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

faq icon 23564 General Election result for the Guildford Constituency

The result of the election of a Member of Parliament for the Guildford Constituency has been declared. Read more >

faq icon 23557 Guildford Community Lottery celebrates first anniversary

Guildford Community Lottery celebrates its first birthday with the promise of helping even more good causes in 2020 - and by giving one lucky supporter the chance to win an Apple iPad Pro this weekend! Read more >

faq icon 23548 Please return postal votes as soon as possible

Voters are being encouraged to return their postal votes as soon as possible to ensure that their votes are counted. Read more >

faq icon 23547 Taxi driver has licence revoked - decision confirmed by Magistrates' Court

A hackney carriage driver has had their appeal against the Council's decision to revoke their driver's licence dismissed by Guildford Magistrates' Court. Read more >

faq icon 23546 Guildford's innovators celebrated at awards night

Guildford's dynamic innovators were recognised at the Innovation Awards ceremony at the Harbour Hotel last night. The annual awards celebrate inspirational innovation across a broad spectrum of sectors in the borough - building upon the theme of supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects. Read more >

faq icon 23543 Local Plan challenges dismissed

James Whiteman, Managing Director of Guildford Borough Council said: "I can confirm that Sir Duncan Ouseley sitting as a High Court judge has dismissed all three challenges to Guildford's adopted Local Plan. Read more >

faq icon 23535 Guildford celebrates young carers at Guildford Spectrum event

Young carers play a vital and under-appreciated role in our borough, with estimates suggesting as many as 8% of children aged 5 to 18 locally act as carers for a family member. To offer young carers and their families a chance to take a break and spend some time having fun with their loved ones, we invited local young carers and their families to a recent event at Guildford Spectrum. Read more >

faq icon 23522 Commitment to Climate Change continues with significant investment

Nearly £250k was pledged to deliver the Council's climate change objectives and energy management plans at a meeting of the Executive last night. Read more >

faq icon 23492 Change of venue for some polling stations for the General Election on 12 December 2019

Some of our polling stations are unavailable for polling day on Thursday 12 December so we have had to find alternative venues at very short notice to ensure that poll cards with the details of the polling stations can be printed and dispatched to voters in plenty of time. Read more >

faq icon 23491 Local sporting achievements celebrated at Sport Guildford Awards 2019

The Sport Guildford Awards is the annual celebration of sport in Guildford and an opportunity to shine a light on Guildford's sporting community. Read more >

faq icon 23480 Guildford Philanthropy welcomes new Corporate Ambassadors

Twenty-three local businesses have signed up to represent Guildford Philanthropy as Corporate Ambassadors, illustrating the commitment of the local business community to support those who need a helping hand in our community. Read more >

faq icon 23444 All is the Christmas lights switch-on event

Christmas is coming to Guildford on Thursday 21 November when our High Street will be full of entertainment for all the family at our annual Christmas lights switch-on event. Read more >

faq icon 23434 Major investment approved as £52.3 million grant awarded for new Weyside Urban Village

The new Weyside Urban Village project took another significant step forward today as the Chancellor announced that the Council's bid for £52.3 million from the Housing Infrastructure Fund to support the provision of 1,500 new homes on the site has been successful. Read more >

faq icon 23432 Leading the way in sustainable, innovative gardening at North Moor Allotments

The relocation of Bellfield Road's allotments to a brand new sustainable site at North Moors is set to secure Guildford as a leader in environmentally-friendly community gardening projects. Read more >

faq icon 23413 Lovelace Neighbourhood Plan - consultation dates announced

A six-week consultation on the Lovelace Neighbourhood Plan 2019-2034 will begin on Monday 4 November. Read more >

faq icon 23412 Gaming industry puts Guildford firmly on the international map

Known as 'the Hollywood of video games', Guildford is set to benefit from international recognition and investment thanks to support through the government's Department for International Trade (DIT). Read more >

faq icon 23396 New electric minibus fleet for Dial-a-Ride service

A new electric minibus fleet will help keep the streets of Guildford cleaner and greener, thanks to approval of an £820,000 investment for Dial-a-Ride community transport vehicles. Read more >

faq icon 23306 Collaborating for Climate Change

Collaboration is the key to tackling climate change and Guildford Borough Council confirmed full commitment to making our borough greener together, at a meeting of the newly formed Climate Change and Innovation Board (CCIB) meeting on Tuesday. Read more >

faq icon 23159 Tunsgate Arch is open!

The town's historic Tunsgate Arch is open again after a period of closure for restoration. Read more >

faq icon 23112 Protecting our important town centre views

How to manage future change, retain keys views and the special character of Guildford - there's now more guidance to help developers making planning applications in our borough. The Guildford Town Centre Views Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was adopted by our Executive at a meeting on Tuesday 24 September. Read more >

faq icon 23111 Discover your inner artist in The Big Draw 2019

The world's biggest drawing festival, The Big Draw, is back with the theme of 'drawn to life' next month. This is the seventh year the Council has coordinated a programme of workshops at a variety of exciting venues throughout the borough and this year there are a few surprises. Read more >

faq icon 23110 New Executive Member for Guildford Borough Council

Cllr John Rigg was appointed as Lead Councillor for Major Projects at a meeting of the Executive on Tuesday 24 September. Read more >

faq icon 23108 Innovative plans for new museum move forward

Exciting plans to create a major new focal point for heritage and the arts in Guildford have taken another step forward. Last night the Executive considered the latest progress and next stage in transforming our museum into a significant cultural attraction. Read more >

faq icon 23107 Future-proofing the borough's best loved Stoke Park

Stoke Park will be revitalised after councillors agreed to invest in a masterplan to improve and protect the most vibrant and historic green space in Guildford, at a meeting of the Executive on Tuesday 24 September. Read more >

faq icon 23106 Continued investment and expansion of Joint Enforcement Team (JET)

Our Joint Enforcement Team (JET) deal with issues that we know impact residents, bringing together the enforcement powers of key teams from across the council and the work of colleagues from Surrey Police, JET deal with anti-social behaviour (ASB), unauthorised traveller encampments, dog fouling, fly tipping and littering amongst others. Read more >

faq icon 23105 Raising the woof at the PawPrints Awards

The Council has achieved a Bronze Animal Activity Licensing Award from the RSPCA PawPrints Awards. Read more >

faq icon 23101 On Street Parking review - Have your say

Together with the County Council, we are reviewing on-street parking in various locations throughout the borough. Read more >

faq icon 23096 Shalford consultation on Air Quality Action Plan

At the recent (18 September) Guildford Joint Committee meeting it was agreed to carry out a four-week consultation regarding an Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) for the area affected. Read more >

faq icon 23095 Still the only town in Surrey with a Purple Flag!

For the sixth year in a row, Guildford town centre has been recognised by the Purple Flag assessors for providing evenings and nights out that are safe, vibrant and varied. It remains the only town in the county, and one of around 70 in the UK, to hold the award. Read more >

faq icon 23094 Over the moon with Guildford in Bloom successes for 2019!

Gardens across the borough were celebrated through the theme of '50 years of lunar landings' at the annual Guildford in Bloom awards last night at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. Read more >

faq icon 23088 Security mark from Surrey Police for new council homes at The Orchard

Gavin Stephens, Chief Constable of Surrey Police, has presented Guildford Borough Council with a prestigious 'Secured by Design' Gold Award for our new social housing development, 'The Orchard'. Read more >

faq icon 23032 100th new council home marks milestone for borough

The first tenants are settling into their new homes at The Orchard in Park Barn, where we recently completed the build of 18 flats, nine of which are wheelchair-accessible. Read more >

faq icon 22752 Final results for all 22 Guildford Borough wards now online

We have been publishing the results for each ward as they were declared throughout the day. Read more >

faq icon 22558 New Local Plan - Planning Inspector's final report published

The government's Planning Inspector has now produced his final report and recommendations and submitted them to the Council. This marks the end of his independent examination of our submitted Local Plan. Read more >

faq icon 22479 Chantry Wood campsite to remain open

The Council's Executive have agreed that Chantry Wood campsite in the Surrey Hills AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) will remain open for use by the public. Read more >