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The Worplesdon Witness, June 2024

Jan Messinger with her round up of news from the parish of Worplesdon Sime Gallery chair of trustees attends royal garden party The chair of trustees at Worplesdon’s Sime Gallery,…

The Dragon Says: Coercing the Opposition Leader Was Unprincipled

By Martin Giles Last week was a heavy news week. On Thursday the general election was called, the next day a horrible sex crime against a six-year-old, right here in…

Insights Interview: GBC’s Issues Go Much Deeper Than Who Chairs the Scrutiny Committees

The Guildford Dragon has been very fortunate to have received contributions from a former local authorities chief executive officer and former Independent Person at Guildford Borough Council. In this interview…

Comment: Will the Lib Dems Break Through the Surrey ‘Blue Wall’?

By Martin Giles The political map of Surrey could undergo its biggest change in living memory on July 5 when all the general election votes have been counted in Surrey’s…

Opinion: The Majority of People in GBC Have Had Enough of Failure

By Joss Bigmore leader of the Residents for Guildford & Villages (R4GV) group at GBC As the editor has commented, the damning Solace report should not come as a surprise…

The Worplesdon Witness May 2024

Jan Messinger with her round up of news from the parish of Worplesdon Celebrating May Day May day was celebrated on Saturday, May 4 on Wood Street Village green with…

The Dragon Says: The Solace Report States the Obvious – Real Change is Needed Urgently

By Martin Giles There were no real surprises in the Solace report on the current state of Guildford Borough Council. For those who have been observing GBC in recent years,…

Insight: Guildford Borough Council’s ‘Incubation’

By Bernard Quoroll former local authority chief executive officer and  “independent person” at Guildford Borough Council What do I mean “incubation”? An egg has been laid in the form of…

Opinion: Action on Building Heights Is Needed Now

By Nic Allen retired architect and member of the Guildford Society There has been an ongoing discussion about the heights of new developments in Guildford and much concern raised that…

Insight: Running an Election – Part Three The Result

With more elections looming across the county, including one for the Police & Crime Commissioner role, Bernard Quoroll recounts his experiences as a local government officer and as a returning…

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