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Burpham resident marks 100th birthday

Mrs Doris Oliver, a Burpham resident of 50 years, turned 100 years of age this week.

The youngest of 15 children, Doris worked as a telephonist during the war, meeting Queen Elizabath (later the Queen Mother) on a morale boosting tour.

A keen swimmer earlier in life Doris won swimming contests along the Thames. Being keen on singing and amateur dramatics the  blowing out of candles on the birthday cake was followed by a good old fashioned sing song of war time classics.

(Photo: Me, Doris and her daughter Christine).

Guildford says ‘No’ to a directly elected mayor

Voters in Guildford have resoundingly rejected a proposal to give the Borough a Directly Elected Mayor.  By 81% to 19% the proposal was defeated on Thursday (13th October). This means that the Council will continue to be run using the current Leader and Caninet system.

Full Result:

Keep the current system – 20,639

Directly Elected Mayor – 4,948

(Turnout 25%)

In accordance with the relevant regulations this decision means the system by which Guildford is governed cannot be challenged for 10 years.