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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

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

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

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

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

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