Positive COVID-19 test at Woking school

SEVERAL children at a Woking secondary school are self-isolating after being in close contact with a pupil who has tested positive for COVID-19. Parents of pupils at The Winston Churchill School in... Read more »

Volunteers build beautiful friendships

COMMUNITY volunteers brought together in the unique circumstances of the pandemic have become firm friends and hope they will eventually be able to meet as a group for the first time. Founder... Read more »

St John’s chip shop blaze

STAFF had to evacuate a fish and chip shop after a fierce blaze started in its ventilation system on Thursday last week (20 August). Two people were preparing to open for the... Read more »

Vegan poster boosts butcher’s sale

A BILLBOARD poster challenging the eating of meat which was put up opposite a butchers has led to increased sales for the shop. Simmons in St John’s has had more customers buying... Read more »

Treasure hunt encourages families to discover village

A TREASURE hunt has been created around St John’s to encourage families to discover parts of the village they didn’t know existed. Robin Langdon, the music co-ordinator at St John’s Church, came... Read more »

Pebble Train proves a runaway success

A SIMPLE project to share and enjoy hand-painted art with the neighbourhood has proved a runaway success. Rose (10) and Leo (7) Wyatt started the St John’s Village pebble train in mid-May.... Read more »

Florist becomes Little Shop of Horror for Halloween

A FLORIST in St John’s has decorated its window with a display paying homage to the musical and film Little Shop of Horrors to mark Halloween. Instead of the traditional ghosts, witches,... Read more »

Former pupil narrates opening film at school planetarium

A PROFESSIONALLY narrated production is to be the debut film to be shown in the new planetarium at The Winston Churchill School in St John’s. Audiences will be treated to an immersive,... Read more »

Coral bookmakers in St Johns held at gunpoint

POLICE are appealing for information after a St Johns bookmakers was held at gunpoint last night (March 28). A man entered the Coral betting shop in St Johns Road at around 9pm on Thursday... Read more »

Lock tribute to canal stalwart Peter Redway

A STALWART supporter of the Basingstoke Canal will be forever remembered – after a lock was named in his honour. Lifelong St Johns resident Peter Redway MBE lived beside the waterway he... Read more »