This scene at Tuesday’s meeting looks like ‘back to budget school’ for Waverley councillors who were tested on the paperwork before taking a momentous step for the future of Waverley and Guildford Borough Councils.
Yesterday we posted the Waverley Web’s take on a major decision which was taken in Farnham on Tuesday evening. This included a video of the opening statement made by Waverley’s council leader Paul Follows to councillors attending a meeting held at the Great Hall in Farnham Maltings. A large enough venue to enable councillors to self-distance in line with Government COVID rules.
We understand from council sources that a considerable number of councillors were absent, believed to be in the region of 18. These included the former leader of the Tory Group Julia Potts.
We understand that after full debate in public, the final vote held behind closed doors due to the sensitive nature of information being discussed. Then the coalition of Liberal Democrats, Farnham Residents,’ Labour, Green Party and an Independent voted unanimously for the recommendation. However, the Tory Group to a man and woman either voted against or abstained.
However click on he link here and you can read the single official statement released in the name of both councils. A statement that aims to reassure both residents of both boroughs and their council staff.