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Letter: Why Doesn’t GVG Put Forward Candidates At Elections?

Published on: 15 Feb, 2017
Updated on: 15 Feb, 2017

Dave Middleton

All these visions and plans are fine and dandy and easy to draw up and pontificate over, but the big question is where the money to build them is going to come from?

I’m not a massive fan of some of Guildford Borough Council’s efforts in the town (metal fish on poles in Woodbridge Meadows and the hideous and expensive forthcoming replacement of Walnut Bridge), but I really do think that generally they’re doing the best they can for the town, with the money that they have available.

It’s always easy to poke holes and criticise from the outside. If the Guildford Vision Group (GVG) are so confident that their’s is the true way forward and sure of the support it may garner, then maybe it’s time for them to start standing as councillors, so they can see just how difficult the job of our current council is.

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Responses to Letter: Why Doesn’t GVG Put Forward Candidates At Elections?

  1. C Stevens Reply

    February 15, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    This strikes me as an excellent notion.

    If GVG candidates were to be elected, there would be no need for questions as to why the council wouldn’t engage with the GVG, since they would be a part of it.

    There exists a precedent, I’d have thought, in the Guildford Greenbelt Group. An additional voice or voices on the council to further dilute the party political elements would be a welcome addition.

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