‘Debates’ for your diary begin this weekend

POLICE & Crime Commissioner Kevin Hurley will be leading a discussion in Woking on Saturday (9 January) entitled Why Do People Become Terrorists?

Mr Hurley will be speaking alongside Inspector Peter Dommett, lead officer for the Sussex Police initiative to get communities and the authorities to work together to prevent terrorism.

It will be the first Woking Debate of 2016 and is being held at The Gallery at ChristChurch in Jubilee Square from 11am until 12.30pm.

Members of the public are welcome at the free event; to join in the discussion and ask the speakers questions.

There are a total of five Woking Debates on Saturdays this year, organised by members of Woking Action for Peace, Friends of the Earth, Woking LA21, Woking Quakers, Surrey Faith Links, Transition Towns, and Woking People of Faith. All get underway at 11am.

How Sustainable Can Woking Become? is the subject on February 13, with speakers Councillor Kevin Davis from the Environment & Sustainability Committee, and Green Party Parliamentary Candidate Martin Robson.

The debate on 12 March is called The World in 2030: How Can We Provide Sufficient Water and Sanitation for Everyone? David Charters from the charity WaterAid is the main speaker.

Kauser Akhtar of Surrey Faith Links and Dan Eley from Surrey Coalition of Disabled People are speakers on Is Woking an Integrated Community? taking place on 9 April.

Refugees: Who is Responsible? will be on 18 June, with Nadia Potts from the Red Cross refugee support operation.

Visit wokingdebates.com, call Keith Scott on 01483 824980 or email keithsc_2000 @yahoo.com for further information.

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