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Letter: GBC Planning ‘Simply Not Good Enough’ Just Blaming Covid

From David Smith In response to Planning Backlog Increases As Councillor Says ‘It’s A Mess’ I think there are some wider issues here rather than just the increase in planning…

Dragon Interview: John Rigg Asks Why Has Guildford Inherited SCC Infrastructure Projects?

By Hugh Coakley In an interview with The Guildford Dragon NEWS, Cllr John Rigg speaks about his wide-ranging portfolio as lead councillor for Regeneration including producing the Town Centre Master…

Did You Know Guildford’s Countryside Team Manages 2.5% Of Entire Borough Land Area?

Hugh Coakley meets Guildford Borough Council’s countryside ‘outdoors’ team and hears about the often unsung work they do behind the scenes in the borough’s open spaces. “Our work here is…

Taxi-driver Loses Crown Court Appeal After Council Revokes Licence

A Guildford taxi-driver has been banned from operating after he lost his Crown court appeal against the council’s decision to revoke his licence. The council revoked the driver’s licence in…

Surrey’s Local Leaders Campaign to Bond Closer to Communities

Fearing a fait accompli by the proposal from Surrey County Council for a Surrey wide unitary authority (see Surrey County Council faces battle in bid to scrap borough and district…

Council Agrees Strategy For Net-Zero Carbon But Plan Not Ready For The Public

By Hugh Coakley A press release from Guildford Borough Council has announced that a “new high-level action plan”, agreed by the council’s Executive, will help it continue to work towards…

Borough Councillor Claims His Parish Council is ‘Totally Misinformed’ Over Planning

By Hugh Coakley Borough councillor for Normandy, David Bilbe (Conservative ‘independent’) has reacted angrily to a letter from Normandy Parish Council (NPC) which accuses Guildford Borough Council of failing to…

Dragon Interview: GBC Looking for Solar Farm Opportunities Says Climate Change Councillor

Is Guildford Borough Council doing enough on Climate Change? The Guildford Dragon NEWS reporter Hugh Coakley challenges Cllr Jan Harwood, who now has the lead councillor responsibility for the issue,…

Shops Still Trading In Town Centre

By Hugh Coakley Despite the lockdown, there is a number of essential shops still trading in Guildford town centre with some surprises. Whereas a few weeks ago the town was…

Letter: GBC Budget Is Enough To Make Council Carbon Neutral By 2030

From George Potter (Lib Dem councillor for Burpham) in response to a comment from Sam Peters (Council lays out its budget plans for new homes, better services and more savings)…

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