The National Flood Forum will provide Surrey residents with advice about what to do after the recent flooding at Guildford, Tandridge and Leatherhead next week. For more information about the dates and locations, visit the Surrey County Council website.
Surrey continues to provide most children with a secondary school place of their choice. The news comes as children find out this week which school they have got a place at in September. 83% get their first preference 94% get one of their top three preferences Linda Kemeny said: “I am delighted that so many … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s website has been awarded a maximum four-star rating in a new national report while also being one of a handful labelled a “favourite site”. The annual report by the Society of Information Technology Management (Socitm) rates the performance of council websites each year and Surrey’s newly designed site was among just 31 … Continue reading
Temporary defences to protect waterworks serving thousands of homes on the county border with London from flooding are set to be finished this evening in a joint project between councils and the military. In response to record water levels caused by rainfall on the Caterham Bourne, a joint emergency project by Surrey, Tandridge and Croydon … Continue reading
A joint operation between councils and the military started today to prevent flooding from shutting down a waterworks that serves thousands of homes on the county border with London. In response to record water levels caused by rainfall on the Caterham Bourne, a joint emergency project by Surrey, Tandridge and Croydon councils, plus the military and the Environment Agency, … Continue reading
Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge on the impact of flooding in the county and the council’s partnership recovery effort: ”Our staff and members have been working around the clock with the police, the Environment Agency, the military, local councils and other agencies to support our communities to get through a situation that has, for many … Continue reading
The repair bill to fix Surrey’s flood-affected roads and bridges over Christmas has spiralled to £12.5 million – before this month’s flooding is even taken into account. A major clear-up of the 2,500 worst-affected Surrey roads is underway after devastating flooding twice hit the county over Christmas and again this month. Over Christmas, heavy storms … Continue reading
A waterworks serving up to almost 50,000 homes in Surrey and London will be protected under an emergency flood relief project started today (Friday). The Environment Agency and Tandridge, Croydon and Surrey councils have teamed up to create an emergency plan to stop record levels of water from the Caterham Bourne from flooding Kenley waterworks. If … Continue reading
County council staff are working round the clock so schools in flood-hit areas open as usual after the half-term break. Education and property teams are putting in a big effort alongside schools to ensure pupils can return to classrooms on Monday. As flood water levels begin to drop, a clean-up operation is in full swing … Continue reading
Surrey firefighters are continuing to help the county’s flood-hit communities as part of the response to adverse weather in the region. The fire and rescue service currently have a number of High Volume Pumping (HVP) units in the Lower Thames area of Surrey. The intention is to help communities to begin recovering from the flooding and … Continue reading
If all the reusable sofas and beds that were thrown away in Surrey last year were laid end to end, they would snake up and down Box Hill 10 times. The line would contain 25,000 pieces of furniture and stretch for 30 miles. In total, 4,500 tonnes of furniture which could still be used are … Continue reading
Organisers have announced the results of a ballot for cyclists to enter this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey event through the county. Click here for a link to the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey release.
The estimated repair bill to fix Surrey’s roads and bridges has hit the £6 million mark as engineers draw up a hitlist of the worst-affected spots – with more rain forecast. Torrential rain, strong winds and burst riverbanks over Christmas and the New Year prompted county council roads teams to work around the clock to … Continue reading
A major scheme to regenerate Woking town centre and build a new fire station has been submitted to the borough council. For more information, click here
A Surrey pensioner fleeced out of £200,000 over 56 years by callous con artists has stopped after a campaign by Surrey County Council. Fake lottery and horoscope tricksters duped Sylvia Kneller, of Farnham, who sent money as deposits for phoney prizes. To make matters worse, her husband left her, but still Ms Kneller believed in … Continue reading