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 »

Local councils provide safe harbour for Afghan support staff

WOKING and Surrey Heath borough councils are providing homes for Afghans who have supported British forces and their families. They are responding to the Government’s pledge to relocate staff who were employed... Read more »

Tribute to resident who was mainstay of village life

BYFLEET paid tribute to a hugely popular figure when an invited audience attended the dedication of a bench in his honour. Godfrey Chapples was a mainstay of the village, notably as a... Read more »

Masterplan will shape town centre’s future

A MASTERPLAN is to shape the future of Woking town centre – the first document of its kind to provide comprehensive guidance for councillors, developers and investors. The borough council’s executive committee... Read more »

Chamber networking exhibition is back

WOKING Chamber of Commerce has announced that, after a two-year break due to the pandemic, its popular exhibition – Woking Means Business – is back. With the closure of the HG Wells... 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 »

Hotly contested seats for the county council elections

THE battle for the Woking seats in the county council elections next week has seen new political groups throw their hats into the ring. The tightest contest could be in Woking North,... Read more »

New Sheerwater leisure centre named after former councillor

THE new £26million leisure centre at Sheerwater has been named the Eastwood Centre, in honour of a former long-serving borough councillor. The name pays tribute to Ian Eastwood, who campaigned passionately for... 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 »