Local hub to aid sustainable living

WOKING residents and businesses can now engage more easily with climate and environmental issues. Voluntary group Woking Environment Action (WEAct) has opened a hub in the former Thomas Cook travel agency in... Read more »

Queen honours charity with equivalent of MBE 

A WOKING charity has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest honour given to a local voluntary group in the UK and the equivalent of an MBE. The Lighthouse, from... Read more »

Knitting group creates colourful woolly tributes to Her Majesty

A WEST Byfleet knitting group entertained about a hundred guests at their Jubilee celebration afternoon tea last week. The WitKnits welcomed many of their 92 volunteer knitters to the hall of St... Read more »

Village sparkles for Platinum Jubilee thanks to clean-up team

CHOBHAM is sparkling for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations after the annual cleaning of railings alongside The Leat stream in upper High Street. A team of ten volunteers led by parish council chairman... Read more »

Volunteers clean up canal

STAFF from the Japanese drinks giant Asahi’s UK headquarters in Woking litterpicked along the Basingstoke Canal and repainted canal locks as part of a business community project. The 25 volunteers from the... Read more »

Police commissioner praises volunteer rescue service

THE county’s police and crime commissioner has applauded the contribution to the community of Surrey Search and Rescue volunteers, who recently celebrated their 1,000th call-out. Commissioner Lisa Townsend and her deputy, Ellie... Read more »

Volunteers wanted for prison singing lessons

SINGERS and musicians are being sought for weekly singing sessions with the inmates of Coldingley Prison in Bisley. They are being recruited by Liberty Choirs, which has been running a programme at... Read more »

Volunteers keep vaccine clinic going strong

THE number of people being vaccinated has dropped since the Christmas booster surge in one of Woking’s main vaccination centres, writes Aysha Gilmore. The clinic at Woking United Reformed Church (URC) was... Read more »

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 »