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The Jungle, Calais

The Jungle, Calais

(Above: A walkway at the Jungle camp, Calais)   Four members from Cranleigh Baptist Church recently went to Calais to see, first-hand, the situation inside the illegal settlement, known as the ‘Jungle’. Over 6000 people have set up camp in the sand dunes adjacent the ferry port. The trip we embarked on was ...

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Cranleigh . . a little revealed history

Cranleigh . . a little revealed history

Once more the Cranleigh Obelisk is looking smart again. Stonemasons have just spent two weeks working on the monument to complete in good time for Cranleigh In Bloom that will take place next month. Having achieved a Silver Gilt Award for the S. E. Region of ‘Briton In Bloom’, supporters were anxious to keep up the ...

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April – The Month for Vegetable Growing

April – The Month for Vegetable Growing

Vegetable growing really takes off this month. Chit and plant out second early potatoes in the first half of the month, maincrop potatoes in the second half. It’s also time to sow seed outdoors in well-prepared soil.   April Jobs To Do Ideal time to plant pot-grown fruit trees and bushes. Chit and plant ...

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Rotarian To Run In London Marathon

Rotarian To Run In London Marathon

Cranleigh Rotarian Andy Kolmar is training to take part in this year’s London Marathon on Sunday 24th April, in order to raise some much needed funds for The Amber Foundation. Amber is a local charity, based in Ockley, which exists to help young people who come to them without work, without self-esteem and without ...

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March – Spring Is Here At Last!

March – Spring Is Here At Last!

Springtime has arrived hopefully by mid-March and the frequent sunny days provide the opportunity for an increasing range of gardening tasks. It’s time to get busy preparing seed beds, sowing seed, cutting back winter shrubs and generally tidying up around the garden.   March jobs to do:   ...

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February – Spring is around the corner

February – Spring is around the corner

This month, the beginnings of spring are starting to make themselves known with hints of green shoots and the presence of wildlife emerging from  hibernation to explore their own belated new year. The warmer, earlier mornings bring new garden responsibilities. Its time to prune shrubs and climbers, such as ...

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Save Newlands Corner

Save Newlands Corner

Surrey County Council is currently planning to impose parking charges at Newlands Corner in order to cease its subsidy of Surrey Wildlife Trust, who manage this Albury Estate owned public amenity. It is also planning to build a large new visitor centre and commercial café on the main car park with a terrace extending ...

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December it is Cold Outside!

December it is Cold Outside!

With the weather getting colder, the sunshine hours diminishing, increasing rainfall, windy weather and frosts it can be bitter outside in the garden with the possibility of snow. Who wants to be working outside at this time of year? However there’s not a lot to do. So keep an eye on winter protection of plants and ...

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