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Opinion: Residents and Councillors Want to Engage on London Road Project – Does SCC?

By Fiona Davidson R4GV county councillor for Guildford South East Like many residents, I am very concerned at the impact that the closure of the northbound lane of London Road…

Opinion: Our Views on Proposed Changes Should Count

By Martin Giles One thing voters rarely forgive in their political leaders is arrogance. There is a difference between fighting for proposals against political opposition and railroading initiatives that are…

Ockhamite Diary: What’s the Best Investment – Classic Cars, Land or Pepper Mills?

A sidelong glance at the world from Tony Edwards… Restaurant bills as big as pepper mills A jaw-dropping, metre-long pepper mill hovered menacingly above my spaghetti vongole at an Italian…

Opinion: The Council Must Stop Ignoring the Community on Planning

By Gavin Morgan Founder of the Guildford Heritage Forum Are we losing control of our town? We need to unite around a plan that delivers what Guildford needs rather than…

Comment: Debenhams Plan – the Whole Character of Our Town is at Stake

By Martin Giles What next for the closed-up Debenhams store has been a major question facing the council since it shut up shop in January 2021. The council does not…

Ockhamite Diary: When Churchill Joined the Mafia & A Prophet Made a Profit

A sidelong glance at the world from Tony Edwards… Winston who? I wasn’t surprised to read this week that while well over half of Britain’s over 65s admire Winston Churchill,…

Pushing Pedals: G-BUG Supports The Walnut Tree Close One-Way Trial – Will You?

This is the regular column on local cycling by the Guildford Bicycle User Group (G-BUG). Its vision is to make cycling in Guildford safer, more convenient and fun. Members share…

Comment: Why the Derisive Laughter Over a Council’s Behaviour Is Understandable

By Martin Giles It hardly seemed possible that the reputation of Ash Parish Council could sink further in the eyes of some Ash residents but that is what happened at…

Comment: Bullying in Politics Happens Locally Too

By Martin Giles The former MP for Guildford, Anne Milton, has kept a fairly low profile since her deselection as a Conservative by Boris Johnson and her subsequent defeat as…

The Worplesdon Witness November 2022

Jan Messinger with her latest round up of news from the parish of Worplesdon. Worplesdon Young Musician of the Year competition The competition is for young people aged four to…

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