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Bids pour in for share of community cash

Scores of community groups have signalled their interest in winning a share of a £500,000 pot of cash to help people improve their local areas. Surrey County Council received 65 applications for money from the Community Improvements Fund before the latest deadline. The fund was launched by leader David Hodge three years ago to help … Continue reading

Surrey looks to maximise value from recycling centres with new consultation

Surrey County Council has launched a consultation on ways to reduce the cost to local taxpayers of running Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) as it strives to continue providing a high-quality service in the face of growing financial pressures. The council has already made savings at CRCs by recycling more of the waste that’s dropped off … Continue reading

BBC interview John Furey about Surrey’s call for share of Budget roads cash

Listen to Cabinet Member for Highways John Furey telling BBC Surrey presenter James Cannon that the council is calling for the government to act so the county benefits from a new dedicated roads fund announced in the latest Budget. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Cyclists and drivers urged to stay safe on the county’s roads this summer

Cyclists and motorists are being urged to take more care around junctions and roundabouts as part of a new cycle safety campaign by Surrey County Council and Surrey Police now underway. Drive SMART*, the road safety initiative led by the county council and police, aims to encourage more people to enjoy the benefits of cycling … Continue reading

Team Sky among elite squads competing in RideLondon-Surrey Classic

Team Sky will be chasing cycling success on Surrey’s roads a week after Chris Froome claimed Tour de France glory. The British team will be among 25 elite cycling squads lining up for Sunday’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic. Sky rider Froome secured his second tour success in Paris yesterday. For the full list of teams participating … Continue reading

Surrey chairman welcomes new Lord-Lieutenant

Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks has welcomed the appointment of Michael More-Molyneux DL as the new Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey. He will succeed Dame Sarah Goad DCVO when she retires on 23 August 2015. Mrs Marks said: “I am delighted to hear that Michael More-Molyneux is our county’s new Lord-Lieutenant, his already noteworthy record in support … Continue reading

Call for Surrey to share in Budget roads bonanza

Surrey is calling on the Government to act so the county sees the benefit from a new dedicated roads fund announced in George Osborne’s latest Budget. Fears were raised that more than 3,300 miles managed by the county will miss out on the fund from Vehicle Excise Duty despite Surrey drivers contributing more than £100m* … Continue reading

Council scoops national award

An initiative run by Surrey County Council and Surrey Police that is diverting hundreds of young people away from crime has scooped a prestigious national award. The council’s youth support service and the police won the restorative justice category in the Howard League for Penal Reform’s  annual community awards. Their initiative, which has also cut … Continue reading

Former world cycling champion to compete in Surrey

Former world road race champion Philippe Gilbert today confirmed he will join a stellar cast of cyclists on Surrey’s roads next month. The Belgian rider will compete in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic with the likes of former Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins, sprint star Mark Cavendish and defending champion Adam Blythe on 2 … Continue reading

Surrey’s new Coroner’s Court officially opens

Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks has opened a new Coroner’s Court complex in Woking. Surrey High Sheriff Elizabeth Kennedy and Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Surrey, Richard Travers, were present at the opening ceremony, alongside the Chief Coroner of England and Wales, His Honour Judge Peter Thornton QC, as well as the Mayor and … Continue reading

Call for volunteers to unearth the story of Wilfred Owen’s military training camp

An army of volunteers is needed to help uncover the secrets of a former Surrey military camp where renowned war poet Wilfred Owen penned a prelude to his famous ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’. A century after Owen trained for First World War service at the camp near Godalming, Surrey County Council’s archeological unit is leading … Continue reading

Study looks at extending Crossrail 2 further into Surrey

As London Mayor Boris Johnson today unveiled a Crossrail 2 growth commission, the county council revealed it has launched a study to examine the benefits of stretching the planned rail link further into Surrey. Proposals for the cross-London line currently take in Shepperton, Epsom, Hampton Court, Chessington South and Surbiton stations on its southern tip. … Continue reading

New library and community centre opens in Cobham

Cobham Library has reopened in a spacious new building which also offers a range of community services. The revamped library is part of the new Cedar Centre in Cedar Road – a busy community hub which also boasts a children’s centre, meeting spaces, information drop-in sessions and coffee facilities. Surrey County Council runs the centre … Continue reading

Girls at Surrey school specialising in autism write acclaimed novel

 Pupils at a Surrey school specialising in teaching girls with autism have written a ‘touching and inspiring’ novel about growing up with the condition. ‘M is for Autism’ tells the story of 13-year-old M as she navigates her early teenage years feeling different from other teenagers who always seem to know what to say and … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey Fire and Rescue opens doors to public; Magna Carta-themed show proves Surrey schools have talent; Budding authors get chance to learn how to self-publish

Surrey Fire and Rescue opens doors to public Surrey Fire and Rescue Service will showcase state-of-the-art vehicles and equipment at an open day on Saturday 18 July. Members of the public are invited to the service’s Reigate HQ between 10am and 4pm to find out more about the work of firefighters and a range of … Continue reading

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