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Latest news

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

Guildford Streets: online exhibition and videos

This summer take a trip through time to Guildford's historic streets. Visit our online exhibition of our borough's photographic collection: Guildford Streets and watch our fascinating YouTube conversations exploring changes and developments that happened in our borough, or pop into Guildford Museum to see a selection of black and white prints from our collection - some taken more than 100 years ago.

Discover Guildford - Family Fun for Summer!

Take the whole family on a fantastic adventure through our historic town centre and beautiful countryside during the summer holidays with Guildford's free Secret Stories mobile app.

G Live to reopen as entertainment venue

Our entertainment venue G Live will close as a vaccination centre and will not be offering booked vaccination appointments or walk-ins after 23 July, as it prepares to host live performances again for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Join us in Celebrating Love Parks Week

We celebrate the physical and mental health benefits of our award-winning parks and green spaces during Keep Britain Tidy's Love Parks Week.

Leader Statement: Relaxing of restrictions from 19 July 2021

Read the latest statement from Leader of the Council, Councillor Joss Bigmore regarding the relaxing of restrictions from 19th July 2021.

Come and visit us at The Hive

Community is at the heart of all we do and we would love to see you at our refreshed community space for all residents of the borough.

New online exhibition: Georgian Women, Portraits by Guildfordian John Russell (RA)

Our new online exhibition of portraits by renowned Guildford-born artist, John Russell RA (1745 - 1806) is now open on our website.

Targeted support for our businesses

Coronavirus continues to be the biggest challenge for 91% of businesses across our borough. But, in this year's business survey, businesses told us about lots of other opportunities they would like support with.

This weekend children take over our High Street with their own Business Fair

Meet some great entrepreneurs as children take over for the Children's Business Fair stalls this Saturday 17 July 9.30am - 3.30pm.

The names of fallen heroes continue to be added to Guildford's war memorial

The names of those who lost their lives in military service since the end of WWII, who have a Guildford connection, can still be added to a memorial in the Castle grounds.

Guildford and Waverley Borough Councils commit to shared management team

Guildford and Waverley Borough Councils have moved a step closer to more formalised partnership.

Our Farmers' Market is back on the first Tuesday of every month

Following restrictions being eased our market is back every first Tuesday of the month, (except in January), between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

New Club House for the Aggie Club

We are building a new Club House for the Stoke and District Horticultural Society as part of our exciting Weyside Urban Village development at Slyfield.

Help us to re-design Foxenden Quarry play area

Residents are invited to help us re-design our Foxenden Quarry play area by completing our survey

New look Midleton Enterprise Park to attract businesses

We are attracting new businesses into our borough and helping existing companies to grow by redeveloping Midleton Industrial Estate.

Right to buy income helps us provide more social housing

We will build and buy more social housing in our borough and continue to improve the monitoring and reporting of our income from the government's Right To Buy (RTB) scheme.

Application for over 500 new homes at Garlick's Arch approved

Proposals to build more than 500 new homes at Garlick's Arch in Send were approved by our Planning Committee this week.

Disappointment as traffic improvement scheme is called off

The scheme to improve the traffic flow at the Tesco roundabout, by converting the junction to traffic signal control, is no longer going ahead.

Save money on your energy bills with Solar Together Surrey

Residents can save money and help tackle climate change with other members of our community by installing solar panels on their homes with the new Solar Together Surrey scheme.

Help us make our borough safer

Residents, visitors and people who work in Guildford, are invited to complete our survey asking about their experiences of anti-social behaviour.

New lease for community learning centre and bike project

We will continue to help residents learn new skills and get their lives back on track after we agreed to support our borough's brilliant bike project for a further five years.

Transform family walks into mini adventures

Join us on a fantastic family adventure through our historic town centre and beautiful countryside with Guildford's new Secret Stories mobile app.

Guildford recognised as a major destination for investment in the South East

Our historical borough has been identified as one of the top locations in the UK for investment in technology.

**UPDATE** West Clandon Neighbourhood Plan

We have extended the closing date for residents of West Clandon to give us their views on the proposed 2020-2034 West Clandon Neighbourhood Plan and added two documents to our website.

Economic regeneration programme report published

Our ambitious plans to improve and reinvigorate our town centre took a step forward this week with the publication of the first report on our Guildford Economic Regeneration Programme (GERP).

Stoke Park paddling pool re-opens in time for half-term

Residents can make a splash this half-term after the fantastic Paddling Pool in our award-winning Stoke Park reopened yesterday.

Guildford Design Awards 2021

Request for projects to be nominated

Our Museum reopens with portraits from Guildfordian and royal artist John Russell RA

We are welcoming residents back to our museum next week with a fantastic exhibition dedicated to the stunning work of John Russell (1745-1806).

GLive is open and safe

A detailed fire inspection has confirmed that GLive is safe to visit and our fantastic vaccine programme at the venue remains unaffected.

Updated procurement rules to help manage spending

We have updated our Procurement Procedure Rules (PPRs), to help improve and manage our spending, to bring them in line with our new 2020-23 Procurement Strategy.

Community is key for new Mayor

Our new Mayor and Deputy Mayor were appointed at the Mayor-making ceremony last night.

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.

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