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Playgrounds And Outdoor Gyms Open On Saturday

Children's lives can begin to return to normal on Saturday as the lifting of restrictions allows all 66 playgrounds in the borough to re-open. Families are asked to ‘Play Safe’ and follow the Council’s guidelines based on the government’s Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance. Each area has signs explaining the special ‘Play Safe’ guidelines. Made by our creative Parks Team, the acrostic is

Strong message to those who toss litter in Guildford

Despite polite requests and many reminders littering in Guildford remains a growing problem. Today the Council launches a blunt anti-littering campaign with a strong message appealing for people to 'take litter home'. Keep Britain Tidy, City of York Council and Bath & North East Somerset Council have all recently adopted a similar approach to discourage the tossing of rubbish.

New Opening Hours For Council’s Community Helpline

The Community Helpline set-up by Guildford Borough Council to help residents in need of support during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic will change its opening hours from Monday 6 July. The Helpline (01483 444400) has made over 21,000 calls since its launch on 6 April, to assist vulnerable residents with food parcels, prescriptions and other support,

Arts based organisation GEEYOU collaborates with Experience Guildford to create We Are Guildford a specially commissioned post-lockdown project to promote Guildford Town Centre

We are delighted to introduce to you We Are Guildford; a specially written poem reflecting on Guildford Town Centre’s time in lockdown during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Written by Nick White, Director of local Arts organisation GEEYOU, We Are Guildford explores how Guildford’s community spirit has held strong during lockdown and is a rousing call to

#iSupportGuildford – Collaboration to support our High Street and welcome residents back to the town centre

We are working with Experience Guildford, our Business Improvement District, to support businesses and retailers and put new safety measures in place ready to welcome residents and visitors back to the town centre next week. Current government restrictions which began in March to protect the NHS and save lives by limiting the spread Coronavirus (Covid-19)

2020-06-11T17:36:39+00:00June 10th, 2020|Guildford Council, Retail & Shops|0 Comments

Collecting COVID memories – be part of history and share your story with Guildford Museum

The global events of the past few months have affected everybody in our community. Lockdown, social distancing and home have become part of our daily lives. Guildford Museum wants to capture your memories of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to create a record for future generations to understand how and why our lives changed in 2020.

2020-06-11T17:35:26+00:00June 10th, 2020|Guildford Council|0 Comments

Council scrutinises its response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak

The decisions and plans made over the past three months as part of the Council’s response to the current pandemic were reviewed at a meeting of the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee last week. Following the establishment of its Covid-19 Group on 3 March, Surrey County Council declaring an emergency on 19 March and the

2020-06-11T17:47:41+00:00June 9th, 2020|Guildford Council|0 Comments

More help for Guildford businesses – apply now for a discretionary grant

Has your business suffered financially due to the impact of the coronavirus? There is now help available for local businesses who did not qualify for earlier government financial support. Guildford Borough Council has launched a Discretionary Grants scheme which will offer grants of up to £25,000 - but you need to act fast. Applications are

2020-06-11T17:53:35+00:00June 5th, 2020|Guildford Council, Retail & Shops|0 Comments

Leader Statement: Please Play Your Part – Take Litter Home

Cllr Caroline Reeves, Leader of the Council says: 'Thank you to our residents who have carefully followed the government guidance, playing their part since March and stayed home to protect our NHS staff in order to save lives. Thanks to you all we are now moving into the next phase of lockdown where we are

2020-06-11T17:56:32+00:00June 3rd, 2020|Guildford Council|0 Comments