Jacob’s lemonade stall raises hundreds of pounds for wildlife

A YOUNG wildlife enthusiast has raised hundreds of pounds for a conservation charity, through running a fundraising stall and rattling a collection box in front of chip shop customers. Jacob Tang set... Read more »

Sign up to champion the Surrey Hills

IF YOU love the Surrey Hills, you are encouraged to sign up to become a Surrey Hills Champion as part of a newly launched initiative led by Surrey Hills Enterprises, in conjunction... Read more »

Are you a bee buddy

ARE you a bee buddy? I’ve been helping to keep the bees buzzing on my patch, writes Royer Slater. How about you? We are all familiar with the honey bee which lives... Read more »

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 »