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Sashay into summer with a seasonal stroll

We invite you to discover the beauty of our borough on foot. Lace up your shoes, grab your water bottle, and let's explore the wonders of nature right on our doorstep.

Exciting upgrades to Playgrounds in Park Barn

We've recently upgraded and opened Kings College and Woodside playgrounds in Park Barn.

Breathe easy this summer

Summer is here, making it a great time for outdoor activities like adventures, barbecues and bonfires. Find out how to enjoy summer fun while helping to keep our air clean!

Why does our Local Plan matter?

Our Local Plan plays a crucial role in shaping the future of our borough. A Local Plan isn't just a bureaucratic document - it's a roadmap for where we're headed. It affects every aspect of our daily lives - from where we live and work to how we enjoy leisure activities.​
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Have your say in our draft Climate Change Supplementary Planning Document

We're asking for your feedback on our draft Climate Change Supplementary Planning Document (SDP). This document guides decision makers in assessing how sustainable planning applications are, as part of our planning application process. The consultation is open until midday 9 August, 2024.

We're carrying out a housing survey

We've commissioned Acuity Research & Practice (Acuity) to carry out our housing survey.

Guildford commemorates the 80th Anniversary of D-Day

The town of Guildford welcomed the 4th Battalion of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment.

Get funding for your community project

We're launching our Autumn funding round through Crowdfund Guildford on 16 July. This is the way to get money for your community projects. Crowdfund Guildford isn't just another funding option—it's the best way to get support from us for ideas that really matter to our community.
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Mayor of Guildford's Award for Service to the Community 2024

This year's winners show the incredible dedication of volunteers across our borough.

Help us name our new bridge!

Enter our bridge naming competition to help name our new local bridge! Currently known as the Ash Road Bridge project, we're asking for your inspired ideas to give it a lasting name.

2023-2024 draft accounts published on time

We've fulfilled the commitment to residents and councillors to publish these accounts on time.

Exciting milestone reached for Ash road bridge project

Over the early May Bank Holiday weekend nineteen 24 metre beams were lifted into place over the railway.
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Local Plan update

Full council have agreed we must update our Local Plan: Strategies and Sites (2019) (LPSS).
Find out more about the Local Plan Local Plan update