The above picture was taken on a Sunday when the Farncombe Post Office was closed. We applaud the gorilla tactics of our local residents in photocopying articles and pasting them up for all to see! Here at the Waverley Web, we feel it is our public duty to continue to spread the word!
They were highlighting both the issue of the NHS march on Saturday that was hardly reported, that happened whilst our MP and Health Secretary was snoozing at a Hampshire spa after a 2-hour massage.
Jeremy Hunt is also in the sights of the Farncombe community for doing nothing to intervene in the ‘Horizon’ dispute between Post Masters and the Post Office. This dispute has lead to the Post Office suspending the licence of hundreds of Post Masters, meaning the Farncombe Post Office – with its essential cashpoint – is out of action whilst it is resolved.
Farncombe residents are also disgusted at having to traipse into Godalming to queue out the door in their tiny new high street shop.
Come on Jeremy – Wake Up and pull your finger out! Because your donors and your members are leaving you in their droves!
Could it be that the town dubbed ‘Godawfulming,’ due to shop and business closures, may have its very own Bermuda Triangle?
If you sneeze there’s sleaze all around us at present! So the resignation of the Town Clerk in April, the decision not to hold planning meetings and now the sudden resignation of Godalming’s Mayor, and Waverley Borough Councillor, Simon Thornton has everyone wondering WHAT’S GOING ON?
Build more homes say The Conservatives! Build more homes on Brownfield land says the Government! Convert empty offices into flats without planning permission says the Government! Brilliant – instant housing numbers say the Conservatives!
The unintended consequences of converting town centre offices to flats means naturally – there are no places to work in our towns. And to afford a town centre flat (starting at £350k), you’ll naturally need to commute to London. And you’ll be so busy working, you’ll need to rely on Amazon Prime and Ocado online to deliver your internet shopping. Visit the high street? Don’t have time – except for maybe a cheeky Saturday stroll around a Farmers Market.
The consequences of all this are there are no office workers to buy sandwiches and eat out during the day, and everybody is so tired or poor, they can’t afford to eat out in the evening. Hence Godalming’s failing high street:
Photos from Huw Price on the Community Board.
In addition the franchisee of Subway has handed back the lease, and independent Bar Coretto have shut down completely. Alan Paine Knitwear has gone, and next door to them the Scats/Mole Countryside store has shuttered. Opposite them the English Chain company are rumoured to be developing their offices works for flats too.
You can’t even spend a penny in Godalming High Street, since Waverley shut the toilets in Crown Court – although we understand the local councillors are so fed up of being pissed upon by Waverley that the Town Council will be investing in new bog roll very soon.
‘Three of our towns won’t have any lavatories, they’ll have nothing from Monday till Saturday, nobody knows to pee where..?
Haslemere, Godalming and Farncombe won’t have a pot to pi** in thanks to ‘Your Waverley.’
In other words the borough has, literally Gone to Potts!
- Let’s all pee in Julia’s Potty!
How about this for a sorry tale of woe if ever there was one. Spending a penny, just became a whole lot more difficult for the folk in three of our beleaguered towns.
In its bid to save pounds, spending a penny in the three town’s public conveniences is about to become a Hurculean task. Because they are about to: Close; shut; taet; dicht; fermer; preto; in der Nahe; chiudere; közel; preto; a prop; gar….
Get the picture? SHUT.
WW found the bit about the “Acting Town Clerk” Andy Jeffery interesting! In fact we could find the reason for the sudden departure of The Town Clerk … very interesting. WWethinks we need to start spinning that web!
Here’s Haslemere’s WC which is about to be slashed to make for more parking spaces! It tells the WW…
Haslemere Town Council is very concerned that Waverley Borough Council is intending to close the public toilets in the High St carpark to make way for more parking spaces.
We are currently making representations to WBC to try and keep this well used facility open on behalf of local residents but we need your help. Although we know they are well used and vital to many residents, by signing this petition you give further weight to our fight by clicking on the link at the bottom of the post.
Thankfully over there in the East of the borough all the developers over there are flushed with their own success. They are busy building their very own poo pits now the Grampian Conditions drafted by ‘Your Waverley’ aren’t worth the toilet paper they were written on and the sewage treatment works cannot cope!
Sign Haslemere’s petition to stop the slashing of services! https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-haslemeres-public-toilets
For our first post on Waverley Web, we ask just one simple question of Waverley Borough Council?
Cllr Stefan Reynolds
Could Councillor or do we now refer to him as Comrade Stefan Reynolds, who recently became a fully paid up member of the Labour Party, who claimed in his defence that he didn’t read the small print (!!!), be a powerful member of your Executive?
This from a man who boasts on the council’s very own WEB that he spent 18 years working for five publishers, including Dorling Kindersley and Penguin Books, before starting his own publishing business! We won’t name it here because we don’t advertise poor quality magazines!!! HELLO!!?!! A publisher who doesn’t read the small print, pull the other one Comrade Reynolds!
Either the man is being disingenous or he’s a nincompoop. Do we really want people like him representing Godalming & Charterhouse? Not to mention being a Waverley Borough Councillor, the Portfolio Holder for Communications & Grants with a seat on the Central Planning Committee and the Executive?
If he cannot be bothered to read the small print, what hope is there that he won’t rubber stamp grant and planning applications… oh we forgot… hasn’t he already done that?
Read all about it here: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/conservative-councillor-joined-labour-party-9823110