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Striking Teachers Protest In Guildford High Street to Increase Pay

By Hugh Coakley Striking Surrey teachers from the National Education Union (NEU) gathered in a good-natured protest at Holy Trinity in Guildford High Street yesterday (February 1) and were joined…

Yvonne Arnaud Calls for Support for its £4 Million Your Fund Surrey Bid

The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre is calling for support for a bid for £4 million from Your Fund Surrey to transform access to the Grade II listed venue and to increase…

Dragon Interview: Pt 1 – Council’s Complaints Process Is ‘Not Fit For Purpose’ – Says Retired Chief Exec

It is rare to get an insider’s objective view of the borough council, so we should really value this contribution from Bernard Quoroll, a retired solicitor living in Guildford, who…

Freeman Jenny Powell ‘Passed Away Peacefully’

Hon Freeman Jenny Powell has died. The Dragon NEWS was told “she passed away peacefully yesterday morning. Her son and daughter were with her.” Jenny Powell was a Conservative borough…

Freedom of Information Questions Reveal More Detail of North Street Consultation

By Martin Giles Only 1.2 per cent (938 individuals) of the town’s 81,500 population were contacted by letter or email to warn them about the North Street regeneration project, a…

SEND Parents Protest Outside Surrey County Council HQ

By Emily Coady-Stemp local democracy reporter Parents of children with additional needs are calling on Surrey County Council to engage with them over issues they have faced getting support and…

Extinction Rebellion Targets Barclays Bank Again in Protest Against Fossil Fuel Funding

By Hugh Coakley and Martin Giles Members of Extinction Rebellion (XR) dressed as Suffragettes chained themselves together inside the Barclays bank branch in North Street yesterday (Januray 30) in a…

Waverley Must Provide 200 Extra Homes Each Year

By Emily Coady-Stemp local democracy reporter Developers may ‘seize’ on Waverley’s new target of building nearly 200 extra homes a year as a result of a planning policy review, a…

Ingrid Tarrant on Wisley Campaign: It is ‘Not About a Nimby Attitude to Development’

By Emily Coady-Stemp local democracy reporter TV personality Ingrid Tarrant has joined the fight against a new town on the former Wisley Airfield, saying the new residents would be “invading…

See the Light – Years of Campaigning Finally Pay Off

By Martin Giles Mandy Millyard is not a woman to give up easily. After nearly nine years campaigning she has finally seen complete success with the re-installation of lighting to…