Woking and Surrey local news

  • Paul Kennedy
    Article: Feb 10, 2021

    Cllr Paul Kennedy, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Surrey's Police and Crime Commissioner, has criticized the decision of Surrey's Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro to press ahead with a 5.5% increase in his council tax precept, ignoring the concerns of the Surrey Police and Crime Panel and the public.

  • Chris Botton
    Article: Feb 5, 2021

    The Lib Dems on Surrey County Council are proposing an amendment to the Council's budget to invest in tackling road safety problems across the county.

    Recognising that there is huge frustration in communities about the difficulties in getting road safety schemes funded in a timely manner, the Lib Dems are proposing a Road Safety Fund to ensure that local communities can get the speed signs, crossings or other safety measures which many residents call for. Where there is local support, 20 mph zones, could also be introduced using this potential Road Safety Fund.

  • Article: Feb 4, 2021

    Borough and County Council elections are taking place on the 6th May 2021. Woking Liberal Democrats are aiming to take control of Woking Borough Council and win more seats at Surrey County Council.

    We have fantastic candidates standing in these elections, each with their own great ideas on how to improve their local areas. Some candidates are new to local politics, some have decades of Council experience, but all of them share a love of Woking and a real desire to improve everyday life for its residents. So let's meet them!

  • Article: Feb 4, 2021

    Woking's coronavirus 'surge testing' operation is now in its third day.

    More than 74% of residents contacted have returned a testing kit, with results already being issued.

    5,029 kits were delivered by the end of Wednesday, with more than half of the selected households visited, and 3,761 test kits had been collected.

  • Article: Feb 1, 2021

    Earlier today, it was announced that a localised 'surge testing' programme will be rolled out in parts of Goldsworth Park, Knaphill and St John's following the identification of a specific variant of coronavirus.

    Residents within the affected area - as shown on this map - will be visited, with the request that they carry out a covid test whether they have symptoms or not. This will enable the authorities to closely monitor any community spread of the new variant, and restrict further transmission.

  • Dale Roberts
    Article: Feb 1, 2021

    Dale Roberts, who jointly organises the covid support group for Knaphill, St John's and Brookwood, calls for more than a rapid vaccine rollout to support a robust recovery.

    The government has begun to plan how we can safely leave this third national lockdown with the next review in the middle of February and a plan of action to follow shortly. Like many I suspect, I have found this lockdown far more difficult. Also, like many, I do not want to see the need for any more which will require the government to do more than continue at pace with vaccinations.

  • Graham Chrystie
    Article: Jan 26, 2021

    In December last year, your local Councillor, Graham Chrystie, responding to concerned telephone calls from Andy Grimshaw, immediately left to visit the Cricket Pavilion Club House. And lucky he did. The entire front of the building was bulging out… the roof held up by temporary props. The villagers were right to be concerned.

  • Article: Jan 21, 2021
    By Tony Kremer

    When Sandy and I first joined the Liberals in 1982 the most charismatic and indeed successful local politician was Dorothy Buckrell who has died after fighting cancer for five years. A Byfleet stalwart, she was our County Councillor for 14 years. Just as importantly she was a tremendous recruiter for the party, somebody who succeeded and was for many a role model.

  • Deborah Hughes outside WBC offices
    Article: Jan 17, 2021

    Earlier this month Woking Borough Council agreed to implement all the recommendations of an independent review into the decisions and Council processes behind the Woking Football Club development.

    This review heavily criticised the way the Conservative-run Council is managed and made more than 20 recommendations for improvement.

  • Article: Jan 17, 2021

    The Lib Dems are calling on the Government to raise Carer's Allowance by £1,000 a year to help support 1,250 unpaid carers in Woking during the coronavirus pandemic.

    The party's leader, Ed Davey, who has promised to "be the voice of the 9 million carers in our country", has written to the Prime Minister urging him to recognise the "challenges that have been made even harder by coronavirus."