Sainsbury’s Redding Way latest

The ongoing saga surrounding the proposed extension to Sainsbury’s supermarket in Redding Way has been developing behind the scenes. Yet more revised plans have been submitted to WBC under plan PLAN/2011/0160 and some residents have received a letter, on behalf of J Sainsbury Plc, from GKA Ltd (‘A specialist political and community relations consultancy to the property development industry’) outling the changes and putting their reasoning behind the changes.


Although the letter goes some way toward addressing concerns, there are almost definitely questions that remain unanswered and we will be looking at these closely in the near future.


In correspondence with WBC, a letter to Mr James Hutchison of Woking Borough Council from Mr Adam Cundale (Senior Planner, WYG Planning & Design) confirms a meeting of 15th September and appears to be confident of the revised plans being received favourably by the planning dept.


We’ll get more information out as soon as we can but in the meantime details and correspondance pertaining to the application can be found here

Remembrance Day service

Armistice Day is approaching and Rev Richard Sherlock has today confirmed this years service is again to be held outside the old library on 11th November starting at 10:45am

Confirmed attendees are currently representatives from the Army, the Royal British Legion, locals schools, Cllr Melanie Whitehand and Jonathan Lord MP.

Please be sure to observe the customary two minute silence, even if you can’t make the event itself.

Vyne Christmas Bazaar

Another fantastic bazaar has been arranged for the festive season, again held at the Vyne Community Centre, on the 19th November from 2pm to 4pm.

This years attractions include – tombola, crafts, Christmas gifts, treats and goodies for all the family along with snacks, cakes and refreshments.

Please contact Gill Waine (Centre Manager) to find out more: 743558

Warm welcome to new Crown landlords

The first week of trading is complete and, despite a couple of early niggles, new landlord Ade Jones and landlady Sarah Nubeebuckus-Jones are delighted to join the village!

Coming from a pub in Wantage, Oxford, the couple are very keen to make their mark and enjoy a long term at The Crown. Ade said

It’s only been a week but it feels like we’ve been here a lot longer, people have been so welcoming!

Their first Saturday saw the best sales since the pub re-opened in February which even considering the curiosity factor is a great sign for the future of the pub. With a new menu all hand made by Sarah and locally sourced produce, the eating should also do well. Look out for the special sausage and mash nights in the near future, cheekily called ‘S&M’, named with a nod to the previous problems the pub has endured…

I hope everyone finds the time to at least stick their head round the door to welcome the newest landlords in town!


Oktoberfest is coming to Mizens Railway this October.


Make sure to visit this fantastic event to celebrate all things steam train and mechanical organ related!


Open from 12 noon to 5pm on Sunday 16th October; admission prices are Adults £2, children £1 and a family ticket £5 (2 adults and up to 3 children).


Roadworks warning!

MGJV, on behalf of Thames Water, have notified residents of impending work in the area.

Part of the sewer between Broadford Lane and Scotts Grove Road will be replacedwith the aim of reducing flood risk in the area. Work is scheduled to commence at the end of October for 6 weeks with hours of work between 0730-1800 Monday – Friday and 0800-1300 on Saturdays.


Contact Thames Water:

Customer relations, Thames Water, PO Box 286, Swindon SN38 2RA

0845 641 0011

Reference CAP 5 / BB 946433


Robin Hood request

I’ve been contacted by Anthony, a regular from the Robin Hood pub in Robin Hood Lane (where else?!) with a special request for our readers – does anyone have any old photos of the pub and the area that they wouldn’t mind sharing with the new owners, Jackie and Andy? The pictures are to be framed on the walls after an extensive refit starting in October and will [hopefully] reflect the history of the pub inside and out.


If anyone can help out, please send your contact details to me at and I shall pass them on.

Woking Choral Society performance

Elijah comes to Woking!

A very special night for lovers of classical music is planned by Woking Choral Society when they perform the epic oratorio Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn which is scheduled for the H G Wells Hall on  December 3rd 2011.

Elijah is widely considered to be one of the supreme works in the choral repertoire standing alongside Handel’s Messiah in popularity. It is a truly momentous and awe- inspiring experience, placing great demands on the choristers, soloists and orchestra.

It tells the story of the Old Testament prophet Elijah who is instructed by God to bring his wrath on the Israeli King Ahab and his wife Jezebel for their worship of false Gods. It is a powerful story based on a text taken from The Old Testament Book II Kings. It is a work that is powerful, dramatic and full of beautiful melodies; the high point in the creative output of the German composer Felix Mendelssohn.

The work has a special place in British culture, having been specially written for the 1846 Birmingham Festival, where it had its first performance to an audience of two thousand  on 26th August 1846, who gave it a rapturous reception. It has never lost its unique appeal and remains perennially popular to this day.

The concert will feature the Bartholdy Chamber orchestra and four soloists under the baton of Woking Choral Society’s conductor Ben Palmer.

Further information on the concert and ticket prices can be found on the choir’s website  where ticket reservations can be made for what is sure to be a sell-out occasion. Alternatively telephone  Susan Nichols on 01483 767852.
The tickets will be £15 full (£14 for parties of ten or more) or £8 for students. They can be booked online at or obtained from H. G. Wells Centre Box Office | The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking | Christ Church Shop, Town Square, Woking | Surrey Music Store, Woking | Brittens Music, West Byfleet.  Woking’s The Key scheme applies.

Knaphill Wanderers FC want new players


Knaphill Wanderers Football Club is looking for players for r U8 (year 3)) age group.

The teams are playing the Surrey Primary League next season 2011/2012.

The club provides regular training and matches for all age groups for boys from Under 7 to Under 18 and girls from Under 11 to Under 15.

For further information contact James on the following: –

Under 8’s – James Collyer – Call 07748 848946

or email

Or visit our website at: –

Village Show 2011 – Children’s Horticultural Show Pictures Update

We had lots of super entries from local children for the Children’s Categories at the Horticultural Show: The Miniature Garden and the Object or Animal made from vegetables and/or fruit. Well done to all the youngsters who took part. The judges really had a difficult job to decide on the winners. Well done everyone.

Please note that these pictures are copyrighted low-res editions and if you want a copy in a better resolution or to use them elsewhere please contact the Website Editor for copies and permissions.

If you have more pictures of the show, please contact us to share.

Well done everyone.

We are looking forward to having a new competition next year and even more entries from local children.