Volunteers keep vaccine clinic going strong

THE number of people being vaccinated has dropped since the Christmas booster surge in one of Woking’s main vaccination centres, writes Aysha Gilmore. The clinic at Woking United Reformed Church (URC) was... Read more »

Staff shortages cause changes to local bus services

FEWER buses are running on services in the Woking area that were taken over by Stagecoach last month, due to the national driver shortage and staff being off sick with COVID-19. Saturday... Read more »

Firework displays not going off this year

TWO major firework displays will not be happening for a second year running because of the coronavirus pandemic. Woking Fireworks Extravaganza has been cancelled. It follows a decision by Ripley Bonfire Association... Read more »

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 »