Village project to support environment and promote wellbeing

MEMBERS of the West Byfleet Community Gardening Group have been in action, planting saplings and bulbs on Birch Green as part of a project to improve the local environment. Louisa Abrahams, a... Read more »

SWT issues plea to public over Chobham Common fire

WILDLIFE experts who manage Chobham Common are pleading with the public not to smoke, start campfires or light barbecues in the countryside. Around 74 acres of the northern part of Chobham Common,... Read more »

Dancers wow Rhoda McGaw audience

DANCE Woking’s Boys’ Platform took place last Thursday at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre. The contemporary-led event, on 12 March, celebrated male dancers and choreographers with a focus on sustainability and the environment.... Read more »

New sponsor on board for CREST20 awards

HOLDSWAY, a Woking-based executive recruitment firm, has taken up sponsorship of the Efficiency Champion category in the inaugural CREST20 Sustainable Business Awards. Launched by the News & Mail, with the University of... Read more »

Charlotte’s litter picking party

FRIENDS of a Woking schoolgirl received invitations to an unusual event to celebrate her sixth birthday. Charlotte Thwaites asked 18 children to join her on a litter-picking expedition in their neighbourhood. She... Read more »

Woking’s joint campaign to improve future environment

WOKING has put climate change and sustainability at the heart of its 2020 plans with the launch of a major integrated campaign to encourage more people to get directly involved and help... 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 »

Penguin ice sculpture

SCULPTORS will create a family of penguins out of frozen water in Woking today, to raise awareness of the melting of Earth’s polar ice caps. The birds will emerge from blocks of... Read more »

Woking residents join Extinction Rebellion protest

SEVERAL Woking residents attended demonstrations in London by Extinction Rebellion calling for the government to declare a climate and ecological emergency. Lizzy Harley, a science journalist who lives in St John’s, was... Read more »

Wildlife garden winner

A WOKING woman has won a Wildlife Garden Award in an annual competition run by Surrey Wildlife Trust. Liz Hales landed the small garden category in the event, which is supported by... Read more »