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Opening in lockdown; how a neighbourhood Co-op store won the hearts of the community

Opening in lockdown; how a neighbourhood Co-op store won the hearts of the community The last 12 months have been some of the most challenging and difficult times for businesses up and down the country – and many would view this as a vast understatement. But to open a new store on a high street

2021-03-25T16:10:06+00:00March 25th, 2021|Community, Retail & Shops|0 Comments

Lush UK and Ireland launch new Bring It Back (deposit) scheme

Think of it as a deposit scheme, you borrow the packaging and then get your deposit back to spend on your favourite Lush products when you bring it back to your local Lush shop… As part of Lush’s mission to ‘Leave the world Lusher than we found it’, on Monday 1st February Lush UK and

2021-02-03T12:01:05+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Retail & Shops|0 Comments

Walnut Bridge work moves to next phase

  Our work to provide a new wider, safer bridge across the River Wey from Walnut Tree Close to Bedford Plaza takes a step forward this week. In order to start building the foundations of the new bridge, we will be closing off a small part of the towpath which will mean that pedestrians and cyclists need to take a short diversion. The existing bridge will remain open.

2021-02-02T16:20:06+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Guildford Council|0 Comments

Free Online Business Course for Guildford Residents

Brilliant business ideas can be brought to life with our free online course next month.    The 10-day course, in collaboration with the PopUp Business School, runs from Monday 22 February to Friday 5 March to give residents a new way of thinking and practical ideas to make your business idea a reality.    The course will

2021-02-01T15:51:55+00:00February 1st, 2021|Guildford Council|0 Comments

More Support for our Borough Businesses

Local businesses which received support grants for Lockdown 2 in November 2020 will be automatically contacted by us with details of further grants to cover January’s Lockdown 3. The grants are available to businesses which have had to close due to government restrictions or whose supply chain is affected by businesses which have had to close. However, a

2021-01-27T14:58:48+00:00January 27th, 2021|Guildford Council|0 Comments

Experience Guildford survey reveals town centre priorities for 2021

Experience Guildford, the town’s Business Improvement District (BID) reveals key priorities for town centre businesses as they gear up to get back to business in 2021. Their annual survey sent to all BID members highlights the areas that they deem most important over the coming months, emphasising the central areas of ongoing support that the

2021-01-26T16:48:47+00:00January 26th, 2021|Experience Guildford|0 Comments

Redeveloped Crematorium celebrated at Guildford Society’s 2020 Design Awards Ceremony

Our redeveloped Guildford Crematorium was celebrated last night (21 January) at the Guildford Society’s 2020 Design Awards’ virtual ceremony.  The Crematorium won two awards, in the New Public Building and Public Art/Public Realm categories. The judges praised the Haverstock-designed replacement of the original 1965 building and the landscaping by Plincke Landscape Architects.  Lead Councillor for the Environment, Cllr James Steel says:  “It’s great to see the designs for the Guildford

2021-01-22T15:05:39+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Guildford Council|0 Comments

The Boileroom goes Digital for Independent Venue Week!

The Boileroom goes digital with a programme of live streamed events for this year’s Independent Venue Week (25th January - 30th January 2021) Welcome to a week jam packed with in-depth conversations and live performances. This IVW will look and feel a little different from the last eight The Boileroom have taken part in. But

2021-01-20T11:19:35+00:00January 20th, 2021|Independents, Online Events|0 Comments

Mayor’s Award To Honour Coronavirus Community Action

The 2021 Mayor’s Award for Service to the Community will honour local residents and groups who have helped the Borough of Guildford during this unprecedented year. Nominations are now open to recognise the contribution of people who have gone out of their way to improve the lives of others, foster good relationships and encourage positive

2021-01-18T14:45:30+00:00January 18th, 2021|Guildford Council|0 Comments

Asking Young People To Share Stories Of Life In Lockdown

Young people and their parents and carers can share their experiences of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and get advice on the future at our online Community Engagement event on Thursday 14 January at 6pm. The event, led by the Guildford Joint Committee, a collaboration between Guildford Borough and Surrey County Councillors, will be broadcast live on the

2021-01-13T16:06:08+00:00January 13th, 2021|Guildford Council|0 Comments
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