FROM vintage tractors to wacky cycles, gleaming American limousines to London buses, a huge range of vehicles travelled the streets in the Chobham Carnival procession on Monday.

It was a record-breaking day for the village’s big annual event – the longest parade and probably the hottest weather since it began 30 years ago– and an estimated 5,000 people enjoyed the entertainment.

Chobham Carnival 2018.
Some of the crowds watching the carnival in the blazing sun

For the full story and picture special, see the 10 May edition.

WHEN the first Horsell Scouts and Guides Grand May Fayre was held in 1978, there were just a few tents and tables. The 40th annual event was held on Bank Holiday Monday and has become one of the main free to enter community events in Woking.

Horsell Scouts and Guides May Fayre

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A CHARITY volunteer is preparing to go to Nepal to help with a rebuilding project following a devastating earthquake.

Liz Stanbridge, 31, who lives and attended various schools in Woking, will fly out to the stricken country at the end of May.

Volunteer – Liz Stanbridge

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VISITORS who caused the tenant and neighbours to live in fear of violence have been banned from a Byfleet social housing property.

Only the householder and representatives of landlord New Vision Homes and support workers can now go into the home, following a court order made by Guildford magistrates.

For the full story, see the 10 May edition.

Planners! Consider those who have to live with your consequences

ON THE front page of WN&M for 26 April, under the heading Roads Scheme, it read “The block incorporating Evans Cycles through to the old Blockbusters would be demolished to make way for the dual carriageway”. That would be a great pity. There is not much left of the “original” Woking these days.

For the full Ann Tilbury article, see the 10 May edition.

OUTSTANDING contributions to the Woking community were recognised at the Mayor’s Civic Reception last week.

Susan Deaves was named Eminent Citizen for 2018 for her lifelong contribution to athletics in the town. There were three winners in this year’s Young People’s Civic Award Scheme – Harriet Pringle, Francesca Lane and Leon Hunter.

Harriet Pringle, Woking Mayor Cllr Graham Cundy, Francesca Lane and Leon Hunter

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TWO drivers were taken to hospital with injuries after their vans crashed head-on in Mayford early on Tuesday morning, 1 May.

The collision happened on Egley Road, between Prey Heath Road and the Mayford roundabout, at about 7.20am. The road was closed for nearly three hours while police investigated the incident.

The collision demolished the fronts of both vans involved in the collision. Photo courtesy of Woking Fire Station’s white watch

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TEAM registrations are now open for the annual dragon boat races in aid of the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices charity.

The event takes place on Goldsworth Park Lake next month, when teams of 12 to 20 people will row across the water in brightly painted, dragon-headed boats, competing against the clock and each other to win a place in the final.

Richard Roberts, MD of Trident Honda, the main event sponsor; Jayne Cooper, hospice chief executive; and Chinese lions from the Chinese School of Woking, who will be dancing on the day in a special ceremony to ward off evil spirits from the races

For the full story, see the 3 May edition. Or visit www.wsbhospices.co.uk to enter a team.

AN AUSTRIAN man is trying to trace the family in Old Woking with whom he spent the summer more than 50 years ago.

Rudolf Neubauer told the News & Mail from his home in Deutschslandberg, in the south of the country, that he came to Old Woking during the summer holidays in 1965 on a trip organised for children from poor Austrian families.

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A FAMILY from Woking are gearing up for the fundraising MoonWalk London marathon.

Mum Pernille Hansen is walking with her two daughters and two other family members from Denmark in the 26-mile event organised by Woking-based breast cancer charity, Walk the Walk.

“Every one of us knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer, so it was a cause close to all of our hearts’’, said Pernille.

Pernille Hansen with her daughter Mathilde, 15, wearing their special MoonWalk tee-shirts

For the full story, see the 3 May edition