Olly Wells

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Standing down – May 2012

by admin on 4 April, 2012

As I am sure many of you have noticed in the latest Focus, I am standing down as a councillor for Knaphill.  It has been a real honour to serve residents as councillor in Knaphill for the last four years.  In the next few months I am likely to be moving to London to make […]

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During 2009 Woking Borough Council spent nearly £1 million on expensive consultants.  By 2010 this had risen to nearly £2 million and looks set to be nearly £2 million again in 2011.  This does not in my opinion represent good value for the tax payers in Woking.  I would much rather have seen this money […]

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A few months back I wrote about my frustration that the Conservative Executive running Woking Borough Council had declined to double the number of parent and child parking spaced in the council operated car parks in the town centre, from the existing 8 to 16, following a recommendation from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.  Since […]

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Sadly it is really common to see litter on the ground around the bench at the bus stop in Barnby Road.  Yesterday the amount of litter was terrible and I reported it to the local neighbourhood officer at the Council, so that it is quickly cleaned up.  There was too much litter for me to […]

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Multiple requests to clean up the state of the Queen’s Road car park seem to have been going on so long that I think they are almost at the stage of being worth called a saga.  This saga has involved many emails, photos and site visits, but finally the litter is being cleared more frequently, […]

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My earlier posts about off street car parking charges are now slightly out of date as these proposals have now been noted by the executive and will be considered for the next municipal year.  It is a little disappointing that we do not know the outcome of this process yet, but I am glad that […]

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Unadopted roads are roads that are currently treated by the council as private roads, but are intended to be roads maintained by the council once they are completed.  Some roads in Woking have been waiting ten years to be adopted. One of the things that I find most frustrating as a Councillor is residents paying […]

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Post Office part privatisation

by admin on 16 August, 2010

With the closure of St John’s post office last month and remembering a conversation I had with the gentleman who had been considering running the post office, I am interested to see what the coalition government decides to do about part privatisation of the post office.  Post Offices provide an important service to the local […]

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For the municipal year 2010-2011 I have the privilege of chairing the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.  The Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s role is in my view to look into the operation the council and other organisations in which the people of Woking are stakeholders, to understand how they operate and to offer suggestions regarding how […]

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It was good to get back on the street again after the election on Saturday.  Diana Smith and I held the monthly Knaphill street surgery in the High Street between 10.30 am and 11.15 am. The number one issue that came up was litter on our streets.  I have passed these concerns along with specific […]

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