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Flooding update

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

Discarded furniture would snake up and down Box Hill 10 times

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

Ballot results announced for this summer’s cycling festival in Surrey

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.

£6 million bill for Surrey County Council to fix flood-damaged roads

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

Woking town centre revamp plans submitted

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

£200k rip-off victim’s scam mail warning

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

Ice Age discovery under Surrey fire station yard

Remains from the end of the last Ice Age have been unearthed in Surrey 14,000 years later – just one inch below where archaeologists started combing for clues.  The very rare ancient artefacts – more than 2,400 flints shaped into tools and blades – were dug up during Surrey County Council’s initial work to build … Continue reading

Surrey County Council to spend millions on flood-damaged roads

Millions of pounds are set to be spent on repairing roads damaged by the Christmas floods as part of Surrey County Council’s ongoing response to the recent severe weather. Since storms led to burst riverbanks and wider flooding over Christmas and the New Year, the county council has worked around the clock to clear hundreds … Continue reading

Key facts ahead of national fire strike

Ahead of the latest national fire strike tomorrow morning, here are some key facts: When is the fire strike? Friday 3 January 2014 between 6.30am and 8.30am. Why is the strike happening? The strike is taking place because of a national dispute between central Government and the Fire Brigades’ Union over proposed changes to firefighters’ … Continue reading

Flooding in Surrey

CHRISTMAS DAY UPDATE: The severe flooding warning issued by the Environment Agency yesterday for the Leatherhead and Fetcham areas has been downgraded. A flood warning is now in place. DECEMBER 24: The Environment Agency has issued a severe weather warning for the Leatherhead and Fetcham areas after storms raised river levels. Mole Valley District Council … Continue reading

Stormy weather update

Surrey County Council is prepared for severe weather which is expected to hit the region today. With the Met Office predicting strong winds and heavy rain, teams are on standby to deal with any impact such as fallen trees across roads. Drivers and residents are being urged to keep updated on weather warnings, flood alerts … Continue reading

Beat the Christmas rush with digital journey planner

A new online journey planner that helps Surrey shoppers beat the last-minute Christmas rush and even watch their weight is available from the county council. The real-time planner – which is available at http://www.travelsmartsurrey.info - saves time, money and carbon emissions by giving the latest and best routes for driving, walking, cycling and public transport, such … Continue reading

Third council set to join Surrey roadworks clampdown

A Surrey County Council permit scheme to ease the pain of roadworks could extend to the equivalent of halfway across Wales if Bracknell Forest signs up. Bracknell Forest councillors are consulting on whether to join the roadworks permit scheme, launched by Surrey and East Sussex county councils last month to decide how works are done, … Continue reading

County council approves investment in Merstham regeneration

Part of Merstham will get a facelift with new shops, homes and community facilities after Surrey County Council’s Cabinet approved a partnership with Reigate & Banstead Council and a housing association. Click here for more information. Earlier this week, Surrey County Council’s joint project with Reigate and Banstead to regenerate the Preston area with new … Continue reading

Preston regeneration moves a step closer

Surrey County Council’s joint project with Reigate and Banstead Borough Council to regenerate the Preston area with new homes and community facilities has moved a step closer after the borough approved a key part of the scheme. For more information, click here

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