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 »

‘Happy occasion’ says MP as popular village pub reopens

ST JOHN’S is a great village that deserves to have a great gastropub, said Jonathan Lord, the Woking MP, at the reopening of The Rowbarge. Mr Lord was among six guests, including... 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 »

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 »

The lives of residents are at risk, says council leader

AS Woking, along with most of Surrey, moved into Tier 3 – the Very High COVID alert level – today, the leader of the council has warned the lives of residents “are... Read more »

Height limits could be set on new buildings in town centre

LIMITS on the height of new buildings in Woking town centre might be introduced after the borough council leader announced a consultation with residents over future developments. The Citizens Panel is to... Read more »

We need to consult and engage with residents, says new council leader

WOKING Borough Council will be more open with residents and more transparent in the decisions it makes, says Ayesha Azad, the new leader. Cllr Azad replaced David Bittleson when he unexpectedly resigned... Read more »