Important Update on Epsom & St. Helier Hospital Trust

The KRA has just received this press release: “£500million DHSC FUNDING ANNOUNCED FOR EPSOM & ST HELIER HOSPITALS TRUST” . As this is of interest to our members, we are sharing this with you as follows: CRISPIN BLUNT MP PRESS STATEMENT – 29 September 2019 Crispin Blunt delighted at DHSC decision to fund new Epsom […] Continue reading →

TWOAT Teas & Talks – in Kingswood Village Hall

TWOAT, the Tadworth and Walton Overseas Aid Trust is a small, very local charity which raises money to support small, self-help projects in some of the poorest parts of the world. Although “Kingswood” doesn’t appear in its name, this is only because they couldn’t work out a pronounceable acronym! TWOAT is putting on one […] Continue reading →

Village Voice competition for Kingswood Wines

Only a few days left to win a bottle of Taittinger Champagne! There was something different about the 150th edition of Village Voice which you received at the beginning of September. There were a number of little 150th logos scattered throughout the edition, some in articles, some in advertisements. But how many? Kuda, the proprietor […] Continue reading →

A217 Milestone Uncovered

Ever since The Children’s Trust cut back the row of trees adjacent to the A217, a Milestone was uncovered. Pia Chamberlain (our Local Kingswood Historian and Author of History and Archive on the KRA website) was asked to research this and let us know its provenance and meaning. The following is her fascinating report. The […] Continue reading →

TWOAT News – August 2019

TWOAT is delighted to report that the Auction of Promises raised well over £4,000 – many thanks if you were a bidder or donor. Please note that the Barbecue previously planned to be held in aid of TWOAT in Roger Ponsford’s garden in Walton on Sunday September 8th has had to be cancelled. Instead we […] Continue reading →

Kingswood Gardens – the box caterpillar

Tackling the box caterpillar invasion by Sarah Wilson In May this year I began to hear from gardeners in Kingswood, Ashtead and Banstead about the devastation caused to their box hedges and topiary by the box caterpillar. One friend reported that her hedge was alive with caterpillars and she was picking them off in the […] Continue reading →