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Lottery helps raise £100k for good causes in our borough!

Guildford Community Lottery celebrated a major milestone in its fundraising efforts for local good causes this week – and will give anybody who helps raise even more money by 31 October a chance to win a fantastic family forest staycation. Since we launched it on 24 September 2018 the Lottery, which boasts a top prize

2020-09-25T14:15:02+00:00September 25th, 2020|Guildford Council|0 Comments

Improved pedestrian and cyclist paths providing safer, greener travel in Guildford

Residents, students and those on their way to work travelling from other areas of Guildford to the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Surrey Research Park and Surrey Sports Park can now enjoy a smoother, safer journey thanks to the completion of the next phase of improvements we have made working with Surrey County Council and Highways

2020-09-23T09:30:26+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Guildford Council|0 Comments

New flood defences for Guildford town centre to be considered

New flood defences for Guildford Town Centre will be discussed as part of the Council’s review of Guildford Flood Alleviation Scheme proposals. The Environment Agency (EA) recently carried out a study on behalf of GFAS – a partnership between the EA, the Council, Surrey County Council (SCC), National Trust and Thames Water – and this

2020-09-21T14:39:49+00:00September 21st, 2020|Guildford Council|0 Comments

University of Surrey links up with local business communities to offer a safe welcome to students

After a difficult and damaging period for Surrey businesses hit hard by the Covid-19 slump in business, the University of Surrey has teamed up with the local business community and Guildford Borough Council to ensure students are welcomed back safely to Guildford.   In a collaborative venture, Experience Guildford, the University of Surrey and the

The Council’s response to Coronavirus and keeping residents safe

Councillors were updated on ongoing response work to the pandemic, guidance changes, nationwide testing issues and the work of the Safer Guildford Partnership at a meeting of the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee earlier this week. Councillors acknowledged the hard work carried out by officers over the past six months since the start of the

2020-09-18T08:24:04+00:00September 17th, 2020|Guildford Council|0 Comments

Chilworth Gunpowder Mills Restoration Work Completed

Access to one of Guildford’s most important heritage sites has been improved following completion of the latest restoration works at the Chilworth Gunpowder Mills. Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of its closure, in 1920, repairs to the 1880s steam-powered mill buildings on the site include improvements to three bridges, strengthening of earth and brickworks, rebuilding

2020-09-16T10:20:15+00:00September 16th, 2020|Guildford Council|0 Comments

Join us virtually and in person for our Heritage Open Days 11-13 September

Guildford throws open its doors to the world from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 September as England’s largest festival of history and culture, Heritage Open Days, goes online for the first time. Residents and visitors will also be able to attend some of the exciting events in person in-line with Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidelines. The event

2020-09-08T13:32:55+00:00September 8th, 2020|Events, Guildford Council|0 Comments

Virtual Job Club programme to be set up in Guildford

A new Virtual Job Club will be launched in Guildford next month to support local economic recovery following the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. “Skills for Employment”, launched by the Council in association with career development professionals and timed to coincide with the ending of the government’s furlough scheme, will enrol 50 people in the first programme

2020-09-04T10:52:16+00:00September 4th, 2020|Guildford Council|0 Comments

Council considers next steps after Secretary of State decision

The Secretary of State earlier this week rejected the Council’s application to reprovide Bellfields Road allotment holders with new facilities at North Moors and Aldershot Road allotments. The allotments were a key element of the Weyside Urban Village project, which has been planned for over 18 years and formed a crucial part of the Council’s

2020-09-01T08:53:00+00:00August 28th, 2020|Guildford Council|0 Comments

Relocation of Woking Road Depot to free up brownfield land for housing development

The Executive has approved plans to relocate the Woking Road Depot to create space for housing development, business, community and retail as part of the Weyside Urban Village. The Weyside Urban Village (formally known as the Slyfield Area Regeneration Project) is a major 41-hectare brownfield regeneration scheme that will deliver 1,500 energy efficient homes as

2020-08-26T13:36:24+00:00August 26th, 2020|Guildford Council|0 Comments
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