Volunteers begin patrols to ensure towpath is safe

PATROLS by community volunteers to combat tackle anti-social behaviour along the Basingstoke canal towpath in Woking started this week. Canal Watch was launched on Monday by Surrey Police in collaboration with Woking... Read more »

Volunteers sought for village litter pick

AN EARLY call is being made for people to take part in this year’s Great British Spring Clean in Chobham. It comes from Philippa Anderson, deputy chairman of the Keep Britain Tidy... Read more »

1,000 acts of kindness from community of volunteers

A NETWORK of community volunteers has completed more than 1,000 tasks for people isolated or shielding during the pandemic in its first year of work. The Knaphill, St John’s, Brookwood (KStJB) Volunteers... Read more »

Street Angels up for top volunteering award

WOKING Street Angels have been nominated for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest national honour given to volunteer groups. The nomination praises the Street Angels for “providing befriending and practical... Read more »

Volunteers still available to offer a helping hand to those in need

THE work of community volunteers has continued through the third pandemic lockdown with more than 130 pairs of socks donated to the homeless in Woking and a mass leaflet drop in Horsell... Read more »

Taking care of our tranquil waterway

OUR community is blessed with a wonderful waterway, the Basingstoke Canal, which is a fabulous green ribbon running from east to west through borough Woking. In a few paces, we can step... Read more »

Free art kits to help the lonely during lockdown

A VOLUNTEER group that has been helping the elderly and vulnerable in and around Woking during the coronavirus crisis is asking for nominations of isolated and lonely people to be given free... Read more »

Help needed as pandemic hits poppy sellers’ efforts

WOKING’S Poppy Appeal organiser has turned to local schools and businesses for support as COVID-19 has forced collectors off the street. “The Royal British Legion’s overriding priority is to keep volunteers safe... Read more »

Thousands to get flu jab in drive-through clinic

THOUSANDS of Woking residents are being given the flu vaccine in drive-through clinics at the Leisure Centre car park. The weekly jabs are for patients of the Heathcote Practice, which has three... 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 »