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  • Stormy weather

    Stormy weather0

    Dramatic stormclouds over Victoria recreation ground in Surbiton suggest that after a dry April we’re about to get a drenching in May. There’s the ghost of a rainbow detectable in the distance… its end seemingly landing near St Mark’s church! It’s rare to see clouds quite so dark and threatening – Surbiton usually seems to

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  • Big sky at night, viewer’s delight

    Big sky at night, viewer’s delight0

    There was something almost apocalyptic about sunset over Victoria rec, where the big sky often creates drama.    

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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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  • Planners refuse phone mast in Surbiton’s Victoria Rec

    Planners refuse phone mast in Surbiton’s Victoria Rec0

    Plans by telecoms giant EE to site an 82ft (25m) mobile phone mast in a fenced-off area of Victoria recreation ground have been refused by the council after a tidal wave of complaints. More than 250 objections were sent to Kingston Council’s planning department after the proposal was lodged days after lockdown began, with no

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  • A blot on the landscape

    A blot on the landscape1

    A massive 82ft (25 metres) mobile telephone mast – the size of two double decker buses standing on end  – could be erected in the much-loved Victoria Rec if Kingston Council gives the plan the go-ahead. The mast, for the benefit of passengers on the trains which use the railway line which runs on the

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