Walk-ins help boost Woking vaccine rollout

EXTENDING the availability of walk-in appointments is helping to maintain the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in the Woking area. The vaccine centre based at St Paul’s Church in Oriental Road, Woking allows people... Read more »

Sculptor designs medal to honour those helping local hospital through pandemic

AROUND 5,000 people who are helping Ashford and St Peter’s hospitals cope with the coronavirus pandemic are to receive medals in thanks for their exceptional efforts. In September, the hospitals’ NHS trust... Read more »

Pop and granddaughter raise voices for NHS workers

A VETERAN musician and his granddaughter have recorded a song to raise money for charities that support health workers who are coping with the coronavirus pandemic. Paul Larkin, from Westfield, wrote the... Read more »

1,000 acts of kindness from community of volunteers

A NETWORK of community volunteers has completed more than 1,000 tasks for people isolated or shielding during the pandemic in its first year of work. The Knaphill, St John’s, Brookwood (KStJB) Volunteers... Read more »

Rise in take-up of COVID tests

THE number of people visiting a COVID testing centre in Goldsworth Park is gradually “picking up”, says its manager. Gary Murany, in charge of Goldwater Lodge, in Wishbone Way, has seen increasing... Read more »

Carnival plans for a September event

CHOBHAM’S biggest community event, the village carnival, is planned to go ahead this year – but in early September instead of being held as usual on the May Day bank holiday. The... Read more »

New COVID testing centre opens for adults with no symptoms

A COVID testing centre has opened in Woking for adults who have to leave their homes for work and have no symptoms of the coronavirus. The centre, at Goldwater Lodge in Goldsworth... Read more »

Growth in new businesses despite COVID lockdown

SURREY registered 11,997 new businesses last year, an 8.7% increase on the 11,032 formed in 2019. The number of companies in the county is now 105,715, which shows 5% growth from the... Read more »

Two weeks to gauge local spread of COVID-19 variant

ANY positive results from last week’s door-to-door coronavirus testing in parts of Woking will need up to two weeks to determine if they are the SARS-CoV-2 variant, which originated in South Africa.... Read more »

Vaccines are safe and halal, says Imam

THE Imam of the Shah Jahan Mosque has added his voice to a local statement supporting the three COVID-19 vaccines as being halal. “We understand the concerns around vaccinations in general and... Read more »