Enjoy but respect and protect the countryside

VISITORS to the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are being urged to follow the Countryside Code as lockdown restrictions are eased. Heather Kerswell, chair of the Surrey Hills AONB Board,... Read more »

Protecting the rare wildlife of our heathland

SWATHES of heathland such as Chobham, Horsell and Whitmoor commons have helped many survive a difficult year, providing open spaces for fresh air and exercise during the lockdowns. The numbers of people... Read more »

Putting effort in to maintain a tranquil waterway

WE ARE very lucky to have the Basingstoke Canal passing through this part of Surrey. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with more than 250 acres of the land on... Read more »

Diggers on the common are improving the habitat

THE appearance of large digger-like vehicles cutting down trees and scrub on Chobham Common may have alarmed nature lovers, but the work is deemed essential to improve the heathland habitat. The national... Read more »

Taking care of our tranquil waterway

OUR community is blessed with a wonderful waterway, the Basingstoke Canal, which is a fabulous green ribbon running from east to west through borough Woking. In a few paces, we can step... Read more »

Brookwood Cemetery to become major attraction thanks to council support

BROOKWOOD Cemetery is set to become a major tourist destination now that plans to support more conservation work and encourage extra visitors have been approved. A full meeting of Woking Borough Council... Read more »

Nature investment fund to benefit local area

A NEW investment model in Surrey is placing nature’s recovery at the heart of the local economy, transforming nature conservation and sustainable growth.  An award of £426,000 from the Government’s Local Growth... Read more »

SWT hedgerow project receives Lottery boost

AN AMBITIOUS new project by Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) to inspire young people to connect with nature has received a £390,000 boost from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. By reconnecting people with... Read more »

Countryside managers issue plea to stop wildfires

COUNTRYSIDE managers have renewed pleas for people not to do anything which could start a wildfire. Their appeal follows a second serious fire this year on Chobham Common and other blazes on... Read more »