Official opening for community sports hub

EXUBERANCE marked by a touch of relief saw the official opening of the brand-new Cardinals Sports Hub at Woking College recently, an event that had seen several delays due to the impact... Read more »

Plans submitted for 25-storey block of affordable apartments

A PLANNING application has been submitted for a 25-storey building comprising 225 homes on a combined site at Technology House, in Goldsworth Road, and Poole House, on the corner of neighbouring Poole... Read more »

Borough to honour £7m fundraiser Dame Deborah

DAME Deborah James, who inspired the nation to donate nearly £7.5million for cancer research in the last months of her life, is to be commemorated by Woking Borough Council. At a full... Read more »

Business showcase is back to help companies move forward

WOKING Means Business, the borough’s own business to business exhibition, is gearing up for another busy event. Launched by Woking Chamber of Commerce back in 2004, the exhibition regularly attracts some 70... Read more »

Victoria Arch scheme to go on hold, as costs increase by £54m

THE £115 million Victoria Arch widening scheme is to be put on hold by Woking Borough Council’s new Liberal Democrat administration. A meeting of the council’s Executive on Thursday next week (14... Read more »

Waste bin trial for ‘disgusting’ litter area 

A WASTE bin has been placed on Kestrel Way to try to address the “disgusting” conditions in the area. Woking Litter Warriors founder Lauren Horncastle was so outraged by the state of... Read more »

Coronation festivities brought much joy to town

IN the post-Second World War years of austerity, as Britain was getting back on its feet, the Queen’s coronation brought much joy to Woking, as this week’s Peeps into the Past will... Read more »

Pupils plant a mini orchard for jubilee

A BYFLEET school has added its contribution to the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. Pupils at St Mary’s C of E Primary planted a row of 15 fruit trees near its Rectory Lane... Read more »

Railway arch will close to traffic

VICTORIA Arch will be closed to motor vehicles for three weeks from Monday 6 June, as part of exploratory ground surveys for the railway bridge widening scheme. Work underneath the bridge and... Read more »

Lib Dems hail ‘clear mandate for change’

THE leader of Woking Borough Council’s Liberal Democrats has hailed last week’s landslide victory in the local elections as “a clear mandate for change”. As she surveyed a council under majority Lib... Read more »