Want to run? No Sweat!

A RUNNING group that was organised by the former Sweatshop in Woking town centre has continued and thrived since the sports store closed two years ago and has celebrated its 300th run.... Read more »

Emma’s creative community challenge is a winner

A WOKING dance teacher has won a community champion award for running a creative challenge to help lift the spirits of local people during the pandemic.  Emma Brewer, who runs First Dance... Read more »

Christmas Day at work? Chef loves it

THE head chef of a Horsell care home is looking forward to celebrating her 23rd Christmas Day with residents and says she “wouldn’t want to spend it anywhere else”. Since joining Kettlewell... Read more »

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 »