The Guildford Society

Your Civic Society

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

The Guildford Society invites Members & Partners to its Christmas Social Evening

at the Guildhall, Guildford High Street on Wednesday 4th December 2019 Details at this link

The Society Reviews our Objectives and Scope.

The Executive of the Society has reviewed the Objectives and Scope of the society.  The Executive has felt it is appropriate to undertake this exercise to ensure the Society stays relevant and adapts to change.

After discussion the Executive have agreed to revisions to the GSoC Objectives and Scope (the full text is at this link)  which has been shared for comment with our membership.  We believe the four changes make the Society better positioned to address issues that we are interested in..

A) Although the Guildford Society has focused on the Town and Urban area, we feel we cannot ignore the wider borough in relation to major developments, as these will have an impact across the Town and Borough.  So, we have reflected this in the Objectives and Scope.

B) We have strengthened our focus on ensuring Guildford remains a centre of economic development and doesn’t just become a dormitory town.

C) We will also focus attention of the environmental impacts of developments

D) We have struggled over the years to maintain social events that have attracted good participation.  The Executive feels this is in part due to the success of other groups in Guildford e.g. U3A expanding their operations.   We will seek to continue to hold meetings and events but recognising the ‘competition’ we will be seeking partner with organisations where it is appropriate.

Collaboration is very important to the society.  We will be increasing our efforts to collaborate with other groups where we have common interests and also helping to promote events that may be of interest of members.
Alistair Smith
Chair – The Guildford Society



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  • planning


    The Planning Group reviews all applications in the Guildford town centre, and in the Guildford urban area which it considers to have significant impact on the locality.

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    The Transport Group is particularly concerned with the road and rail facilities around the town and with the needs of its users in the area.

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We print newsletters twice a year and eventually hope to do so in  an electronic format. GSoc members who have given us their email contacts (and also our registered followers) receive regular news bulletin updates and can sign up to our Facebook and Twitter links

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Guildford faces major developments that will affect its future housing, transport, work, retail & leisure environment .

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