‘Snowball’ effect of treasured volunteers

A CALL for volunteers to band together to help vulnerable neighbours at the start of the pandemic “snowballed” and led to West Byfleet Coronavirus Support group. Emma Osborne, who runs her own... Read more »

Requests double for foodbank support

THE South Woking Community Foodbank based at New Life Church in Old Woking has seen a near doubling in demand during the coronavirus lockdown period. The foodbank, mainly focused on Old Woking,... Read more »

Royal visitors lend a hand at mosque

THE Earl and Countess of Wessex joined volunteers at Woking’s Shah Jahan Mosque to help pack emergency food parcels for vulnerable people across the borough. The royal couple also delivered a personal... Read more »

Illustrating support for mental health charity

AN ILLUSTRATOR is selling her stock of prints at big discounts with a large portion going to the local mental health charity Woking Mind. Katie Hook, who runs a calligraphy and illustrations... Read more »

Local author completes two novels in lockdown

A HORSELL author is putting such famously prolific writers as Danielle Steel and James Patterson to shame as she completes her second novel in little more than two months. Abigail Cole, a... Read more »

Police officer attacked while investigating lockdown breach

A POLICE officer has been attacked while investigating a possible breach of lockdown rules in West Byfleet. The assault took place in West Byfleet Recreation Ground on Camphill Road shortly before 7pm... Read more »

Fiery Bird hopes for a brighter future

THE Fiery Bird live music venue is preparing for life after lockdown by readying a possible move to a long-term home and taking part in a national campaign to save the homes... Read more »

Online coaching for indoor cycling

LOCAL personal trainer and triathlon coach Lucy Hurn has taken her coaching from the parks and pool side to YouTube to support people trying keep training and get fit during the coronavirus... Read more »

Grandson honours the fallen with veteran grandad

SECOND World War veteran Alan Muir was able to take part in the VE Day 75 two-minute silence with his Air Cadet grandson Archie despite the COVID-19 lockdown. Mr Muir, 99, wearing... Read more »

Gift boxes for supportive angels

A GIFT shop in St John’s has given hampers of goodies to local people helping others during the coronavirus pandemic – and is looking for support from the community to keep the... Read more »