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 »

Emma’s creative community challenge is a winner

A WOKING dance teacher has won a community champion award for running a creative challenge to help lift the spirits of local people during the pandemic.  Emma Brewer, who runs First Dance... 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 »

Busy Christmas for Woking Foodbank

WOKING Foodbank reported another busy Christmas with 232 referrals to the charity last month, up 14% on December 2020. The number of adults and children provided with food was almost identical to... Read more »

Shop assistants honoured for dedication during lockdowns

TWO shop assistants have won Chobham’s annual community award, recognised for their sterling efforts in helping customers survive the pandemic lockdowns. Tania Turner and Emma Sullivan are joint winners for 2021 of... Read more »

Guide dog charity grateful for help after impact of pandemic

WOKING welcomed the Mid Surrey Branch of Guide Dogs this month when a collection in Jubilee Square raised almost £300. “It was wonderful to be able to get out and engage with... 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 »

Josh gets his stage debut at last

MORE than a year after he went through six rounds of auditions to win a part in a major musical, an actor, singer and dancer from Chobham has finally made it to... Read more »

Party celebrates group who became a community by sewing scrubs during pandemic

PEOPLE who rallied to make personal protective equipment for hard-pressed NHS staff and care workers during the pandemic celebrated their magnificent achievements at a garden party. More than 150 volunteers signed up... 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 »