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WHAT'S IN HERE?
This section contains copies of key documents as well as general articles which should be of interest to casual browsers as well as WBDRA members & supporters.
Last year's AGM minutes (unsigned version) and the text of Local Plan Policy A21 added.
A brief update to get some recent items in the file
Most importantly are the Minutes of our last AGM in 2015.
We also have other items of relevance from 2016 to add but due to time constraints these will be added asap in 2017.
The most important document will be an exchange of e-mails between the WBDRA Chair, GBC and Cllr Bob McShee where GBC confirmed the main access gate to the Aldershot Road Site will be left as it is and NOT relocated as was being discussed by GBC Parks dept and Guildford Allotment Society
We have included a representative collection of articles about Guildford housing numbers - will it be 400 or maybe 700? Is the Local Plan Data out of date data? Figures too about the Homeless/rough sleepers and will all the new homes be flats?
Other housing articles deal with building on floodplains, Slyfield Regeneration (SARP) and the possible loss of Bellfields Allotment Site.
The various activities of ex-Councillors Juneja & Mansbridge had much publicity - all very well covered by the Surrey Advertiser. Private Eye covered the story no less than 4 times in 2015 and we have included these too. The articles all appeared in the Eye's “Rotten Boroughs” section which for decades has highlighted the misdeeds & misadventures of Local Authorities & Councillors. Guildford was awarded the Eye’s “Services to Democracy” award – some heavy irony there! Also included is a letter from Cllr Bob McShee concerning Monika Juneja’s flawed petition.
Building on Flood Plains has become a major issue for the whole of UK late 2015 early 2016 yet plans are still around for building a major road (Clay Lane Link Road) on a floodplain and likewise homes! A small sample of articles included on this issue.
The Guildford Allotment Society Spring Newsletter features the WBDRA Chair at the Guildford Farmers Market in the company of fellow Allotment enthusiast Lori Winch-Johnson. Thanks to Harry Wickens for the photo but Lori is by far the more deserving centrefold!
Guildford in Bloom Winners article features 3 Allotment folk - Neil Gratwick, Mary Lawrence and St Josephs School (the school plot is on the Aldershot Road site).
Last but not least, a copy of a small article from the Surrey Advertiser 8th January 2016 – which covers, in brief, information obtained by Anne Milton MP about our Council’s plans for restoration of the Aldershot Road Allotment Site. Watch this space!!
Thanks to the Surrey Advertiser and Private Eye - our main sources of 2015 cuttings.
The GBC documents for the Issues & Options consultation are just too large to import on to this site.
What we have included below is the relevant page containing Question 36 about Allotments & during w/c 14th October the Appendix D pages showing the Allotment Site will appear also.
To access the full document set about the Consultation, you will need to access the GBC website.
This is the web address: www.guildfordlocalplan.info
MAY 2013 UPDATE
Today (28-05-13) the most important items to look at are the copy of the Surrey Times article "Allotment Celebrations" and the e-mail correspondence between WBDRA & GBC Planning "E-mail to-from GBC Planning post GAS AGM"
Also included in the May update are the articles listed below - very little of which makes encouraging reading for the average Guildford Householder/Council Tax payer - unless of course you're a property developer!
NOV 2012 UPDATE
Only a small crop of topical items this time - the Editors favourite being the Lamb "Garden Produce" cartoon from Private Eye - it just sums up our Growing Season perfectly!
The Telegraph "Allotment Police" article is a bit on the strange but true side but it would never happen in Guildford (so they say) and finally an article about Todmorden which has some resonance with Produce Growers generally
MAY 2012 UPDATE
We've updated the Library with copies of recent items of local interest.
This includes an truly fascinating & insightful letter by Alderman Gordon Bridger on the future of Guildford centre and a sharply observed letter from a Ripley resident about the admin performance of our local Borough Council.
CPRE published a very readable analysis of the new Planning Framework which is included here along with the Westborough Lib Dems "Focus" extract about the Aldershot Road Allotment site.
And we have included the Surrey Ad obituary for Tony Oliver late of the Wood St Royal Oak.
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proposed park and ride
planning application & supporting docs.pdf - 4483kB10 downing st response to wbdra petition.txt - 1kB
planning map.pdf - 1181kB
transport statement.pdf - 2809kB
100 year wait for allotments.pdf - 128kB
100 yr allotment waiting list - metro 09.05.11.pdf - 128kB
25 oakfields planning officers report.txt - 9kB
38 oakfields planning officers report.txt - 12kB
400 homes pa - s adv 06-03-15.pdf - 64kB
700 homes pa - s adv 09-10-15.pdf - 238kB
age concern funding crisis - surrey ad - 25-07-08.pdf - 236kB
age concern riverside center saved - surrey ad feb 09.pdf - 56kB
age concern riverside centre saved -surrey ad 20-02-09.pdf - 56kB
agm 2007 minutes.txt - 5kB
agm 2008 minutes.txt - 6kB
agm 2016 -wbdra minutes for agm 2015 v2.docx - 19kB
aldershot rd allotment produce @ wood st show 2008.jpg.jpg - 415kB
allotment article (response to) valentine low - evg standard.pdf - 188kB
allotment bicentenary - metro - mar 09.pdf - 109kB
allotment bore cartoon - the oldie.pdf - 179kB
allotment celebrations - surrey times 22-05-13.pdf - 252kB
allotment expansion at aldershot road - surrey adv 08-01-15.pdf - 433kB
allotment fence - surrey ad - 01-08-08.pdf - 119kB
allotment housing - surrey ad - 02-05-08.pdf - 60kB
allotment police - telegraph aug 2012.pdf - 144kB
allotment police.pdf - 144kB
allotment poster - aldershot road.pdf - 216kB
allotment tree bog - surrey ad article 19-09-08.pdf - 219kB
allotments - new landed gentry - d express 17.11.11.pdf - 498kB
allotments -conservatives april 2011.pdf - 225kB
allotments 15 year wait list - d telegraph 16.11.11.pdf - 250kB
allotments 200 year anniversary.pdf - 109kB
allotments and anne milton - s adv 08-01-16.pdf - 121kB
allotments get hip - the times jan 08.pdf - 193kB
allotments sell off 1908 act review - s express 01.05.11.pdf - 101kB
allotmentsite housing gbc planning to build letter 2005.pdf - 59kB
another allotment fence story 10-10-08.pdf - 86kB
appendix d p66 re aldershot rd allotments.pdf - 445kB
barnett wood allotments - leatherhead ad 04 apr 2013.pdf - 373kB
bellfields allotments and sarp - s adv 05-02-15.pdf - 50kB
bernard parkes on councillors - surrey ad mar 09.pdf - 88kB
bev - resident of the month 28-04-17.pdf - 94kB
bev mussell allotment eviction article - the oldie - october 2007.pdf - 189kB
bill bellerby and shuttlebus - surrey ad.pdf.pdf - 152kB
boxgrove land sale - surrey times 08-05-13.pdf - 349kB
butterfiles in peril - metro 24-04-08.pdf - 151kB
c mansfield ltr 1.pdf - 104kB
c mansfield ltr 29 mar 11.pdf - 104kB
cameron and linden homes - surrey ad 25.11.2011.pdf - 186kB
cartoon - planning committee.pdf - 142kB
charles addams ghoul girl gardener.pdf - 31kB
chris bruce ltr re allotment-oakfields border strip.pdf - 109kB
clay lane link rd - jwra petition - s adv 25-09-15.pdf - 225kB
cllr mcshee and the juneja petition - s adv 19-06-15.pdf - 81kB
cllr mcshee queries juneja petition - s adv 19-06-15.pdf - 461kB
concreting over gardens - threat to wildlife- surrey ad 21-11-08.pdf.pdf - 180kB
consultation cartoon - private eye 04.04.2008.pdf - 90kB
consultation letter - surrey ad 28-11-08.pdf - 27kB
consultationcomment by cllr jenny wickes - surrey times 20-12-08.pdf.pdf - 119kB
core strategy consultation gbc apr 2009.docx - 16kB
cpre guide to national planning policy framework planning guide 2012.pdf - 309kB
cpre.pdf - 469kB
dig for victory poster - imperial war museum.pdf - 225kB
dig for victory poster.pdf - 225kB
disappearing sparrows - surrey ad 21-11-08 .pdf - 180kB
dont wreck guildford - egra 2008.pdf - 550kB
down with the council - bill bellerby - surrey ad 21-11-08.pdf - 168kB
e-mail to-from gbc planning post gas agm.txt - 2kB
eco towns - prof eng mag apr 09.pdf - 457kB
election results westborough may 2011.pdf - 46kB
election results worplesdon may 2011.pdf - 46kB
eveningstandard_25_jul_07.gif - 390kB
farewell bob dearnley - metro 29-05-09.pdf - 204kB
fence matters - from bewildered alison davidson of gbc.txt - 5kB
fence reply - alison davidson to mp.pdf - 79kB
fiona white election leaflet may 09.pdf - 218kB
garden birdwatch results - surrey ad 28-03-08.pdf - 177kB
garden grabbing sundaytelegraph 20-12-09.pdf - 191kB
garden produce cartoon - private eye july 2012..pdf - 40kB
gardener married a pineapple 10-10-08.pdf - 255kB
gas formation - gbc exec agenda item jun 2003 .txt - 8kB
gas housing talk 2013.doc - 30kB
gas newsletter spring 2013 p1 re aldershot road.pdf - 410kB
gbc - worst council letter - surrey ad 30 mar 2012.pdf - 106kB
gbc approves closure of travel centre - surrey ad 25-04-08.pdf - 40kB
gbc approves phone mast - wbdra comments - surrey ad 20-06-08.pdf - 134kB
gbc sam cuthbert reply re consultation -july 09.docx - 13kB
giant pumpkin oct 2011 - metro.pdf - 100kB
gordon bridger surrey ad letter 20 april 2012.pdf - 141kB
gordons council houses - the times 30-01-09.pdf - 259kB
govt response to redbridge allotments petition.txt - 4kB
gra have your say flyer nov 13.doc - 52kB
grange rd consultation - surrey ad 12-12-08.pdf - 174kB
grange rd consultation- paul kassell - surrey ad 12-12-08.pdf - 112kB
green britain day - metro 07 jul 09.pdf - 76kB
grow your own - d express 31-12-09.pdf - 93kB
grow your own - london metro article.pdf - 71kB
guildford in bloom - allotment winners - s adv 25-09-15.pdf - 405kB
help save allotments - gas news - spring 2015.pdf - 202kB
high court and buglife article.pdf - 110kB
homes masterplan - mostly flats -s adv 09-10-15.pdf - 550kB
housing - crara ltr -surrey ad 25-07-08.pdf - 116kB
housing - reply to gbc - surrey ad - mar 06.pdf - 153kB
housing in waverley letter - surrey ad mar 2010.pdf - 80kB
housing on allotment site - cllr fiona white speaks out - surrey ad - jul 07.pdf - 208kB
housing on the allotment site - gbc local plan extract 2003.pdf - 223kB
housing on the allotment site - gfd allotment society mar 2008.pdf - 344kB
housing- letter of the week - surrey ad - feb 06.pdf - 159kB
incinerators scrapped - surrey ad 18-12-09.pdf - 93kB
its a growing business - d express 20-02-09.pdf - 550kB
jenny wicks - wbdra aug 2011.docx - 20kB
john prescott garden grabbing - s telegraph 20-12-09.pdf - 102kB
keeping pests at bay - metro .pdf - 70kB
landlords dont pay council tax - surrey ad - 28-11-08.pdf - 52kB
mansbridge resigns and juneja racism claims - s adv 20-06-15.pdf - 157kB
metro allotments article.pdf - 256kB
mike nevins - surrey ad may 2010.pdf - 157kB
mike nevins letter re s e plan mar 09.pdf - 33kB
mike nevins re s e plan - surrey ad 06-03-09.pdf - 33kB
new homes flood risk - s adv 18-12-15.pdf - 127kB
nice car maggies p5b rover - metro may 2009.pdf - 185kB
nick sutcliffe reply re site allocations consultation.txt - 3kB
noreen moynihan @ wood st show 2008_jpg.jpg - 419kB
noreen moynihan brit legion shield winner wood st show 2008_jpg.jpg - 414kB
nuthatches and buzzards - daily express.pdf - 221kB
origins of wbdra - surrey times oct 06.pdf - 185kB
paul kassell resigns - surrey ad 05-12-08.pdf.pdf - 42kB
peter brayne re core strategy - surrey times apr 09.pdf - 120kB
petition copy.pdf.pdf - 212kB
petition power article - surrey ad aug 2006.pdf - 151kB
phone mast - surrey ad - 25-04-08.pdf - 52kB
phone mast - surrey ad 25th april 2008.pdf - 52kB
phone mast deaths - sunday express 22-06-08.pdf - 461kB
phone mast ltr - wbdra 09-05-08.pdf - 143kB
planning appeal guidance.pdf - 550kB
planning committee.pdf - 142kB
planning inspectors more lenient - surrey ad 17-05-13.pdf - 350kB
plot holders accused of trespass - surrey ad feb 06.pdf - 279kB
policy a21 - gbc local plan dec 2017.docx - 11kB
private eye allotment cartoon - mar 09.pdf - 118kB
puttocks park and ride surrey ad 27-11-09.pdf - 121kB
puttocks park and ride surrey ad.pdf - 114kB
q36 - allotments.pdf - 163kB
q36 - issues and options oct 2013.pdf - 128kB
rainbow gathering - surrey ad may 09.pdf - 331kB
rotten boros - juneja bogus brief - p eye 11-06-15.pdf - 101kB
rotten boros - mansbridge and juneja - p eye 26-06-15.pdf - 32kB
rotten boros - mansbridge resigns - p eye 30-10-15.pdf - 180kB
rotten boros award to mansbridge and juneja - p eye 08-01-16.pdf - 42kB
rough sleepers and affordable homes - s adv 27-02-15.pdf - 157kB
scandal of empty london homes - private eye 28-11-08.pdf - 95kB
scandal of our allotments - country smallholding 17-04-14.docx - 19kB
scc protect the green belt - surrey ad 29-03-13.pdf - 251kB
scrap cars fire service - surrey ad 06-12-09.pdf - 81kB
se plan consultation form - egra 2008.pdf - 321kB
senior protesters - matt cartoon.pdf - 35kB
sheds metro 10.04.11.pdf - 193kB
shoebox homes - metro 15.09.11.pdf - 138kB
sir nigel gresley @ bristol 2008.jpg.jpg - 435kB
site allocations results - wbdra letter - surrey ad 28-11-08.pdf.pdf - 27kB
site allocs form p1-3-option 40.pdf - 473kB
slyfield land sale for recyclling - surrey times 14.09.11.pdf - 113kB
south east housing - matt cartoon.pdf - 89kB
stag beetles article - surrey ad - 27-06-08.pdf - 180kB
student housing - landlords dont pay council tax - surrey ad 28-11-08.pdf.pdf - 52kB
students accom - gbc.pdf - 64kB
sue doughty lib dem conference sept 09.txt - 0kB
surrey ad allotments article 30-10-09.pdf - 109kB
surreytimes9feb08.tif - 550kB
the tree bog men @ wood st show 2008.jpg.jpg - 417kB
todmorden food town - metro - june 2012.pdf - 428kB
tony oliver obituary - surrey ad 23 mar 2012.pdf - 160kB
travel centre - surrey ad - 24th april 2008.pdf - 40kB
travel centre letter crara - surrey ad - 09-05-08.pdf - 90kB
travel centre letter with wbdra comments - surrey ad 09-05-08.pdf - 90kB
tree bogs - surrey ad 18-12-09.pdf - 102kB
tyrant tories and scoundrel whigs.pdf.pdf - 102kB
washa housing talk 2013.docx - 17kB
wbdra chair at farmers market - gas news -spring 2015.pdf - 550kB
wbdra chair at farmers market - gas news spring 2015.pdf - 278kB
wbdra comment re allotments - surrey ad 02-05-08.pdf - 60kB
wbdra letter re phone mast - surreyad 09-05-08.pdf - 143kB
wbdra minutes agm 10.docx - 18kB
wbdra minutes agm 12.docx - 22kB
wbdra minutes agm 13.docx - 21kB
wbdra minutes agm 2016.docx - 17kB
westborough lib dems re allotments - spring 2012.pdf - 177kB
westborough site allocations.pdf - 467kB