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  • Paddle with Howard on the Surbiton stretch of the Thames on his epic 900-mile circuit

    Paddle with Howard on the Surbiton stretch of the Thames on his epic 900-mile circuit0

    Look out for this man on the river today (Sunday). Howard Leather is expected to arrive on the Surbiton stretch of the Thames mid afternoon, probably around 3pm. The paddleboard instructor is part of the way through an epic 900-mile circuit of England’s rivers and canals – he has already done well over 300 miles.

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  • Grey heron goes fishing

    Grey heron goes fishing0

      This statuesque figure (see picture below) visited the good folk of Ditton Reach the other day. The grey heron, which was strutting its stuff along the riverbank in Long Ditton, was snapped by Good Life deliverer Irene Reece. “The heron lives in Home Park but we have no idea if they have nested as

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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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  • The Limping Fox in Long Ditton reopens with new guidelines

    The Limping Fox in Long Ditton reopens with new guidelines0

    The Limping Fox in Long Ditton is reopening today (Wednesday). The pub, in Rushett Road, known for its roast dinners, large garden and outdoor cinema nights, has been closed since March. There are new opening hours initially: Wednesday and Thursday, 4-11pm; Friday and Saturday, noon to 11.30pm; Sunday, noon to 10.30pm. The owners, Luke and

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  • New co-chairs for Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee

    New co-chairs for Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee0

    Alison Holt (left) and Anita Schaper have been elected to co-chair the Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee for the new municipal year. Both have been councillors since 2018: Cllr Holt for Surbiton Hill and Cllr Schaper for Berrylands. Cllr Holt was previously Kingston Council’s portfolio holder for Finance from 2018-19 and for Finance & Contracts from 2019-20.

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  • Storytelling workshop and vocal concert wrap up Surbiton Salons’ five-day online music festival

    Storytelling workshop and vocal concert wrap up Surbiton Salons’ five-day online music festival0

    On the bill today (Sunday) for Surbiton Salons’ final feast of music and performance in its five-day summer event, will be top-flight singers, an internationally-acclaimed vocal ensemble and a workshop on storytelling. The Salons, which would have taken place at the cornerHOUSE arts centre in Douglas Road, Surbiton, moved online this year because of the

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