Godalming Town Council off to pastures new in 2020?

And, could the town council soon be followed by ‘Your Waverley?’IMG_20191220_151151.jpg

What does the future hold for ‘Your Waverley’ and Godalming Town Council’s offices in 2020? Watch this space?

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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.

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1 thought on “Godalming Town Council off to pastures new in 2020?

  1. The coalition certainly seem to have down-sized in one area… refuse collection. High Street bins are overflowing everywhere in Cranleigh. I know we’ve just had Christmas, but it’s never been like this before. This new supplier of refuse services is no patch on the old one.

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