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

faq icon + 20814 Honorary Freeman Bill Bellerby MBE, 1917-2017

It is with great sadness that we can confirm that former Mayor and Honorary Freeman Bill Bellerby MBE, who celebrated his 100th birthday in March this year, has died. Read more >

faq icon + 20792 Council aims to strengthen international relationships

Developing and enhancing relationships with other towns and cities to benefit the borough and surrounding areas - that's the Council's aim in a proposal to be considered by the Executive on 26 September. Read more >

faq icon + 20779 Guildford celebrates its talented gardeners

Innovative gardening in the borough was celebrated last night as Guildford in Bloom contestants picked up prizes for their creative contributions. Read more >

faq icon + 20754 Council wins national award for best commercialisation and entrepreneurship

Last night (Thursday 7 September), the Council was presented with the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) national award for the 'Best Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship Initiative'. Read more >

faq icon + 20751 Taxi driver fined for illegally plying for hire

Following a successful prosecution brought by Guildford Borough Council, the driver of a taxi licensed by Waverley Borough Council has been found guilty of illegally plying for hire in Guildford town centre. Read more >

faq icon + 20730 Free falls prevention event for residents

A Falls Prevention Bus will be parked in Guildford town centre on Tuesday 5 September from around 9.30am to 3.30pm to offer falls prevention advice to residents and carers. Read more >

faq icon + 20729 Have your say on Stoke Park and help shape its future

What are your views and opinions on Guildford's Stoke Park? Do you have any ideas on how to improve the park even more? We want your feedback on what makes our Green Flag Award winning park work for you. Read more >

faq icon + 20726 iTunes email phishing scam

The email subject contains the phrase "iTunes Store Subscription Confirmation" and appears to be from iTunes.payments and the senders email address includes '@guildford.gov.uk' Read more >

faq icon + 20725 Heritage Open Days - Bringing our history alive this September

With free access to over one hundred events, buildings, churches, guided walks, talks and tours 'Heritage Open Days' in Guildford this September is set to help residents and visitors discover our borough's rich history. Read more >

faq icon + 20714 Notice Of Confirmation of Public Path Order

Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Sections 257 and Paragraph 1 Of Schedule 14 Read more >

faq icon + 20712 Travellers' encampment update

The traveller encampment at Effingham Common has now left the site. Read more >

faq icon + 20711 Thousands comment on changes to new Local Plan

We received 9,500 comments from 3,300 individuals and organisations in the recent consultation on the updates to our new Local Plan. Read more >

faq icon + 20626 Clean up after your dog or face a fine

Our Dog Warden was out on Merrow Downs this week, talking to dog walkers and reminding everyone of the reasons to clean up after your dog. Read more >

faq icon + 20606 Uber driver convicted of illegally plying for hire in Guildford

Following a successful prosecution brought by Guildford Borough Council, an Uber driver has been found guilty of illegally plying for hire in Guildford town centre. The driver was fined £250 plus a £30 victim surcharge and will have to pay the Council's costs of £1,500. Read more >

faq icon + 20586 Joint Enforcement Team begins work across the borough

This week sees the launch of Guildford Borough Council's Joint Enforcement Team (JET), a new collaborative way of working between our established enforcement teams and Surrey Police. The aims of the JET are to help combat anti-social behaviour and low-level crime. Read more >

faq icon + 20548 Email phishing scam

Guildford Borough Council has become aware of an email phishing scam which is using a spoofed (false) @guildford.gov.uk sender address. Read more >

faq icon + 20526 Share your memories of Guildford for Your Stories, Your Museum project

Do you remember the great flood of 1968? Or when Guildford welcomed Royal visitors? Read more >

faq icon + 20500 Safer Guildford Partnership Plan updated

The updated Safer Guildford Partnership Plan for 2017-2020 was approved at a recent Council meeting (Tuesday 25 July). Read more >

faq icon + 20468 Council through to finals in Association for Public Service Excellence Awards

We are proud to announce that we are finalists in three categories in the annual Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) awards. Read more >

faq icon + 20461 Council Leader welcomes Chinese delegation from Dongying

On Monday (17 July) Leader of Guildford Borough Council, Cllr Paul Spooner, Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Nigel Manning and Managing Director James Whiteman welcomed officials from the Chinese city of Dongying to Guildford at the Guildhall. Read more >

faq icon + 20456 Guildford's parks amongst the best in the country

Eight of Guildford's parks and green spaces have been recognised as being amongst the best in the UK. Read more >

faq icon + 20452 Council unveils new affordable housing development

Tenants joined Councillors recently to celebrate the completion of a new development of 12 affordable homes for rent at Lockside, Slyfield Green. Read more >

faq icon + 20427 Guildford welcomes largest Women's Lacrosse World Cup ever

Twenty-five nations are competing for the title of World Lacrosse Champions this July in Guildford, at the largest elite women's sporting event in the UK in 2017, and the largest Women's Lacrosse World Cup ever. Read more >

faq icon + 20403 New plans for an improved Guildford Crematorium

A £10 million investment by the Council aims to deliver improved facilities and customer experience for those who use our Guildford Crematorium and its services. Read more >

faq icon + 20402 Big Screen entertainment starts this week at the Village, Guildford

For the next two weeks big screen entertainment is a highlight at the Village, Guildford. In the mornings free live kids TV will be shown followed at midday by the tennis at Wimbledon. So if you want to find out the tennis scores during a trip to Guildford, or in your lunch break, pop into the Village. After work, on your way home, relax in front of the big screen and enjoy a cold drink or an ice-cream. Read more >

faq icon + 20399 New war memorial for Guildford

The Council is planning a new war memorial in town to commemorate and honour the sacrifices made by those who have been killed in military action or service since the end of the Second World War. Read more >

faq icon + 20387 Local schools excel in Guildford in Bloom Gardening Competition

Children from Weyfield Primary Academy School, Bellfields, took top honours in the Guildford in Bloom schools competition recently. Read more >

faq icon + 20323 Have your say on arts development and public art

What do you think about the arts in our borough? What would make you want to take part in arts activities or try something new? Whether you are a resident, an artist, part of a community group or anyone else with an interest in the arts in Guildford we would like to hear your views on our two new draft strategies - Arts Development and Public Art. Read more >

faq icon + 20315 Council celebrates new Health and Wellbeing strategy for Guildford

The Council has agreed to a newly updated version of Guildford's Health and Wellbeing strategy, which prioritises physical activity, health and wellbeing at work, health inequalities and community wellbeing, road safety and air quality, and substances misuse. Read more >

faq icon + 20304 New operator signs lease for The Electric Theatre

Local organisation, the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) is now the official operator of The Electric Theatre following the lease signing today. Read more >