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  • New battle over phone mast in Victoria Recreation Ground

    New battle over phone mast in Victoria Recreation Ground0

    EE is appealing against Kingston Council’s decision to refuse its bid to build an 82ft (25m) mobile telephone mast in Victoria Rec. The plan to build the mast (the size of two double decker buses standing on end), a large compound around it, and associated paraphernalia in the Surbiton park off Balaclava Road, was thrown

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  • Fire rages at garden centre

    Fire rages at garden centre1

    Fire swept through a Long Ditton garden centre overnight, destroying several buildings and leaving the main office as a charred ruin. Flames were spotted rising behind a line of tall conifers at one edge of Hill Park Roses & Plant Centre just before midnight by the intersection of the A3 slip road and Woodstock Lane

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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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