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Walton Bridge wins award, charity thanks council and heritage show set to delight

Charity thanks council for long-term support A charity that works to inspire children into hi-tech jobs has thanked Surrey County Council for 30 years of support. Since it was set up in 1984, Satro has organised interactive academic challenges for over 450,000 schoolchildren to encourage them to follow careers in engineering, technology, science and maths. … Continue reading

Surrey drivers buy most electric cars in South East

A Surrey boom in people buying and making electric cars is set to fuel a groundbreaking partnership to boost the county’s economy and help the environment. Electric car ownership in Surrey has quadrupled in just two years to over 180 – the highest in the South East – and a summit on Tuesday will brainstorm … Continue reading

£10m university technical college plans for Surrey

Plans have been revealed for a new £10m university technical college (UTC) focused on training the next generation of engineers and digital professionals. The proposal for a brand new ‘careers college’ in Guildford catering for up to 800 students from Surrey, London and Hampshire is contained in a Surrey County Council report. It comes after … Continue reading

VIDEO: Campaign reveals Surrey litter hotspots

Motorway junctions, train stations and town centres are being targeted as part of a countywide litter campaign launched by Surrey County Council leader David Hodge.  

New Guildford park and ride facility opens in Onslow

A new park and ride facility at Onslow is now open to the public, running regular bus services to Guildford train station and town centre in time for the busy Christmas shopping period. Located just off the A3 to the west of central Guildford next to the Holiday Inn Hotel and Surrey Sports Park, the … Continue reading

Public backs county council push for Crossrail 2 to come to Surrey

A call for a major new rail service to come to Surrey has received a boost from influential groups across the county. Surrey County Council wants our rail network to be connected to the potential Crossrail 2 project, which could run from the county into London from the 2030s if it receives Government approval.  If … Continue reading

Guildford Cycle Festival returns for second year

Paralympic gold medallist Rachel Morris will be the star turn this Sunday (18 Aug) as the Guildford Cycle Festival returns following the success of last year’s event. Visitors will have the opportunity to take part in a host of events designed for riders of all ages and abilities, including guided bike rides around scenic routes … Continue reading

Work to begin on new park and ride

Work is due to begin next week* on the new Onslow park and ride, which is expected to reduce the number of cars in Guildford town centre by more than 500 a day. The Manor Park facility will feature 550 parking spaces, priority access for park and ride buses, a waiting room and bike racks. … Continue reading

Onslow park and ride planning permission

Guildford residents and workers will benefit from 550 additional park and ride spaces following planning permission for a new park and ride scheme in Onslow. At a meeting last night (Tuesday 6 November), the Planning Committee agreed Surrey County Council and Guildford Borough Council’s plans to help reduce traffic in the town centre. The new … Continue reading

Tour of Britain set to draw up to 200,000 for Surrey stage

  Hundreds of thousands of fans are set to roar Mark Cavendish on when the Tour of Britain hits Surrey. World champion Cavendish and the international cast of riders are expected to draw up to 200,000 spectators to the race’s final stage this Sunday after the opening stages saw fans flock to the roadside in … Continue reading

Tour of Britain to be screened live by ITV

The Tour of Britain will be broadcast live on ITV every day of the eight-stage race, which starts on Sunday. ITV4 will screen two hours of live coverage of each stage and a one-hour daily highlights programme. The final stage of the Tour of Britain will take place in Surrey on September 16, starting in … Continue reading

Great Britain team to compete in home tour

A Great Britain squad will take part in the Tour of Britain. The team of under-23 riders has been confirmed as the 17th squad for the eight-day tour. Surrey hosts the final stage, which starts in Reigate and finishes in Guildford, on 16 September. World road race champion Mark Cavendish and Tour de France winner Bradley … Continue reading

Fly through video of the Tour of Britain

A fly through of the route that the Tour of Britain will take gives people a Bradley Wiggins eye view of the race. The 10 minute video follows the route of the final stage of the 2012 Tour of Britain starting in Reigate before crossing the finish line on Guildford’s High Street on Sunday 16 September. … Continue reading

Cavendish and Wiggins named in Team Sky’s Tour of Britain team

World champion Mark Cavendish and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will spearhead Team Sky’s Tour of Britain challenge, it was announced today. It will be Wiggins’ first competitive return to Surrey since the Olympic cycling events this summer when he clinched gold in the time trial. Joining him in Team Sky’s line up will be Mark Cavendish, … Continue reading

Olympic volunteers gear up to welcome world to Surrey

Training sessions are underway for more than 450 volunteers who will welcome the world to Surrey during the 2012 Games. Recruited by Surrey County Council, the ambassadors will be at key locations along the route and at train stations on the days the Olympic cycling events and torch relay take place in the county. They’ll … Continue reading

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