Councillor Tony Phillips
Tony & his wife have lived in Onslow for 44 years, their children attended local schools and, one, the University Of Surrey. He works in financial services. Tony has represented Onslow on the council since 1983 and has built up a reputation of fighting tooth & nail for Onslow residents. Mayor in 2002-3, his theme was body, mind & spirit depicting the Hospital, University & Cathedral.
He has chaired Planning & Scrutiny committees. Tony serves on a number of committees including planning & licensing. He is on the Board & Trust of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, a governor of Onslow Infant School and opposition spokesperson for the arts. Tony has taken the lead at planning enquiries & has campaigned vigorously to protect the green areas of Onslow such as the arboretum.
Tony feels passionately about defending Onslow from inappropriate development & strives to maintain residents’ quality of life.
Councillor David Goodwin
David Goodwin was elected as Onslow Borough Councillor in May 2015, his role complements his other position as Surrey County Councillor for Guildford South West (Friary & St. Nicolas and Onslow). He says “the best part of being ‘dual-hatted’ is that I have an invaluable ‘holistic’ overview of local and Surrey-wide issues.
He continues “I have been an active member on both the Planning and Licensing Committees for the past sixteen years.
”From a planning perspective, there are several projects in the pipeline affecting Guildford. For example, residents will soon be consulted on the Town Centre’s Masterplan and the North Street redevelopment. There’s also the proposed redevelopment of Guildford railway station, improved pedestrian access over the railway and, of course, further work on The Local Plan."
In addition to his Councillor roles, David is a Governor at Queen Eleanor's Church of England School and a Trustee at Hilliers Almshouse on Farnham Road.
Campaigner George Potter
George Potter is a software developer who lives in Onslow, having moved to Guildford in 2009 to go to university.
He’s got a good record of being community minded and has been known to go out with a shovel to clear footpaths when it snows. He recently started sessions where student volunteers go out picking up litter.
George believes passionately in social justice and helping people to be able to get on in life. He wants to make sure the voices of local people are listened to and to see them get value for money from their council.