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

Celebrating Clean Air Day

We celebrate Clean Air Day today, Thursday 17 June, with a renewed commitment to improving air quality in our beautiful borough.

Application for over 500 new homes at Garlick's Arch approved

Proposals to build more than 500 new homes at Garlick's Arch in Send were approved by our Planning Committee this week.

Disappointment as traffic improvement scheme is called off

The scheme to improve the traffic flow at the Tesco roundabout, by converting the junction to traffic signal control, is no longer going ahead.

Save money on your energy bills with Solar Together Surrey

Residents can save money and help tackle climate change with other members of our community by installing solar panels on their homes with the new Solar Together Surrey scheme.

Help us make our borough safer

Residents, visitors and people who work in Guildford, are invited to complete our survey asking about their experiences of anti-social behaviour.

New lease for community learning centre and bike project

We will continue to help residents learn new skills and get their lives back on track after we agreed to support our borough's brilliant bike project for a further five years.

Transform family walks into mini adventures

Join us on a fantastic family adventure through our historic town centre and beautiful countryside with Guildford's new Secret Stories mobile app.

Guildford recognised as a major destination for investment in the South East

Our historical borough has been identified as one of the top locations in the UK for investment in technology.

**UPDATE** West Clandon Neighbourhood Plan

We have extended the closing date for residents of West Clandon to give us their views on the proposed 2020-2034 West Clandon Neighbourhood Plan and added two documents to our website.

Economic regeneration programme report published

Our ambitious plans to improve and reinvigorate our town centre took a step forward this week with the publication of the first report on our Guildford Economic Regeneration Programme (GERP).

Stoke Park paddling pool re-opens in time for half-term

Residents can make a splash this half-term after the fantastic Paddling Pool in our award-winning Stoke Park reopened yesterday.

Guildford Design Awards 2021

Request for projects to be nominated

Our Museum reopens with portraits from Guildfordian and royal artist John Russell RA

We are welcoming residents back to our museum next week with a fantastic exhibition dedicated to the stunning work of John Russell (1745-1806).

GLive is open and safe

A detailed fire inspection has confirmed that GLive is safe to visit and our fantastic vaccine programme at the venue remains unaffected.

Updated procurement rules to help manage spending

We have updated our Procurement Procedure Rules (PPRs), to help improve and manage our spending, to bring them in line with our new 2020-23 Procurement Strategy.

Community is key for new Mayor

Our new Mayor and Deputy Mayor were appointed at the Mayor-making ceremony last night.

Local Plan review begins

We have started to review the Guildford Local Plan and the evidence behind it.

Save money on your fuel bills with Green Jump grant

Residents can again save money on their energy bills with a 'Green Jump Surrey' grant of up to £15,000

Mayor's awards honour community heroes

Over 60 local residents and groups who have made a real difference to their communities year have been recognised and celebrated by the Mayor of Guildford.

New population forecast to be considered in Local Plan review

New information on population estimates, and its effect on the number of houses we need to build, will be included in our review of the 2019 Local Plan.

West Clandon Neighbourhood Plan - consultation dates announced

We are asking residents of West Clandon for their views on our new 2020-2034 Neighbourhood Plan.

Community fridge reopens to everyone

Residents are again able to support each other with donations of fresh food to reduce waste and tackle food poverty in our borough, with the reopening of our Community Fridge at the Park Barn Centre.

Support available for vulnerable residents

We are continuing to support vulnerable residents through our Community Helpline as Coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions begin to ease.

Increasing our solar energy generation

We are helping to tackle climate change by almost tripling the amount of solar energy we generate for use in our buildings.

Sew yourself into the fabric of our borough

Guildford Museum is inviting all residents to record these memories in pictures and words for the new Guildford's Quilt community project, whatever your age or sewing ability.

Improving Leapale Road Car Park

Work to widen parking spaces and improve surfaces at Leapale Road multi-storey car park begins next week.

Local Elections May 2021

Statement of Persons Nominated for local elections - Thursday 6 May

Symptom-Free Tests Available At Millmead House

Residents, workers and students in Surrey who do not have Coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms are now able to get a free test at our Millmead House offices in Guildford town centre.

Ace prices and new mobile-friendly bookings for Stoke Park Tennis Courts

Book for sessions starting on Saturday 24 April 2021 at https://tennissurrey.com/courts or hello@premiertennis.co.uk.

Fun, free play sessions returning to the borough

Sessions are for children under 12 and start on Tuesday 20 April 2021. View this page for locations.

Ash Road Bridge moves ahead with £13.9m more from government

The project aims to help the delivery of new housing and infrastructure in the Ash and Tongham area.

Update on our Local Plan

Managing Director of the Council, James Whiteman provides an update on our Local Plan:

Over £25,000 raised by our Community Lottery for Guildford Philanthropy

Our Community Lottery has raised over £25,000 for Guildford Philanthropy since its launch in 2018.

Shops, hospitality venues and leisure centres reopen

We have been working hard supporting our businesses to be ready for opening as government restrictions ease today.

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1921 - 2021

A hand-written letter of condolence on behalf of the borough of Guildford from the Mayor of Guildford.

How do you feel about returning to Guildford town centre as our shops reopen?

Let us know how you feel about visiting Guildford town centre again as restrictions change.

Renovating and restoring over 40 hectares of North Downs

We are restoring over 40 hectares of historic farmland at Tyting Farm for residents to enjoy.

Share your history with your local Museum

Do you have any items which could help us to document life in Guildford during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic?

Good news for Guildford's food lovers

Our Farmers' Market returns to Guildford High Street on Tuesday 30 March from 10.30am - 3.30pm.

Electrical safety in privately rented homes

Fines have been introduced for landlords who do not meet electrical safety standards.