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  • Bin… and gone

    Bin… and gone0

    Surbiton no longer has any communal bottle or paper banks after Kingston Council chose Earth Day, when the eco-health of the planet comes to the fore, to remove them. They were being used too much, and generated mess, which had led to complaints from some residents. Now there’s just a blank space in the Waitrose

  • Beeping drives staff ding-dong

    Beeping drives staff ding-dong0

    Staff at Waitrose’s Surbiton branch are being driven ding-dong by the incessant beeping sound made by hand-held Deliveroo order terminals. Now customers have joined the chorus of complaints about the Sunmi point-of-sale devices that emit the repetitive ear-piercing four-note ringtone every few seconds. As staff go round the aisles, filling baskets for home deliveries, the

  • Waitrose pays tribute to Prince Philip whose funeral is today

    Waitrose pays tribute to Prince Philip whose funeral is today0

    Surbiton Waitrose has replaced its customary A-board of shopping hours with a poster marking Prince Philip’s funeral today at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The store staff will observe a minute’s silence at 3pm.    

  • Queue round block for Waitrose

    Queue round block for Waitrose0

    A remarkable sight. The Saturday morning Waitrose queue in Surbiton, spread 6ft apart, winds round from the shop’s car park sliding doors (security on duty) past the front door, round the corner into St James’ Road and all the way down to the Surbiton Club!

  • Panic-buying hits Surbiton

    Panic-buying hits Surbiton0

    ‘And David, don’t forget the loo roll’. Surbiton’s supermarkets were hit by panic-buying this morning – these were Saturday morning’s pasta and cleaning liquid shelves at Waitrose, and in the inevitable bog-standard reaction to virus threats, toilet paper was running scarce too. What next? Quail eggs may be in short supply, and there could be

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