Monthly Archives: December 2014

French Market to bring a taste of continental Christmas cheer

French market traders will be wishing shoppers a ‘Joyeux Noël’ from Friday 19
December until Tuesday 23 December when the popular French Market returns to Woking Town Centre.

Adding to Woking’s festive Christmas shopping offer, food lovers can tuck into a wide variety of tasty treats, including breads, cheeses, cakes, chocolate, mustards and olives.

Hungry shoppers who have built up an appetite can enjoy a charcuterie selling
French meats and Corsican sausages, whilst those with a sweet tooth can treat
themselves to a delicatessen stocked with fresh produce or a freshly-cooked crepe.
The popular market will be located in the heart of the town along Mercia Walk and CommercialWay and will open from 9am until 5pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, and from 11am until 5pm on Sunday.

Horsell Footpath Temp Closure

The paths between Horsell Park, Ridgeway and Wilson Way will be subject to intermittent closures during the week of

Monday 15th December and Friday 19th December.

The contractors will be working overhead cutting down branches with machinery and they will need to close the sections they are working on because of safety reasons.

I have ensured that the closures will be between 9.15 and 14.30

So no childs journey to school is disrupted.


We were approached by the Horsell Residents Association to see if we could help with the problem of overhanging trees and bushes on the footpaths causing a loss of natural light along the paths. Serco under contract with Woking Borough Council, attend to the bushes but the contract only deals with foliage to the side of the paths.

Cllr Hunwicks and Cllr Kemp worked with Robin Hoyle and Anthony Saunders from the residents association to identify the area that most needed attention. We contacted Serco who have a division that does tree pruning and obtained a quote for the work. Cllr Kemp released funds from his members allocation and Anthony Saunders took care of notifying residents, who’s land some of the tree’s and bushes were on and he also obtained permission to prune any tree’s with a TPO on.

We apologise for any inconvenience but we all feel this work needs doing and will add a lot more natural light along sections of the path that have become very tunnelled.