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  • Guildford council vote against a debate on same-sex marriage

    By MaxRaymond at 12:23 on 06/07/12
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    The local council last night (5th July) voted against a debate on whether to send a letter to the government in support of same-sex marriage. Under the council's adopted scheme, any e-petition that gets 500 signatures or more is referred automatically to the council for a debate where they then decide how to respond to the petition. The petition in this case was organised by Chris Ward, a former councillor, who urged the council to...
  • Guildford Borough Council to debate whether to endorse the government's proposed same-sex marriage legislation

    By MaxRaymond at 15:23 on 29/06/12
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    Guildford Borough Council will next week (5th July) debate whether or not to express their support for the government's proposed changes to same-sex partnership. 544 signatures have been received on an online petition calling on the local council to write to the Home Office in support of marriage for same-sex couples. Under the council's adopted petition scheme, any online petition that gets 500 signatures or more is automatically...
  • Guildford Borough Council make changes to garden waste collection

    By MaxRaymond at 10:17 on 22/06/12
    Green bags will be replaced by wheeled bins.
    Guildford Borough Council have made a decision during an Executive meeting last night (21st June) that they hope will improve the garden waste collection service. Green sacks will be replaced by wheeled bins and a new payment option will be available from April 2013. The wheeled bins means that more waste can be recycled. Currently, green sacks can contain 110 litres of waste but the new bins can carry 240 litres.  There will...
  • Are Guildford residents paying too much council tax? South East England Council thinks we are

    By MaxRaymond at 13:26 on 15/06/12
    The SEEC thinks councils should be able to lower the council tax rate in future.
    A group representing around 90% of the 74 local authorities in the South East (including Guildford) have argued that the current council tax levels are excessive. The South East England Council (SEEC) has claimed that residents in Guildford and other parts of the region are paying too much council tax and getting very little back in return. "The Local Government Finance Bill offers Government a unique opportunity to mend...
  • Guildford Borough Council cleansing team to take control of Twitter for a day

    By MaxRaymond at 12:03 on 29/05/12
    The cleansing team have to make sure streets like this are clean and tidy.
    Tomorrow (30th May) will see members of Guildford Borough Council's cleansing team taking to Twitter for a day. Five members of the team will be tweeting throughout the day via the council's Twitter account to give residents an idea of what they do for a living and how they keep the town looking good. "We think people will be surprised by the amount and the kind of work we do each day to make sure Guildford stays a great place...

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