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Temporary Closure of Pop Up Village Announced

Published on: 17 Jan, 2017
Updated on: 25 Jan, 2017

Guildford Brough Council has announced that the Pop Up Village in the town centre will close on Sunday, January 29, and reopen in the spring.

The announcement was issued in a press statement today (Tuesday, January 17) in which the council said it had made the decision “after careful consideration.”

The statement included a quote from Cllr David Bilbe, lead councillor for economic development, tourism and climate change, said:  He said: “Following on from feedback from traders and customers we have decided to temporarily close Guildford Pop Up Village.

“This will allow us time to make improvements to the site and its infrastructure, and secure a mix of retailers and food and drink suppliers.

“It will also enable us to plan in more detail a comprehensive programme of events for the spring and summer months.”

See our previous story.

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Responses to Temporary Closure of Pop Up Village Announced

  1. Dave Middleton Reply

    January 18, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Sad that the pop up village has not so far been the success it could have been.

    Fingers crossed that its relaunch in the spring will breathe new life into it. Maybe the warmer weather will help.

    Guildford Borough Council: please get rid of the high wooden fences and steel gates. They make it look like just another building site and are frankly quite intimidating.

    Also, more much more publicity and much better signage from the High Street, North Street and the bus station please.

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