Decision status: Information Only
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Leader congratulated all of those who had contributed to the recent Remembrance events. A service had been held to add the name of Lieutenant Nicholas London to the war memorial, a gathering with a minute’s silence had been held on Armistice Day, 11 November and a full Remembrance Day Parade and Service on Sunday 14 November.
‘Zero-Carbon Guildford’ opened in the town centre on 20 November and was well attended with local members. Located at the bottom of North Street, ‘Zero’ was a climate emergency centre where local people could learn about eliminating waste, reduce emissions and protect the natural environment. The Leader urged everyone to make a visit to ‘Zero’.
On Thursday 25 November Guildford would join in solidarity with others around the world in support of eliminating violence towards women. Tunsgate and the Guildhall would be floodlit in orange to send a message that violence towards women would not be tolerated. The Mayor, Councillor Marsha Moseley and the Deputy Leader, Councillor Julia McShane would be in attendance at the event. It was noted that the Safer Guildford Partnership had contributed funding in support of the South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach Service and contact details were available on the Council’s website.
The Leader was pleased to inform councillors about forthcoming Christmas pantomimes and many other celebratory performances, including ‘Dick Whittington’ at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, various festive musical and comedy events at the Electric Theatre including ‘A Christmas hug’ performed by the People’s Theatre and written by Councillor Steven Lee.
Publication date: 24/11/2021
Date of decision: 23/11/2021
Decided at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Executive