Lib Dems hail ‘clear mandate for change’

THE leader of Woking Borough Council’s Liberal Democrats has hailed last week’s landslide victory in the local elections as “a clear mandate for change”. As she surveyed a council under majority Lib... Read more »

Tory borough council leader must tell Prime Minister to resign

BORIS Johnson is to be told to resign by the Conservative leader of Woking Borough Council, following a vote at a full meeting of the authority last week. Cllr Ayesha Azad must... Read more »

Council’s green plans score well

WOKING Borough Council has one of the strongest plans for tackling the climate and ecological emergency among local authorities in Surrey. In a nationwide project, Climate Emergency UK marked every council’s Climate... Read more »

Council ‘financially strong’ despite considerable borrowing, says leader

WOKING Borough Council remains “financially strong”, Ayesha Azad, the council leader, has said after the completion of an independent review. The comprehensive statement, prepared by EY, the leading accountancy firm, details the... Read more »

Half the panels on new landmark building receiving additional fixings ‘a temporary measure’

TWO thousand panels on the Hilton Hotel building in Victoria Square will require additional fixings to ensure the cladding is “safe”, Cllr Ayesha Azad, the leader of Woking Borough Council, said this... Read more »

Additional fixings for 3,000 panels on new Hilton building ‘to ensure public safety’

MORE than three thousand panels on the new Hilton Hotel development will receive additional fixings “to ensure public safety”, meaning the emergency road closure around the building remains while the remedial work... Read more »

Victoria Square development not opening this year

THE opening of the Victoria Square retail and leisure development in Woking town centre will no longer happen this year. The multi-million-pound transformation project – with new luxury Hilton Hotel, flagship Marks... Read more »

Thermal energy cylinders herald the future

TWO giant orange cylinders set back on Poole Road are among the latest landmarks in Woking town centre. With a third one shortly due to complete the set, the insulated cylinders are... Read more »

Mixed levels of satisfaction but majority trusts council

THE majority of residents are satisfied with the delivery of services by Woking Borough Council, although there is a vast range of opinions across the borough. The findings were presented to a... Read more »

Lib Dems reject challenge to take over council leadership

THE Liberal Democrats have rejected a challenge by the ruling Conservatives to take over leadership of Woking Borough Council after last week’s local election results. The Conservatives now have 13 councillors, the... Read more »