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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

VIDEO: Surrey leader heralds savings, calls for spiralling demand to be recognised and stresses the need for devolution

Leader David Hodge used a Full Council meeting today to herald savings and call on the government to recognise spiralling demand for adult social care and school places while also emphasising the need to devolve more services for the benefit of Surrey’s residents.

Surrey set to get 819 more pothole-proof roads

Surrey County Council has revealed the 819 pothole-proof roads that are due to be built over the next three years. A total of 177 roads have been lined up to be reconstructed this financial year as part of the council’s Operation Horizon project. Laid end to end with the 143 miles already resurfaced they would … Continue reading

Surrey chairman joins royal celebration of autism charity

CAPTION: Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks joined HRH The Countess of Wessex to help the Jigsaw Trust, which supports people with autism, celebrate its 15th anniversary. The countess took a tour of the new facilities for adults at the trust’s school in Dunsfold and unveiled a commemorative plaque. QUOTE: Mrs Marks said: “I was … Continue reading

Surrey landscape gardener admits rogue trading offences

A cowboy gardener who charged exorbitant sums for substandard work has pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering offences. Benjamin Brown, 62, of Cox Lane, Epsom preyed on elderly and vulnerable victims who were unable to look after their gardens themselves. He was prosecuted by Surrey County Council’s trading standards officers and last week pleaded … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey school wins top eco award; Surrey deputy leader hails apprentices

Surrey school wins top eco award A Surrey primary has received the prestigious Green Flag award for its efforts in making the school more environmentally friendly. Godstone Village School, who had previously been given the Bronze and Silver awards, was presented with the honour by Mike Goodman, the county council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and … Continue reading

VIDEO AND PICTURES: Work gets underway on Surrey’s Eco Park

Work has started on the construction of a new Eco Park to treat thousands of tonnes of waste from Surrey households and put it to good use. As the the first spade was driven into the ground at the site in Shepperton, Mike Goodman, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, outlined the … Continue reading

Surrey leader takes on one of most influential roles in local government

David Hodge has become the first Surrey County Council leader to secure one of the most influential roles in local government. He has been elected leader of the Conservative group at the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents nearly 400 councils in England and Wales. At the same time, the Surrey leader has been installed … Continue reading

Council prepared for high temperatures

A small army of Surrey County Council staff is primed to work around the clock to ensure vulnerable people stay safe as temperatures soar. With heatwave conditions forecast for this week hundreds of social workers and care staff are standing by to make extra calls and visits to frail and older people across Surrey. Residents … Continue reading

Plan ahead for Armed Forces Day

Tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to Guildford tomorrow for the Armed Forces Day national event. The annual commemoration, which recognises service men and women of the British Armed Forces, will see people from all over the country descend on the Surrey city. Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks and leader David … Continue reading

Princess Royal opens woodland marking First World War centenary

Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks was among dignitaries who welcomed The Princess Royal to the opening of woodland created to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The Woodland Trust’s 640-acre site near Epsom, features more than 200,000 trees planted to create an enduring memorial. It is situated between Woodcote Park … Continue reading

County council signs off plan to make countryside sites self-sufficient in six years

Surrey County Council today signed off a plan to make countryside sites generate enough money to be self-sufficient within six years. The Cabinet approved a proposal to work with Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) to explore commercial opportunities to cover the cost of managing the county’s countryside by 2021 and pay for improved facilities. The proposals … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Official opening of Guildford Fire Station; Still time to apply for community cash

Official opening of Guildford Fire Station  The official opening of a new fire station in Guildford will take place this Friday (26 June) with a host of guests attending including HRH The Duke of Gloucester, Surrey Chairman Sally Marks and Cabinet Associate for Community Safety Services Kay Hammond. The station, based at Ladymead, includes better … Continue reading

Recycle plastic bottles to save taxpayers £200,000-a-year

More than £200,000-a-year would be saved for frontline services if every Surrey resident recycled one extra plastic bottle per week instead of throwing it in the bin. As Recycle Week gets underway, Surrey County Council has revealed that 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste are thrown away each year instead of being recycled – a recycling … Continue reading

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Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks has opened a new Coroner's Court complex in Woking.

Chief Coroner of England and Wales, His Honour Judge Peter Thornton QC and Her Majesty's Senior Coroner for Surrey, Richard Travers,

New library and community centre opens in Cobham

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