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Letter: We Need More Good, Engaged, Passionate Residents to Stand as Borough Councillors

Published on: 18 Feb, 2023
Updated on: 18 Feb, 2023

From: Maddy Redpath

R4GV borough councillor for Holy Trinity

In his comment on Bill Stokoe’s opinion piece, The Lib Dem Cop Out is Costing Guildford, Allan Cooper asks: “How long is this nonsense going to go on for?”

Hopefully, it ends May 5 (borough council election results day).

Mr Cooper states we need a major change in the local councillors and I couldn’t agree more but first we need good, engaged, passionate residents to put their heads above the parapet and stand as candidates.

What we don’t need is people using GBC as a stepping stone to becoming the next parliamentary candidate or use it to promote their national agenda.

I implore anyone who thinks they are up to the job (or knows someone who is) to seriously consider standing.

Which party? In my opinion, there is only one option if you want to see meaningful progress in Guildford and GBC.

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Responses to Letter: We Need More Good, Engaged, Passionate Residents to Stand as Borough Councillors

  1. Caroline Perkins Reply

    February 21, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    Thank you, Maddy Redpath, for your very logical and sensible letter.

    I have been on the Residents for Guildford and Villages website and like what I read. It certainly is the right party to support. What on earth is political infighting doing in the Borough Council? It is so damaging and should be outlawed.

    Once the County Town of Surrey, Guildford is looking deserted and shabbier by the week, not somewhere any major firm would consider worthy of investment.

    So much needs to be sorted and R4GV seem to be united in putting Guildford first not the Political Party.

    How do we find out what is involved in being a councillor? How do we put a name forward?

  2. P Norton Reply

    March 1, 2023 at 12:10 pm

    Unfortunately, anyone who has had the gross misfortune to have to interact with Guildford Borough Council, or attended any of the meetings, would doubtless gnaw their own arms off, rather than be forced to get involved with this hopeless and dysfunctional council.

    What’s needed is a proper swamp-drain, not a few unfortunates making their lives worse by trying to change anything. Perhaps Planning going into special measures could be the start of the massively overdue clear-out?

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