We wish you all a very Happy New Year!
The Guildford Dragon
Those brave souls who turned out on a very chilly evening back in November to hear a talk on the Guildford Dragon enjoyed a most entertaining evening. Martin Giles, co-founder and editor, gave a very informative presentation about the online newspaper. The Dragon came into being in 2012 with the aim of providing a good quality Guildford focussed news service that would be delivered by Guildford reporters – you can ﬁnd out more about the history of the Dragon by visiting the website and clicking on the About Us heading. Martin outlined the wide range of news covered, and the need to distinguish between fact and opinion. He noted the scrutiny role of the Dragon, especially with regard to our Borough and County Councils, and emphasised the need for accurate impartial reporting. A lively discussion followed Martin’s talk and several members of the audience who had not tried this valuable local asset resolved to give it a go.
If you would like to ﬁnd out what’s going on in your community and have not yet tried the Dragon, go to: www.guildford-dragon.com
A message from Andy Clapham, BCA Chairman
Liz Critchﬁeld, our long serving and long suﬀering secretary, has decided to retire from this position at the AGM next May. She has played an important part in many of the BCA’s successes and in keeping the BCA going over several years and we are very grateful for her eﬀorts.
We are also concerned as to how to replace her in the secretary’s role and really need one or more volunteers. Anyone who thinks they may
be able to contribute or would like more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SCC has announced that all charges for countryside
car parks will be rescinded from April 2020.
David Attenborough has said that climate change is humanity’s greatest threat. It could lead to the extinction of much of the natural world and local communities need to help counter this threat.
How should Guildford react to the climate emergency?
This is the question the Guildford Environment Forum (GEF) will be asking at our public meeting on January 20th. Henrietta Stock, who trained with Al Gore in the US, has helped to prepare a short presentation, which GEF trust will spark plenty of audience discussion. Members of GEF’s Climate Crisis Group will attend the talks and answer questions. We hope many of you will come along to listen, join in the discussion and ﬁnd out what we can do as individuals and households to make a positive diﬀerence. Join us at Sutherland Memorial Hall on 20th January at 8pm.
Dates for your diary
- Monday 20th January: Climate Change Presentation
- Monday 16th March: To be announced
- Monday 18th May: Annual General Meeting of both the BCA and the Burpham Neighbourhood Forum
Don’t forget the Winter Lectures every Friday in January, 8pm in the Village Hall.