It has been brought to our attention that Surrey County Council plans to abolish the current local government structure of borough councils which in turn could affect Parish councils with one single unitary authority. This would be a major change to the current local democracy. Current chair of Surrey County Council Tim Oliver is leading the way on this. There is a petition on the Surrey County Council website which allows you to object. Currently there are over four thousand objections and for a meaningful opposition we believe ten thousand objections need to be registered.
Further information can be found on www.r4gv.org.uk whose leader Joss Bigmore has been newly appointed Leader of Guildford Borough Council
SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL PLOTS TO ABOLISH GUILDFORD COUNCIL AND 10 OTHER BOROUGH AND DISTRICT COUNCILS ACROSS THE COUNTY – Residents 4 Guildford and Villages