‘Happy occasion’ says MP as popular village pub reopens

ST JOHN’S is a great village that deserves to have a great gastropub, said Jonathan Lord, the Woking MP, at the reopening of The Rowbarge. Mr Lord was among six guests, including... Read more »

What a performance on bin night!

BIN night has been theatrical performance night in a road at West End for almost a year, as a pub landlady cheers up her neighbours during the COVID-19 pandemic. Andrea Belcher has... Read more »

Pop and granddaughter raise voices for NHS workers

A VETERAN musician and his granddaughter have recorded a song to raise money for charities that support health workers who are coping with the coronavirus pandemic. Paul Larkin, from Westfield, wrote the... Read more »

1,000 acts of kindness from community of volunteers

A NETWORK of community volunteers has completed more than 1,000 tasks for people isolated or shielding during the pandemic in its first year of work. The Knaphill, St John’s, Brookwood (KStJB) Volunteers... Read more »

Royals cook lunch and pack supplies at homelessness project

A WOKING charity supporting the homeless welcomed a visit from the Earl and Countess of Wessex last week. Their Royal Highnesses joined volunteers at York Road Project’s temporary facility at the HG... Read more »

Take a look at these exciting activities and events

BEFORE the pandemic, our area was buzzing with club activities, public talks, workshops and other meetings to inspire, educate and engage on matters of history, arts and the natural world. The difference... Read more »

Carnival plans for a September event

CHOBHAM’S biggest community event, the village carnival, is planned to go ahead this year – but in early September instead of being held as usual on the May Day bank holiday. The... Read more »

Big-hearted riding stables facing crisis point appeals for local help

A RIDING stables that has helped raise many thousands of pounds for charity has reached crisis point in its struggle to survive during the coronavirus pandemic. LGB Equestrian runs an annual sponsored... Read more »

Free online Business School workshops for new start-ups

ENTREPRENEURS of the future are being offered places on a free online workshop which aims to get them up and running, even in the face of COVID-19 restrictions. The PopUp Business School... Read more »

Loan for flagship Victoria Square now £700million

WOKING Council has agreed to borrow up to £700million to enable its flagship Victoria Square town centre regeneration to be completed. Soaring costs, with significant causes including delays due the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more »