Flood defence scheme to protect Byfleet homes

A FLOOD defence scheme costing £15.5 million is being installed to protect homes in Byfleet as part of wider plans to improve the areas around the River Wey. The Sanway-Byfleet Flood Alleviation... Read more »

Villagers get stuck in to tackle community ditch project

BYFLEET residents and local community groups worked together last weekend to clear out an overgrown ditch in Mill Lane. The project originated from work on surrounding ditches, including in the grounds of... Read more »

SWT issues plea to public over Chobham Common fire

WILDLIFE experts who manage Chobham Common are pleading with the public not to smoke, start campfires or light barbecues in the countryside. Around 74 acres of the northern part of Chobham Common,... Read more »

Embrace your wild side

HAVE you done anything wild lately? No, not doing animal impressions – I mean going outside and getting closer to nature. We’ve received lots of feedback from readers who say they enjoy... Read more »

Nature investment fund to benefit local area

A NEW investment model in Surrey is placing nature’s recovery at the heart of the local economy, transforming nature conservation and sustainable growth.  An award of £426,000 from the Government’s Local Growth... Read more »

Woking guides battle climate crisis with 200-meter hedge

INSPIRED to take action for the environment by the youth strikes for climate, the 6th Woking (St Mary’s) Guides and Brownies recently planted a 200-metre hedgerow, some 1,100 plants, at Bonhurst Farm... Read more »

SWT hedgerow project receives Lottery boost

AN AMBITIOUS new project by Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) to inspire young people to connect with nature has received a £390,000 boost from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. By reconnecting people with... Read more »

Surrey Wildlife Trust has Logs for All this winter

SURREY Wildlife Trust is selling firewood grown on its land and naturally seasoned, with the profits going to help conservation in the county. The logs are generating thousands of pounds each year... Read more »

Wildlife garden winner

A WOKING woman has won a Wildlife Garden Award in an annual competition run by Surrey Wildlife Trust. Liz Hales landed the small garden category in the event, which is supported by... Read more »

Woking activists lobby for climate change action

WOKING climate change activists took part in a 12,000-strong lobby of MPs at Parliament calling for immediate action to help the environment. Woking MP Jonathan Lord was among 225 MPs who accepted... Read more »