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  • Share your views on Berrylands’ green spaces in online survey

    Share your views on Berrylands’ green spaces in online survey0

    How do you use the green spaces of Berrylands? What do you like about them and what improvements would you like to see? Or don’t you visit them at all and if so, why? The Friends of Berrylands Nature Reserve, which runs regular volunteer events to create and maintain wildlife habitats and our access to

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  • Learn scything techniques at Fishponds Park this Saturday

    Learn scything techniques at Fishponds Park this Saturday0

    Learn various scything techniques to help manage the meadow at Surbiton’s Fishponds Park. Kingston’s biodiversity officer Elliot Newton will be leading an introduction to scything at the park off Hollyfield Road from 10am on Saturday (22nd). This traditional way of cutting grass and managing hay meadows, minimises the impact on wildlife. Volunteers can also help

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  • Grass in nature reserve is cut using scythes to manage meadow

    Grass in nature reserve is cut using scythes to manage meadow0

    Scythers set to at Tolworth Court Farm Moated Manor, a nature reserve off Old Kingston Road. Twelve volunteers were given lessons in scything techniques and then worked their way across the 2.4 acre site, skirting around the yellow meadow ant hills which would have been destroyed if heavy machinery was used to mow the grass,

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  • Volunteer to end global poverty

    Volunteer to end global poverty0

    Oxfam in Surbiton is looking for new recruits. The charity shop in Victoria Road, which raises funds to fight global poverty, needs volunteers to work front of house and behind the scenes. “There’s the option to do a bit of everything!” said area volunteer coordinator Judi Thompson. Judi said the shop was a bit like

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  • Record-breaking sales as British Heart Foundation opens its doors

    Record-breaking sales as British Heart Foundation opens its doors0

    Charity shops in Surbiton were doing good business on Monday as shoppers hit the stores. The British Heart Foundation in Victoria Road proved particularly popular with an orderly socially distanced queue forming outside for most of the day. Despite some of the charity’s shops in Scotland and all in Northern Ireland remaining closed, BHF, which funds

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  • Captain Tom inspires veterans’ book club at care home

    Captain Tom inspires veterans’ book club at care home0

    The book which Royal Star & Garter residents are reading has taken on extra poignancy following the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore on Tuesday. The Surbiton home for disabled veterans and their partners launched a book club recently for its residents living with dementia  – and they chose centenarian and national hero Captain Tom’s

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