The Guildford Society

Your Civic Society

Respecting the Past and engaging in the Future of Guildford and Environs 

Annual General Meeting 5th June

A date for your diary - the AGM will be held Wednesday 5th June 2019 at 7 for 7.30pm at National Trust Visitor Centre, Dapdune Wharf, Guildford.

After our successful AGM and Talk last year we are repeating the format with a visit to Dapdune Walk where after the AGM the National Trust will give a talk on the History of Dapdune and the Wey Navigation. A Drink will be served from 7:00pm.  Full Details Click Here

The Annual Report for 2018 will shortly be sent to all members.

New Council

We await the first council meeting on 15th May to see how the parties after the Local Election are going to align themselves and distribute councillors to key committees.  We hope that the New Council will reflect the aspirations expressed in the manifesto’s and be more collaborative and open to discussion with Residents and Resident Groups.

Solum Scheme at Station.

The Society, as previously advised joined with Guildford Vision Group to question why Guildford Station appeared to be compromised both operationally and for resilience due to the Solum Scheme.  Network Rail have replied saying they see no issues with the scheme up to end of planning horizon in 2043. 

The society believe the Solum scheme will have a design life of at least a 100 years.  It will have a considerable impact on how Guildford Station can grow post 20143.

We will be pressing to see if the new council can shed further light on this matter.   

See News Item for more details


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