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  • Repelling the invaders

    Repelling the invaders0

    A conservation day is being held at The Wood and Richard Jefferies Bird Sanctuary off Oakhill Grove, behind Surbiton station, on Sat, July 9, tackling invasive species such as cherry laurel, bamboo and self-sown sycamores, as well as picking litter. Kingston biodiversity officer Elliot Newton explains: “It’s an area of beautiful mature native woodland which

  • Traffic barrier gets the heave-ho

    Traffic barrier gets the heave-ho0

    The new traffic barrier in Tolworth Road is to be axed if Surbiton councillors get their way. In a stunning move last night (Tues), after an impressive presentation by a group of local residents about the knock-on effect of the road closure on neighbouring streets – especially Thornhill Road which had borne the brunt of

  • Lopped fir adds Alpine look

    Lopped fir adds Alpine look0

    Shorn of its lower branches, Surbiton’s Christmas tree creates a curiously Alpine mood on the roundabout outside the station. Workmen lopped off the lower branches of the bushy seasonal specimen on Monday… then presumably knocked off for a languid lunch at the Coronation, leaving the town’s arboreal totem looking more like something David Attenborough would

  • Eco-friendly gifts for Christmas

    Eco-friendly gifts for Christmas0

    How about these for last-minute Christmas ideas? A set of 14, 100ml Miniml refillable bottles containing various eco products including hand and body lotion, bubble bath, hand soap, shampoo, and conditioner to various household cleaning products such as fabric conditioner and rinse aid? All for the bargain basement price of £9.99 courtesy of Sage’s health

  • Weekend of Christmas markets with local arts and crafters

    Weekend of Christmas markets with local arts and crafters0

    Surbiton’s The Lamb pub and Salon No. 13 will be holding Christmas markets this weekend with arts and crafts made by local creatives – perfect for a spot of Xmas shopping. The pub in Brighton Road will be holding its event – indoors and outdoors under canopies – from noon to 6pm today (Saturday), while

  • Surbiton to be made 20mph zone

    Surbiton to be made 20mph zone0

    Surbiton is to become a 20mph zone. Councillors voted unanimously at a Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee meeting this week to introduce the new speed limit across the area – even in main roads like Ewell Road, Upper Brighton Road and Portsmouth Road. The Traffic Management Order will come into effect in mid January, with work on

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