Christian Holliday

Burpham’s Conservative Campaigner

Christian served as Ward Councillor for Burpham on Guildford Borough Council between May 2011 and May 2019. "Burpham continues to face many challenges in the coming years and I look forward to continuing to assist residents where possible."

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OPM Threat in Burpham

When walking through Burpham’s wooded areas please be aware of the threat posed by Oak Processionary Moth (Moth). The caterpillars are a threat to oak trees, people and animals. For more information, and details of how to report a sighting, please visit the Forest Research website here.

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Angela Richardson elected to represent Guildford

I’m delighted to report that our Conservative candidate, Angela Richardson, has been elected to represent the Guildford constituency at Thursday’s (Dec 12th) General Election, seeing off a challenge from the Liberal Democrats.

The full result was as follows:

Conservative 26,317 (44.9%)

Lib Dem 22,980 (39.2%)

Labour 4,515 (7.7%)

Independent 4,356 (7.4%)

Peace Party 483 (0.8%)

Turnout: 75.5%

Conservative Majority: 3,337

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Residents survey underway

Guildford Conservatives were out and about this morning (21st Sept 2019) delivering our latest leaflet inviting residents to complete our residents survey. It’s important that we listen and learn following the local election results in May of this year. Watch out for a leaflet coming through your door in the weeks ahead.

In the meantime you can go straight to the survey and let us know your views by clicking here.

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New Inn Lane Surgery under threat of closure

If you are one of the 2,500 patients on the register at New Inn Lane Surgery you should now have received a letter from the NHS Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) explaining issues around security of tenure for the surgery.

The surgery’s lease is expiring and it has not been possible to come to an agreement with the landlord over future terms. Despite attempts, it has not been possible to find new premises in the immediate vicinity. The surgery may therefore close later in 2019.

The CCG is asking for patient feedback on this matter, which will be reviewed at a meeting of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee at the end of August.

You can make your feelings known by ringing 020 8895 6785 or emailing them on:

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Thank You

Christian and Mike would like to thank everyone who voted Conservative on 2nd May 2019.

Christian said “It was a real pleasure to serve Burpham for 8 years. I wish the new Councillors well serving the local community.”

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Burpham Residents Survey Launched

I’m inviting Burpham residents to take part in my local residents survey. There are only nine questions and it should take less than 5 minutes to complete. Please click the following link to take part.

Also, you may like to ‘like’ Burpham Matters, the new Facebook Page of me and my Fellow Ward Councillor Mike Piper. Just search ‘Burpham Matters’ in Facebook.

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Proposed traffic calming measures published

Consultation is open on proposals to install a speed table on Burpham Lane, near St. Luke’s Church. This is being done to improve pedestrian safety and reduce vehicle speeds. If you wish to make comments on this proposal, please write to the Traffic Regulation Orders Team, Hazel House, Merrow Lane, Merrow, Guildford, GU4 7BQ by 7th Dec 2018.

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Bid to make Local Pub an Asset of Community Value

Burpham residents have submitted an application to Guildford Borough Council to designate the Anchor and Horseshoes pub an Asset of Community Value (Oct 2018). The pub, the last in Burpham following the loss of the Green Man/Harvester Pub, is currently undergoing refurbishment. If the application for designation is successful it will allow local people to use Community Right to Bid powers to seek to purchase the pub if it were ever to come up for sale.

I support this bid as pubs form an important part of national and local life. According to Camra (Campaign for Real Ale) we are currently losing 18 pubs a week in Britain. I hope no action will ever be necessary, but it will be good to know local people have the opportunity to bid in the future if needed.