Henry to turn his Christmas gift for the homeless into annual appeal

A 10-YEAR-OLD boy who donated his Christmas presents to help the homeless wants to make his gesture an annual appeal. Henry Carter recently delivered three crates packed with necessities such as bedding,... Read more »

Go-ahead given for five more tower blocks in town centre

WOKING’S skyline will creep higher after planning permission was granted for five more tower blocks, including one of 37 storeys, in the town centre. A Planning Inspectorate public inquiry allowed an appeal... Read more »

Financial pressures sees council cut grants to community groups

WOKING Council’s Executive has agreed funding cuts of nearly 20% to community and voluntary organisations for the next financial year. The borough council’s Community Grants scheme, to which local groups demonstrating substantial... Read more »

Henry to donate his Christmas presents to support the homeless

A 10-YEAR-OLD boy who wants to make a difference will donate his presents to help the homeless this Christmas. Henry Carter believes everyone should receive a gift at this time of year,... Read more »

Battle hots up over tower-block plans

A PUBLIC inquiry into the decision to refuse a planning application which includes five tower blocks and more than 900 homes in Woking town centre begins tomorrow. Woking Borough Council’s planning committee... Read more »

Charity workers spend night on the street to raise awareness of homelessness

YORK Road Project took to the streets of Woking last week as part of its Sleep In, Sleep Out initiative for World Homeless Day. “Seven of us slept out on Friday night,”... Read more »

Royals cook lunch and pack supplies at homelessness project

A WOKING charity supporting the homeless welcomed a visit from the Earl and Countess of Wessex last week. Their Royal Highnesses joined volunteers at York Road Project’s temporary facility at the HG... Read more »

Seed kit gifts to promote wellbeing

WOKING’S homeless will be growing sunflowers next month, thanks to the latest donation to York Road Project from Woking District Rotary Club. Thirty-five packs containing everything needed to “Grow Me, Be Happy”... Read more »

People caring for homeless “should get COVID jab priority”

THE York Road Project has appealed to the government to treat people working with the homeless as a priority group for coronavirus vaccines after several of its workers tested positive. The Woking... 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 »