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The Dragon Says: Former Councillors Should Speak Up and Speak Out Too

Honorary Freemen and Honorary Aldermen should be seen but not heard. That seems to be the view of many councillors at Millmead. A few months ago all the party leaders…

The Eagle Eye: Civic Pride

The Guildford Dragon NEWS is delighted to introduce a new monthly columnist, Mary Ellen Foley, who is going to look all things local through her American (Eagle) eye. You might…

Millmead Views: If You Were Planning A Kitchen… Or A Car Park…

An occasional column written normally by our local GBC councillors, but this time by one of our County Councillors… By Fiona White (Lib Dem, Guildford West) If you were a…

Opinion: Can We Handle the Truth?

By Martin Giles “You can’t handle the truth!” says Col. Jessep played by Jack Nicholson in the film A Few Good Men. It seems that this might have been the motto…

Opinion: The Problem With Buses…

By Flora Windebank I have been shivering for 15 minutes or more. The 25 bus had slowly trundled through Peaslake and finally picked me up. The driver doesn’t even apologise…

Citizens Speak: Music Students Voice Opinions On GuilFest

Following the news that the firm behind GuilFest had gone into receivership, putting the future of the the annual music festival in Stoke Park into doubt, The Guildford Dragon NEWS…

Millmead Views: Orchestra Great – But We Haven’t Got The Money

An occasional column written by our local GBC councillors… By Richard Billington  Conservative Councillor for Tillingbourne Ward So now the nights are drawing in and we approach the season of…

Opinion: The Demise of The Guildford Philharmonic Strikes An Undemocratic Note

By Julian Lyon I have, for a long time now, been an active observer and regular letter-writer on matters about which I feel strongly.  I tend not to hold back…

The Dragon Says: This Must Be A Fresh Start For A Better Guildford

The sudden resignation of Council Leader Tony Rooth has not come as a complete surprise to those who have been watching the council over the past few months. The final…

Opinion: Can we plan a better Guildford?… Yes we can

By Martin Giles Have you ever tried to cycle up the High Street? It’s quite possible for most cyclists but hard work for those of us who, let’s be kind,…