And, could the town council soon be followed by ‘Your Waverley?’
What does the future hold for ‘Your Waverley’ and Godalming Town Council’s offices in 2020? Watch this space?
Godalming Town Council leaders could soon be moving into premises it owns in the High Street. It may soon be rubbing shoulders with the Godalming Museum.
And – Waverley Towers could soon be up for grabs too – as the cash-strapped council – looks to follow the Town Council? A review by borough council officers of its accommodation in The Burys has been on-going for more than two years. Will the new coalition finally make a decision to -downsize. If so, presumably, the new administration will get the blame?
A planning application has been lodged with Waverley Planners for a change of use of The Racquet Shop, at 107-109 High Street, which is/has closed down.
Now the Town Council led by the Lib Dems and others has decided to seek permission for a change of use from retail to offices of the building it owns. It wants to make some internal and external alterations including a new external staircase. And – the Tories left on the town council are backing the move.
The council presently operates from Municipal Buildings in Bridge Street, (pictured above) but the move to a building it owns opposite the historic landmark at the Pepperpot could save Godalming taxpayers considerable funds, and which town leaders believe could be better spent elsewhere.