110522 G-Live

Letter to Surrey Advertiser

Sir

Contrary to the correspondence trail in your pages (especially my part in it) I am pleased that Guildford will finally get a concert hall back.   I just disagree fundamentally with the way Guildford’s Leadership went about delivering it to us.  I have criticised the funding structure and, in conversation the other day, a parallel was suggested to me which I thought I would share with your readers.

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110513 Local Councillors

Letter to Surrey Advertiser

Sir

Congratulations to all of you who, by dint of your own merits or the general patronage of your team colours, have been elected as our Councillors in Guildford for the next four years.   You now have a fiduciary duty to all of us who, collectively  elected you.

Many of you will represent village-based wards but the strategic planning and management of the urban areas of Guildford must also become your interest, passion and area of expertise.

I have written on many occasions, as have others, to highlight areas of concern about the convoluted and often secretive decision-making processes that have led to disquiet and objection about topics such as what has controversially been named G Live.

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