Climate activists raise air pollution concerns

CLIMATE activists are convinced that air pollution in parts of Woking is worse than is realised by the borough council. The local branch of Extinction Rebellion – usually shortened to XR –... Read more »

Protesters target WWF headquarters

YOUNG environmental activists staged a sit-in at the WWF headquarters in Woking, protesting that the conservation charity’s work damages the human rights of people in Africa. Twelve people – members of the... Read more »

Climate campaigners raise concerns about the future

CHILDREN’S shoes were laid against Woking Town Gate by Extinction Rebellion members on Saturday, in a demand for more action by the borough council to combat global warming. The shoes represented the... Read more »

Climate activists stage protest in the park

MEMBERS of Woking Extinction Rebellion took part in a peaceful, socially distanced demonstration in Woking Park last Saturday. The intention was to remind the Government to take the climate and ecological emergency... Read more »

The great ‘Footpaths war’ of 1909 saw residents take on landowner

A ‘FOOTPATHS war’ broke out in 1909 when landowner Rupert Guinness, of the Irish brewing dynasty, sought to divert two paths on land at his Pyrford Court Estate. It resulted in mass... Read more »

Residents aim to stop new high-rise building plans

A GROUP of Woking residents is organising opposition to plans to build 965 flats in blocks up to 40 storeys high in Goldsworth Road. The proposed development would have three blocks on... Read more »

Black Lives Matter protest in Jubilee Square

A PEACEFUL protest supporting the Black Lives Matter movement filled out Jubilee Square on Sunday at 2pm. The Woking rally included kneeling in silence for eight minutes and 46 seconds in remembrance... 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 »