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Keep up-to-date with all the latest news and press releases.

faq icon 22953 Funding for FISH from High Sheriff Youth Awards

Our holiday playscheme, FISH (Fun in the Summer Holidays) was awarded £2,000 by the High Sheriff Youth Awards scheme last week. Read more >

faq icon 22950 Sowing seeds with cultural collaboration

An innovative community gardening and arts project supporting five Syrian refugee families was celebrated yesterday (25 July) at Guildford House Gallery. Read more >

faq icon 22942 Council declares Climate Emergency and commits to plastic free borough

At its meeting last night (23 July), the Council approved two motions to help tackle Climate Change. Read more >

faq icon 22939 Community Governance Review - Parishes of East Horsley and Effingham

Following a formal request from East Horsley Parish Council, it was agreed at last night's Council meeting to start a Community Governance Review (CGR) to set a new northern boundary between East Horsley and Effingham Parishes in the Effingham Common area. Read more >

faq icon 22934 Inspiring generations through poetry: Whatever The Weather

A community poetry project in Ash has proved that creative writing and performing is not only great fun, it develops positive new skills, confidence and a greater understanding between generations. Read more >

faq icon 22933 Just the ticket - plans for Guildford West station are on track

Proposals for a new railway station to serve the west of Guildford are on the right track. Read more >

faq icon 22931 Guildford has the most Green Flags in the South East!

Guildford's parks and green spaces have been awarded a record 10 Green Flags this year - the most in the whole of Surrey and the South East. Read more >

faq icon 22930 New playgrounds for Park Barn and Westborough a step closer

New inspiring play areas for children of all ages will be coming to Park Barn and Westborough, as plans to improve existing play spaces move forward. Read more >

faq icon 22923 Funding for new fleet of refuse and waste collection vehicles agreed

At its meeting on 16 July the Executive approved funding of £3.4M for a new fleet of refuse and recycling collection vehicles. Read more >

faq icon 22922 A straight flush for Guildford's Toilets

A review by the Executive Committee found that the 17 public toilets in Guildford are well used and maintained. Read more >

faq icon 22921 New Russell painting and prestigious fellowship award for Guildford House Gallery

The summer exhibition 'People and Places' at Guildford House Gallery will be further enhanced with an addition to the collection by local artist and Royal Academician John Russell (1745-1806). Read more >

faq icon 22915 Building control service offers reassurance to residents about Approved Inspectors

The Building Control team at Guildford Borough Council is offering reassurance to residents affected by a national issue with Approved Inspectors - independent companies or individuals who carry out building control work on projects in England and Wales. Read more >

faq icon 22894 Your chance to enter Guildford's Innovation Awards 2019

If your business is based in Guildford and breaking new ground in its industry, we want to hear from you. Now in its third year Guildford's Innovation Awards 2019 supported by Kyan, has nine categories celebrating a spectrum of sectors from healthcare and technology to sustainability. Read more >

faq icon 22884 Guildford celebrates Armed Forces Day with special flag-raising ceremony

Guildford honoured Britain's Armed Forces Day today by hosting a special flag-raising ceremony at the Guildhall in the High Street. Read more >

faq icon 22883 Summer time celebrated at Guildford in Bloom School Gardening Awards 2019

Schools are not quite out but there was definitely a buzz at the Guildford in Bloom Schools Gardening Competition awards at Clandon Park Garden Centre this week. The Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Richard Billington presented the children with their certificates and winners were treated to a talk from a bee keeper and a potting workshop. Read more >

faq icon 22874 Specsavers Surrey Youth Games 2019 celebrates sport for all

Young people from across the borough enjoyed representing Team Guildford at the twenty-third Specsavers Surrey Youth Games, hosted at Surrey Sports Park over the weekend. Read more >

faq icon 22871 Council welcomes seminar on Planning for Climate Change

The Council are pleased to welcome the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) to their Millmead offices to hold a seminar on Planning for Climate Change. Read more >

faq icon 22859 Acts of Blooming Kindness from Guildford in Bloom and still time to enter

Capturing the power of flowers, we gave a special Guildford in Bloom twist to the well-known altruistic gesture of 'a random act of kindness'. This year we collaborated with Halow Project students to create 'Acts of Blooming Kindness' to further promote our popular annual gardening competition, now in its 38th year. Entries for 2019 close on Sunday 16 June. Read more >

faq icon 22858 Draft Guildford Town Centre Views Supplementary Planning Document

We are consulting on the new draft Guildford Town Centre Views Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). Read more >

faq icon 22847 Bringing history to life: Guildford Museum out and about this summer

Connecting the past with the present and bringing history to life, Guildford Museum is out and about this summer, with lots of exciting free events around the borough. Read more >

faq icon 22840 Guildford Philanthropy celebrates five years and £500,000 of fundraising

Guildford Philanthropy celebrated its fifth year recently with an event at Guildford Castle. Read more >

faq icon 22833 Food poverty a growing issue across the borough

The real impact of food poverty and insecurity across the borough has been revealed following a wide-ranging analysis by the Council's Overview and Scrutiny Committee. Read more >

faq icon 22822 Brownfield land unlocked for sustainable affordable housing

Plans to regenerate 41 hectares of brownfield land at Slyfield for new homes - 40% of which will be affordable housing - have reached a significant milestone. Read more >

faq icon 22787 New Council Leader and Executive confirmed

A new Council Leader and Executive are now in place for Guildford Borough Council. The new Council Leader is Cllr Caroline Reeves and the Deputy Leader is Cllr Fiona White. Read more >

faq icon 22752 Final results for all 22 Guildford Borough wards now online

We have been publishing the results for each ward as they were declared throughout the day. Read more >

faq icon 22558 New Local Plan - Planning Inspector's final report published

The government's Planning Inspector has now produced his final report and recommendations and submitted them to the Council. This marks the end of his independent examination of our submitted Local Plan. Read more >

faq icon 22479 Chantry Wood campsite to remain open

The Council's Executive have agreed that Chantry Wood campsite in the Surrey Hills AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) will remain open for use by the public. Read more >