Campaign launched to help heathland recover from fierce wildfire

SURREY Wildlife Trust (SWT) has launched a fundraising campaign to restore the rare heathland at Pirbright Ranges, after a recent wildfire had a devastating effect on the precious habitat. Last month’s fire,... Read more »

‘Yarn bomber’ knits up support for Save Our Fire Station campaign

THE campaign to save Byfleet Fire Station has a colourful new recruit – an eye-catching knitted fireman and replica fire station in the form of a postbox topper. A mystery yarn bomb,... Read more »

Sun shines on village’s community hub campaign

DOZENS of families supported the first fundraising event run by the trust that is aiming to turn the old Byfleet Fire Station into a community hub. The organisers were delighted with the... Read more »

Putting effort in to maintain a tranquil waterway

WE ARE very lucky to have the Basingstoke Canal passing through this part of Surrey. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with more than 250 acres of the land on... Read more »

Fire engine restored after devastating blaze

A FIRE engine enthusiast was devastated when one of his treasured vehicles was badly damaged – by a blaze – following some restoration work. Alan Greenwood’s historic Dennis appliance was being brought... Read more »

Lost Victorian chapel restored

A LOST Victorian chapel, discovered in the undergrowth at Brookwood Cemetery, has been fully restored by Woking Borough Council. The exquisitely sculpted, Gothic style chapel, built almost entirely from Bath stone, has... Read more »