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  • Library’s giant willow crashes to ground after trunk splits

    Library’s giant willow crashes to ground after trunk splits0

    The century-old willow in Ewell Road, by Surbiton war memorial and library, split and keeled over at around 8am on Friday last week (April 16). No one was injured, and it appeared the library annexe and hall were not damaged by the tree although an assessment by Kingston Council contractors’ Engie will be done to

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  • The day that the old buses escaped from the museum

    The day that the old buses escaped from the museum0

    It was the day the bus museum exhibits broke free! With Covid preventing the people attending the annual open day at the London Bus Museum in Brooklands, the old buses decided to take matters into their own hands and return to the people. Routemasters and other grand dames from the golden era of the 40s,

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  • Brief, but glorious

    Brief, but glorious0

    What a brief, glorious flourish! Surbiton’s magnolia trees bloomed in the last days of March, hit their peak on March 30… yet within days prompted shouts of: ‘Mind where you put your feet, Tarquin, those slimy petals make the pavements slippery.’ This stunning specimen is on the Long Ditton/Surbiton boundary, where Balaclava Road, St Mary’s

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  • Dog owners asked for views on designs to keep wildlife safe

    Dog owners asked for views on designs to keep wildlife safe0

    Dog owners are being asked to give their views on dog-friendly splash pools and sheltered areas (like the one pictured) where they can socialise and relax with other dog owners and reduce the impact of their pets on local wildlife. The idea is to protect the flora and fauna in the Hogsmill River from being

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  • Daffs mark special day

    Daffs mark special day0

    Hundreds of hand-made daffodils appeared on trees at a Surbiton care home to mark the day of reflection remembering those lost to Covid during the pandemic. The garden of the Hamilton nursing home in Langley Avenue was festooned with bright yellow flowers, with residents sitting out in the spring sun enjoying a cake, also decorated

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  • Join online meeting on plan to build more towers in Tolworth

    Join online meeting on plan to build more towers in Tolworth0

    Is this how Tolworth will look in 2025? The consultation to discuss multiple towers in The Broadway takes place tonight (Thursday) during an online Surbiton neighbourhood committee meeting. You can see and hear what the developers Meadow Partners propose for the existing 22 storey tower and its proposed new 19 and 15 storey siblings (a

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