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  • Fines waived and library books extended during health crisis

    Fines waived and library books extended during health crisis0

    Surbiton and Tolworth libraries are closed for the foreseeable future because of the coronavirus crisis, but there is no need to worry if you currently have a book on loan or your membership card is due to expire. All borrowed items have been automatically renewed until April 30. Fines will also be automatically waived until the

  • Care home appeals for toiletries

    Care home appeals for toiletries0

    A care home for disabled veterans is appealing for toiletries for its vulnerable residents. The Royal Star & Garter in Upper Brighton Road, Surbiton, is asking individuals and families in the area to donate items such as liquid soap, shampoo, deodorant, lip balm and toothpaste. The care home residents and their partners who are disabled

  • YouTube broadcast on urban wildlife

    YouTube broadcast on urban wildlife0

    Surbiton’s wildlife champion Elliot Newton will be broadcasting live at midday today (Saturday) on the Earth LIVE Lessons YouTube channel. Elliot, who masterminded last summer’s WILD Kingston event at the Rose Theatre, and who spearheads local environmental and conservation projects at Fishponds Park, Berrylands Nature Reserve and Tolworth Court Farm, will be discussing urban nature.

  • Rules waived on registering births

    Rules waived on registering births0

    Parents won’t be penalised if they haven’t registered the birth of their child within 42 days. Kingston Council is waiving the rules during the coronavirus crisis. “Birth registration appointments and Notice of Marriage appointments have been cancelled,” said a spokesman for Kingston Register Office. “Please be assured that parents will not be penalised in these

  • Guildhall coup! Leader ousted

    Guildhall coup! Leader ousted3

    There’s been a coup at the Guildhall. As the prime minister was ordering the coronavirus lockdown of the nation, Liz Green was being unseated as Kingston Council leader. A councillor for 18 years and local Liberal Democrat leader for seven, Cllr Green was challenged, and narrowly defeated, by former ITN reporter Caroline Kerr, who became

  • Playgrounds close in social distancing clampdown

    Playgrounds close in social distancing clampdown0

    Playgrounds in Surbiton, normally full of boisterous and excited children, have fallen silent after Kingston council’s decision to close them all on Monday. “Following the government’s announcement on social distancing and the need to stay indoors, we have decided to close children’s playgrounds in parks and housing estates,” said a Kingston Council spokesperson who added

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