There was the usual last minute blizzard of residents exchanging emails, reminding each other to send letters, submit comments on the Local Plan Consultation and get to Guildford station in time for 1.30pm for the “March to Millmead”.
In the end the turnout wasn’t too bad and the cheerleaders did their job with loud-hailer and leading the chants. Many said it was their first ‘demo’ which is a good demonstration of the anger, frustration and betrayal felt by these staunch representatives of ‘middle England’.
The message from the chanting was clear, ‘Hands Off Our Green Belt’.
There may well be considerably fewer Tory councillors in Guildford Borough come the end of the next local elections. As for rock-solid Tory seats in Surrey at the next General Election, who knows?