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Home Counties Carers Art Competition: Stay Home, Stay Safe

The closing date for Home Counties Carers lockdown art competition has been extended! The closing date is now Monday 1st June, after half-term. The kids may be in lockdown but they’ve still got a lot of school work to do! Hopefully this extension will give children who want to get …

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Appeal for photos and art for the Dorking Museum children’s action book

Dorking Museum’s Cockerel Press and the Museum archive are appealing for images of local children, photos taken by children and art created by children to illustrate the Covid-19 crisis for a children’s action book which is currently in development. They will also add the items to our Museum archive. This …

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Wey & Arun Canal Trust marks 25 years of boat trips

When the first fee-paying passengers cruised along the Wey & Arun Canal back in 1995, few members could have imagined that Trust would be celebrating 25 years of public boat trips and this year welcoming more than 1,000 passengers on boat trips just in the Christmas and New Year period …

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Zero Hours Contracts

According to the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS, https://www.acas.org.uk/), a zero-hours contract is a type of contract between an employer and a worker where: your employer does not have to give you any minimum working hours; and you do not have to take any work offered. Workers on zero …

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VantagePoint teems up with Haslemere Museum and becomes a Corporate Member

Haslemere Museum is pleased to announce its latest reciprocal partnership in the shape of a Corporate Membership for VantagePoint. This partnership for 2020/21 will offer great value to the two organisations and recognises the vast potential for joint promotion in the local area. As VantagePoint heads into its second decade, …

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Monkey World Events

January 2019      (1st-31st)                                                                                               Dorset Resident’s offer Dorset Residents receive 50% off the entrance price during January! Simply show proof of a BH, DT or SP postcode at the entrance gate. Saturday 15th February- Sunday 23rd February                                                    Kid 4 a Quid! During half-term, children who bring a present for the primates …

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What our readers say…

“A big thank you for mentioning our monthly lectures in your Jottings sections throughout the year. This publicity has produced a steady stream of visitors to our lectures and a good number of new members who are essential for the viability of our Society.” Brian Hawtin, The Arts Society Guildford …

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A Royal Visit to showcase the best of Surrey Hills Enterprises

In acknowledgement of the outstanding work of local businesses, Surrey Hills Enterprises were delighted to be visited by HRH The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO on November 6th. The Royal Visit was a wonderful recognition of the growing reputation and development of the Surrey Hills as a hub of innovative, …

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IN HOME CARE HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR BEST CARE EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR IN THE GREAT BRITISH CARE AWARDS

  IN HOME CARE HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR BEST CARE EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR IN THE GREAT BRITISH CARE AWARDS 2 September 2019, Waterlooville, Hampshire Nominations have also been made in 3 other categories: Best Care Team, Putting People First and Best Registered Manager The Great British Care Awards have …

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Denningberg Centre for the Elderly

A couple of weeks ago, I had a phone call from Linda who was wanting to spread the word about the Denningberg Centre. Having worked in Godalming for two years I have to be honest and admit I had never heard of it. I decided that I was going to …

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Energy Issues? Citizen’s Advice can help!

Nationally, Citizens Advice found that 48% of those who were helped with energy problems were disabled or had a long-term health problem.  In January this year we promoted the Energy Best Deal Extra Project and we helped people on low incomes or benefits, those with disabilities or long term illnesses, …

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2019 Guildford Legal Walk

Julie West Solicitor is delighted to be walking in the 2019 Guildford Legal Walk on 8th July to raise funds for free legal advice in Surrey. Surrey has been recognised as a legal aid desert for all social welfare law where poor and vulnerable people have great difficulty gaining help with …

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Eggcellent response to Easter Egg Hunt!

Congratulations to Abi Moran, Quinn Kyle, Alice Johnstone, Tatianna Batovska, Amélie Howe, Holly Hurst and Finlay Hurst, the winners of this year’s Friends of Dorking ‘Dorkers Easter Egg Hunt’ held around the town during the recent school Easter holidays. Throughout the two-week holiday period, children and families were encouraged to …

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Supporting Local- Handpicked for Dorking

Handpicked for Clandon Wood. This weekend I popped along to Clandon Wood to show my support to Handpicked for Dorking as well as the exhibitors that were there. As we parked up I could hear Chris and Will from ‘Forget the DJ‘ who were playing some great music which added …

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