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

Local Plan Review Begins

We have started to review the Guildford Local Plan and the evidence behind it.

Save Money On Your Fuel Bills With Green Jump Grant

Residents can again save money on their energy bills with a 'Green Jump Surrey' grant of up to £15,000

Mayor's Awards Honour Community Heroes

Over 60 local residents and groups who have made a real difference to their communities year have been recognised and celebrated by the Mayor of Guildford.

New Population Forecast To Be Considered in Local Plan Review

New information on population estimates, and its effect on the number of houses we need to build, will be included in our review of the 2019 Local Plan.

West Clandon Neighbourhood Plan - Consultation dates announced

We are asking residents of West Clandon for their views on our new 2020-2034 Neighbourhood Plan.

Community fridge reopens to everyone

Residents are again able to support each other with donations of fresh food to reduce waste and tackle food poverty in our borough, with the reopening of our Community Fridge at the Park Barn Centre.

Support available for vulnerable residents

We are continuing to support vulnerable residents through our Community Helpline as Coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions begin to ease.

Increasing our solar energy generation

We are helping to tackle climate change by almost tripling the amount of solar energy we generate for use in our buildings.

Sew yourself into the fabric of our borough

Guildford Museum is inviting all residents to record these memories in pictures and words for the new Guildford's Quilt community project, whatever your age or sewing ability.

Improving Leapale Road Car Park

Work to widen parking spaces and improve surfaces at Leapale Road multi-storey car park begins next week.

Local Elections May 2021

Statement of Persons Nominated for local elections - Thursday 6 May

Symptom-Free Tests Available At Millmead House

Residents, workers and students in Surrey who do not have Coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms are now able to get a free test at our Millmead House offices in Guildford town centre.

Ace prices and new mobile-friendly bookings for Stoke Park Tennis Courts

Book for sessions starting on Saturday 24 April 2021 at or

Fun, free play sessions returning to the borough

Sessions are for children under 12 and start on Tuesday 20 April 2021. View this page for locations.

Ash Road Bridge moves ahead with £13.9m more from government

The project aims to help the delivery of new housing and infrastructure in the Ash and Tongham area.

Update on our Local Plan

Managing Director of the Council, James Whiteman provides an update on our Local Plan:

Over £25,000 raised by our Community Lottery for Guildford Philanthropy

Our Community Lottery has raised over £25,000 for Guildford Philanthropy since its launch in 2018.

Shops, hospitality venues and leisure centres reopen

We have been working hard supporting our businesses to be ready for opening as government restrictions ease today.

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1921 - 2021

A hand-written letter of condolence on behalf of the borough of Guildford from the Mayor of Guildford.

How do you feel about returning to Guildford town centre as our shops reopen?

Let us know how you feel about visiting Guildford town centre again as restrictions change.

Renovating and restoring over 40 hectares of North Downs

We are restoring over 40 hectares of historic farmland at Tyting Farm for residents to enjoy.

Share your history with your local Museum

Do you have any items which could help us to document life in Guildford during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic?

Good news for Guildford's food lovers

Our Farmers' Market returns to Guildford High Street on Tuesday 30 March from 10.30am - 3.30pm.

Electrical safety in privately rented homes

Fines have been introduced for landlords who do not meet electrical safety standards.

Robust plans to buy and build more affordable homes

The Right To Buy Review Executive Working Group has written their first report. Read their findings here.

Reflecting on one year since the first national lockdown

Tuesday 23 March marks one year since we were asked to stay home to stay safe and protect our NHS.

Guildford's iconic buildings to light up purple in celebration of Census 2021 

The Castle, Guildhall and Tunsgate Arch will join more than a hundred buildings and landmarks across England.

New Deputy Leader and Executive changes announced

Cllr Jan Harwood, ward Councillor for Merrow, is the new Deputy Leader of the Council.

Aspire grants help our less advantaged residents

Some of our borough's most vulnerable residents will get extra help thanks to funding of more than £40,000 from our 2021-22 Aspire Voluntary Grants.

Our HMO licences​ protect more residents

Call regulatory services on 01483 505050 if you think an HMO is not licensed or is a risk to resident's health.

First report on right-to-buy repayments to be reviewed this week

Brief for independent KPMG Report to be reviewed by Working Group this week

Temporary appointments to support Normandy Parish Council

Five of our borough Councillors have been appointed to Normandy Parish Council on a temporary basis until 6 May.

Right to Buy income reviewed by new working group

Read about the improvements the group will make to monitoring and reporting procedures.

Supporting Surrey's new Gypsy and Traveller transit site

Find out what the council is doing to help minimise the impact of Traveller encampments on residents and green spaces.

Update On Guildford Spectrum

Lead Councillor for the Environment, Cllr James Steel provides an update on Spectrum Leisure Centre:

The 2021 Census is Coming - make sure you take part

The census is a unique survey that happens every 10 years.

Guildford and Waverley Borough Councils to explore options for closer working

Executive Committees at both Guildford and Waverley have endorsed working more closely together and have agreed to explore potential options for the councils to share resources, which could potentially lead to combining services and administrative functions.

Five support grants available for local businesses

New support grants are available for local businesses affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

Our progress in tackling climate change

Renewable energy, air quality action plans and better pedestrian and cycle paths are helping us to fight climate change.

Former Mayor and Councillor Jenny Jordan

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the death of former Mayor Jenny Jordan earlier this week (Tuesday 9 February).