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Reception closed on Thursday 7 July

On Thursday 7 July our reception at Millmead House will be closed for staff training. If you need to contact us please use our online contact form. Our call centre will be operating with reduced staff. This is to ensure our phone lines are available to vulnerable residents. Normal service will resume on Friday 8 July. Thank you for your patience.

Latest news

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

Taking action to tackle planning application backlog

Latest update on our planning application backlog

More funding approved to connect rural communities

£40,000 funding for rural communities to get fast access to the internet

Guildford Design Awards 2022: Exhibition

The Guildford Design Awards were established to encourage and recognise; good design in new buildings and external spaces.

Tribute to Councillor Richard Billington

Councillor Richard Billington passed away on 20 May. Councillors Joss Bigmore and Paul Spooner share a tribute.

Update on our bid for city status

We congratulate the towns who have been given the honour as part of Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Our bid for city status was not successful.

We want your Platinum Jubilee photographs

How did you celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee? Did you hold a street party or join a picnic, parade, or live music event? We want to collect photographs of our residents Jubilee celebrations.

Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay to visit Surrey

The Queen's Baton Relay will be coming through Guildford

Celebrating one year of MyGuildford and our website

Over over 38,000 people have now signed up to the MyGuildford portal.

Jubilee celebrations at Guildford Museum 14 May - 18 June

The celebrations include a new display, creating a royal tea table, and trying your hand at being a town crier.

Secretary of State has approved improvements to the M25 junction 10

National Highways' application to make improvements to the junction that connects the M25 and A3 has been approved by Secretary of State

New Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Guildford selected for 2022-23

Councillor Dennis Booth and Councillor Masuk Miah are the new Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Guildford.

New political map

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England have announced changes to our ward boundaries

Mayor celebrates individuals and groups who have gone the extra mile

The Mayor's Award for Service to the Community recognises those who fostered good relationships and encouraged positive community spirit.

Win big and raise money for good causes with the Guildford Community Lottery

Charities, sports clubs, dance schools, community centres and other good causes are among those benefiting each week from the Guildford Community Lottery.

Have your say on how we investigate, regulate and enforce

We want to make sure that Guildford continues to be a safe, clean, and green place for people to live and work happily and healthily now and in the future.

Honorary Freeman Andrew Hodges

A tribute to Mayor and Honorary Freeman Andrew Hodges who passed away on 12 April

We are improving customer experience

We are continuing to develop and improve our online services as well as strengthening our customer service phone line

The Council's strategy for a Formal Review of the Local Plan

A Formal Review of the Local Plan is scheduled for 2024, part of the recommendations approved by the Full Council at last week's meeting.

Have your say on new homes at the Guildford Park Road car park site

Take part in our public exhibition and online webinar about our plans to build new homes at the Guildford Park Road car park site

Neighbourhood Plan for the West Clandon Area

West Clandon residents voted on the area's Neighbourhood Plan on 17 March 2022.

Pledging up to £50,000 for local community projects

The projects are all crowdfunding as part of Crowdfund Guildford.

Results of public toilet consultation announced

We asked residents, visitors and businesses to help us choose which of our 16 public toilets we should keep open.

Our lottery has had another £2,000 win!

A supporter of Guildford charity Cherry Trees has won £2,000 after playing our lottery over the weekend. Our Guildford Community Lottery has helped good causes such as local charities, clubs, and voluntary organisations by connecting them with their communities to raise money.

Walnut Tree Close extended road closure

Work on the new Walnut Tree Close crossing has been extended to Friday 8 April.

Consolidation of day care services approved

The Executive has agreed to consolidate day care services at The Hive in Park Barn. This is so we can provide a better service for our older people across the borough.

Making our town centre safer with our new Public Space Protection Order

We will be making changes to our town centre PSPO as part of a broader and coordinated approach to tackle anti-social behaviour and improve everybody's experience in Guildford.

Claim up to £10,000 to make your home warmer and more energy efficient

Apply for a grant to receive up to £10,000 to make your home more energy efficient

Stoke Park Paddling Pool resurfacing

Stoke Park paddling pool, including the boating lake, is now closed until the end of May for the resurfacing of the pool.

Model Town - Build Guildford, a new interactive display at Guildford Museum

New interactive display at Guildford Museum from 26 March to 7 May. Using recycled materials such as cardboard boxes or cards you can help us create the model of our town.

Guildford's future to be debated by leaders of Guildford Borough Council and Surrey County Council

The Leader of Guildford Borough Council, Joss Bigmore, and Leader of Surrey County Council, Tim Oliver, will be discussing feedback from Guildford residents and businesses at the final Shaping Guildford's Future webinar

Guildford Crematorium wins a Civic Trust Award

Guildford crematorium wins a Civic Trust Award for outstanding architecture, planning and design.

Volunteers lay hedges to restore green networks for local wildlife

Volunteer opportunities for people to learn vital green skills to protect nature and help wildlife thrive.

£150 Council Tax rebate to support households

£150 Council Tax Rebate from the government for people in council tax bands A to D, to help with rising energy costs.

Want to win more public sector business?

The Government is currently looking at ways to streamline and simplify the tendering process, these changes are likely to be in place for 2023.

Making Guildford pesticide-free

We are committed to reducing our chemical use to better protect our borough, Executive councillors agreed last night.

Need funds for your Platinum Jubilee Celebrations?

If you're planning a street party, a community event or any sort of get-together and you need extra money to make it happen, local groups can crowdfund celebrations with Crowdfund Guildford. Submit your Jubilee projects by 1 March 2022.

Neighbourhood Planning Referendum for the West Clandon Area

West Clandon residents can vote on the area's Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday 17 March 2022. Neighbourhood plans allow local people to have a say in how their neighbourhood will develop.

Guildford Community Lottery supporter wins £2,000

A supporter of Guildford charity Challengers has won £2,000 after playing our lottery in January.

Response to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England's draft recommendations

Full Council agreed to respond with two suggestions to the Boundary Commission's draft recommendations.