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  • Harmful tree pest spotted in nature reserves

    Harmful tree pest spotted in nature reserves0

    Nests of damaging oak processionary moths have been discovered in two local nature reserves. People have reported sightings in Berrylands Nature Reserve and Stokes Field nature reserve in Long Ditton. After a nest was spotted on a tree in the Berrylands reserve, further nests were found. Kingston Council will be conducting additional surveys of the

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  • Market hosts foodbank appeal

    Market hosts foodbank appeal0

    We won’t have the scheduled farmers’ market in Maple Road this Saturday, as organisers work to resolve social distancing issues… BUT there’s an alternative activity that sums up the spirit of Surbiton’s popular monthly event. Market volunteers host a pop-up drop-off foodbank collection point outside Gordon Bennett! at the corner of Maple and Cleaveland, to

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  • Online festival for green fingers with £300 worth of prizes

    Online festival for green fingers with £300 worth of prizes0

    Garden festivals and flower shows may have been cancelled left right and centre, but Tolworth is blazing a trail with its very own online show. The Tolworth Garden Festival, organised by The Community Brain, celebrates all that is best (and oddest!) in growing – with a chance to win £300 worth of prizes! “Over the

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  • Event ideas sought for Farm of Futures community project

    Event ideas sought for Farm of Futures community project0

    Your ideas are needed for a sustainable community hub at Tolworth Main Allotments off King Charles Road. They will form a key part in how The Farm of Futures project is taken forward. “We really want to hear your ideas for activities and events which the farm could host, and are also keen to hear from people

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  • 02 applies to build phone mast on Green Belt at cricket ground

    02 applies to build phone mast on Green Belt at cricket ground0

    It seems to be a war of attrition between mobile phone companies wanting to build telephone masts and the residents whose communities will be affected by them. The latest application on The Good Life’s radar is a bid by Telefonica/02 to build a 69ft (21m) mast at Long Ditton Cricket Club. This follows attempts by

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  • Plants stolen from pocket park

    Plants stolen from pocket park0

    Thieves scaled a fence and stole these newly-planted geraniums (pictured) and begonias from a little piece of heaven by the Thames. Julian Meers, chair of the Queens Promenade Friends, was dismayed to find that the pocket park opposite Raven’s Ait had been ransacked. “The park has been successfully created over the last year by volunteers

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