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Mayor Making Rescheduled until 2021

In view of the current lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Government has recently changed the law to allow councils to not only hold ‘virtual meetings’, but also to dispense with the need to hold an annual meeting this year. The Annual Meeting, which is normally held in May each year, deals with the

2020-06-12T10:19:59+00:00April 27th, 2020|Guildford Council|0 Comments

Win an M&S BGT Time Meal Deal Delivered to your Door!

To celebrate the launch of their BGT Time Meal Deal, Marks & Spencer Guildford have teamed up with Experience Guildford to run another fantastic colouring competition for the whole family!   CLICK HERE to download the template, print it off, draw us your perfect pizza with a list of toppings and upload a photo of it

2020-06-12T10:18:42+00:00April 27th, 2020|Retail & Shops|0 Comments

Retail, Hospitality & Leisure: Government, it’s time to #RaiseTheBar

Experience Guildford, the town’s Business Improvement District (BID), is backing a national campaign supported by the country’s BIDs, industry leaders and political figures to urge the Government to offer extra support to those businesses most affected by the impact of COVID-19. The #RaiseTheBar campaign asks Central Government to expand the rateable value threshold of all

2020-06-12T10:21:43+00:00April 24th, 2020|Experience Guildford|0 Comments

Mayor’s Award Honours Service to the Community

Over 20 local residents and groups who between them give hundreds of hours each week to make a real difference in their community have been recognised and celebrated by the Mayor of Guildford. The Mayor’s 2020 Award for Service to the Community rewards people who were nominated by residents in the borough, and this year's

2020-06-12T10:24:21+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Guildford Council|0 Comments

Guildford in Bloom 2020 goes digital

Our borough’s favourite gardening competition Guildford in Bloom (#GiB2020) will take place for the 39th time this year, but with an innovative twist: we’ve gone online!   With everyone diligently following guidance to stay at home in order to stay safe, protect our NHS and save lives, we have found a way for us all

2020-06-12T10:30:16+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Council responds to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Emergency

An emergency budget of £15 million was unanimously agreed by councillors to cover the anticipated impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic at the first online meeting of the Executive last night. Under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and as part of Surrey’s Local Resilience Forum, the Council plays a vitally important role in responding to

2020-06-12T10:28:23+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Guildford Council|0 Comments

The University of Surrey’s rising impact on global community recognised!

The University of Surrey has risen 41 places to be ranked 59th in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings, a global ranking of universities based on their contributions to society and communities. Commencing in 2019, this THE global ranking assesses performance against a range of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite more competition

2020-06-12T10:26:56+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A-Plan launches COVID-19 Community Heroes campaign

A-Plan Insurance has launched a local initiative to help celebrate the unsung heroes of our communities. From takeaways delivering curries to their local NHS staff, community volunteer groups helping people in isolation, individuals using their 3D printers to make PPE masks and beauty therapists donating their supply of masks and aprons to local hospitals, the

2020-06-12T10:25:49+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leader Statement on Countryside Car Park Closures

Leader of the Council, Cllr Caroline Reeves said: ‘We understand that some residents disagree with our decision to close our countryside car parks while our parks and countryside remains open. General government guidance (which applies to town centres, cities and rural areas) is advising us to stay local and use open spaces near to our

2020-06-12T10:49:09+00:00April 21st, 2020|Guildford Council|0 Comments

£15.6 million for Guildford businesses still unclaimed

If you own a business in Guildford, you may qualify for a grant to help you through the financial impact of the coronavirus. We have £22 million in government funding available, but so far we have only been able to pay 25% of this as many local businesses have not applied.   We know that

2020-06-12T10:45:45+00:00April 21st, 2020|Guildford Council|0 Comments