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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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  • New boardwalk to help restore biodiversity at Six Acre Meadow

    New boardwalk to help restore biodiversity at Six Acre Meadow0

    I doubt there will be much room for The Drifters to get out a blanket and sit under a boardwalk like this one pictured below, but they could always enjoy walking along it instead. Kingston Council has agreed to fund a replacement boardwalk for Six Acre Meadow near the Sunray Estate in Tolworth off Knollmead.

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  • Veterans enjoy songs, haggis, neeps and tatties on Burns Night

    Veterans enjoy songs, haggis, neeps and tatties on Burns Night0

    Singer and health care assistant Jodie Halls entertained the residents of Surbiton’s Royal Star & Garter Home with songs to celebrate Burns Night yesterday (Monday). The veterans at the home in Upper Brighton Road, also enjoyed a traditional Burns Supper – including haggis, neeps, tatties and a dram or two of whisky to celebrate the

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  • Roads become Advent calendars

    Roads become Advent calendars0

    Westfield Road in Surbiton is being turned into a picturesque Advent calendar. Each day leading up to Christmas Day itself a new window of a home is decorated in the river road (first two pics). “We have got 24 volunteers from the road to dress up their windows in the form of an eye-catching advent

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  • Bring joy – and presents – to care homes this Christmas

    Bring joy – and presents – to care homes this Christmas0

    • News
    • 23rd November 2020

    Poppy, 3, and Sophia, 5, can’t wait to give these Christmas presents to staff and residents of Langley Court Rest Home in Surbiton. The sisters helped to launch a campaign by newly-formed voluntary group RBKares which aims to give all 2,000 staff in the borough’s 44 care homes a gift to thank them for all

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  • Volunteers rally at Victoria rec for community clear-up day

    Volunteers rally at Victoria rec for community clear-up day0

    This was the bountiful haul when volunteers cleared the dense undergrowth around the tennis courts in Victoria recreation ground; 50 lost balls (some slightly chewed). The community rallied to spruce up Victoria rec, trim unruly foliage, pick up litter and dramatically improve the Victoria Avenue entrance’s flowerbeds. Twenty five volunteers from the Friends group used

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