In full council on November 5th, Labour councillor Tahir Aziz (right) moved to defer the planning application for the widespread demolition of properties and the building of almost 1,000 new homes until the criticisms of the Independent Report have been addressed.
Cllr Aziz holds that we should first review the fundamental concerns of residents. While residents supported the principle of regeneration, many don't trust the council and feel that they have never been listened to. The proposal was defeated by the Tory-LibDem majority but the Executive Committee members in charge of the project stressed that the vote will not compel the council to go forward ultimately with the regeneration and that a final decision is yet to be made.
Cllr Aziz and Cllr Raja will however both be on the tough new oversight panel, proposed in the Independent Report, whose job is to scrutinise all stages up to the first planning application - now likely in April or May.
With elections coming up next spring why not consider standing? We need candidates who will speak up for their residents and who are, as they say, "people who like people". Talent or potential talent of this sort should not stay hidden. As the best way to raise the Labour vote is always to talk to people one to one we need to get our candidates out there and TALKING!
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New Members Evening
Wednesday 18 November, 7pm, Owen House
If you are a new member or supporter don’t miss out on our welcome evening on Wednesday November 18 at 7pm! Let us know if you can come to enable us to estimate for approximate numbers. There will be a bar and various nibbles.
1900 - 1930 Arrivals
1930 - 2000 Presentation by Barry Faulkner, Chair of Woking Constituency Labour Party (CLP)
- The changes since the May General Election
- How Woking CLP is structured
- How Woking CLP make a difference - successes over the years
- Our challenges / opportunities / key focus areas
- What we have in store for future CLP meetings
- What members/supporters can do to help
2000 onwards - Drinks/nibbles (including a raffle)
If you'd like to come and you haven't already been in touch, please can you email firstname.lastname@example.org confirming your attendance to enable us to cater for approximate numbers. There will be a bar and various nibbles provided.
If you cannot attend but would like to help out with future activities, then please contact email@example.com and we will contact you to suggest next steps. We look forward to meeting you.
Ringfence just a couple of hours each week! Please join us in some telephone or doorstep canvassing and help to raise Labour's profile in our key seats. The personal touch wins the votes every time. 'One to one' reaches all those Labour voters the best. If you have not done it before it is an enjoyable exercise and you will have plenty of help. We meet at Owen House every Tuesday and Wednesday 6.30–8.30pm up to December 16th and from January 12th onwards (unless we have a meeting booked in Owen House which is listed in these pages). Just turn up and you will be very welcome!
More upcoming events on our news page.