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Preserve Our Reserve – Thursley NNR Support Fund – now over £30k!

On Saturday 30th May 2020 at 4:30pm, a devastating fire broke out on the Thursley National Nature Reserve affecting 150 hectares.  Firefighters from 4 counties, supported by local farmers, fought the blaze over 3 days and nights. The reserve comprises of extensive areas of open dry heathland, peat bogs, pine …

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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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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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What do food banks do and why?

The aim of food banks is to support local families in crisis who don’t have enough money to buy food. They are given enough food to feed their family (or themselves if they are single) for approximately 3 days. The reasons why people need to visit food banks include benefit …

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Swapping booze for therapy like Fearne Cotton? Then TWLW could be your answer!

Fearne Cotton recently revealed she’s swapped partying for therapy. The radio presenter who has been open about her battle with depression said, “I don’t go to clubs. I spend any money I would have spent on a therapist every week.” Speaking of her husband musician Jessie Wood, she added, “My …

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The ‘Good’ Funeral: Continuing Care at St Catherine’s Hospice

The team The team at St Catherine’s Hospice are familiar with conversations around end of life. They believe it is important that these discussions are had by both patients and their families to ensure that wishes are fulfilled and loved ones are able to contribute in their own way. Here, …

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Handpicked for Dorking

It’s always a shock to the system going back to work after the Easter break, after a couple of four-day weeks, I think, one must ease themselves back in gently. What better way than to arrange a coffee first thing on a Monday? I met Jason Brett in a coffee …

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Surrey Day – Food Float celebrates 10 years delivering local food to Dorking residents

Surrey Day this Saturday 4th May is a great day for Food Float to celebrate its tenth year offering local food to Dorking people! To commemorate, we have invited three producers: •  Honey man Paul Cleaver •  Debbie, Queen of jam and chutney •  Barry from Kingfisher Farm to tell …

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