Furniture shop closure blamed on town centre disruption

A WOKING furniture shop is closing after nearly 30 years, which the owners blame mostly on disruption from the town centre redevelopment. Broadway Furniture Centre, near the railway station, was opened in... Read more »

New council leader talks of ‘ambitious plans’ for the borough

THE new leader of Woking Borough Council will focus on financial responsibility, delivering a masterplan for the town centre and ensuring the borough tackles climate change by becoming carbon neutral. Councillor Ann-Marie... Read more »

Victoria Way temporarily closed again due to red weather warning

EIGHT days after reopening, having been closed for 16 weeks on safety grounds, Victoria Way has been temporarily shut again following today’s red weather warning. A section of the road had been... Read more »

Climate activists raise air pollution concerns

CLIMATE activists are convinced that air pollution in parts of Woking is worse than is realised by the borough council. The local branch of Extinction Rebellion – usually shortened to XR –... Read more »

Exclusion zone remains while investigators probe cause of falling panels from hotel building

AN exclusion zone around Victoria Way will remain in place while an investigation team examines why a number of exterior panels fell from the new multi-million Hilton Hotel development. A council statement... Read more »

Support ‘builds fast’ for campaign against HGV access road scheme

A GROUP opposed to relocating access routes to the Day Aggregates depot as part of the Victoria Arch widening scheme say support for their campaign is growing rapidly. York Road Against HGVs... Read more »

HGV driver shortage continues to disrupt waste collection service

WIDESPREAD rumblings of discontent have greeted the announcement that Woking and Surrey Heath councils’ garden waste collection service has been suspended “for the foreseeable future”. “You’ll be aware from news reports that... Read more »

Stadium and flats plan now rests with inspector

AN APPEAL against the rejection of plans to build a new 9,000-seat Woking FC stadium and more than 1,000 adjacent flats now rests with a planning inspector, following a public hearing. Inspector... Read more »

‘Happy occasion’ says MP as popular village pub reopens

ST JOHN’S is a great village that deserves to have a great gastropub, said Jonathan Lord, the Woking MP, at the reopening of The Rowbarge. Mr Lord was among six guests, including... Read more »

Detailed plans of development to replace Sheer House

DETAILED plans for retirement flats to replace Sheer House in West Byfleet have been made available. The plans for 195 homes in three blocks of five and six storeys have been submitted... Read more »