Your Joint Committee for Guildford

What is the Joint Committee?

Guildford Joint Committee is made of up of councillors from Surrey County Council and Guildford Borough Council, who together make and influence decisions affecting people who live, work or study in the Guildford area. Established in July 2018, the joint committee has a wider remit than the previous local committee, so if you've an issue you'd like councillors to consider, the joint committee can help whether it's a county council or borough council responsibility.

What does it do?

The Joint Committee can make decisions about:

It also monitors how well public services like libraries and social care are benefitting local people. The Committee has a special role in making sure that local schools are performing well or taking the necessary steps to improve.

Local councillors put the community's interests at the heart of every decision they make. They value the opinions of local people. The more councillors listen to residents, the more confident we can be that issues have been considered from various angles and that the wider community is likely to benefit as a result. That is why we actively encourage local people to interact with councillors and their local committee to make sure that their voices and opinions are heard.

How can you take part?

At the Committee's meetings you can raise issues, ask questions or petition your councillors about changes you would like them to make in your neighbourhood. You can read how to do this in the Rules of the Local and Joint Committee section below.

When does it meet?

The Joint Committee generally meets once every three months. This can vary but is usually around June, September, December and March.

View details of the date, time, venue and the topics under discussion at your Joint Committee meeting.

Alternatively, please contact the Community Partnerships Team for more information.

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