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Families warned over killer car seats

A Surrey County Council investigation has uncovered a market in deadly car seats that can kill a child at just 30mph. The council’s trading standards team is warning families of young children not to buy the illegal seats, which are imported from China and fail all UK safety standards. Crash testing done by Britax shows … Continue reading

Three more councils joining crackdown on roadworks congestion

Surrey’s initiative to ease the pain of congestion is set to stretch 130 miles once three councils join. As Bracknell Forest prepares to join the roadworks permit scheme launched by Surrey and East Sussex county councils, West Berkshire and Wokingham are just waiting for their applications to be rubber-stamped. Once all three are on board, … Continue reading

Riders race to sign up for Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 2015

More than 50,000 riders have registered interest in cycling next year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 event. The news comes just 72 hours after the ballot opened, and around a week after this year’s event attracted more than 20,000 riders and thousands of spectators to Surrey. For more information, read a press release on the Prudential RideLondon … Continue reading

Surrey welcomes Government money for vulnerable families

Over 500 extra Surrey families will get help to transform their lives after the Government rewarded the county council for being among the best at supporting those most in need. The Government today announced plans to give more money to the top-performing councils working with vulnerable families, including Surrey, whose programme has already helped 420 … Continue reading

Get in gear to sign up for RideLondon ballot

Cyclists hoping to participate in next year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 event will be able to sign up online from Monday 18 August. More details about registering for the ballot for places in next August’s mass participation ride can be found in a RideLondon press release.

Key facts ahead of national fire strikes

Ahead of this week’s and next week’s national fire strikes, please find more details below: When are the fire strikes? Daily from Saturday 9 August 2014 until Saturday 16 August 2014 inclusive, from 12pm-2pm and from 10.59pm-11.59pm. Why are the strikes happening? The Fire Brigades’ Union strikes are part of an ongoing national dispute between … Continue reading

Feedback spurs RideLondon route improvements

Surrey roads will re-open up to three hours earlier during this weekend’s second annual Prudential RideLondon cycling festival after the organisers acted on feedback from the county council and residents. The London & Surrey Cycling Partnership plans to re-open the outward 25-mile stretch between Hampton Court Bridge and Forest Green near Leith Hill on Sunday … Continue reading

Surrey community groups thank Prudential RideLondon for cash boost

Community groups have hailed Prudential RideLondon’s cycling events for improving their local areas after Surrey County Council’s involvement in last year’s inaugural festival. Earlier this year, more than £242,000 was given to nearly 30 groups by the London Marathon Charitable Trust, which runs the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey events that attracted thousands of riders and spectators last … Continue reading

Road repair software to save time and £100,000 a year

Surrey is set to get Google Street View-style software which will speed up road improvements and save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds. The county council is expected to save at least £100,000 and thousands of manpower hours per year when it becomes one of the first local authorities to introduce the software. Highways teams … Continue reading

VIDEO: Cyclists’ survival guide to toughest Surrey climbs of Prudential RideLondon 100

Riders from Nuun-Sigma Sport cycling team have given top tips on conquering the three toughest climbs on this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.

Elite cycling teams to compete at RideLondon-Surrey

Team Sky will be among 10 squads currently competing in the Tour de France that will race on Surrey’s roads next month in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic. For the full list of 25 teams taking part and for more information, visit the Prudential RideLondon website.

RideLondon-Surrey dates announced for 2015

The ballot will open next month for the 2015 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey festival of cycling. For more information, visit the Prudential RideLondon website.

Minister signs deal to boost Surrey’s economy

Surrey County Council Deputy Leader Peter Martin was on hand to witness newly-appointed Minister of State for Universities and Science Greg Clark sign a deal giving Surrey multi-million-pound funding as part of a first step towards long-term economic growth. The deal was confirmed at the Farnborough International Airshow. For more information, visit the Enterprise M3 … 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

Council office sharing saves £700,000

Surrey County Council has saved taxpayers around £700,000 in the last year thanks to sharing buildings with other organisations. The saving – enough money to pay for a year of residential care for 28 people or 70 school places – comes because sharing more buildings means paying less for rent, heating and repairs. Around 1,000 … Continue reading

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