Street party shows the value of good neighbours

RESIDENTS of Park Road in Woking were out in force to celebrate the return of their long-running street party this month. More than 100, including family and friends, plus residents of nearby... Read more »

Community gardeners to transform West Byfleet railway station

A COMMUNITY gardening group aiming to improve the local area have got the green light to transform the outdoor space at West Byfleet railway station. The West Byfleet Community Gardening Group (WBCGG)... Read more »

Village project to support environment and promote wellbeing

MEMBERS of the West Byfleet Community Gardening Group have been in action, planting saplings and bulbs on Birch Green as part of a project to improve the local environment. Louisa Abrahams, a... Read more »

Community rallies to help neighbours as coronavirus grips

AS peoples’ daily lives are turned upside down by the coronavirus outbreak, the local community is finding ways to rally together. Residents and businesses are gearing up to help fellow neighbours as... Read more »

Charlotte’s litter picking party

FRIENDS of a Woking schoolgirl received invitations to an unusual event to celebrate her sixth birthday. Charlotte Thwaites asked 18 children to join her on a litter-picking expedition in their neighbourhood. She... Read more »

Gordons School wins through to regional final

STUDENTS from Gordon’s School have won through to the 2020 regional final of a scheme that rewards involvement in the community. Representatives from the West End secondary school will appear before judges... Read more »

The week Woking went carnival crazy (part 2)

THE people of Woking raised £3,300 during its carnival week in June 1923. It was a sizeable amount, the equivalent of £200,000 today, and helped to pay for an extension to the... Read more »

Good neighbour scheme assists 10,000 calls for help

GOLDSWORTH Care recently celebrated answering its 10,000th call for help since it began assisting local residents in 2001. Pat Moore, Goldsworth Care’s secretary, took Eileen Gorman to an appointment at Frimley Park... Read more »

Windlesham Pram Race

UP TO 750 people splashed round the Windlesham Pram Race course on Boxing Day, impressing the watching crowds with colourful and inventive costumes and wheeled conveyances. Wet and cold weather failed to... Read more »

Diwali: Festival of Lights

IF YOU visit Woking’s Maybury Centre on Tuesday mornings, you will have found a group of elderly Nepalese women working together to create lanterns using newspapers and recycled paper. Guided by their... Read more »