Foodbank grows to meet increasing need

WOKING Foodbank is expecting to distribute supplies sufficient to feed 3,000 more people this year than it helped in 2019. With the coronavirus crisis taking hold and demand increasing sharply, the charity... Read more »

Mosque’s prayer halls reopen

MEMBERS of the congregation were able to visit the Shah Jahan Mosque’s prayer halls for the first time in more than four months on Saturday. The historic place of worship in Woking... Read more »

Online auction to help The Lightbox shine again

AN ONLINE auction of paintings, drawings, and photographs is aiming to raise money to help The Lightbox reopen. The artwork has been generously donated by supporters of gallery and museum, including drawings... Read more »

MP thanks volunteer networks and community, as Woking records lowest CV-19 infection rate

WOKING has recorded the lowest number of coronavirus cases of all the boroughs across Surrey. Despite being one of the biggest towns in the county, Woking also has the lowest rate of... Read more »

Charity furniture project gets back to business

A CHARITY that takes donations of furniture and household items to sell at low cost or give to people in need, is reopening after suspending its work three months ago because of... Read more »

Barber plans online virtual queueing system

A CHOBHAM businessman is hoping to revolutionise the barber industry with an online queueing system. Paul Stead, who owns Urban Fox barbers in Bagshot, has also put in place measures to protect... Read more »

Teenage artist raises over £1,000 for NHS with log art creations

A CREATIVE teenager has been keeping herself busy during the lockdown by painting rainbows and cartoon characters to raise money for the NHS. Carrie Price, 13, let her imagination fly after seeing... Read more »

Organisers ‘Desperately sad’ as Chobham Festival is cancelled

CHOBHAM Festival, an annual series of cultural events, is the latest public entertainment victim of the coronavirus crisis. The committee which organises the concerts and other performances held in the village each... Read more »

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 »

Tipsy Pigs provide free food for NHS staff

THE catering company that runs the café at The Lightbox museum and art gallery in Woking is providing free food for NHS staff. The Tipsy Pigs was set up five years ago... Read more »