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  • Gucci adds style to the Queens Prom pocket park celebrations

    Gucci adds style to the Queens Prom pocket park celebrations0

    Gucci, the seventeen-and-a-half-year-old Pomeranian terrier, was enjoying a day out along the Queens Prom today (Tuesday). He was watching the mayor of Kingston Cllr Margaret Thompson, cut a ribbon to mark the third year of the Queens Promenade Friends’ group and their creation of the colourful pocket park around a formerly disused caretaker’s hut, and

  • 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

  • Pocket park for busy junction

    Pocket park for busy junction0

    This solitary bench in a sea of tarmac is destined to be surrounded in greenery as Kingston Council turns the area into a pocket park. Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee is planning to green up the busy junction at Ditton Road and Hook Road under a Healthy Streets initiative which aims to make streets more welcoming places

  • Lend a hand before storm hits

    Lend a hand before storm hits0

    It’s the calm before the storm so volunteers at Queen’s Promenade are making the most of it this morning (Saturday) by putting up new tit and robin bird boxes made by Thames Ditton’s Men in Sheds project. Other tasks at the pocket park along the riverside walk – if time allows before Storm Dennis hits

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