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  • Tolworth arts and crafts market shrugs off the rain with smiles

    Tolworth arts and crafts market shrugs off the rain with smiles0

    Talk about raining cats and dogs! Yesterday’s First in Tolworth arts, crafts and food market was a somewhat soggy affair but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the stallholders, writes Jane Grove. “To be honest I don’t mind,” said a beaming Melanie Wingfield of Guilford Avenue-based Gorgeous Painted Pebbles. “I’ve been quite busy really, in

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  • One-way system at Tolworth’s arts, crafts and food market

    One-way system at Tolworth’s arts, crafts and food market1

    Tolworth arts, crafts and food market will be in full swing in the slip road off The Broadway opposite Our Lady Immaculate Church tomorrow (Sunday, Oct 4) from 11am to 3pm. “A fun, family event, this is a chance to stock up on beautiful products and tasty treats and support local traders, and support your

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  • Close Maple Road to traffic and boost market, says councillor

    Close Maple Road to traffic and boost market, says councillor0

    A Surbiton councillor wants Maple Road added to the list of experimental ‘low-traffic neighbourhoods’ to create safer pedestrian space, boost pubs and restaurants, and allow the farmers’ market (still in abeyance since lockdown) to thrive. Green councillor Sharron Sumner wants a vehicle barrier installed by Maple Infants’ and St Andrew’s & St Mark’s junior schools.

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  • Waste not, want not – Abundance will harvest your unwanted fruit

    Waste not, want not – Abundance will harvest your unwanted fruit0

    If you hate waste, call Abundance, a Surbiton project aimed at harvesting and redistributing gluts of fruit from gardens, allotments and street trees, saving it from being thrown away. Last year, 1.3 tons of fresh organic fruit was harvested in and around Surbiton, with this year’s target being to better that.  Toni Izard needs volunteers able to

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  • Colourful, plant-based picnics for your socially distanced gathering

    Colourful, plant-based picnics for your socially distanced gathering0

    Emma Egerton of Little Ginger is used to making an impact with her plant-powered catering company. Emma, who lives in Surbiton, and who preps most of her vegan food for events in the community kitchen at the Museum of Futures in Brighton Road, obviously struck the right note with a recent addition to her menu – the Rainbow

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  • Veterans enjoy a taste of the Caribbean at care home

    Veterans enjoy a taste of the Caribbean at care home0

    The taste of rum, the smell of delicious seafood and the sound of steelpans were among the exotic treats enjoyed by residents at the Royal Star & Garter in Surbiton during a Caribbean party at the veterans’ care home. The charity’s home in Upper Brighton Road was given a makeover for the celebration, with exotic

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