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

faq icon 23712 Continuing valuable financial support for community and voluntary organisations

Homeless charities and health projects are among local community organisations set to benefit from over £220,000 in council funding, approved at a meeting of the Council's Executive on Tuesday night (18 February). Read more >

faq icon 23711 Council meetings to go paperless

All Guildford Borough Council meetings will become paperless from April 2020, following a resolution passed by the Council's Executive last night (Tuesday 18 February). Read more >

faq icon 23710 Guildford Borough Council and St Edward Homes: Working in partnership to deliver North Street, Guildford

Significant brownfield site to provide a mix of new homes, public spaces, local jobs and new bus station. Read more >

faq icon 23694 State-of-the-art sustainable new allotment site for the borough

Community gardening in Guildford continues to evolve with plans for an environmentally friendly and sustainable new allotment site taking a step forward this week. Read more >

faq icon 23688 Slam Dunk for Team Guildford's Young Ambassador's evening - Specsavers Surrey Youth Games

On Thursday 6 February, players from the Surrey Scorchers, Deputy Mayor Marsha Moseley, and 40 young people nominated to be Specsavers Surrey Youth Games Young Ambassadors, came together to celebrate a programme of free sessions aimed at giving young people the chance to try a variety of sports and physical activities in Guildford. Read more >

faq icon 23682 Council agrees budget for new local homes, better services and more savings

Last night (5 February) the Council approved next year's budget and other financial plans. Read more >

faq icon 23664 £300,000 funding boost to help rough sleepers off the streets

More support to help rough sleepers with mental health conditions and substance misuse issues will be available across our borough, thanks to a successful £300,000 bid for government funding. Read more >

faq icon 23663 New homes at Siren House help meet our social housing need

Twelve new flats at Siren House on Ladymead in central Guildford have welcomed their first tenants, as part of our ongoing commitment to build more homes to meet the needs of our social housing tenants. Read more >

faq icon 23662 Two Conservation Area Appraisal Consultations now open

Guildford Borough Council will be conducting a four-week public consultation on two draft conservation area appraisals for West Horsley and Effingham. Read more >

faq icon 23661 The Mayor's Award for Access - nominations required

The Mayor's Award for Access recognises those that make a positive contribution to the lives of disabled people in the borough. Read more >

faq icon 23659 Openness and collaboration to combat climate change

The agenda packs and minutes of the Council's recently formed Climate Change and Innovation Board (CCIB) are now available to the public. Read more >

faq icon 23655 Price freeze in most town centre car parks approved

A price freeze in most town centre car parks, more electric vehicle charging points and a new 'early bird' rate at Farnham Road car park to help commuters were all agreed at a meeting of the Council's Executive last night (21 January). Read more >

faq icon 23648 Have your say on our Strategic Development Framework planning document

Following the adoption of Guildford's Local Plan: strategy and sites in 2019, we are currently working on our preferred options for more detailed Development Management Policies to provide further guidance on future development in our borough. Read more >

faq icon 23637 Community lottery winner donates prize to charity

The winner of Guildford Community Lottery's pre-Christmas draw said he had never won anything in his life - and then immediately donated his prize to Artventure learning disabilities charity in Merrow! Read more >

faq icon 23636 Exhibition gives a fascinating taste of history for all ages

Eating In, the new exhibition which opens at Guildford House Gallery this Saturday, is sure to give plenty of food for thought in telling the fascinating story of home cooking - including a time when children drank more beer than milk! Read more >

faq icon 23623 Send Neighbourhood Plan consultation starts 17 January

A six-week consultation on the Send Neighbourhood Plan 2019-2034 will begin on Friday 17 January 2020. Residents will have until 28 February to share their views on the plan. Read more >

faq icon 23618 Guildford Borough Council installs its first water bottle refilling station

As part of its commitment to eliminating single-use plastic containers, the Council has installed its first ever water bottle refilling station. Read more >

faq icon 23617 Above and beyond: who makes a real difference in your community? Nominations invited for Mayor's award

Do you know anyone in your community who goes out of their way to improve the lives of others? Read more >

faq icon 23608 Major council investment unlocked for Weyside Urban Village infrastructure

Significant funding to unlock the infrastructure phase of the Weyside Urban Village project in Guildford was approved by the Council's Executive last night (7 January). Read more >

faq icon 23607 Walnut Bridge and Bedford Plaza projects take a further step forward

The Walnut Bridge and the Bedford Plaza projects took another step forward at last night's (7 January) Executive meeting. Read more >

faq icon 23606 Increase in funding for voluntary organisations in Guildford

Last night, the Executive approved recommendations to increase future financial support for voluntary and community organisations across Guildford. Read more >

faq icon 23586 Recycling during the festive season

Enjoying the festive season can often bring extra waste which if not properly disposed of can be bad for the environment. There are plenty of ways you can recycle and help us work together to tackle climate change and work towards a carbon free borough. Read more >

faq icon 23583 Continued commitment to tackling air quality and the climate change emergency

On 23 July the Council declared a climate emergency and we confirmed our commitment to collaborate with partners to achieve a net zero carbon emissions target goal by 2030 and launched a Climate Change and Innovation Board (CCIB). Read more >

faq icon 23582 Air Quality Action Plan in Compton

From Monday 16 December 2019, drivers of vehicles travelling north on The Street, Compton (B3000) will be prohibited from turning right into Downs Lane. Access to Downs Lane will be via the roundabout and a left-hand turn. Read more >

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 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 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 >