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

Join an online debate on 18 January to shape Guildford's future

Improving air quality, flooding control, responding to climate change and enhancing our beautiful public green spaces are some of the topics for our next online debate on 18 January at 6pm.

Insights into our Economy: a free business briefing

Get insights on the national economy and the local impacts of Brexit in this year's online annual business briefing on Monday 17 January, 7.30-8.30am.

Come along to next week's Crowdfund Guildford workshop

Join our workshop next week to find out how to unlock funds with Crowdfund Guildford. Our new crowdfunding platform will help community-led ideas to make Guildford more vibrant, resilient and connected.

Repair work to safeguard the future of two of Guildford's historic buildings

We will be starting repair work on The Guildhall and Guildford House Gallery, both on our High Street. The work will take around 12 weeks for Guildhall, starting late January, and 25 weeks for Guildford House Gallery, starting 4 January.

£1million raised by Guildford Philanthropy to support good causes

Our charitable fund, Guildford Philanthropy has now raised an amazing £1million to support our local community.

Christmas and New Year Bin Collection Changes

Bin collection days will change over the Christmas and New Year period, but a full service of rubbish and recycling collections will continue over the festive season.

Six councils secure the future of nature reserve

Together with five other councils we have purchased Tice's Meadow, a nature reserve, to protect it as open space for the community.

Join our workshop to help you unlock funding with Crowdfund Guildford

At this month's online crowdfunding workshop we gave advice on how to use Crowdfund Guildford to get funding and bring projects to life.

A pesticide and herbicide free borough

Councillors agreed to work towards making Guildford a pesticide and herbicide free borough at a Full Council Meeting on 7 December.

We've submitted our bid for City Status

We submitted our application for City Status on 8 December 2021 and we're the only town in Surrey to enter.

New executive announced

Councillor Cait Taylor began work this week as the new Lead Councillor for Climate Change.

Councillors call for time from Leader of the House

Council leaders at Guildford and Waverley Borough Councils have called on the Leader of the House of Parliament, to find the parliamentary time to allow provision for council meetings to be held remotely.

New Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Guildford selected for 2022-23

Councillor Dennis Booth and Councillor Masuk Miah were nominated to become the new Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Guildford for 2022-23 at Wednesday's Full Meeting of the Council.

Consultation launched to help shape Guildford's future

Residents and businesses across Guildford are invited to share their views on our plan to shape Guildford's town centre.

Our draft Local Plan published

The Full Council agreed to publish our draft Local Plan at last night's meeting. Local people will be able to comment on it during a six week consultation starting in early January 2022.

Five former Councillors appointed as Honorary Aldermen

Five former Councillors, including two past Mayors of Guildford, have been honoured for their service to the borough by being made Honorary Aldermen.

Cash for local projects - find out more

Find out how to get money for your project by joining our hour-long online workshop on crowdfunding.

Winners of the 2021 Guildford Design Awards Announced

The winners of the 2021 Guildford Design Awards were announced last night.

Walnut Tree Bridge phase 1 coming to an end

The old bridge will be removed on 1 December. The towpath is currently open to the public but access to the route will be temporarily closed from 29 November to 2 December, while we prepare the new bridge to be used for the first time.

Parish councils to receive £90,000

Residents across Guildford will benefit from £90,000 of funding from our Concurrent Functions Grant Aid Scheme (CGFS) which provides financial assistance to Parish Councils, as the Executive approved budget for the year 2022-23 last night.

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.

Guildford's City status bid

Prominent local figures and press gathered at Guildford Cathedral yesterday to show their support and help us promote our #BackOurBid campaign. We are the only town in Surrey to be entering the competition for city status for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022.