Vaccine centre appeals for more volunteers to help with booster jabs

ANYONE who received their second COVID-19 vaccination at least six months ago can now get a booster jab at a centre in Woking. The vaccine is available to people who qualify at... Read more »

Positive change highlighted in big green week activities

WOKING Environment Action (WEAct) is arranging a series of activities and events starting this week as part of The Great Big Green Week, a national campaign against climate change.  The programme, from... Read more »

Party celebrates group who became a community by sewing scrubs during pandemic

PEOPLE who rallied to make personal protective equipment for hard-pressed NHS staff and care workers during the pandemic celebrated their magnificent achievements at a garden party. More than 150 volunteers signed up... Read more »

Sculptor designs medal to honour those helping local hospital through pandemic

AROUND 5,000 people who are helping Ashford and St Peter’s hospitals cope with the coronavirus pandemic are to receive medals in thanks for their exceptional efforts. In September, the hospitals’ NHS trust... Read more »

Spring clean volunteers collect a mound of litter

VOLUNTEERS collected more than 30 bags of litter and other rubbish from verges and ditches in Chobham recently. They were taking part in the annual Chobham Spring Cleaning, picking up discarded items... Read more »

Funding boost for volunteer rescue team

WOKING-based Surrey Search and Rescue has been given £1,000 from the housebuilder Persimmon Homes to help with its running costs. The service is made up of volunteers who help the emergency services... Read more »

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 »