NO PROBLEMS HERE - the displays in Knaphill went off without a hitch

Winds scupper plans for Woking’s annual fireworks display

HEALTH and Safety extinguished Woking’s hope of putting on a stunning fireworks display over the weekend. The charges were primed and residents set for Woking Round Table’s annual big bang bonanza on... Read more »
CONCERNS - Cllr Carl Thomson

Taxi emissions ruling set for January start

CONTROVERSIAL new Euro-5 emissions and crash safety standards for Woking cabs look set to be given the green light, despite strong opposition from the trade. Having already given a two-year deferral to... Read more »
BID - Jonathan Lord MP

Jonathan Lord MP delighted after reselection

JONATHAN LORD said he was ‘delighted’ to have been formally reselected as the Parliamentary candidate for Woking. At a recent executive meeting of constituency Conservatives, including President of the Woking Party the... Read more »
UPBEAT - Ray Morgan wants to see an increase in the number of teenage voters

Chief executive hopes new system will encourage young voters

PREPARATIONS for the 2014 Woking Borough Council elections have been put into motion. If they have not yet received one, residents can expect to see a voter registration form arrive through the... Read more »
CONCERNS - the shutdown may still be in force on November 5

US Government shutdown could yet affect Remembrance Day

VISITORS to the American Military Cemetery in Brookwood may be turned away on Remembrance Sunday because of a US Government budget deadlock. On Tuesday last week − for the first time in... Read more »
SCENE OF TRAGEDY – the normally sleepy scene at West Byfleet station

Travel hell after train kills man in West Byfleet

A MAN was killed after being hit by a train near West Byfleet station on Monday. South West Trains reported major delays to services after the rush-hour incident, which involved the 4.15pm... Read more »
FIRED UP - John Kingsbury during the meeting

Irate council leader ‘flabbergasted’ by Lib Dem election challenge

WHEN a Liberal Democrat councillor posed a question regarding the recent election fraud fiasco at Thursday’s council, rattled leader John Kingsbury responded with a fiery verbal rhetoric. At a special meeting of... Read more »
CHANGES - Cllr David Bittleston

New housing policy will be fairer for all, say council chiefs

A SHAKE-UP in housing allocation policy will lead to a fairer system, say Woking Borough Council chiefs. The new guidelines come into play on November 4 and follow a review of local... Read more »
SECRETARY OF STATE – Eric Pickles

Plot thickens as appeal is lodged over Murrays Lane gypsy site ruling

FOR the first time in well over 10 years, the Government Planning Inspectorate will be holding an inquiry in Woking. The wife of Tom Valler, the owner of green belt land south... Read more »
HOMELESS – Joan Bowkett, resident at Woodbank Residential Care

Families in shock at news of Hook Heath care home closure

WHEN the bombshell was dropped that residents of a Hook Heath care home must vacate the premises before Christmas, their families were utterly distraught. Happily settled in the tranquil and well-run environment... Read more »