Have your say - consultations

Want to influence what happens in your local area and have your say? There are many different ways to get involved. Find out how to take part in consultations, speak at a council or committee meeting, submit a petition or comment on a planning application.

Consultations give you the chance to have your say about how we work and what we plan to do.

Current consultations

Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2019

We are carrying out a review of polling districts and polling places and are asking you for: feedback on any aspect of polling districts or polling places currently used; suggestions for alternative polling places within the Guildford Borough Council area; and comments on the proposed changes, which are detailed on our Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2019 page.

This consultation will run from 9am Monday 14 January to 4.30pm on Friday 5 April 2019. Find out how to have your say on our Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2019 page.

Draft Animal Licensing Policy consultation

We are carrying out a consultation on our draft Animal Licensing Policy. The consultation will run from 21 December 2018 to 5pm on 15 March 2019. Find out how to have your say on our Draft Animal Licensing Policy consultation page.



Comment on a planning application

You will need to register or log in if you wish to comment on a planning application.

Speaking at a council or committee meeting

Read our rules and guidance on how to ask a question or speak at a council or committee meeting.



Petitions and e-petitions

Find out how to submit a petition on our Petition scheme page. 

If you would like to submit an e-petition, please read the guidance on our e-petitions page and log on to submit an e-petition.

You can also view our list of  closed and rejected e-petitions.

Citizens' panel

Our citizens' panel is just one of the ways local people can have an impact on the way our services operate.

Surveyed up to three times a year, the panel is made up of around 1,000 households chosen to represent a cross-section of the borough's population.

The panel gives us direct access to valuable feedback from residents on specific services. This helps us ensure we provide the right services to the right standard and cost. It also helps us tailor our services to meet residents' needs.

The panel is one of the most important ways that we consult with our residents. Previously we have consulted the panel about communication and local decisions, community safety and engagement, satisfaction with the local area, and our Local Council Tax Support Scheme.

Webcasts of council meetings

We broadcast some council meetings live on our website. See the webcasting page for more information.