Toggle menu

We are experiencing some issues with our phone lines

We are working to fix the issue as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience.

The quickest and easiest way to access our services is by registering for an account at MyGuildford or visiting our self service pages. You can report an issue, make requests and track progress, pay your bills and apply for key services at any time.

Get the latest government advice about coronavirus. Advice for local residents and business can be found on our coronavirus information page.

MOD Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award

Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award Tom Hunt

Our support for the armed forces community has been recognised in our receipt of the Ministry of Defence's Employer Recognition Scheme Silver award.Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award

The Silver award shows that we provide exceptional support to Reservists, Veterans, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, spouses/partners and the wider Armed Forces community as part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Community Covenant. The Covenant is a promise that we will support those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces and their families.

Our Armed Forces Champion, Cllr Tom Hunt says:

"I am delighted that Guildford Borough Council has received the ERS Silver award. Our borough is very proud of its links with the armed forces community and we give our full support to everyone who has served our country, and their families. This award honours our commitment to understanding and raising awareness of the issues affecting the armed forces community, and the sacrifices that they make.

"ATC Pirbright, one of the largest training centres in the British Army, was awarded the Freedom of our Borough, the highest award a Council can give, in 2017, in recognition of the outstanding contribution they have made to national life by providing first-class training for generations of young soldiers. The 4th Battalion of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment have also been awarded the freedom of the borough."

Our Guildford Community Covenant Panel, including councillors and military representatives, helps to support and raise the profile of the needs of the armed forces community. We offer flexible working hours to employees who are reservists, and an extra two weeks of paid leave per year to attend annual camps and other training. We also support their mobilisation if called up for full-time service.

In addition, we help veterans find new jobs and housing when they leave the armed forces, and have run play schemes for children of armed forces families in the Pirbright area.

Videos