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Guildford Hub¦ Council Podcasts

If you visit, live or work in Guildford then you will most likely want to know what is happening in the borough.

The Guildford Hub offers all the latest information you need as well as going behind the scenes at your local council with our ‘Day in the Life’ series.

For more information or to contact your local council about any issues raised in these podcasts, please visit the Guildford Borough Council website.

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The Latest

Your chance to help shape the future of Guildford's Stoke Park

Your chance to help shape the future of Guildford's Stoke Park

Cllr Richard Billington encourages Guildford residents to have their say on how to improve Stoke Park, in a consultation running until 27th November.

Clean up after your dog or face a fine, warns Guildford Council

Clean up after your dog or face a fine, warns Guildford Council

Cllr Graham Ellwood explains how the Council's JET team is tackling dog fouling, and talks about a recent case at Merrow Downs.

How will Guildford's Joint Enforcement Team help the community?

How will Guildford's Joint Enforcement Team help the community?

Cllr Graham Ellwood tells us how the Council's JET team will collaborate with Surrey Police and others, saying that it's about education before enforcement.

Safer Guildford Partnership Plan to combat 'hidden' crimes

Safer Guildford Partnership Plan to combat 'hidden' crimes

Cllr Graham Ellwood talks about working with Surrey Police and others against child sexual exploitation, modern day slavery and terrorism in Guildford.

Community day to show the importance of playtime in Guildford

Community day to show the importance of playtime in Guildford

Cllr Roche tells Eagle about the free fun activities in Guildford on 5th August, to celebrate this year's National Playday.

'Get up and get active' with free sports sessions in Guildford

'Get up and get active' with free sports sessions in Guildford

Cllr Iseult Roche talks about an event on 5th August at Guildford Spectrum, to encourage everyone in the community to get involved in playing sport.

How new strategy will tackle 'emerging health issues' in Guildford

How new strategy will tackle 'emerging health issues' in Guildford

Cllr Iseult Roche explains how the new Health and Wellbeing strategy covers the health priorities for Guildford.

What is being done about Guildford's 'serious housing shortage'?

What is being done about Guildford's 'serious housing shortage'?

Cllr Philip Brooker, lead councillor for housing and environment, talks about the council's initiatives to increase the supply of houses in Guildford.

New Guildford Mayor to celebrate what makes community strong

New Guildford Mayor to celebrate what makes community strong

Cllr Nigel Manning talks about visiting local community groups, his chosen charities, and his loud shirts.

'Much more than a retail space', The Village Guildford set to open

'Much more than a retail space', The Village Guildford set to open

Lead Councillor for Economic Development, Tourism and Climate Change, Cllr David Bilbé talks about plans for the brand new shopping site, set to open in June in the town centre.

Community Star's 40 years of helping people are due to his mum

Community Star's 40 years of helping people are due to his mum

77 year old Charles Hope was recently awarded by the Mayor, having volunteered in his local community for 40 years. He explains how his desire to help people is linked to his upbringing.

Castle Grounds are a 'jewel in the crown' for Guildford Council

Castle Grounds are a 'jewel in the crown' for Guildford Council

Parks and Landscape Manager Paul Stacey says some people don't realise the gardens exist, so he and Cllr Gordon Jackson explain why you have to see them.

'I love criticism', says head gardener of Guildford Castle Grounds

'I love criticism', says head gardener of Guildford Castle Grounds

David Black explains how he made the grounds like 'a patchwork quilt', and why he loves both positive and negative feedback.

Why Guildford's Abbot's Hospital is a 'historical gem'

Why Guildford's Abbot's Hospital is a 'historical gem'

We accompanied Mayor Cllr Gordon Jackson on his visit to Abbot's Hospital and spoke to the Master, Michael McKechnie, about its historical significance.

Why Guildford's volunteers are an 'enormously valuable resource'

Why Guildford's volunteers are an 'enormously valuable resource'

Cllr Richard Billington says Guildford volunteers contribute over £1,000,000 worth of work each year, after a special event to thank them.

How Innovate Guildford inspired a girl to become a civil engineer

How Innovate Guildford inspired a girl to become a civil engineer

Adam Fisher from CampbellRieth engineers shares how last year's Innovate Guildford festival inspired young Fleur, and how they will be looking for similar innovators this weeked at G Live.

What does the future hold for Guildford's Electric Theatre?

What does the future hold for Guildford's Electric Theatre?

Cllr Nikki Nelson-Smith says the council has safeguarded the theatre as a performing arts venue with community use, after The Academy of Contemporary Music was chosen to run it as the new operator.

Guildford 13th in the country in recycling rate rankings

Guildford 13th in the country in recycling rate rankings

Deputy Leader Cllr Matt Furniss thanks residents after Guildford Borough Council jumped to 13th position in the DEFRA published recycling rate rankings.

Why Guildford won a gold award from the Tourist Network

Why Guildford won a gold award from the Tourist Network

We speak to Councillor David Bilbé, after the Visit Guildford Tourism Team was announced as a gold winner for Best Digital Communication by Tourist Network; he tells us the secrets behind the team’s success.

 

 

Visiting Guildford

   The team go out and about in Guildford to see what makes Guildford great

 

Your Councillors

A day in the life of... Cllr Graham Ellwood

A day in the life of... Cllr Graham Ellwood

Guildford's Lead Councillor for Licensing and Community Safety explains how his role involves nightclubs, pubs, vehicles, crime reduction and community safety.

A day in the life of... Cllr David Bilbé

A day in the life of... Cllr David Bilbé

Cllr Bilbé is Lead Councillor for Economic Development, Tourism and Climate Change. He explains how his days are very varied and how he manages his time, while balancing local issues.

A day in the life of...Cllr Richard Billington

A day in the life of...Cllr Richard Billington

Cllr Billington talks about his responsibility for 'the rural side of Guildford, parks and recreation', and the different things he does in his role.

A day in the life of... Cllr Matt Furniss

A day in the life of... Cllr Matt Furniss

Deputy Leader Cllr Matt Furniss discusses the wide range of things he deals with in his role, and has some advice for anyone wanting to become a Councillor.

A day in the life of... Cllr Geoffrey Davis

A day in the life of... Cllr Geoffrey Davis

Cllr Davis outlines his responsibilities as Guildford Borough Council lead councillor in economic development and shares with us what aspects of his job he enjoys the most and also, what the most difficult part of his role is.