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Opinion: Charge Cars Using Guildford Roads To Beat Congestion And Pollution

By Andrew Halliday The managing director of Safeguard Coaches says why he feels that transport must be an essential component of Guildford’s masterplan. We need an ambitious transport plan for…

Opinion: Don’t Blame Greta Thunberg, We All Have To Choose On Climate Change

By Charlie Bennett Environment activist A gargantuan comet is hurtling toward Earth on a collision course. Obliteration of life is imminent but humankind is ignoring the obvious, carrying on as…

Opinion: Pushing More Building Into the South-east Will Be An Electoral Kiss Of Death For The Party That Forces It

By David Roberts I’ve just read the government’s White Paper “Planning for the Future”, all 84 pages of it. What’s more, I enjoyed it, with lots of pretty pictures and excellent prose.…

Citizens Speak – Views on Proposed Changes at Newlands Corner

Surrey County Council is proposing improvements at beauty spot Newlands Corner (click here to see the proposals). Phase 1 will include a Family Play Trail, but with plans to charge for car parking to help to fund…

Citizens Speak: Views on Guildford Museum

Guildford Museum faces an uncertain future. Some councillors appear to believe that the best option is for it to move from Quarry Street and become part of a “visitor centre”,…

Citizens Speak: Views on Guildford’s Shops

High parking charges, increasing rents and no shops for “bored blokes” – a recent letter to The Guildford Dragon News painted a bleak picture of our High Street, in contrast…

Citizens Speak: Waitrose and the Expected York Road Underpass Closure

The Guildford Dragon NEWS wondered what local people were thinking about the Waitrose development, the applications for judicial reviews by the Guildford Vision Group and Friary owners, Hermes, and plans…

Citizens Speak: Council Tax Rise

No one likes paying taxes but they are famously, with death, one of life’s two certainties. But what about the recently announced rise of nearly 2% in council tax? What…

Citizens Speak: The Re-opening of The Row Barge Pub

As reported in The Guildford Dragon NEWS, there was always a possible light at the end of the tunnel for the Row Barge pub and some other reports of its…

Citizens Speak: Same Sex Marriage

Same sex marriage is an issue that affects the whole country and the recent vote in Parliament has attracted much attention. Some strong views are held and there appears to…

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