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Have your say - consultations

Want to influence what happens in your local area and have your say? There are many different ways to get involved. Find out how to take part in consultations, speak at a council or committee meeting, submit a petition or comment on a planning application.

Purple Flag survey

Guildford is the only town in Surrey to have been awarded Purple Flag status for its vibrant and safe nightlife. A Purple Flag is similar to the Blue Flag for beaches: it's a mark you can trust. 

To help us in offering the very best in evening and night-time leisure in our town, we'd love to get your feedback. Please complete the short online survey and find out how to enter our prize draw.

The survey closes at 12pm midday on Monday 16 March.

Public health funeral draft policy consultation

We have a statutory duty to make funeral arrangements for anyone who dies in our borough, where no other arrangements are being or are likely to be made, for example, the deceased has not left a will and there is no family. 

We are now consulting on a draft public health funeral policy to make sure that public health funerals are carried out in a fair and transparent way.

You are invited to give your feedback on the draft public health funeral policy, before it is finalised and published. Please email your comments to: regulatoryservices@guildford.gov.uk or write to: Ian Croll, Regulatory Services, Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Millmead, GU2 4BB.

Please make sure your email or letter reaches us by 4.30pm on Friday 13 March.

Send neighbourhood plan consultation

Send Parish Council has submitted the Send Neighbourhood Plan to the Council. The Council will consult on it from 12 noon on Friday 17 January to 12 noon on Friday 28 February 2020. For more information, and to get involved in the consultation, please visit the consultation page

Comment on a planning application

You will need to register or log in if you wish to comment on a planning application.

Responses from Bellfields Green boundary consultation

See our Bellfields Green Boundary Consultation page to view the responses from a recent consultation.

Speaking at a council or committee meeting

Read our rules and guidance on how to ask a question or speak at a council or committee meeting.

Petitions and e-petitions

Find out how to submit a petition on our Petition scheme page. 

If you would like to submit an e-petition, please read the guidance on our e-petitions page and log on to submit an e-petition.

You can also view our list of  closed and rejected e-petitions.

Citizens' panel

Our citizens' panel is just one of the ways local people can have an impact on the way our services operate.

Surveyed up to three times a year, the panel is made up of around 1,000 households chosen to represent a cross-section of the borough's population.

The panel gives us direct access to valuable feedback from residents on specific services. This helps us ensure we provide the right services to the right standard and cost. It also helps us tailor our services to meet residents' needs.

The panel is one of the most important ways that we consult with our residents. Previously we have consulted the panel about communication and local decisions, community safety and engagement, satisfaction with the local area, and our Local Council Tax Support Scheme.

Webcasts of council meetings

We broadcast some council meetings live on our website. See the webcasting page for more information.