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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Free bike check for key workers

    Free bike check for key workers0

    Are you a key worker? Would you like your bike checked over for free to make sure it is in good working order? Cycle instructor Andy Litchfield from Kingston Council will be fixing key workers bikes at Surbiton Health Centre from 11.30am to 2.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday). Dr Bike will be in the car park at

  • Watching B-movies in lockdown

    Watching B-movies in lockdown0

    There’s a buzz in the garden in Surbiton this weekend as visiting bumblebees queue up to enjoy our flowering bottlebrush plant. When the callistemon is blooming and the sun is shining, the pollen collectors are out in force… often hanging upside-down on the flower heads – presumably because the species originated in Australia. No lockdown

  • Online fair for lockdown crafters

    Online fair for lockdown crafters0

    Local crafters are coming together this weekend (in a virtual way!) to sell their wares and raise money for two local charities which have been making a difference during the pandemic. The KT Online Craft Fair which runs over four days from today (Friday) until Monday will showcase the work of craft-makers from all over

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