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Guildford joins the National Safe Places scheme

Guildford joins the National Safe Places scheme We are helping to make our borough safer for vulnerable people by joining the national Safe Places scheme. Safe Places can be shops, restaurants, night clubs and other venues that offer vulnerable people a safe place if they feel scared or at risk while out and about and

2021-10-07T12:05:13+00:00October 7th, 2021|Experience Guildford, Guildford Council|0 Comments

Painting the town purple for Purple Flag Big Weekend

Painting the town purple for Purple Flag Big Weekend We are celebrating the quality and safety of our town’s nightlife by lighting up the town in purple for Purple Flag Big Weekend. The Purple Flag is like the Green Flag awards for parks and Blue Flag awards for beaches. It recognises the excellent management of our night-time economy and the safe and diverse nights out our residents and visitors can enjoy. Guildford remains the only town in

Car Free Day fuels calls for more

More than 24,000 people visited our town centre on Sunday to help make Car Free Day a resounding success. The total number of visitors is the highest since April, when we saw an unprecedented number of people hit the High Street. It’s also an increase of 16% from the previous Sunday.  Several roads were closed to make space for stalls and activities and help people

What’s on offer for Students in Guildford this September?

What's on offer for Students in Guildford this September? As Guildford begins to welcome new and returning students, we’ve rounded up some of the best student offers around. From cut-price haircuts, tasty food and drink discounts to great deals on trainers, there’s heaps on offer to make you feel truly welcome to the town. And

2021-09-09T10:14:00+00:00September 9th, 2021|Experience Guildford|0 Comments

Butterflies, floral decorations and plants set to land in our town centre

We are installing colourful floral decorations in the High Street, a parklet in Phoenix Court, seating and new planters at Allen House Grounds, and a butterfly arch at Tunsgate, in partnership with Experience Guildford. Cllr John Redpath, Lead Councillor for Economy, said: “We are using some of the funding from the Welcome Back Fund to dress the

2021-08-10T13:30:20+00:00August 10th, 2021|Experience Guildford, Guildford Council|0 Comments

Guildford awakens from lockdown with strong visitor numbers

April 12th marked the first major step towards the easing of Covid-19 restrictions on UK high streets, with the re-opening of non-essential shops, gyms, hairdressers and beauty salons, along with outdoor drinking and dining in pubs, restaurants, cafes and bars. An eagerly awaited date for the whole population, and one that spurred Guildford residents and

2021-04-28T12:55:16+00:00April 28th, 2021|Experience Guildford|0 Comments

Guildford urged to support Revo’s ‘Shopkeeper’s Campaign’ and business rate reform

Experience Guildford, the town’s Business Improvement District (BID), is urging businesses and residents to join them in supporting Revo’s campaign to reform business rates for UK high street and town centre shopkeepers to ensure greater parity with their online counterparts. Revo is a membership organisation that supports the people and businesses involved in the diverse

2021-02-11T09:55:43+00:00February 9th, 2021|Experience Guildford|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

Post Lockdown Pub Plans? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Desperate for a pint? We don’t blame you! It’s been a rough few weeks with lockdown 2.0 and we’re as excited as you are for hospitality businesses reopening. Things aren’t quite back to normal yet though and although national lockdown restrictions have been lifted, local restrictions are now in place in line with Guildford’s Tier

Experience Guildford Backs Call For ‘Special Support’ Measures For Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Businesses

Experience Guildford, the town’s Business Improvement District (BID), is calling on Government to provide increased support for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in Guildford and across the country, as the tougher restrictions of Tiers 2 & 3 prove to be a big blow to businesses in these sectors. Representing over 500 businesses in the town

2020-12-03T14:39:40+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Experience Guildford|0 Comments
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