GBC are helping Guildford residents to create and fund community projects by launching an exciting new crowdfunding initiative. Working in partnership with Spacehive, Crowdfund Guildford will help community-led ideas that will make Guildford more vibrant, resilient and connected. We will also provide up to £100,000 to help fund projects over the next two years. Up to £5,000 is available to
This year we are planning a series of events and activities in our town centre to bring Christmas fun for everyone to enjoy. We are putting the health and safety of local people first and supporting their safe return to our high street. Guildford’s Christmas season will be filled with lots of celebrations rather than the traditional Christmas light switch
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
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
Last chance to see ‘John Russell, A Georgian Portrait Painter at Work’ exhibition at Guildford Museum.
Last chance to see ‘John Russell, A Georgian Portrait Painter at Work’ exhibition at Guildford Museum. Visit our free exhibition dedicated to the stunning work of local resident and Royal Academician John Russell (1745 - 1806) before it ends on 9 October. Russell captured images of people from all walks of life, from quirky local characters, sober citizens, celebrities of the day and royalty.
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
New Walnut Bridge Lifted Into Place The new wider, safer Walnut Bridge was lifted into place across the River Wey yesterday (Tuesday) as work continues to improve access from Walnut Tree Close and the railway station to our town centre. The old bridge will remain open until late October before being removed. The new bridge
What's On at Guildford's Car Free Day Be part of Guildford’s celebration of Car Free Day on Sunday 26 September as we put pedestrians first in the town centre. The town centre will be transformed, featuring market stalls, street food, live music and street play for children. There will also be lots of information about how
Over £5,500 raised for Guildford Philanthropy On Saturday Guildford Jazz raised over £5,500 for our charitable fund Guildford Philanthropy. The sold-out Jazz event, held in our award-winning Castle Grounds, hosted 400 people. Visitors enjoyed live Latin music by popular jazz supergroup, Picante who played music inspired by Buena Vista Social Club and the Gipsy Kings. Local charities Foodwise, Neat2Eat and the Matrix
Heritage Open Days Returns To Guildford This Week Discover the hidden treasures on your doorstep and celebrate our borough’s heritage as England's largest festival of history and culture returns to Guildford this week, from Thursday 16 – Sunday 19 September. The free Heritage Open Days festival starts at one of our most famous and iconic landmarks, The Guildhall