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  • Become a friend of Surbiton’s famed art deco railway station

    Become a friend of Surbiton’s famed art deco railway station0

    Would you like to be part of a Friends of Surbiton Station group to help enhance the building and improve the environment for railway passengers? Well, you could join an online group being set up by Kingston Council. The council is keen to unite those interested in preserving and enhancing the art deco-style railway station,

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  • New interactive map launched to report fly-tipping in Surbiton

    New interactive map launched to report fly-tipping in Surbiton0

    Reporting fly-tipping has just got easier. Kingston Council has launched an interactive map of the borough’s streets. Place the pin where rubbish has been dumped and then fill in a short form to give council staff more details. “Our rangers have noted an increase in fly-tipping since the start of the pandemic,” said Surbiton neighbourhood

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  • Christmas shopping made easy with pop-up handmade markets

    Christmas shopping made easy with pop-up handmade markets0

    Surbitonians were spoilt for choice for what presents to buy their relatives and friends when two pop-up markets featuring handmade products from local artisans and creatives made their Christmas shopping conundrums a lot easier yesterday (Sunday). Hair stylist Andrew Thompson threw open the door of Salon No 13 in Victoria Road for free to small

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  • Hair salon transforms into arts and crafts market for Christmas

    Hair salon transforms into arts and crafts market for Christmas0

    Surbiton has another pop-up Christmas market to look forward to tomorrow (Sunday). Socially distanced stalls will be set out in Salon No13 at 13A Victoria Road on December 13 from noon-4pm, with the hairdressing chairs removed to create the market space. Local arts and crafts businesses showing off their wares this Sunday include That’s Sew Phee,

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  • E-bike hubs promised at railways stations and shopping centres

    E-bike hubs promised at railways stations and shopping centres0

    A fleet of electric bikes will be arriving in the borough in January. Kingston’s Sustainable Transport team is working with electric bike provider Human Forest to bring around 100 bikes to the borough, building up to around 500 next spring. The bikes are operated via a smartphone app and the anticipated cost to hire one

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  • Genius crow answers queries!

    Genius crow answers queries!0

    This remarkably chatty crow, seen here in silhouette against the autumnal colours of Claremont Gardens, shared my company (and a cinnamon bun from the station’s Feeka coffee takeaway), so I thought I’d test out its knowledge. Well, I wasn’t disappointed, and I’m now thinking of putting him (or her) forward as a future Mastermind contender.

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