Parish councils to receive £90,000

Residents across Guildford will benefit from £90,000 of funding from our Concurrent Functions Grant Aid Scheme (CGFS) which provides financial assistance to Parish Councils, as the Executive approved budget for the year 2022-23 last night. Concurrent functions are services which both a borough council and the parish councils are empowered to undertake. The scheme provides financial support to many services in villages including allotments, commons, open spaces, playing fields, burial grounds and cemeteries, closed churchyards, parking, litter bins, seats, bus shelters,

2021-11-26T13:19:25+00:00November 26th, 2021|Community, Guildford Council|0 Comments

Walnut Tree Bridge phase 1 coming to an end

The old bridge will be removed on 1 December. The towpath is currently open to the public but access to the route will be temporarily closed from 29 November to 2 December, while we prepare the new bridge to be used for the first time. During this period, the public can enter the town via Walnut Tree

2021-11-26T13:20:32+00:00November 26th, 2021|Guildford Council|0 Comments

No one needs to go cold or hungry this winter

Grants are now available to help vulnerable families and individuals in our borough who are struggling to afford food, clothing, fuel and other essentials. The Department of Work and Pensions new Housing Support Fund aims to ease short-term financial pressures this winter. £421million has been given to local authorities, £5.3million of which has been given to Surrey County Council. Lead Councillor for Resources, Cllr Tim Anderson said: “We

2021-11-26T13:21:06+00:00November 25th, 2021|Charity, Christmas, Community, Guildford Council|0 Comments

The Guildford Institute celebrates Inspirational Women with new spring brochure

The Guildford Institute, an educational and social community hub, has released its spring brochure. Alongside its varied programme of courses, workshops and talks, this term will also see the launch of the Institute’s A to Z Art History Evening Lecture Series and the return of its popular visits. The Institute will continue to run its

2021-11-25T13:11:56+00:00November 25th, 2021|Community, The Guildford Institute|0 Comments

No need for change when parking in Guildford town centre

You can now use the RingGo parking app to pay for on-street parking in central Guildford as well as our car parks. From Wednesday 1 December, convenience fees will be reduced from 19p to 10p for all RingGo transactions. Lead Councillor for Environment, Cllr James Steel said: “We are really pleased that we can make paying for parking

2021-11-26T13:14:07+00:00November 25th, 2021|Guildford Council, Parking|0 Comments

What’s on at The Friary this December?

Christmas has arrived at The Friary Guildford! Head to The Friary in the lead up to the big day for a spectacular schedule of live festive music and magical entertainment. Take time to visit the Storytelling owl or post your letter to Santa in the magical post box up in the food court. And why

2021-11-24T13:04:20+00:00November 24th, 2021|Christmas, Community, Events, Retail & Shops|0 Comments

The Guildford Games Festival is back

The Guildford Games Festival is back for a third year. This hugely successful now international festival will be streamed to the public on Twitch on 3 December, following a VIP Awards Ceremony celebrating industry talent on Thursday 2 December at Guildford’s Boileroom. The event is a celebration of creativity championed by local and national studios and the

2021-11-23T17:15:32+00:00November 23rd, 2021|Guildford Council|0 Comments

The Guildford Institute welcomes opportunity created by the closure of The Royal Bank of Scotland’s North Street branch

It is The Guildford Institute’s understanding that its long-term ground floor tenant, The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), will be closing the North Street branch on Wednesday 9 March 2022.   RBS’s tenancy delivers a significant part of the Institute’s income, which enables it to provide a wide variety of activities for the local community.

2021-11-22T17:10:35+00:00November 22nd, 2021|Community, The Guildford Institute|0 Comments

Christmas has arrived in Guildford!

Councillors Joss Bigmore, Leader of the Council, and Julia McShane, Deputy Leader of the Council said: “Christmas has arrived in Guildford! On Wednesday we lit our beautiful Christmas lights to mark the start of the festive season for our residents, businesses and visitors to enjoy. “We understand many of you are missing the traditional large scale light switch-on event. This year we’re spreading celebrations throughout the season not because we are bah humbug but because the event had grown from a

2021-11-19T10:18:03+00:00November 19th, 2021|Christmas, Community, Experience Guildford, Guildford Council|0 Comments

Christmas service of remembrance at Guildford Crematorium

Join us for a free Christmas service of remembrance at our award-winning Crematorium on 9 December at 6.30pm.  There will be carols, readings from local celebrants and officiants, and from our bereavement team. Book your free ticket now by phone on 01483 444711.  Councillor James Steel, Lead Cllr for Environment, said: “The special Christmas service is a wonderful place for people who want time and space to remember their loved ones over the festive period. Over

2021-11-18T15:12:31+00:00November 18th, 2021|Guildford Council|0 Comments
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