Cinema refurbishment on track for July reopening

THE refurbishment of Woking’s cinema complex is still expected to be finished this summer, despite constrictions the work has faced during the coronavirus lockdown. Final touches are being put to the multimillion-pound... Read more »

Judo kids to challenge parents with online classes

JUDO instructors, running their classes online, are challenging parents to get off the sofa and join their children in the sport. Fighting Fitness Judo Club, based in Woking, is holding six live... Read more »

Family garage reopens with deals for NHS staff

A CAR dealership that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary has reopened after being briefly closed during the coronavirus outbreak and is offering a special deal for NHS staff and care workers. West... Read more »

New vicar’s Zoom induction service

THE vicar of Christ Church Woking has been licensed by the Bishop of Guildford online in one of the first such remote services in the country. The Rev Adrian Beavis was appointed... Read more »

‘Snowball’ effect of treasured volunteers

A CALL for volunteers to band together to help vulnerable neighbours at the start of the pandemic “snowballed” and led to West Byfleet Coronavirus Support group. Emma Osborne, who runs her own... Read more »

Big Bear brings a touch of whimsy to Chobham lockdown

PEOPLE passing a house in Chobham during the coronavirus crisis have been entertained by a giant teddy bear appearing in everchanging costumes. Big Bear has been dressed up differently by Sue and... Read more »

Requests double for foodbank support

THE South Woking Community Foodbank based at New Life Church in Old Woking has seen a near doubling in demand during the coronavirus lockdown period. The foodbank, mainly focused on Old Woking,... Read more »

Illustrating support for mental health charity

AN ILLUSTRATOR is selling her stock of prints at big discounts with a large portion going to the local mental health charity Woking Mind. Katie Hook, who runs a calligraphy and illustrations... Read more »

Books to share at the lockdown library

THE Knaphill, St John’s, Brookwood Volunteers Group (Covid-19 Help) has set up a “lockdown library” just outside the Post Office and Knaphill Library. Organised by Knaphill resident Sonal Sher, there is a... Read more »

Local author completes two novels in lockdown

A HORSELL author is putting such famously prolific writers as Danielle Steel and James Patterson to shame as she completes her second novel in little more than two months. Abigail Cole, a... Read more »