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  • Brain hits the jackpot!

    Brain hits the jackpot!0

    Congratulations to the group which organises wacky events such as Surbiton Ski Sunday, and regeneration initiatives including Tolworth’s food and arts and crafts market. It has hit the jackpot in the latest batch of Arts Council grants. The Community Brain has been given £28,843 to help it weather the coronavirus crisis. Although the pandemic has

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  • Wildlife mural transforms Tolworth roundabout

    Wildlife mural transforms Tolworth roundabout0

    It’s worth taking a walk around Tolworth roundabout these days. A second stunning wildlife mural has transformed the entrance to one of its underpasses. It features a common kingfisher, dragonfly, badger and a water vole. All of the animals can be found locally and inspiration was taken from Surbiton-based Citizen Zoo’s recent film about the

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  • Waste not, want not, but wait ’til we’re open! say charity shops

    Waste not, want not, but wait ’til we’re open! say charity shops0

    ‘DO NOT fly-tip outside our shop!!’ reads the notice on the door of the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation charity shop in Tolworth Broadway. The instruction has gone unheeded. Second-hand clothes are dumped in a huge pile which reaches right up to the letter box of the store which supports disabled people. They aren’t even in bags

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  • Take part in Long Ditton’s fundraising scarecrow trail

    Take part in Long Ditton’s fundraising scarecrow trail0

    Scarecrows will be popping up all over Long Ditton in July as part of a fundraiser for two local schools. The Friends of Long Ditton Infants and Long Ditton St Mary’s Junior School is staging a scarecrow trail in and around the village with prizes to be won for the top three creations. It’s £5

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  • Decision time for controversial new housing estate plan

    Decision time for controversial new housing estate plan0

    A controversial plan to build a new housing estate in a Surbiton conservation area comes before Kingston council’s Development Control Committee tonight (Wednesday). You can view the debate on the proposal on the council’s YouTube channel here at www.tinyurl.com/y88gm87r The meeting starts at 7.30pm. A recording will also be available to watch later. Anne Ivison

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  • Treasure trail in place of fair

    Treasure trail in place of fair0

    With no summer fundraising fair because of coronavirus, Grand Avenue School’s parents have been thinking outside the box, and have come up with some novel alternatives. There’s a treasure trail to download, taking youngsters and parents on a four-mile walking loop of Long Ditton, finishing at Fishponds Park in Surbiton. It’s a couple of hours

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