Community meals service meets big increase in demand

THE coronavirus crisis has seen a rocketing demand for the borough’s community meals service. Last week alone saw more than 1,300 meal deliveries, a big increase compared to 818 this time last... Read more »

Mum hits the ground running for local charity LinkAble

CHARITY runner Kim Owens is taking on one of her biggest challenges yet with plans to tackle the London Marathon race distance by running the full 26.2 miles around her garden and... Read more »

Join in the Breakfast Birdwatch

THERE’S nothing like a burst of birdsong to lift the spirits during these difficult times. Just seeing birds feeding, or soaring in the sky, can brighten your day. So how about a... Read more »

Generosity at a difficult time

LAST Thursday we and all our neighbours clapped for the NHS, carers, and volunteers who are doing everything they can to support those in need, writes John Ashcroft. Recently, a leaflet dropped... Read more »

Community choir Zoom together

MEMBERS of a motivational singing group are continuing to hit the high notes and attract new members by getting together for rehearsals online. Woking Community Choir was only a few weeks into... Read more »

Local church providing online Mass

MORE than 600 people are tuning in to daily online Masses streamed from St Dunstan’s Catholic Church in Woking, compared with up to 50 before the coronavirus outbreak. At Easter this rose... Read more »

Lockdown unites neighbourhood

THE coronavius lockdown has united residents of a road in Pyrford, who have come together from the isolation of their homes. A WhatsApp group, set up by Myra Clarke to provide practical... Read more »

Rainbow Trail revived

CHILDREN’S rainbow drawings put up around Brookwood to boost morale during the coronavirus crisis have been returned after being taken down from lamp posts by overzealous Surrey County Council contractors. The News... Read more »

95 year old S.O.E veteran mobilises volunteer group

AGE is no barrier when it comes to volunteering to help others in your neighbourhood – and when you’ve previously worked for the Special Operations Executive, you’ll certainly have the skills to... Read more »

Police help to support the vulnerable

NEIGHBOURHOOD policing teams are supporting visits made by council staff to vulnerable people in Woking identified as being at greatest risk during the coronavirus crisis. Officers are helping establish the needs of... Read more »