Fiona White

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Guildford West Learn more

There is a lot of discussion going on about whether we should stay in the European Union or whether we should pull out and join EFTA (and therefore the European Economic Area) as an alternative.  One of my Lib Dem colleagues had the brilliant idea of asking EFTA how easy it would be and what […]

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Surrey Adult Care services savings at risk

by fionawhite on 23 June, 2013

Adult Social Care is the biggest budget for all of Surrey County Council’s services.  This is because we have a lot of older people in the county and have one of the highest numbers of people with learning disabilities in the country.  The department’s budget has been hit hard over the last few years because […]

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Birthday honour for Surrey Police Officer

by fionawhite on 16 June, 2013 I was delighted to see the birthday honours award to John Hockley of Surrey Police.  It is good that his work has been recognised in this way.   “Surrey officer recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours ******************************************** A Surrey Police officer has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list announced today (Saturday 14 […]

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Guildford Local Committee is made up of the 10 county councillors in Guildford Borough with 10 borough councillors. Our next meeting is on 19th June.  Two petitions are coming to the Committee and both of them are from Guildford West County Division – my division.  One of them is about Cabell Road.  Only half the […]

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Launch of the Pond Meadow Partnership

by fionawhite on 6 June, 2013

The Pond Meadow Partnership was formally launched at the Park Barn & Westborough Grassroots Marketplace yesterday. This link shows the full story on the Guildford Dragon website with photos.  

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Visit to Guildford Grove

by fionawhite on 15 May, 2013

I was invited to visit Guildford Grove School today to talk with the Head, Elizabeth Corlett and the Chairman of Governors, Joe Bullock.  The school reopened, I think, about 10/12 years ago and in that time has now achieved an Ofsted rating of excellent which proves that you don’t have to be in an affluent […]

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Community Association meets on local issues

by fionawhite on 15 May, 2013

The Park Barn & Westborough Community Association meets every two months and last night’s meeting had a busy agenda. Wayne McShane, the Chairman, gave his report which led to a long debate on the progress of the Park Barn & Westborough Parking Group.  The Action Plan will be published when it is finalised but there […]

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Westborough residents get a new noticeboard

by fionawhite on 14 May, 2013

People living near the Northway access to Stoughton Rec have been upset for a long time about the small triangle of land which belongs to Guildford Borough Council which was getting into a mess with litter and rubbish, not to mention dog pooh, in among the weeds.  As a result of pressure from local residents […]

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Westborough Parking Group

by fionawhite on 9 May, 2013

One of the priorities for residents in Westborough is still the issue of parking.  The Westborough Parking Group has been meeting for more than a year now to try to identify exactly how big the problem is and what can be done to deal with it. Westborough includes the whole of the Westborough council ward […]

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First day of the new term

by fionawhite on 7 May, 2013

Today was the first day of the new 4-year term at Surrey County Council.  All members were invited up to County Hall to receive the packs giving us the statistics of our divisions, other paperwork and to sign our declarations of office. Once that was over we gathered in the Ashcombe Suite to listen to […]

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