Lower Green, Community Spirit

Today, I dropped in on Lower Green Community Centre’s Beehive initiative. Run by local mums, Cathy Heavens and Lyndsay Bennett, the project organises drop in sessions for a couple of hours each Friday morning. It links together a play area for young children, the East Elmbridge foodbank, Lower Green Household essentials (which provide domestic goods […]

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Walton Firs, Local Gem

Today, I visited Walton Firs, located in a spectacular spot in Cobham, with Rosemary Dane and Peter Willman. Walton Firs is a 28 acre site offering a range of activities for youngsters through to the more elderly. The centre used to be a Scout Camp site. It is now run as a charitable organisation with a focus […]

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Inspirational Local Healthcare

Too many of the positive things going on in our community fail to get the attention they deserve. This morning, I returned to The Children’s Trust, the amazing charity in Tadworth specialising in children’s brain injuries. They do incredible work giving youngsters with the most heart-breaking of conditions hope of a better quality of life. […]

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Flying the Nest at Walton Oak School

Today, I droped in on Walton Oak primary school in Walton, to celebrate the first anniversary of the Nest, a wonderful facility that gives support to those young children who need a bit of extra help to strengthen their social skills – so they can thrive in the classroom. These children visit Nest daily where […]

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The Medicine Garden, Cobham

I just discovered one of the most amazing places I have come across in Elmbridge – I am kicking myself it took so long! Green fingers, Paul Studholme, created the Medicine Garden out of the old overgrown kitchen garden at Cobham Park. It is an incredible mix of things: a zen place to pause, forget about […]

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Celebrating Molesey Library

On Saturday, I joined the Friends of Molesey Library and the Molesey Arts Society for the re-launch of Molesey library, on Walton Road, with local councillors and residents. The aim is to promote awareness of this wonderful local facility, widen its appeal, and encourage more volunteers to help out.   As well as the traditional role […]

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Walton Charity – Launch of Community Grants

On Friday, I joined Walton Charity CEO, Jackie Lodge, Trustee Chairman, Barry Cheyne, and an array of wonderful local organisations – from Chelsea FC to Elmbridge Community Link – for the formal launch of Walton Charity’s Community Grants program.   It is a great initiative. The idea is to allow Walton Charity – going now […]

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