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The Dragon Says: A Congestion Charge For Guildford Should Be Considered

Should planners consider the introduction of a congestion charge for Guildford? In a letter Bernard Parke, a former mayor, has suggested that it should. The letter has sparked some interest.…

Opinion: ‘Us and Them’ Won’t Help Deliver a Local Plan Most Of Us Can Support

There are nasty “us and them” attitudes developing in the debate on the Draft Local Plan. Some, in the beautiful and affluent villages in our borough, seem to suggest that…

Tired of Sporting Failure? Look No Further Than YOSICC

By John Schluter – It was Benjamin Franklin, loosely quoting Daniel Defoe, when he wrote in a letter of 1789 ‘In this world, nothing can be said to be certain…

Opinion: We Need a Better Guildford Not a Bigger Guildford

By Martin Giles – “You can have any colour, so long as it’s black,” said Henry Ford. Today in Guildford it seems we can have any Local Plan, so long…

Opinion: The Internet Is A Wonderful Thing But Not If Used To Exaggerate and Bully

By Caroline Reeves The internet is a wonderful thing, communication is simple, quick and often free. But the very things that make it so invaluable can also be its downfall.…

Opinion: Reflections On An Uphill Journey – Something Should Be Done

By Martin Giles – Cycling from one end of the country to the other does not make you wiser – but it does give you the chance to observe a…

The Dragon Says: Conservative Party Turmoil – Do They Take Us For Fools?

You can’t fool all the people, all the time: Abraham Lincoln. The big local news is that Alan Young has left his leadership of the Guildford Conservative Association (GCA), larded…

Opinion: Many Will Want Their Views To Count As Draft Local Plan Enters New Phase

The debate over the council’s draft Local Plan is set to continue and promises to be the hottest topic of its kind in Guildford for years. Hard on the heels of…

Leave A Reply Comments Box Is Working Again!

Our ‘Leave a Reply’ comments box is now working again. The technical glitch has been fixed,  and normal service has been resumed. Apologies to readers who have submitted comments over the past…

Uphill All The Way – The Idea

by Martin Giles It’s Edward Enfield’s fault. If he had not written that book I might not ever have wanted to do this. It started over ten years ago just…