hidden gems or secret corners that you want to share with us. Be as creative as you like.
Water scenes – Did you know that one third of Spelthorne is covered by water? From the River Thames to the many reservoirs and lakes, we would love to see your waterside snaps. You could include wildlife, boating or simply lovely waterscapes.
Under 16s – We can accept entries for any of the above categories.

Prizes:
The winner of each category will receive the following prize:

  • £50 prize money for each category winner
  • Picture published in one of the following publications (TW15 / 18 magazine, Sunbury Matters / Shepperton Matters)

The overall winner of all the categories will receive the following prize:

  • £100 prize money
  • Their picture published on the front cover of the summer edition of the Bulletin magazine
  • Copy of the Pinewood Studios photography hardback book and a pair of Korda theatre cinema tickets

Additionally the finalist pictures for each category will be displayed at an exhibition in the borough.

How to enter:
Up to five photos can be submitted per entrant, as digital images. Please include a short caption that best describes the image, your chosen category and provide your contact details (name, telephone number and postal or email address, plus your age if under 16yrs).
Email your entries to photography@spelthorne.gov.uk
The closing date for entries is 31 May 2019. Finalists will be notified by Monday 10 June 2019 and the winners will be presented at a evening reception in the Korda Theatre, Shepperton Studios on the 4 July 2019.

Follow the action on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #captureSpelthorne

To read the terms and conditions, click here

Happy Christmas from the Spelthorne Business Forum

Everyone at the SBF team would like to wish you a Happy Christmas!

We have had a great year in 2018 and would like to thank you for supporting us throughout the year.

We hope that you will continue to support with us and our new exciting projects in 2019!

Merry Christmas
and a Prosperous and Peaceful New Year!

 

Pride of Spelthorne Awards 2018

Pride of Spelthorne Awards 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelthorne Borough Council hosted The Pride of Spelthorne awards on 13 December to celebrate and thank the Borough’s local volunteers.

Held at London Irish Rugby Club’s Centre in Sunbury, the Mayor of Spelthorne Cllr Jean Pinkerton OBE presented 18 recipients with certificates of appreciation in recognition of the time and commitment they give to a huge variety of organisations, charities and local groups. The award ceremony was followed by a traditional Christmas dinner and entertainment.  Many congratulations to the following recipients:-

Ray Blowers

Mike Ramlakhan

Dennis Brock

Gill Sanderson

John Carey

Carol Sullivan

Tracey Carter

Diane Tew

Monica Chard

Val Turner

Noel Franklin Taylor

Mike Wiley

Maureen Hesbrook

Beryl Wilkins

Jim Mcllroy

Paul Woodham

Gill Morgan

Following the event, Spelthorne Council and the sponsors made a commitment to make The Pride of Spelthorne an annual event to celebrate the significant contribution made by the Borough’s volunteers.

Cllr Tony Harman, Deputy Leader for Spelthorne Council, said: “Volunteers are vital to the smooth running of many organisations in the Borough and give up so much of their own time to help others – we simply couldn’t do without them. Many congratulations to all this year’s recipients, they really are the Pride of Spelthorne!”

Thanks go to the event sponsors, Worldwide Energy Logistics Ltd, U Drive Cover and  Churchill Hui; London Irish Rugby Club for providing the venue and Jacqueline Stanton for helping with the organisation.

Kempton Park Winter Series coming soon!

The Winter Series

Winter is coming- time to go racing!

From October to December Kempton Park offers you the Winter Series- an opportunity to grab your family and friends and enjoy some competitive on track racing action. Admission starts at just £9.60pp when booked in advance, kinds go free. Hospitality options available.

 

*Winter series Pizza Offer- Get your admission and a pizza for just £12 when booked in advance!

 

 

Purple Tuesday – the UK’s first accessible shopping day

Purple Tuesday – the UK’s first accessible shopping dayImage result for purple tuesday

Along with the Elmsleigh and Two Rivers shopping centres and Staines-upon-Thames Business Improvement District (BID), Spelthorne Council is supporting Purple Tuesday on 13 November.

Purple Tuesday is the UK’s first accessible shopping day which aims to encourage retailers to introduce a range of measures to improve the shopping experience for disabled visitors. As part of this initiative, the BID will be rolling out a programme of training and awareness raising over the next 12 months.

Glow Badminton- in aid of Children in Need

Glow Badminton – in aid of Children in NeedImage may contain: text

Taking place at Matthew Arnold Sports Centre in Staines-upon-Thames at 10am on Saturday 17 November, Glow Badminton is pure fun – all in aid of Children in Need.

SBF Annual Riverboat Cruise

Spelthorne Business Forum Annual Riverboat Cruise

 

Spelthorne Business Forum’s annual riverboat trip was held on Thursday 27 September.

 

Kindly sponsored by French Brothers and Heathrow Airport, the event saw over 70 local business people come together for a morning of networking against a backdrop of stunning Spelthorne scenery and the River Thames.

 

The attendees were welcomed by Mike Ramlakhan and Tracey Carter of the Spelthorne Business Forum and then heard from a variety of speakers including Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of Spelthorne Council and Terry Collier, Deputy Chief Executive at Spelthorne Council. Cllr Vivienne Leighton discussed plans to promote the River Thames and Cllr John Furey explained how the Enterprise M3 is supporting the Borough.

 

Louise Yearwood from the Rustic Bar Company talked about winning this year’s Business Plan Competition and how her business is developing. This annual competition was instigated by Kwasi Kwarteng MP with support from the Spelthorne Business Forum.

 

Keith McGroary, Spelthorne Council’s Economic Development Manager, revealed the shortlist for the Spelthorne Means Business Awards. The winners will be announced at a black tie gala dinner on 11 October at Shepperton Studios.

 

Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of the Council, said: “Supporting this annual event is a great way for Spelthorne Borough Council to put our strapline of ‘Spelthorne Means Business’ into action and to get face-to-face feedback from our local businesses on the issues which affect them.”

 

 

Advertise with Everyone Active

 

 

 

 

 

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We manage 173 leisure and cultural centres across the UK in partnership with over 53 different local authorities.

Our centers advertisement opportunities  can create a significant sales opportunity  for your business.

There are a number opportunities that you can advertise within our centers, Digital 6 sheet, Sport hall and swim pool banners , leaflets etc ……

 

Our Ad-boards will incorporate from 12 adverts, and can be made in different sizes to fit into the spaces that we have available.

 

Prices will vary depending on size of advent and footfall of chosen site , and will be for a 12 month permanent advert. Please see below a list of what sites are available  and what your advert will look like.

To book your slot and to find out more contact – corporateteam@everyoneactive.com – 10% off for everyone that takes out an advert in September

 

Disruption to Heathrow Flight Patterns

Heathrow

 

 

 

Heathrow just wanted to let you know that between 3 October and 18 December major construction work is required to rebuild one of the taxiways adjacent to the northern runway. The taxiway is used by aircraft exiting the runway after landing when the airport is on easterly operations. Its closure means that the number of aircraft that can land is restricted on that runway due to the longer time that planes will remain on the runway until they can exit using an alternative taxiway.

 

To maintain safe operations and mitigate the impact of this work, during periods of easterly operations we will have to land some aircraft (an extra two per hour) on the southern runway after 7am while the work is being carried out.

 

They have made every effort to minimise the impact on local communities – this timeframe was chosen due to lower traffic volumes and based on historic data there is a 20% risk of easterly operations during this period. However, they recognise that this may cause disruption to communities around the airport and therefore they wish to apologise in advance.