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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

  • BBQ food delivery launch

    BBQ food delivery launch0

    A Surbiton chef who has worked with Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay is running a barbecued food delivery service for Surbiton… Boxed Local. Richard Hards and wife Kaylie, based in Tolworth Road, sold out in their launch week, and business is booming. “We sell by the box – single, double or big – and

  • Fine dining restaurant The French Table to reopen after lockdown

    Fine dining restaurant The French Table to reopen after lockdown0

    Lovers of fine food will be ecstatic to learn that The French Table is reopening on Wednesday, July 8. The top notch restaurant in Maple Road, Surbiton, closed its doors to the public on March 20 because of coronavirus restrictions. Now owners Eric and Sarah Guignard, pictured, are gearing up to reopen the award-winning restaurant.

  • 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

  • Tarte in the Park reopens for takeaways

    Tarte in the Park reopens for takeaways0

    “We’re really pleased to be back!” said a beaming Tiphaine Fevrier, pictured, as she handed over a freshly baked chocolatine and a piping hot latte, from a make-shift counter at the Tarte in the Park in Victoria Rec. “We’ve been closed for the last couple of months so it is wonderful to be here again!

  • So, when did Maple Road become a trendy ‘village’?

    So, when did Maple Road become a trendy ‘village’?2

    Tree-lined, elegant, stylish and, of course, the home of Surbiton’s hugely popular farmers’ market, Maple Road has had its own distinctive identity for a century and a half. But when did it gain the ‘Maple village’ tag so beloved of estate agents, and adopted by the busy Maple Village WI? Here’s a look back in

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