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Why do people buy electric cars? ‘They will bite us in time’.

Question: Why do people buy electric cars? Answer - Because they’re rich, and they can afford to. Now that applies to a small percentage...

High street is ‘dying because of punitive business rates and high rentals’

I read with interest Amanda Masters’ article about Guildford, buying Local and how we should avoid Amazon. That’s all well and good in an...

Petrol and diesel cars banned by 2030: is Surrey playing its part? 

Today in Westminster, the Prime Minister has announced that new petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned by 2030, allocating £4bn to the project,...

The impact of school closure on working women 

As Paul Bridgland speaks out against schools remaining open during the pandemic, I feel it is important to remember the impact this year’s prolonged...

Zero waste shops – part of the solution…or part of the problem?

During the UK’s second lockdown, many zero waste shops remain open across Surrey, offering ethically sourced and reusable items you might usually buy in...

Shopping and Politics – Control your internet so it can’t control you

The internet is an incredible tool that has transformed the way we live and work. It’s a good servant but a bad master. I...

Want to stop development in Woking? Solve the North/South divide first.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Woking is having some building work done. Just a little bit. Just some very modest new build...

What I’m Reading – The Future We Choose

Christina Figueres & Tim Rivett-Carnac have produced one of the most inspiring books I've ever read, their varied and contrasting backgrounds have combined not...

Healthy Horse, Healthy Planet

You don't have to look too hard in Ash and the surrounding villages to find a field with horses in it. Unfortunately it's also...

Communication from behind the mask

How is one to one communication being affected in the age of COVID? Communication it’s not a science. When one person talks to 10 people,...

“COVID may force charities to close”

Over the past year a lot has changed. Our lives seemingly unrecognizable in what we are all describing as the 'new normal'. What was...

Is Boris Johnson doing enough on the Environment?

I recently published an article about Boris Johnson protecting 30% of UK Land by 2030. In the article I pointed out that this includes the...