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Millmead Views: Grow Your Own

An occasional column written by our local GBC councillors… by Angela Gunning Cllr for Stoke Ward and Leader of the Labour Group Food airmiles, water use, Fair Trade… Worried about…

The Dragon Says: A plan for Guildford? It’s Time For All Of Us To Step Up To The Challenge

Whatever else the Guildford Vision Group meeting on Tuesday may have done it has certainly stirred up interest in GBC’s plans for our town. This is a good thing. We…

Time Ladies and Gentlemen Please! – Does the Demise of Guildford Pubs Matter?

By Martin Giles My great-grandmother was a bit of a character. She was a brown-ale-drinking, Players-Weights-smoking (at 85 she could still blow a mean smoke-ring), Victorian lady that liked to…

Exciting, Nerve Wracking, Sad – Izzie Radley Reports On Her Part in the Olympic Closing Ceremony

By Izzie Radley And so it’s all over! I can’t really believe The Games have finished and my Olympic experience is at an end. After the Opening Ceremony, came three…

Bye Bye Thorntons – Is It Just About Chocolate?

By Martin Giles Where do you buy your chocolate? Probably, along with most other things you eat, in a supermarket, or perhaps it is an impulse buy at a convenience…

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…