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News from Millmead in Brief

Published on: 18 Sep, 2023
Updated on: 20 Sep, 2023

Two stories based on media press releases from Guildford Borough Council.

Available Funding for Guildford Borough’s Community Projects

A new round of funding through Crowdfund Guildford to support communities is being made available.

A total of £5,000 will be available from Tuesday, October 3, when a workshop event is taking place to which people can attend to express community ideas they have.

Cllr Julia McShane.

The leader of Guildford Borough Council and crowdfund ambassador, Cllr Julia McShane, explains: “Guildford is a vibrant community, full of talented, giving individuals with incredible ideas. I invite everyone to join this movement and be part of the positive change happening right here in Guildford. If you have an idea, join our upcoming workshop.

“Coming to our workshop will demystify the crowdfunding process. We’ll prove to you just how easy it can be, while also assuring you that you’re never alone –both us and the community are here to support you every step of the way.

“We know our communities thrive most when we all come together to support what matters most to them. Through Crowdfund Guildford we contribute not only money to these causes, but helpful advice and tools too.”

Crowdfund Guildford is a project by Guildford Borough Council in partnership with Spacehive. It aiams for Guildford people, businesses, and groups to work together to support creative ideas that benefit the community.

More details expected.

First Gold win in the RSPCA PawPrints Awards

Guildford Borough Council’s licensing team has won a gold animal activity licensing award in the RSPCA PawPrints Awards.

The awards celebrate local authorities, housing providers and emergency services that have gone above and beyond caring for animals in their communities.

Five categories in the awards recognise excellent practises in animal welfare. The categories are: stray dog service, contingency planning, housing policy, animal activity licensing, and kennelled dog welfare.

The council’s lead councillor for regulatory and democratic services Cllr Merel Rehorst-Smith, said: “We regularly inspect licensed businesses to make sure they meet the required high standards of care.

“The businesses must have relevant experience or qualifications looking after pets. We also encourage our residents to let us know if they become aware of an unlicensed business. Unlicensed businesses are unlikely to have valid insurance.

“Our residents play a big part in supporting our team effort. It is also important that as an animal owner, they are aware of animal activities that need to be licenced.”

The activities in need of licensing are: boarding dogs in your home, providing day-care for dogs, boarding dogs in kennels, boarding cats, selling animals as pets, breeding dogs, hiring out horses, keeping a zoo,  keeping a dangerous wild animal (defined by a Schedule in the Act), keeping, or training animals for exhibition.

Further details about animal licensing are available on Guildford Borough Council’s website.


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