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    Jane Grove

    Jane, assistant editor of The Good Life, has been a journalist for more than 35 years covering local and national news. Having lived and worked all her life in the Surbiton/Kingston/Long Ditton area, she set up The Good Life with like-minded souls who care about local newspapers and feel they are a vital part of the community.

    Jane is a woman on a mission - to raise the profile of local arts and champion environmental issues. Jane also covers Chelsea Women football games, and posts regular updates on events and the amusing side of living in Surbiton on The Good Life's Instagram site @thegoodlifesurbiton

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  • Police appeal for witnesses to hit and run in Victoria Road

    Police appeal for witnesses to hit and run in Victoria Road0

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    • 19th September 2020

    Police are appealing for witnesses to a hit-and-run in Surbiton on Monday. The victim, a 29-year-old, was in Victoria Road shortly after 3pm when a vehicle collided with him and then drove off.  It was found abandoned further along the road. A man in his 20s was arrested, after he attended a south London police

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  • Waste not, want not – Abundance will harvest your unwanted fruit

    Waste not, want not – Abundance will harvest your unwanted fruit0

    If you hate waste, call Abundance, a Surbiton project aimed at harvesting and redistributing gluts of fruit from gardens, allotments and street trees, saving it from being thrown away. Last year, 1.3 tons of fresh organic fruit was harvested in and around Surbiton, with this year’s target being to better that.  Toni Izard needs volunteers able to

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  • Traffic barrier produces new rat runs around King Charles Road

    Traffic barrier produces new rat runs around King Charles Road1

    • News
    • 15th September 2020

    Leafy Alexandra Drive and sleepy Beaconsfield Road have become rat runs overnight after a traffic barrier was put in across King Charles Road using council emergency powers. No residents were consulted about the blockade (consisting of giant planters and posts) before it was put in place on Monday as part of a council ‘low traffic neighbourhood’ initiative,

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  • Colourful, plant-based picnics for your socially distanced gathering

    Colourful, plant-based picnics for your socially distanced gathering0

    Emma Egerton of Little Ginger is used to making an impact with her plant-powered catering company. Emma, who lives in Surbiton, and who preps most of her vegan food for events in the community kitchen at the Museum of Futures in Brighton Road, obviously struck the right note with a recent addition to her menu – the Rainbow

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