Church’s prayer video “a real blessing”

A WEB of events and connections from Byfleet to South Africa has led to a recording of the Lord’s Prayer by a group of singers for St Mary’s Church in the village.... Read more »

Riverbank woodpecker rescue

AN 11-year-old boy was lowered by his ankles to rescue a young woodpecker that was caught in fishing line at the bottom of a steep riverbank. Fin Rawlings-Smith was seeing his grandmother,... Read more »

Singalong lifts village spirits

THE residents of Byfleet are taking part in a mass singalong from their gardens and streets to bring some cheer to the local community. Byfleet Sings was set up by former professional... Read more »

Does anyone remember Flexees of Byfleet?: The hunt for a missing Factory

DOES anyone recall a factory in Byfleet called Flexees? Perhaps you worked there or know someone who did? These photos were emailed to me by reader Phil Gasson. They belong to his... Read more »

Brooklands Parkrun wins active community award

A LARGE number of puddles and a virtual lake failed to deter runners celebrating their group winning a prestigious award. More than 250 people splashed around the Brooklands Parkrun route last Saturday... Read more »

Byfleet Christmas fayre

A FUN and festive Christmas Fayre was enjoyed by all at Byfleet Village Hall last Saturday. On a sunny autumnal morning, the fayre got under way with Penelope the street organ delighting... Read more »

Byfleet resident calls on council to address “laughing gas” abuse

A BYFLEET resident is alarmed at the increasing amount of “laughing gas” sniffing taking place in the village recreation ground’s car park. He says the area is often littered with nitrous oxide... Read more »

FA chairman visits Byfleet club

THE chairman of The Football Association visited the Byfleet village Club at the weekend. Greg Clarke, who previously served as the chairman of The Football League and Leicester City, was given a... Read more »
CONGREGATION - a packed St John's Church in West Byfleet

West Byfleet discusses Sheer House development proposals

ST JOHN’S CHURCH in West Byfleet was packed out for a different sort of service when 260 people piled into the pews to discuss proposals for a major transformation in the village. Byfleet, West... Read more »
IN THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE CORNER – pupils at Hermitage School, St Johns, give their Jubilee celebrations the thumbs up

Woking residents out in their thousands to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

IT was a weekend none of us will ever experience again. Street ­closures were rejoiced. The weather was not an issue. The Queen was ­celebrating 60 years on the throne and Woking... Read more »