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Funding success for local Scout group

by CllrZoeFranklin on 10 December, 2012

I was delighted to be told last week that our local Scout Group, the 2nd’s, bid for a grant of £23,400 from the Surrey County Council Community Improvement Fund by 2nd Guildford Scouts has been approved! I know from speaking to the groups leaders that they have put in hours and hours of work writing […]

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Bellfields Moggy Pond – An update

by CllrZoeFranklin on 2 July, 2011

Over the past year work has been happening behind the scenes to enable work to improve the Moggy Pond area to start. This began with the setting up of a small group of people who are leading the project, followed by applications for funding and most recently a Community Clean Up Day ( that you […]

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2011 Election Results for Stoke Ward

by CllrZoeFranklin on 2 July, 2011

I know it’s a little late but I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped me out during the campaign and everyone who voted for me on May 5th. Thanks to your support I have been re-elected to serve the communities of Bellfields, Slyfield and Weyfield for another four years.

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Litter concerns on Woking Road

by CllrZoeFranklin on 9 June, 2010

A local resident recently spoke to me as she was concerned that regular litter picks were not taking place on the section of Woking Road between the shops and the Woking Road Depot. I have spoken to a senior member of the refuse department at Guildford Borough Council who has explained that this area does […]

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Drive Smart at Christ’s College

by CllrZoeFranklin on 25 February, 2010

Yesterday I was privileged to be able to attend the first session of Surrey County Council’s Drive Smart campaign at Christ’s College. For the session I joined sixth form students to watch an excellent interactive presentation which took up the idea of a young woman trying to tell her boyfriend and his mate why she […]

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Guildford City Football Club

by CllrZoeFranklin on 15 February, 2010

Many of you will have seen a piece on Guildford City Football Club’s proposals regarding the Slyfield Area Regeneration project in the Surrey Advertiser on Friday (if not click here) and I thought that I would expand a little on my comments. I and a number of other councillors have received detailed brochures on Guildford […]

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Walking the ward

by CllrZoeFranklin on 13 February, 2010

Living in the ward I represent means that I’m out and about a lot and am able to see first hand many of the problems that local residents contact me about. However, I will say that I don’t notice everything and that’s why I really value people’s emails and the input of our Community Safety […]

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Concerns over potential sale of Burpham Court Farm

by CllrZoeFranklin on 7 February, 2010

Liberal Democrat councillors have voiced their deep concern over Guildford Borough Council’s proposal to divide up land and buildings at Burpham Court Farm with the view to letting the farm land and outbuildings, and selling off the farmhouse and cottages on the open market. The plans are part of a report to be given at […]

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Royal Surrey Foundation Bid

by CllrZoeFranklin on 11 February, 2009

Following the problems the Royal Surrey had a few years ago and the passionate campaign by local people to save the hospital, I am really pleased the their bid for Foundation status is nearing completion. Foundation status will be of real benefit to local people and all those who use the hospital for a number […]

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

by CllrZoeFranklin on 5 February, 2009

I have to confess that I’ve been completely stunned by the snow this week. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this much snow and I certainly haven’t seen snow that has stayed around for so long! As well as being struck by the beauty of the snow I have also been surprised by the real […]

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