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What they said about Woking "At first, Woking is an unremarkable town, unless you happen to spot the solar-powered ticket machines in the car parks." Paul Brown For the politician, see Paul Brown (Georgia politician).

Paul Eugene Brown (September 7, 1908 - August 5, 1991) was a coach in American football and a major figure in the development of the National Football League.
, the Guardian's former environment correspondent. "Town Gate ... is said to be one of the finest and largest examples of street art in the country." AboutBritain.com

Population 89,600.

Local politics Woking borough council is a hung council. The Conservatives control the council executive.

MP Humphrey Malins, former Conservative shadow minister for home affairs Minister for Home Affairs may refer to:
  • Minister for Home Affairs (India)
  • Minister for Home Affairs (Singapore)
 and founder of the charity, the Immigration Advisory Service The Immigration Advisory Service is a charity, providing direct legal assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers and others needing advice and guidance around British immigration law. .

Local authority Woking is a "good" council, according to according to
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 its comprehensive performance assessment, and is "ambitious, innovative and forward thinking".

Job prospects The council employs 650 staff, and has some difficulty filling posts for planners, valuers and building officers.

Health service Surrey Heath Surrey Heath is a local government district with borough status in Surrey, England. Its council is based in Camberley. Much of the area is within the Green Belt.

The 3 May 2007 borough elections produced 30 Conservative seats, 7 Liberal Democrat seats, 2 Labour seats and 1
 and Woking primary care trust has two stars (performing well overall). The town has a community hospital, which includes beds for older people and patients with dementia dementia (dĭmĕn`shə) [Lat.,=being out of the mind], progressive deterioration of intellectual faculties resulting in apathy, confusion, and stupor. In the 17th cent. . The acute trusts nearby are (highest performance) three-star Frimley Park NHS foundation trust NHS Foundation Trusts (often referred to as "foundation hospitals") are hospitals which are part of the National Health Service in England. Function
They have a significant amount of managerial and financial freedom when compared to existing NHS Trust.
 in Camberley, which employs 3,000 staff and needs specialist nurses, radiographers and operating theatre technicians. The three-star St Peter's hospital is in Chertsey.

Central government The Probation Service has offices in the town.

Environment/regeneration The town has outstanding green credentials CREDENTIALS, international law. The instruments which authorize and establish a public minister in his character with the state or prince to whom they are addressed. If the state or prince receive the minister, he can be received only in the quality attributed to him in his credentials. ; the council was one of the first local authorities to adopt its own comprehensive climate change strategy. Ongoing redevelopments include the £7m Lightbox arts, heritage and community centre, due to open next year. Plans are under way to build 446 new homes in the town centre.

Voluntary sector There are 280 local, 150 national and 40 international charities in Woking, with a combined income of £49m. There are 1,845 charitable trustees living in the town.

Commuter links London is 20 miles by car, 30 minutes by train; Guildford is 10 minutes by train; M3 is three miles away.

Property prices Two-bed flat: £165k-£210k; three-bed semi: £225k- £300k; four-bed detached: £290k-£360k.
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