Pub landlord devastated by COVID restrictions

THE landlord of Chobham’s new micropub is devasted at not being able to re-open at the end of the second coronavirus lockdown. Rob Belcher was due to launch the Horse and Groom... Read more »

Foodbank is here for everyone

WOKING Foodbank is appealing to local residents who have fallen on hard times during the pandemic to seek help before their problems escalate. Alison Buckland, the foodbank administrator, said many people think... Read more »

Schools receive hand sanitisers from ‘local hero’

A RESTAURANT owner has donated more than 5,000 personal hand sanitiser distributors to six schools in his local community. The donations have been paid for by Sunil Khadka, who owns the New... Read more »

Lockdown feelings buried in time capsule

PUPILS at Westfield Primary School have buried a time capsule with photographs and news reports from this year in the school’s wild garden. As part of the recovery curriculum and the return... Read more »

Help needed as pandemic hits poppy sellers’ efforts

WOKING’S Poppy Appeal organiser has turned to local schools and businesses for support as COVID-19 has forced collectors off the street. “The Royal British Legion’s overriding priority is to keep volunteers safe... Read more »

Safety first keeps gymnastic club open

A WOKING gymnastics club is spending £1,000 a month on cleaning and protection equipment to keep its classes going during the pandemic. Prime Acrobatics reopened its facilities at Heather Farm on Horsell... Read more »

Rise in COVID-19 cases, as Woking school is forced to close

RESIDENTS are being urged to stay vigilant, following what officials are calling “significant rises” in people testing positive for coronavirus. “We are continually monitoring the data across the county, and we now... Read more »

Dance group perform pop video with message of hope

A LOCAL youth dance group has taken part in a pop video, produced by the music legend Brian May, that pays tribute to all the people who have died during the coronavirus... Read more »

Volunteers build beautiful friendships

COMMUNITY volunteers brought together in the unique circumstances of the pandemic have become firm friends and hope they will eventually be able to meet as a group for the first time. Founder... Read more »

A whole new take on playing in the street

FRIDAY evening music performances led by a Woking family have been cheering up the surrounding streets for the past 19 weeks. Mabel Street Music, featuring the talented Lawrence family, held its grand... Read more »