Bunting workshop teaches sewing as a life skill for young people

HORSELL Scrubbers launched its Sew Creative project to work with young people last week. A workshop was held at Woking High School under the guidance of Claire Cummings, who set up Horsell... Read more »

Knitting group creates colourful woolly tributes to Her Majesty

A WEST Byfleet knitting group entertained about a hundred guests at their Jubilee celebration afternoon tea last week. The WitKnits welcomed many of their 92 volunteer knitters to the hall of St... Read more »

Jubilee holds special meaning for local couple

THE Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this weekend will have a special meaning for a Woking couple, taking them back to the day they watched the coronation procession on The Mall, exactly 69... Read more »

New council leader talks of ‘ambitious plans’ for the borough

THE new leader of Woking Borough Council will focus on financial responsibility, delivering a masterplan for the town centre and ensuring the borough tackles climate change by becoming carbon neutral. Councillor Ann-Marie... Read more »

Dad of two appeals for help in battle with brain cancer

A WOKING man is appealing for help as he battles brain cancer. Istvan Varga, 40, has lived with cancer for almost 10 years, but the recent discovery of multiple new lesions –... Read more »

Police commissioner praises volunteer rescue service

THE county’s police and crime commissioner has applauded the contribution to the community of Surrey Search and Rescue volunteers, who recently celebrated their 1,000th call-out. Commissioner Lisa Townsend and her deputy, Ellie... Read more »

Railway arch will close to traffic

VICTORIA Arch will be closed to motor vehicles for three weeks from Monday 6 June, as part of exploratory ground surveys for the railway bridge widening scheme. Work underneath the bridge and... Read more »

Accolades for very special citizens

A HORSELL woman who set up a group in the village to make personal protective equipment for NHS staff and care workers during the pandemic has been given the Eminent Citizen award.... Read more »

Etta’s epic charity cycle challenge 

A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl who has coeliac disease is aiming to cycle 100 kilometres to raise money for a charity that supports people with the condition. Etta Connor, who lives in Brookwood, is... Read more »

Foodbank ‘on a cliff edge’

WOKING Foodbank is “on a cliff edge” as the cost-of-living crisis begins to bite. Project co-ordinator Alison Buckland’s stark assessment of the outlook for the charity comes with inflation running at a... Read more »