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Show your love for our parks, Love Parks Week

Love Parks Week is from 29 July until 5 August. We want to encourage our residents and visitors to enjoy and take pride in local green spaces.

Our Car Free Day town centre event returns for 2022

Join us for Car Free Day 2022 on Sunday 25 September. Car Free Day gives everyone a chance to have fun and celebrate in our town centre without the cars.

Find out if you are eligible for a discretionary Energy Rebate

Eligible Council Tax payers living in properties banded E to H qualify for a discretionary Tax Energy rebate.

Reducing anti-social behaviour in Guildford town centre

We have an updated Guildford town centre Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) and we are getting tough on anti-social behaviour.

New Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms for our Housing

We are on track to meet the requirements of the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations 2022.

Memorial Service for former Mayor and Borough Councillor, Richard Billington

A Memorial Service to celebrate Richard's life will take place at 2.30pm on Monday 18 July, at Holy Trinity Church.

Have your say on how we tackle air quality in our town centre

We want to find out your views on our draft plans to improve the air quality in the town centre.

Claim your £150 energy rebate now

Since May we have paid this rebate to 21,000 eligible households. But almost one in three households in the Guildford borough have yet to apply.

Ash Road Bridge project to go out to tender

Our Executive is now ready to put the construction of the road bridge out to tender as a Design & Build contract. They are doing this to test the appetite for this complex project.

Celebrating our borough's games industry: Videogames - Made in Guildford

'Videogames - Made in Guildford' is our museum's latest exhibition. The display is open between 2 July and 24 September.

Taking action to tackle planning application backlog

Latest update on our planning application backlog

Crowdfund Guildford launches new funding round to support local projects

Crowdfund Guildford launches second round of funding for community projects.

Local Plan part 2, submission to Secretary of State

Full Council agreed to submit our draft Local Plan to the Secretary of State at last night's meeting. An independent Planning Inspector will now be appointed to examine the plan.

More funding approved to connect rural communities

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

Making a splash: Stoke Park paddling pool open for a sizzling summer

Update 1 June 2022: The paddling pool has been temporarily closed for safety reasons while we assess the surface .

Guildford Design Awards 2022: Exhibition

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

Deadline for business Covid relief

Apply for business rates relief if your business was affected by Covid

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.

Guildford councillors agree Waverley partnership document

Agreement between Waverley and Guildford borough councils on how we will work together, how our assets will be used, how staff will work for both councils, and how costs and savings will be shared.

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.