South West Surrey Compass 

 Annual General Meeting   2nd November 2019

 10am for coffee and croissants for a 10.30am start

 Steering Committee Nominations:

 Chair - Claire Weightman

  • Vice-Chair - Steve Williams
  • Secretary - Claire Matthes
  • Treasurer - Robert Park
  • Press & Publicity Co-Ordinator - Susan Ryland
  • Social Media Co-Ordinator - Rebecca Slama
  • Research & Action Groups Co-Ordinator - Pamela Cookney
  • Engagement Co-Ordinator - Jo Purvis
  • Four Unnamed Posts - Paul Rivers, Penny Rivers, Paul Follows, Rob Oulton.

 Prior to the AGM we shall be hearing from Audrey Gaughran who will be talking about how we can support human rights.

Audrey worked at Amnesty International for 14 years, where she held a variety of director-level roles, including deputy director for business and human rights, Africa director and senior director of research. 

 We shall hold our AGM after Audrey's talk and discussion and discuss the forthcoming general election and our role in it.

 ALL are welcome



Professor Michael Jacobs of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute

Capitalism is in crisis.  Living standards have stagnated, investment has fallen, inequality has risen dramatically.  Future prosperity and stability is threatened by climate change. Mainstream economic thinking offers no solutions.

"We are in a time when people are much more open to radical economic ideas. We need a new theoretical and policy roadmap."

7pm for 7.30pm start, at Lecture hall 1, Austin Pearce Building, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH

ALL are welcome


General Election Progressive Forum  (27/9/19)

 With a General Election looming large on the landscape, could a progressive candidate dislodge Jeremy Hunt from his South West Surrey seat?

Meet the Green , Labour, and Liberal Democrat party prospective parliamentary candidates for the SW Surrey constituency and JOIN THE DEBATE shaping our political priorities.

 7pm for 7.30pm start, at the Borough Hall, The Bury's, Godalming GU7 1HR  (bar available)

 Park in the Crown Court car park.  


 Meeting Saturday 14th September 

Could Godalming be the first Doughnut town in the Uk?   Presentation and workshop by Jenny Andersson

using renegade economist kate raworth's Doughnut economics model we'll look at how well we're doing on the social and environmental goals that bring the doughnut back into balance and delve into our own ideas for what we could do to design a thriving economy for Godalming/Haslemere/Farnham!



South West Surrey Compass  meeting Saturday 11th May 2019:

 Elections: Endgame

 (including the EU Election on 23rd May - postal voting from 8th May 2019)

 10am for coffee and croissants. Meeting starts at 10.30am, at the Unitarian Hall, Meadrow, Godalming GU7 3JB.

 We will be celebrating our local election successes, reviewing our election strategy (its strengths and weaknesses), and discussing the implications of this success on our organisation. We will also discuss the declaration of a Climate Emergency, how the Common Programme might be implemented and where SWS Compass should focus its energy from now on.

 Party representatives are invited to bring EU election materials with them.

Waverley Borough Council Wards after May 2nd 2019 Elections:


March 2019 - We are delighted to announce the publication of our new magazine:



  being delivered to Godalming households now! (March 2019)


SWS Compass March Meeting  (2/3/19)

Featured a presentation by Nick Warren of the People and Planet Society from Surrey University Students Union. People & Planet is the largest student network in the UK and has groups at many universities.

They are a group who organise collectively to tackles environmental and social issues in the local area.  Their aims are to:

  1. Empower the next generation of change makers
  2. Achieve systemic change
  3. Transform the education sector

They are currently working on 5 campaigns:

  1. Fossil Free  (to divest from and stop using fossil fuels)
  2. Sweatshop Free  (to ensure good working conditions through social auditing)
  3. Undoing Borders  (to destigmatise migrants)
  4. Greener Campus
  5. Cooperative Housing