Hinchley Wood Scout Christmas Post for 2016

The Scout Christmas Post is now in operation again until the last collection on Tuesday 20 December.

christmas-postThe bright yellow boxes are strategically placed around the area. Postage is a bargain at a suggested 30p per item, more than a 50% discount on Royal Mail’s second class post. Simply post your Christmas mail in one of our boxes together with coins (loose) to cover the postage. Please remember to put the full address and postcode!

Post boxes are located at:

  • Stephens Fine Foods, Station Approach
  • 5 Hillcrest Gardens
  • 38 Greenways
  • 37 Medina Avenue
  • 26 Montgomery Avenue
  • 149 Manor Road

Our delivery area includes all of Hinchley Wood and much of Thames Ditton, Long Ditton and Esher and (as we are working in conjunction with 1st Claygate Scouts) the whole of Claygate – see the roads list below, and attached here.

The service is being operated by Scouts and Explorers who are also working towards their Fundraising Activity Badges.

So you can organise your mail before leaving home we attach an updated copy of the information notice which describes how to use the Post and includes a list of the roads covered.

All proceeds from the Post will go to Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust to help them provide a 24/7 doctor-led helicopter emergency medical service. Their two helicopters and crews deliver the services normally found in a hospital A&E department directly to scenes of trauma and medical emergencies. They receive no statutory funding for the £6.4 million annual cost.

Mail can be delivered to all addresses in the following roads

Hinchley Wood

Avondale Avenue, Chesterfield Drive, Claygate Lane, Cotswold Close, Couchmore Avenue, Cumberland Drive, Dorchester Close, Eastmont Road, Greenways, Harefield, Heathside, Heathside Close, Hengest Avenue, Hill Rise, Hillcrest Gardens, Hillmont Road, Hinchley Close, Hinchley Drive, Hinchley Way, Macaulay Avenue, Manor Drive, Manor Road North, Manor Road South, Meadow Close, Medina Avenue, Montgomery Avenue, Poplar Road, Priors Wood, Rosewood, Severn Drive, Soprano Way, Southmont Road, Southwood Gardens, Station Approach, Westmont Road

Thames Ditton & Long Ditton

Angel Road, Bankside Drive, Bourne Close, Brooklands Road, Claygate Lane, Dene Gardens, Ditton Lawn, Effingham Road, Ewell Road, Giggs Hill Gardens, Gloucester Place, Greenwood Close, Greenwood Road, Lynwood Road, Manor Road North, Manordene Close, Mayfield Road, Oakdene Avenue, Orchard Avenue, Orchard Close, Paget Place, Quinton Road, Rushett Road, Rythe Court, St Andrews Close, Scott Farm Close, Southville Road, Sugden Road, Thorkhill Gardens, Thorkhill Road, Wessex Close, Westville Road, Woodfield Road

Esher

Alma Road, Carleton Close, Chestnut Avenue, Cranbrook Drive, Cranleigh Road, The Drive, Elm Tree Avenue, Ember Gardens, Ember Lane, Gainsborough Cl, Grove End Lane, Grove Way, Houston Place, Imber Close, Imber Grove, Imber Park Road, Lime Tree Avenue, Oaklands Avenue, Orchard Gate, Parkwood Avenue, Sandon Close, Woodend, The Woodlands, Woodside Avenue

Claygate

Albany Crescent, Applegarth, Arbrook Lane, Aston Road, Athlone, Beaconsfield Gdns, Beaconsfield Rd, Berkeley Gardens, Blakeden Drive, Bridle Road, Brookfield Gardens, Caerleon Close, Cavendish Drive, Cedar Walk, Chadworth Way, Church Road, Claremont, Claremont Road, Claygate Lodge Cl, Common Lane, Common Road, Cornwall Avenue, Coverts Road, Crediton Way, Dalmore Avenue, Denman Drive, Derwent Close, Elm Gardens, Elm Road, Fairlawn Close, Fawcus Close, Fee Farm Road, Firs Close & The Firs, Fishersdene, Fitzalan Road, Foley Road, Forge Drive, Foxwarren, Glebelands, Glenavon Close, Gordon Road, Hare Lane, Hermitage Close, High Foleys, High Street, Hillview Road, Holroyd Road, Homestead Gardens, Hurstbourne, Judge Walk, Kilnside, Kingsmead Park, Lane Gardens, Langbourne Way, Loseberry Road, Lower Wood Road, Meadow Road, Melbury Close, Merrilyn Close, Mountview Road, Norfolk Road, Oaken Drive, Oaken Lane, Oakhill, Old Claygate Lane, Queen Anne Drive, Raleigh Drive, Raymond Way, Red Lane, Redruth Gardens, Rose Cottages, Rosehill, Ruxley Crescent, Ruxley Grange, Ruxley Ridge, Rythe Close, Rythe Road, Sim’S Cottage, Simmil Road, St Leonard’S Road, Station Road, Station Way, Stevens Lane, Stockfield Road, Sydney Cottage, Sydney Terrace, Telegraph Lane, The Avenue, The Causeway, The Elms, The Firs, The Green, The Parade, The Roundway, The Willows, Thorne Close, Torrington Close, Torrington Road, Tower Gardens, Trystings Close, Vale Croft, Vale Road, Westbury Avenue, Woodbourne Drive, Woodlands Close

Order your Christmas Trees and Wreaths through Hinchley Wood Scouts!

Ordering has now closed…

… but we may still be able to help. Contact us on .

christmas_treeWe are again delivering top-quality premium grade Christmas Trees, as we have for the last 33 years. Our most popular tree is the needle holding ‘Non-Drop’ Nordman Fir, and we also supply the traditional Norway Spruce. We also sell 10” undecorated Fir Wreaths for only £12.

Ordering your tree

Click here to order one of our fantastic Christmas trees online, or use our paper order form.

  • All sizes indicated are nominal
  • All trees are non-rooted
  • All prices are unchanged from Christmas 2015
  • WE DELIVER FREE to your home (within 2 miles of Hinchley Wood)
  • All proceeds from trees ordered through our website or on our order forms go to 1st Hinchley Wood Scout Group Funds
  • Trees are provided in association with 1st Claygate & 1st Oxshott Scout Groups
  • Please place your order latest on Sunday 27 November

Many thanks for supporting our biggest fundraiser of the year, without which we would not be able to provide the huge range of activities for our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts.

Disposing of your tree after Christmas

If you want your tree collected after Christmas, please try collectmytree.co.uk, a service provided by our neighbours 1st Weston Green Scouts.

Great start to the orienteering season for Esher Scouts

Esher Scouts Orienteering Club (ESOC) has had a great start to the orienteering season, winning the first two events in the Southern Navigators’ Saturday Series. This gives the club 22 points, six points clear of St Andrew’s School and Tomlinscote in joint second place.

At the first event of the season – Frith Hill near Camberley – ESOC runners Thomas Arnison, Idris Wills and William Emmerson took third, fourth and sixth places on orange. On yellow, newcomers Sophie Hutchison & Lucie Tinkler took 9th place and Christian Nicholson 14th.

bramshill-punchingThe club had strong results at the second event at Bramshill in Berkshire. On the yellow course, pairs of scouts secured tightly-contested third, fourth and fifth places with less than 20 seconds between them. On the longer and harder orange course, individual runners William Emmerson, Benedict Davidson and Idris Wills were placed second, third and fifth respectively. Individual runners and those running without adult support score higher points in the competition.

The third event of the Saturday Series takes place on Saturday 12 November at Eagle House School, between Sandhurst and Crowthorne near Bracknell. This is a change from the previously advertised location (Ash South).

bramshill-finishESOC is an informal orienteering club affiliated to South London Orienteers which draws its members from the ten scout troops in the Esher District. Recently the most active troops have been Claygate, Hinchley Wood, the Molesey troops and Oxshott. The club won the 2015-16 Saturday Series and the 2016 Surrey Schools & Youth O-Festival.

Busy Beavers in October!

1st Hinchley Wood Beavers have had a busy start to the autumn term. They have completed their cycling badge, had a visit from the Chelsea Foundation and spent an evening cooking international food: sushi, samosas, cheesecake and tiramisu. All was made and tasted by the Beavers!

Jumble Sale, Saturday 8 October


Loads of bargains to be had!


1st Hinchley Wood Scout Group are holding their autumn Jumble Sale on Saturday 8 October from 10:30 to 12:30.

There are stalls for clothes, books, games, bric-a-brac, linens, shoes and children’s clothes.

Entry is £1 entry per person. Tea and coffee will be available.

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Images courtesy of Darren Salanson

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