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  • Take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch and make a difference

    Take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch and make a difference0

    Can you identify any of these hand-painted, enamel birds? Twenty nine of them, created by Kingston School of Art graduate and Community Brain designer Himali Patil, now decorate the paths and bridges at Tolworth roundabout. This wayfinding project leads from Tolworth Broadway to Kingston’s largest nature reserve – Tolworth Court Farm Fields – where the

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  • Mask up for Hogsmill water voles

    Mask up for Hogsmill water voles0

    Stand out from the crowd, and support a good cause at the same time, by sporting this eye-catching water vole mask (see pic above). The Get InVOLEd mask costs £7.50 with free postage thrown in. Made to order by volunteers from recycled polyester and cotton bed sheets (50-50), it has an endearing water vole logo

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  • Wildlife mural transforms Tolworth roundabout

    Wildlife mural transforms Tolworth roundabout0

    It’s worth taking a walk around Tolworth roundabout these days. A second stunning wildlife mural has transformed the entrance to one of its underpasses. It features a common kingfisher, dragonfly, badger and a water vole. All of the animals can be found locally and inspiration was taken from Surbiton-based Citizen Zoo’s recent film about the

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  • Meet Henrietta, the ladybird!

    Meet Henrietta, the ladybird!0

    A Surbiton author who writes in rhyming couplets has published a book for under fives about a ladybird’s garden adventures. Ayesha Benson’s vividly illustrated The Adventures of Henrietta: Hello Henrietta! marks her debut. “I’ve lived in Surbiton for nine years with my husband, and we now have a toddler who many will quite likely have

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  • Decision time for controversial new housing estate plan

    Decision time for controversial new housing estate plan0

    A controversial plan to build a new housing estate in a Surbiton conservation area comes before Kingston council’s Development Control Committee tonight (Wednesday). You can view the debate on the proposal on the council’s YouTube channel here at www.tinyurl.com/y88gm87r The meeting starts at 7.30pm. A recording will also be available to watch later. Anne Ivison

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  • Vote for Hogsmill River film

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    A short film on the Hogsmill River has reached the final of the Charity Film Awards. The film on the rare chalkstream which runs through Berrylands, is on the shortlist for the virtual award ceremony which will be live streamed tonight (Tuesday) at 7pm at www.charityfilmawards.com/live-stream It is up against 18 others in the ‘long form’

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