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Letter: The Political Party System Does Not Work in Local Government

From: Stuart Barnes In response to: Debenhams Plan – the Whole Character of Our Town is at Stake It seems to me that the political party system, when considering local…

Absent Parish Councillor Resigns Hours Before Disqualification Meeting

By Martin Giles One of two physically absent parish councillors has resigned hours before a meeting was due to be held to decide if she should be disqualified. The meeting…

Bike Project Surrey Settles in Nicely at Guildford College

By David Rose The Bike Project Surrey is settling into its new base on a site within Guildford College. Operated by the charity Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership, it helps young…

Council Making Cash Available For People Struggling With The Cost Of Living

Vulnerable families and people struggling with the cost of living can apply for financial help from Guildford Borough Council’s Household Support Fund. Money is available to help buy food, pay…

69-Year-Old Pedestrian Dies After Collision

A 69-year-old woman died after she was hit by a vehicle in Charlotteville on Friday (November 25). Police officers were called at around just before 11am following reports of a…

Highways Repair Bulletin November 28 – December 4

The list below, published by Surrey County Council, provided by County Cllr Fiona Davidson and available on the SCC website, lists the current works planned or underway in the borough.…

Surrey County Table Tennis Notes November 2022

By Chris Andrews Aaron McKibbin won bronze at the World Para Table Tennis Championships in Andalucia, Spain, in the Men’s Class 8 Singles, last month. The Midlands Masters over 50’s…

Letter: Next stop… Nightmare on North Street

From Richard Mills Chair, Guildford Town Centre Conservatives One of the few redeeming features of the meeting at which the St Mary’s Wharf plans were approved was the skilful conduct…

Comment: Debenhams Plan – the Whole Character of Our Town is at Stake

By Martin Giles What next for the closed-up Debenhams store has been a major question facing the council since it shut up shop in January 2021. The council does not…

Call to Rename a Woking Plaza After the Late Queen

By Emily Coady-Stemp local democracy reporter A Woking councillor is calling for the Henry Plaza shopping area to be renamed as a permanent tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. A meeting…