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Guildford Can Be Proud of the Way It Welcomed The Olympic Torch

A personal view by Martin Giles I am not a crowds person. Normally where there is a crowd you will find me walking away, but yesterday I was part of…

The Dragon Says: There Is Something Wrong

There is something wrong at Guildford Borough Council. So say seven Alderman who between them have decades of experience of council affairs. Five of the seven served as town mayors…

No More Excuses – Fix the High Street Properly

Are you fed up with the state of local roads? Our story on Cabell Road reports the anger of Park Barn residents about the state of their roads. Others have…

The Dragon Says: ‘We Get the Government We Deserve’

Who cares if you vote in a local election? It won’t make any difference will it? They are just a glorified opinion poll of what we think of the national…

Live and Let Live is Dead – What Does It Mean?

The Live and Let Live Pub in North Place has been boarded up for some weeks and is scheduled for demolition. Was it an inevitable victim of economics and changes…

The Dragon Says: Where is GBC’s ‘Openness and Transparency’?

The debate at Millmead a week ago on the future of the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra was revealing. Not only did we find out about the poor way that the issue…

Millmead Views: Getting Guildford People Back to Work

Our third contributor to Millmead Views is Nikki Nelson Smith, Conservative councillor for the Christchurch ward. Here she gives her opinion on the problem of unemployment, a problem even here…

Waitrose Plan Opinion – What about the Kids and the Seniors?

By Ollie Clokie, Chairman of G4 Residents Association Two years ago Guildford had a day centre for old people – somewhere they could pop into and have a cup of…

Citizens Speak – The Castle Grounds

Surprisingly perhaps, even some Guildfordians seem to remain unaware of what might be considered the jewel in the crown of our Borough Council’s parks department, the Castle Grounds. Following on…

The Dragon Says: What is going on at Guildford Borough Council?

When reliable, corroborated reports are received that a senior council officer has been suspended, an officer second only in the pecking order to the Chief Executive, David Hill, then it…