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 »

Changes to shape of local government must involve local people say Lib Dems

LOCAL people must be involved in the reshaping of local government in Surrey, say Woking Liberal Democrats. Surrey County Council’s proposals for one unitary authority to govern the county, scrapping 11 borough... Read more »

Woking firm warns events industry faces huge job losses

THE owner of a Woking-based lighting and audio-visual company has warned the events industry in Britain could be seriously damaged with huge job losses because of a lack of help during coronavirus... Read more »

Search for new Woking Council chief executive set to start

THE beginning of the end of the Ray Morgan era is likely to be signalled this evening at a meeting of the Woking Borough Council executive committee. Mr Morgan’s fixed-term contract as... Read more »

Residents aim to stop new high-rise building plans

A GROUP of Woking residents is organising opposition to plans to build 965 flats in blocks up to 40 storeys high in Goldsworth Road. The proposed development would have three blocks on... Read more »

Bustler service offers free rides

THE Bustler dial-a-ride service is being offered free of charge throughout August and September. The Woking Community Transport minibuses, which take registered members who have difficulty using public transport from their homes... Read more »

Appeal being planned over new stadium and housing scheme’s rejection

THE main company behind plans to build a new Woking FC stadium with more than 1,000 adjacent flats is working on an appeal against the rejection of the scheme by the borough... Read more »

Woking Park Bowls Club back on the green

WOKING Park Bowls Club has reopened after lockdown restrictions were eased. The club, which was founded in 1914, welcomed its 70 members back after the Government and Woking Borough Council agreed that... Read more »

Woking groups pledge to work together for football club’s future

WOKING FC, local residents and councillors from all parties have pledged to work together for the future of the club after plans for a new stadium – and the building of more... Read more »