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Dragon Interview: Caroline Reeves Departing Lib Dem Councillor

Published on: 10 Mar, 2021
Updated on: 12 Mar, 2021

Caroline Reeves has surprised, even shocked, many with her decision to quit not only GBC but local politics altogether and Guildford too. Only in September she was the leader of the council and due to return as leader in October 2022, under the power-sharing arrangement with R4GV.

See also: Shockwaves Rock Guildford Politics as Veteran Lib Dem Caroline Reeves Resigns

Instead, she is intending to move away and start a “glamping” business with her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter.

Martin Giles, who knows Cllr Reeves from a decade of covering council affairs, asks her to reflect on her time as a borough councillor, the good and the bad, and her more controversial decisions, including voting in support of the Local Plan.

He also askes about the plans for the glamping venture, the kind of lifestyle change many might idly think about but few actually make…

See also: Flood of Farewells to a Compassionate Councillor

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Responses to Dragon Interview: Caroline Reeves Departing Lib Dem Councillor

  1. Jules Cranwell Reply

    March 12, 2021 at 8:12 am

    Absolute nonsense on the Local Plan. If Caroline Reeves honestly believes this is the least worst plan, she should visit the Horsleys, and witness the utter devastation this ruinous plan has visited on our villages. We can barely move for construction lorries, with no access to West Horsley from the A246, due to the road being closed for construction.

  2. Valerie Thompson Reply

    March 12, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    I quite agree with Mr Cranwell.

    Having lost our green belt, which Cllr Reeves agreed with, the village of just over 1,000 houses will be completely overwhelmed with a further 400 or more, planned on designated sites by GBC, taking no notice of the regular flooding in the area.

    Meanwhile, we have no post office, no general stores, no surgery, no station, roads too narrow for central white lines and traffic jams at every junction at school arrival and going home times.

    Added to this overcrowding the Horsleys will be surrounded by developments at nearby sites, Wisley, Send, Effingham etc.

    Ms Reeves’ influence, and that of the previous Conservative council, on rural communities, has been devastating.

    • Stuart Alexander aka Big Mouth Guildford Reply

      March 14, 2021 at 1:47 pm

      It’s very difficult to please everyone all of the peoples of the time in local politics but Caroline Reeves has given nearly 30 years of her life to local politics and is a champion when it comes to supporting the community.

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