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Surrey leader – local taxpayers “no longer” to be saddled with “enormous” cost for school places

Surrey leader – local taxpayers “no longer” to be saddled with “enormous” cost for school places

Highlights from David Hodge’s statement on school places at today’s Cabinet meeting: Surrey facing a “crisis” over school places pressure Council to stop borrowing tens of millions to fund expansion Status quo would mean Surrey borrowing more than £200m over the next five years – money the county would not pay off for more than … Continue reading

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  • Organisations honoured at inaugural Living and Ageing Well Awards Surrey Libraries, The Village Centre of Englefield Green, and Lynne Baxter and the Mole Valley Ponderers were among those honoured at the inaugural Living and Ageing Well Awards at this month. The event, which was opened by Surrey County Council Chief Executive David McNulty, celebrates individuals, projects and services supporting older people in Surrey and making sure they feel included, safe and happy in their local community. Surray Libraries won an award for supporting those who are unable to attend a library themselves, The Village Centre of Englefield Green were recognised for running free lifts to Egham Post Office for those isolated, and Lynne Baxter and the Mole Valley Ponderers were honoured for ensuring people with dementia have ongoing social support. To find out more, and see who else picked up an award, please click here. Surrey County Council launch new UK wide Trading Standards Scheme with National Pawnbrokers Association The National Pawnbrokers Association has launched a new UK wide Trading Standards Scheme with Surrey County Council. The partnership will ensure scheme members are able to seek ‘assured advice’ to deal with problems and issues that arise. For more information about the partnership, click here.

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