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The Dragon Says: The Dongying Proposal Will Test Our Council’s Democratic Instincts

There is nothing inherently wrong with our town deciding to link up with another. The twinning arrangement with Freiburg seems to have worked well enough for decades. But surely an…

The Dragon Says: Bill and Doreen Bellerby Should Be Our Inspiration

With the sad announcement of the death of Bill Bellerby it is timely to consider why he, and equally his wife Doreen, were held in such affection and esteem by…

The Dragon Says: Congestion Charging Should Not Be Ignored

We all hate congestion. Sitting in a queue of traffic when we are trying to get somewhere is extremely frustrating and if a price is put on the time wasted…

The Dragon Says: What Value A Vote – If We Don’t Know What We Are Voting For?

The Dragon Says: What Value A Vote – If We Don’t Know What We Are Voting For?

“The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.” So said Niels Bohr, the Danish physicist who helped…

The Dragon Says: The Vision Group Plan Must Be Taken Seriously

The Guildford Vision Group (GVG) plan might not be perfect. Perfect plans don’t exist and anyway who says what is perfect? But The Guildford Dragon NEWS says it is the…

The Dragon Says: Newspaper Redundancies Should Concern Us All

The Guildford Dragon NEWS takes no pleasure in the news that two senior editors have been made redundant at the Surrey Advertiser. They may be a competitor news service in Guildford,…

The Dragon Says: Justice Must Be Seen To Be Done

We are all familiar with the maxim: Justice must not only be done, it must be seen to be done*. But not at Guildford Borough Council (GBC), it seems to prefer its…

The Dragon Says: Will There Be Enough Names To Make New War Memorial Viable?

An additional war memorial is being considered to commemorate persons from Guildford who died in military action or service post-Second World War. Guildford Borough Council has announced the plan and is…

The Dragon Says: Decent Councillors Must Insist On Cultural Change

The Dragon Says: Decent Councillors Must Insist On Cultural Change

Was the prompt reply from Sue Sturgeon, the managing director of Guildford Borough Council to complainant and Dragon reader, Nick Bomford, a straw in the wind, an indication of a…

The Dragon Says: More Urgency Required Over Bridge Street Safety

Anyone who listened to the eloquent 20-year-old student, George Bowen, on Tuesday, relating to Guildford Borough Council (GBC) a statement from the partner of one of those killed in the…

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