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Diary of an Ockhamite

Tony Edwards who entertained us with his regular Life in Solitary column during the pandemic is back with this new Diary of an Ockhamite, a light-hearted collection of observations from…

The Dragon Says: The Dam Preventing Council Cultural Change is Still Unbreached

The long and sorry story of the still-awaited Tumbling Bay Weir bridge repair reveals a remaining cultural problem at Guildford Borough Council. See: Agencies Can’t Agree A Statement on Weir…

Opinion: We Should Not Pay Lip Service to Open Justice

By Martin Giles We are all familiar with the old adage, “Justice must be seen to be done.” But in Guildford, it is not; court cases are rarely reported and…

Pushing Pedals: Explore Your Route To A Better Commute

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…

Opinion: Is the Election for Our Prime Minister Democratic?

By Hugh Coakley We are to have a new prime minister but only 750, or so, voters in the Guildford constituency will have a final say. The new PM will…

Opinion: 2021 Census Confirms Local Plan’s Population Projections for Guildford Were Wrong

Niels Laub is a retired architect. His interest in the Local Plan stems from his involvement with the Guildford Residents Association. He became concerned that the population projections in the…

Opinion: Positive Change for Guildford’s Town Centre Is Our Priority

The debate on the redevelopment of the Debenhams building and North Street continues. The Conservatives in Guildford have reservations and even the Residents for Guildford & Villages ruling partners at…

Rubens’ Blog: It’s Time To See If There’s Different Forms of OCD

Rubens King works as an armed forces caseworker for young people, helping people find training, work experience, volunteering and paid work. He also writes giving advice on mental health issues…

The Worplesdon Witness June 2022

Jan Messinger with her monthly round up of news from the parish of Worplesdon. Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations Worplesdon pulled out all the stops to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee…

The Dragon Says: Truth Matters

Last night a Conservative MP said if we don’t care when Parliament is misled we are on a slippery slope that ends up in Putin’s Russia. He is right. But…