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 »

Sports awards will honour lockdown hero

A SPECIAL category to recognise those who helped others to stay active during the pandemic has been included in the Sport Woking Awards 2020. The Active Lockdown Challenge of the Year category... Read more »

Byfleet residents urged to speak out to save green belt

RESIDENTS are being urged to make their voices heard to save the Green Belt in Byfleet and West Byfleet. Woking Borough Council is going through the final consultation stage for the Site... Read more »

Flood defence scheme to protect Byfleet homes

A FLOOD defence scheme costing £15.5 million is being installed to protect homes in Byfleet as part of wider plans to improve the areas around the River Wey. The Sanway-Byfleet Flood Alleviation... Read more »

Village project to support environment and promote wellbeing

MEMBERS of the West Byfleet Community Gardening Group have been in action, planting saplings and bulbs on Birch Green as part of a project to improve the local environment. Louisa Abrahams, a... Read more »

Developer confirms appeal against football stadium scheme rejection

THE developer behind plans to build a new Woking FC stadium and more than 1,000 adjacent flats has confirmed it is appealing against the decision of the borough council planning committee to... Read more »

Homelessness project makes appeal for harvest donations

THE York Road Project has launched its annual Harvest campaign for donations of clothes and other items and has added a scheme for financial donations to be made by text message. A... Read more »

Inspector proposes 93 dwellings for Woking FC site

LOCAL residents are being invited to comment on a proposal to “set an indicative number of residences accommodated on the Woking Football Club site at 93 dwellings”. It is one of a... Read more »

Council puts £30k towards alternatives to single unitary authority

WOKING is joining the 10 other borough and district councils in Surrey in paying for research into alternatives to a single unitary authority for the whole county. The borough council’s executive committee... Read more »

New initiatives to help shoppers support local stores

TWO initiatives to encourage shoppers back to the High Street have been launched by Woking Borough Council. According to retail technology start-up NearSt, 83% of shoppers would prefer to shop locally instead... Read more »