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Sythwood Children’s Centre

Supporting families and their children from early pregnancy through to primary school

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Knaphill Community Fridge - OPEN NOW

Food waste is a big issue in the UK. The average UK family wastes £810 a year by throwing away food and drink, and £3 billion is wasted by food sectors, at the same time four million people in the UK are living in food poverty. Despite growing awareness of food waste, there are few easy ways for people or businesses to get food near its 'sell by' date to others. Most food waste in the UK (4.1 million tonnes or 61%) is avoidable and could have been eaten had it been better managed.

Community Fridges are one tried and tested way of stopping good food ending up in the bin. They’re housed in public, accessible places, making surplus perishable food freely available to members of the public. Surplus food is provided by local businesses or members of the public and is then available for collection by people who can use it.

The Knaphill Community Fridge will aim to help cut food waste & keep it out of landfill, building stronger bonds within the community to redistribute good quality food.

The community can help look after the fridge in the following ways:
• Help us find businesses to donate food to the fridge
• Collection of food from donors
• Monitoring Fridge temperatures
• Local fridge promotion
• Organising events and fundraisers to support the fridge
• Social media

At the Holy Trinity Church, Chobham Road, Knaphill, GU21 2SX. Monday to Thursday, 8:30am - 3:30pm.

Instagram @knaphillcommunityfridge

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Swimming Places Available

Are you interested in swimming lessons at Woking Leisure Centre? This is a 4 week course led by a qualified swimming instructor for parents and their children. Minimum age requirement is 6 months of age and one adult is required per child.

*Start Date: 20th June - 11th July 2019
*Day: Every Thursday for 4 weeks
*Lesson Time: 12.45pm – 1.30pm
*Cost per family: £2.50 
                               £1.50 with a concession key card

Contact us on 01483 727900 or email if interested.

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Information about the changes to Children's Centre

As you may know there will be changes this year to children’s centres and how Surrey County Council supports families.

The new approach will involve Surrey County Council focusing its resources on helping the families most in need of support, which means that some of the existing children’s centres will close and others will become Family Centres. Surrey County Council will no longer provide universal services for all families at Family Centres but other organisations, such as health visitors, may offer these at the centres and at other community venues.

You can use the Family Information Directory to find universal and other services, support groups, activities, events and more.

The changes will take place at different times across Surrey’s 11 districts and boroughs, so to make sure families can find out what is happening in their area the district and borough pages on the Family Information Service website will be regularly updated from April. They will provide information about when current activities offered at children’s centres will close and where Family Centres will open.

In addition there is a new page on the website which provides information about the final proposals that were agreed by Surrey County Council’s Cabinet. This also has a link to the results of the consultation that was undertaken to get views and suggestions on the draft proposals.

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Join us for our Spring Walk

We will be hosting a Spring walk around Woking Park this Easter, come join us on Tuesday 9th April, at 10.30am at Woking Park, Kingfield Road, GU22 9BA.

Get active and explore!
 Meet us at the bandstand at 10:30am
 Bring a picnic with you to have together after
 For 0-8 year olds and their parents/carers (no childminders or home based carers)

For more information please call Sythwood Children Centre 01483 727900
Or email

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