Councillor argues with BBC weather presenter over if RHS Wisley is in Guildford or Woking

August 10, 2018
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A council leader was ‘surprised’ to find a popular garden venue believes it is in Woking after a discussion on twitter with a BBC weather presenter.

BBC’s Carol Kirkwood tweeted from the “beautiful RHS Wisley in Woking ” where she was presenting from for BBC Breakfast.

However, leader of Guildford Borough Council Paul Spooner was quick in his attempt to correct the weather presenter to say he believes the garden is in Guildford.

Despite Cllr Spooner’s attempt to correct the presenter, Ms Kirkwood stayed firm with her previous tweet stating she received the information from RHS Wisley who also got involved in the conversation.

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RHS Wisley tweeted: “Just to clarify, we are based in Woking.

“We do have a Guildford postcode (GU) but [we] are closer geographically to Woking and for more than 100 years have identified ourselves as a Woking-based garden.”

Cllr Spooner was disappointed to read the response and has hinted maybe Woking Borough Council should take responsibility for the site.

Cllr Spooner replied: “I have to say this has come as a surprise to us today, particularly as you are located in Guildford Borough and we are the local planning authority who have determined your planning applications and are working with RHS Wisley for A3 junction 10.

“We will leave it to Woking then.”

Article source: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/councillor-argues-bbc-weather-presenter-15012807


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