New Sheerwater leisure centre named after former councillor

THE new £26million leisure centre at Sheerwater has been named the Eastwood Centre, in honour of a former long-serving borough councillor. The name pays tribute to Ian Eastwood, who campaigned passionately for... Read more »

Residents’ panel keeps pledge to consult the people on council services

THE people of Woking are being invited to help shape the future of their communities as the borough council pledges to introduce continuous consultation on its activities. Invitations to join its new... Read more »

Anger as memorial trees are cut down

FORMER pupils and staff of Bishop David Brown School have reacted angrily after trees planted in memory of youngsters who died while at the school were cut down to make space for... Read more »

Housing proposal around football stadium is reduced – but club tackles plans as ‘negative

A HOUSING development that is proposed to be built either side of the Woking FC ground has been reduced before a formal planning application is submitted early next month. The board of... Read more »

Loan for flagship Victoria Square now £700million

WOKING Council has agreed to borrow up to £700million to enable its flagship Victoria Square town centre regeneration to be completed. Soaring costs, with significant causes including delays due the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more »

Public hearing for appeal against rejection of stadium plans

A PUBLIC hearing is to be held for the appeal against the rejection of plans to build a new 9,000-seat stadium for Woking FC and more than 1,000 adjacent flats. Local residents... Read more »

Exciting year ahead, says council’s new chief executive

WOKING has a great opportunity to become a key economic hub in the region when the country can begin to recover from the pandemic, says the borough council’s new chief executive. Julie... Read more »

Double apology for faulty door failings

A VULNERABLE tenant who waited three-and-a-half years for his faulty front door to be replaced has received apologies from Woking Borough Council and its housing management company for the way he has... Read more »

Council accepts failings in handling stadium development plans

WOKING Borough Council has accepted an independent report into its failings in dealing with the unsuccessful football stadium and housing development project. A special council meeting last week unanimously agreed all 14... Read more »

New scheme puts a roof over the heads of rough sleepers

A DISUSED office block in Chertsey Road has been bought by Woking Borough Council to provide accommodation for the homeless. The council secured the block with the assistance of £3.125 million in... Read more »