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Ripley Round-up: Large Gathering Enjoy Village Fireworks

By Chris Dick Ripley fireworks I’ve been going to the Ripley Firework Night for over 35 years and believe I am right when I say I’ve never seen so many…

Effingham Eye: Parish Council Meetings – You Don’t Know What You’re Missing

By Chris Dick Parish council meetings might sound like dry old affairs but the recent meeting of the Effingham Parish Council was very informative, so this Effingham Eye is a…

Opinion: Whatever Happened to Localism?

By Martin Giles Three planning inquiries and three major planning decisions to be taken that will have a major impact on our borough; particularly, of course, on the parts of…

Opinion: We Need More Than a Patched-up Bridge

By Bill Stokoe A director of the Guildford Vision Group (GVG) When will the powers-that-be finally accept that we need new and better east-west crossings in central Guildford? A patched-up,…

Opinion: Wars and Rumours of Wars

By Martin Giles All political parties like to present a front of unity – but it is rarely the complete picture. Politics attract those that desire power. Those that desire…

Ripley Round-up: Residents Mindful of Wisley Planning Enquiry

By Chris Dick Since the previous edition of the Ripley Round -up the Wisley Appeal Hearing at Guildford has been at the forefront of many residents’ minds. At last the…

Opinion: What’s the Point of Town Twinning?

By Barbara Ford chair of the Guildford-Freiburg Association (GFA) What’s the benefit of town twinning for the ordinary Guildford citizen and taxpayer? In short: what’s in it for me, or…

Effingham Eye: Village Communities Unite to Celebrate Harvest Festival

By Chris Dick So much has happened over the summer that at one point my editor joked (at least I hope he joked) that he was worried we would have…

Opinion: We Need to Stop Talking About Dongying

By George Dokimakis chairman of Guildford Labour We need to stop talking about Dongying. The proposed link between Guildford and Dongying is a red herring and a diversion to the…

Opinion: To Shoot Oneself in One Foot is Careless…

By Martin Giles When you have just shot yourself in the foot it shows bewilderingly poor judgement to immediately take aim at the other and squeeze the trigger but that…

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