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 »

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 »

Leader of Woking Borough Council resigns

DAVID Bittleston has unexpectedly resigned as leader of Woking Borough Council. In a statement at a council meeting on Thursday evening, Cllr Bittleston said: “After much careful thought, I have decided that... Read more »

Lib-Dems reject seats on Woking council executive

THE Liberal Democrats have turned down an offer from Woking’s ruling Conservatives to have seats on the borough council’s executive. Council leader David Bittleston invited two opposition councillors to join the committee... Read more »

Councillors refuse RHS Wisley’s bid for £100k

A RESOUNDING all-party “no” was the verdict at last Thursday’s Woking Borough Council meeting in response to a recommendation by the executive committee to support RHS Wisley’s application for a grant of... Read more »

Council leader survives motion of no confidence

DAVID Bittleston has survived as leader of Woking Borough Council despite losing a motion of no confidence amid an angry exchange of words between the ruling Conservatives and opposition groups. The council... Read more »

Local Conservative councillor defects

A LEADING Conservative Woking borough councillor has joined the Liberal Democrats, less than a month before crucial local elections. Graham Chrystie, who has represented Pyrford for eight years, accused David Bittleston, the... Read more »