John Rigg GVG chair has, following his success at the council elections, been appointed by the Council Leader Caroline Reeves to the Council Executive with responsibilities for Sustainable Transport, Transformation & Regeneration, Economic Development. John feels it is appropriate that he stops being chair of GVG. We thank him for all his energy and commitment over the years. Bill Stokoe will take over as GVG chair with immediate effect.
We look forward to John continuing, as appropriate, to contributing to GVG debates.
GVG note that the Liberal Democrats, who now run the Council, appear by having a multiparty Executive to be fulfilling their commitment that ‘ a Liberal Democrat-run or led council administration would work to ensure that all councillors, regardless of party affiliation, are involved in decision making’. As a citizen group we look forward to Liberal Democratic leadership also fulfilling their other commitment to ‘continue to focus on making Guildford Borough Council more accountable to residents’; we thus hope to establish good dialogue and relations with the new council in the coming weeks