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 »

Man who led campaign against stadium development to stand for council

THE chairman of the residents’ group that helped to defeat plans to build more than 1,000 high-rise flats next to a new 9,000-seat Woking Football Club stadium is to stand for election... Read more »

Second housing scheme for Kingfield site next to football club is withdrawn

A SECOND application by developer GolDev to build on land surrounding Woking Football Club has been withdrawn. The application, submitted in March last year, was for 168 dwellings on two plots. A... Read more »

Financial pressures sees council cut grants to community groups

WOKING Council’s Executive has agreed funding cuts of nearly 20% to community and voluntary organisations for the next financial year. The borough council’s Community Grants scheme, to which local groups demonstrating substantial... Read more »

Have your say on Victoria Arch widening at public meeting

RESIDENTS can voice their views on the Victoria Arch widening scheme and proposals to move the Day Aggregates depot out of town at a public meeting on Thursday evening. Woking Borough Council... 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 »

Battle hots up over tower-block plans

A PUBLIC inquiry into the decision to refuse a planning application which includes five tower blocks and more than 900 homes in Woking town centre begins tomorrow. Woking Borough Council’s planning committee... Read more »

Woking’s road closure disruption extended to the New Year

THE emergency road closure shutting off part of Victoria Way will remain in place into the New Year. An exclusion zone has been in place for more than a month since several... Read more »

Pioneering cleaner energy work in Woking

THE Woking team for one of the world’s leading service provider to the energy industry, Petrofac, is pioneering most of the company’s hydrogen project work which has formed a key part of... Read more »