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Rushmoor celebrates heritage with Gurkha statue in Aldershot

Rushmoor celebrates heritage with Gurkha statue in Aldershot
This statue celebrates the contribution of the thousands of Gurkha soldiers who have served in the Brigade of Gurkhas of the British Army Forces over the last 206 years to the British Army and to Aldershot in particular. It also highlights the pride that the...

Who is to blame for blame culture Britain?

Who is to blame for blame culture britain?
One recent phenomenon that has come to light in recent years is our ever-popular Blame Culture and I guess we should largely blame Twitter and Facebook for this is where it’s possible for anyone to sound off or offload in a (usually) angry rant...

“Lack of transparency” exposed at GBC budget meeting as £2.33m repaid to government

"Lack of transparency" exposed at GBC budget meeting as £2.33m repaid to government
At the Budget Meeting of Guildford Borough Council (GBC) on 10 February 2021, Councillor Nigel Manning (Ash Vale) publicly exposed that the Coalition led Council (Liberal Democrat / Residents for Guildford and Villages) had failed to utilise £2.33 million received under the “Right to...

What is shorting, and why is it in the news?

What is shorting and why is it in the news?
Shorting, or short selling is a finance practice that investors use when the price of a company share is falling. Shorting is when an investor borrows shares from a broker and immediately sells them, thereby making money before the share price falls. When the...

How do vaccines protect everyone, even those who reject them?

How do Vaccines protect everyone, even those who reject them?
With the rollout of vaccines across the world, people are asking when things will return to normal. At what point will the vaccine work to stop the virus? How do Vaccines protect everyone, even those who reject them? To answer these questions you first...

Surrey hospital admissions increase by 140 percent

Surrey hospitals admissions increase by 140 percent
Surrey hospital staff are fighting a daily battle on our behalf. The current state of Surrey's health care in the mists of the COVID-19 pandemic makes sobering reading according to the numbers published in Surrey's Local Resilience Forum Winter Update. In the last few...

Are the arts important in the new normal?

Are the arts important in the new normal?
The arts have been hit harder than most industries during the pandemic. However, just because live performances are on hiatus and art galleries are closed, it doesn’t mean the arts aren’t important anymore. In fact, as we start to make sense of the “new...

Ash Parish Council “demands” Ash Ranges be re-opened

Ash Parish Council "Demands" Ash Ranges be re-opened
Ash Parish Council (APC) have issued an open letter to Jeremy Quin MP, "demanding" that the Ash Ranges Firing Complex (ARFC) be reopened. At Mondays full council meeting, parish councillors voted unanimously in favour of a more "forceful response" to the closure of the...

Coping with Anxiety during lockdown

Coping with Anxiety during lockdown
One overwhelming, and often largely un-talked about health consequence of the Pandemic: people coping with anxiety during lockdown. To explore this, the following article has been written by Pip Hastings, a Mental Health Blogger from Camberley about her struggles and solutions: Anxiety. Even the word...

Free school meals in lockdown: response from Surrey CC

Free school meals in lockdown: response from Surrey CC
The closure of schools is a complex problem. Not only is there a direct impact on children’s learning, but there is also the matter of helping disadvantaged families to continue to access all the support schools provide. Free school meals are provided to the...

School food parcel scandal: what’s the reality?

School food parcel scandal: what’s the reality?
Feeding children is always an emotive topic. Picky eating, food refusal, junk food, home cooking and compulsory school dinners all arouse fierce emotion in anyone who is responsible for the feeding of children, and the recent school food parcel scandal is no exception. School food...

What does Brexit mean for farming and the environment?

What does Brexit mean for farming and the environment?
The Second in our Post-Brexit series, Charlotte Buchanan asks: What does Brexit mean for farming and the environment? The final Brexit talks were, rightly, focused on Britain’s trade deal with the EU. The complicated thing about trade deals is that they don’t just concern the...

Surrey’s online tool to report businesses breaking covid rules

Surrey's online tool to report businesses breaking covid rules
There has been a lot of talk of late about businesses breaking covid rules. As the country’s biggest supermarkets ban those without face coverings from entering their stores, it’s important to help local businesses to follow suit. While most independent businesses are following the...

Surrey residents can save money with Green Homes Grant

Surrey residents can save money with Green Homes Grant
It has been announced that Surrey residents can save money on their energy bills with a new Green Homes Grant or ‘Green Jump Surrey’ grant of up to £15,000. The Green Homes Grant has been set up to help eligible owner-occupied households to improve...

GBC: Update on Coronavirus Vaccination Programme in Guildford

GBC: Update on Coronavirus Vaccination Programme in Guildford
In an email to all members of Guildford Borough Council, the Leader of the Council, Cllr Joss Bigmore has provided the following update on the Coronavirus Vaccination Programme in Guildford for all residents. The update comes following many questions from residents about the programme...

What does Brexit mean for employment rights?

What does Brexit mean for employment rights?
As of 1st January of this year, Britain has ceased to be part of the European Union, so what does Brexit mean for employment rights?  EU law offered Britain’s workers an amount of security, including holiday pay and the working time directive. We don’t...

M25 Wisley deadline extended by 4 months

M25 Wisley deadline extended by 4 months
The deadline for a decision on the M25 Wisley junction has been pushed back by 4 months. This is in relation to the proposed changes to Junction 10 of the M25 in Surrey. The new design for the Wisley junction was chosen last year...

Vaccination Programme: G Live Opens For First Phase

Vaccination Programme: G Live Opens For First Phase
G Live in Guildford is opening from Tuesday 12th January to provide a 'GP-led local vaccination service' as part of the Governments COVID-19 vaccination program. This is the second Guildford Borough Council owned building to be used in this way during the pandemic: The Spectrum...

What does Brexit mean for people travelling to the EU?

What does Brexit mean for people travelling to the EU?
The Brexit transition period came to an end on 1st January and Britain finally completed the process of leaving the European Union. While issues surrounding the trade deal have dominated the news recently, Brexit will affect many different areas of life, including travel abroad....

Guildford Superdrug among first 5 high street pharmacies to get COVID-19 Vaccine

Guildford Superdrug among first 5 high street pharmacies to get COVID-19 Vaccine
Superdrug has announced that the Guildford Superdrug store will be among the first High Street stores in England providing vaccines tor COVID-19. The Express has reported that there are eight stores in total, including Basingstoke, Bristol, Gloucester, Guildford, Halifax Huddersfield, Leeds and Manchester that...

Mass Vaccination Update from Surrey Heartlands CCG

Mass Vaccination Update from Surrey Heartlands CCG
Surrey Heartlands CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) issued a statement (01/04/2021) confirming that as per the JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) guidance, they are vaccinating those over 80, care home residents and staff and those most vulnerable frontline staff. The statement confirmed that "GP practices...

HS2: 730,000 Trees planted by Spring 2021

730,000 Trees planted by HS2 by Spring 2021
Over the winter 300,000 trees will have been planted as part of HS2's Green Corridor programme. This is on top of the 430,000 trees already planted, bringing the total number of tree's planted, by spring 2021 over 730,000. But this is just the start, with...

Guildford Borough invites business owners to Free Online Business Briefing

Guildford Borough invites business owners to Free Online Business Briefing
Guildford Borough Council (GBC) has created an online event to be held on Zoom on Thursday 14 January. Interested parties are asked to book by emailing business@guildford.gov.uk by 5pm on Tuesday 12 January. The event has been created for Business owners to learn about the...

Ash Road Bridge approved by a ‘large majority’

Ash Road Bridge approved by a 'large majority'
Ash Road Bridge approved: Guildford Borough Council (GBC) planning committee has this evening approved the project to construct a new road bridge over the railway line south of Ash Station. In the crucial vote, the over welcoming majority supported the application with 14 to...
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