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Covid-hit Guildford Ready to Cash In On Town Centre Buyups

Published on: 6 Jan, 2021
Updated on: 7 Jan, 2021

About 1% of Guildford borough’s 150,000 population now has Covid-19, an infection rate of 700 per 100,000, council leader Joss Bigmore told the Executive last night (January 5).

He said now was not the time to question government policy and called for revival of the borough’s community spirit that marked the two lockdowns of 2020 as vaccinations gather pace.

Cllr John Rigg

In other business, the meeting agreed to transfer £5 million more from reserves to the capital programme, leaving a total of £9.5 million for “strategic property acquisitions” in the town centre masterplan.

Cllr John Rigg (R4GV, Holy Trinity), lead for Regeneration, said the council needed more flexibility to make prompt acquisitions.

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test One Response to Covid-hit Guildford Ready to Cash In On Town Centre Buyups

  1. Rebecca Brion Reply

    January 7, 2021 at 11:49 am

    Can it be explained why the market in North Street is still going ahead? Guildford is still busy with people as there are a lot of takeaway businesses in the town centre.

    Editor’s note: GBC have been invited to respond.

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