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Dragon Interview: Council Leaders Give Progress Report on Shared Services Initiative

Published on: 5 Feb, 2022
Updated on: 6 Feb, 2022

GBC’s decision to save money by sharing a chief executive was not without its critics but it has happened and Martin Giles caught up with the leaders of Guildford and Waverley Borough Councils, Joss Bigmore (R4GV) and Paul Follows (Lib Dem) to ask how it is going and what are the planned next steps.

See also: Opposition Parties Want More Details Before Fully Approving the Ongoing GBC-WBC Collaboration

They explain what savings have been made, how they are measured and how the initiative is scrutinised by other councillors.

The Dragon editor also takes the opportunity to ask the two leaders for their view of the current national political situation and its impact on local politics.

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