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Opinion: The Annual Parish Meeting is Not a Political Platform

By Julie Iles Former Conservative county councillor for The Horsleys Our East Horsley Parish Council meeting was billed as an opportunity for residents to hear updates on the work of…

Opinion: In 2022 Guildford, Food Banks Are Needed As Much As Ever

By Zoe Franklin Prospective Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Guildford Imagine going to the supermarket to get food for your family, seeing the price increases and realising you can no…

Rubens’ Blog: Got To Have A Bad Day To Have A Good Day

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…

Pushing Pedals: It’s National Walking Month #WalkThisMay

This is the monthly 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…

The Dragon Says: The Strange Case of the Disappearing Councillors

What are we all to make of the situation at Ash Parish Council? It seems bizarre. Why is the council chairman Nigel Manning so determined to keep his two absent…

The Worplesdon Witness May 2022

Jan Messinger with her latest round up of news from the parish of Worplesdon Celebrations for the Queen’s platinum jubilee At Perry Hill on Thursday, June 2, there will be…

Comment: You Can Fool a Lot of the People, a Lot of the Time

By Ben Paton Ockham resident and former Conservative and GGG candidate In the Settlement Hierarchy analysis that Guildford Borough Council commissioned for its disastrous Local Plan, Ockham was the second…

Opinion: A Good Walk Spoiled – The Gulf Between Proficient Planning and What We Have

By Martin Giles When my wife said: “Are you coming for a walk?” I happily said yes. I had fed the Dragon with new stories so felt I could take…

Rubens’ Blog: The Benefits Of Singing

Rubens King writes and gives advice and tips on mental health issues to help tackle stigma and make conversations about mental health normal. Here, he gives some suggestions on how…

The Dragon Says: Time for Ash Parish Council Chairman to Admit His Error

The beleaguered position of the Ash Parish Council chairman, in defending his two absent councillors who now live in Wiltshire, is looking less and less credible. Since November The Dragon…