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Statement: Christmas has arrived in Guildford

Councillors Joss Bigmore, Leader of the Council, and Julia McShane, Deputy Leader of the Council said: "Christmas has arrived in Guildford! On Tuesday we lit our beautiful Christmas lights to mark the start of the festive season for our residents, businesses and visitors to enjoy."

Grants for businesses in the overseas travel supply chain

Businesses in Guildford that are in the overseas travel supply chain for customers going overseas can apply for a lump sum grant of up to £27,900 to help them recover from the economic challenges of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Guildford Remembers

The Mayor of Guildford Cllr Marsha Moseley and Brig. Roger Hood QVRM TD DL, and other dignitaries joined local veterans, cadet organisations and community groups for the annual Service of Remembrance at the Holy Trinity Church on Sunday.

How we can all accelerate our fight against climate change

As COP 26 comes to an end, we are sharing ways we can all make a difference to make Guildford cleaner, greener and safer.

Cash boost for Guildford businesses to help the borough recover from effects of the pandemic

Businesses in Guildford can apply for up to £10,000 to help them recover from the economic challenges of Covid-19.

Lt London name added to Guildford's war memorial

A small, private ceremony was held in the Guildford Castle's grounds to commemorate Lieutenant Nicholas London, and remember all those named on the memorial, on Saturday 6 November.

Local businesses are going green in Guildford

Our green economy is growing and we are excited to share some of the steps local businesses are taking right on our doorstep.

Changes to Town Centre parking

Town Centre residents will have their car parking spaces reserved seven days a week as part of changes to the town's Parking Zones from Monday 1 November.

100 Years of Remembrance, an exhibition at Guildford House Gallery

Visit the remembrance exhibit from the Surrey Infantry Collection at Guildford House Gallery open Saturday 6 November to Saturday 4 December.

Parks across Guildford retain Green Flag Awards

Eight of our parks and countryside sites have received a Green Flag Award. This is the 19th year our Sutherland Memorial Park has been awarded the accreditation

Taxi driver loses two appeals against licence revocation

Aldershot Magistrates Court has upheld our decision to revoke a person's Private Hire Driver and Operator Licence.

Guildford has the will and expertise to lead the UK fight against climate change, says sustainability expert

The University of Surrey has announced its commitment to become Net-Zero by 2030 and has urged Guildford to help the UK lead its fight against climate change.

Half Term activities at our Lakeside Fun Day and The Hive

Looking for some fresh air and fun for the children over half term? Join our Community Wellbeing Team for a day of outdoor activities at Lakeside Nature Reserve, Ash Vale on Thursday 28 October from 10am-2pm.

A new place is on the Wey: Weyside Urban Village

Our Planning Committee approved ambitious outline proposals for a new development of 1,550 homes on a brownfield site by the River Wey, close to the town centre.

Guildford's Quilt - Your Stories Stitched into History

Explore a record of Guildford's experience of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in patchwork, starting Saturday 23 October at Guildford Museum.

Waverley and Guildford look to appoint Joint Chief Executive

In July, Waverley and Guildford Councils agreed to begin more formalised partnership working, by combining some of their administrative functions. The first phase of the process, - the recruitment of a Joint Chief Executive to lead the officer team at both councils - is now close to completion.

Animal welfare considered paw-tastic: Bronze Animal Activity Licensing Award

We have been awarded a Bronze Animal Activity Licensing Award from the RSPCA PawPrints Awards for a third year running.

Celebrate Christmas in Guildford

This year we are planning a series of events and activities in our town centre to bring Christmas fun for everyone to enjoy.

Crowdfund your project in Guildford

More than 40 members of the local community attended the launch of our new crowdfunding platform on Wednesday evening.

Painting the town purple for Purple Flag Big Weekend

We are celebrating the quality and safety of our town's nightlife by lighting up the town in purple for Purple Flag Big Weekend.

Last chance to see 'John Russell, A Georgian Portrait Painter at Work' exhibition at Guildford Museum

Visit our free exhibition dedicated to the stunning work of local resident and Royal Academician John Russell before it ends on 9 October.

Guildford joins the National Safe Places scheme

We are helping to make our borough safer for vulnerable people by joining the national Safe Places scheme.

Messages of remembrance join museum's pandemic collection

The poignant messages of remembrance and thanks posted over the summer in our Garden of Hope at St Mary's Church on Quarry Street have been donated to Guildford Museum.

Famous Edwardian Gardener, Gertrude Jekyll's boots return to Guildford Museum

The boots worn by famous garden designer Gertrude Jekyll join the wider collection of traditional household items on display at Guildford Museum.

Bike Project Surrey urgently in need of new premises

Bike Project Surrey are looking for a new home to continue to supply affordable bikes and employment opportunities to residents in our borough and beyond.

Car Free Day fuels calls for more

More than 24,000 people visited our town centre on Sunday to help make Car Free Day a resounding success.

New Walnut Bridge lifted into place

The new wider, safer Walnut Bridge was lifted into place across the River Wey yesterday (Tuesday) as work continues to improve access from Walnut Tree Close and the railway station to our town centre.

Over £5,500 raised for Guildford Philanthropy

On Saturday Guildford Jazz raised over £5,500 for our charitable fund Guildford Philanthropy.

Heritage Open Days returns to Guildford this week

Discover the hidden treasures on your doorstep and celebrate our borough's heritage as England's largest festival of history and culture returns to Guildford.

Guildford Walkfest is back

Guildford's Walkfest in an annual celebration of walking in and around our beautiful borough. There's a walk for everyone; short or long, walking for wellbeing, or walks that include a stop at a pub.

Support a local cause this International Charity Day

Our Guildford Community Lottery has raised more than £150,000 for over 130 local good causes since it was set up in 2018.

Need a bit of inspiration for some bank holiday fun? You don't need to look far...

From 2,600 acres of award-winning parks and green spaces to fantastic leisure and entertainment facilities and a fascinating museum bursting with thousands of years of local history, Guildford has something for everyone.

The cost of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

We have spent £6m more than budgeted for 2020-21. This is mostly from increased spending on emergency support services and supporting our leisure centres, as well as a reduction in income for other services we provide.

Prioritising transport projects to support our Local Plan

On Tuesday the Executive agreed to prioritise five transport schemes, from our Local Plan infrastructure schedule, to help us meet current housing targets in the adopted Local Plan.

Car Free Day

Be part of Guildford's celebration of Car Free Day on Sunday 26 September as we put pedestrians first in the town centre.

Celebrating our borough's culture with Heritage Open Days

Discover the hidden treasures on your doorstep and celebrate our borough's heritage as England's largest festival of history and culture returns to Guildford from Thursday 16 - Sunday 19 September.

Community Fridge welcomes 118 visitors in July

We welcomed 118 people in July to our Community Fridge, which is open to all residents across the borough.

Work on Walnut Bridge re-starts this week

Our work to provide a new wider, safer bridge across the River Wey from Walnut Tree Close to Bedford Plaza continues from Thursday 12 August.

Butterflies, floral decorations and plants set to land in our town centre

We are installing colourful floral decorations in the High Street, a parklet in Phoenix Court, seating and new planters at Allen House Grounds, and a butterfly arch at Tunsgate, in partnership with Experience Guildford.

Five former Councillors nominated as Honorary Aldermen

The service of five former Councillors, including two former Mayors of Guildford, has been recognised with their nomination as Honorary Aldermen.