All 15 of Surrey’s community recycling centres (CRCs) will remain open and there will be no charges for wood waste, under proposals to be agreed by Surrey County Council’s cabinet. The recommendations to be discussed by the cabinet on Tuesday 29 October include: · Keeping Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham CRCs open on their current … Continue reading
The Chief Coroner and the Royal College of Pathologists have each issued their response to the ‘Regulation 28’ report for the prevention of future deaths issued by His Honour Peter Rook QC, Assistant Coroner for Surrey, at the conclusion of the Inquest into the death of Geoff Gray. Pte Gray was found dead at Princess … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has welcomed a major funding lift from Government which will ensure more children will be able to access a world-class education and have the best possible start to life. Funding for schools in Surrey will rise by 4.62% per pupil from next year, ensuring that per-pupil funding for all schools can rise … Continue reading
Maya Twardzicki, of Surrey County Council’s public health team, talked to BBC Surrey & Sussex yesterday on World Mental Health Day about how using the Wheel of Well-being can boost health and happiness. For more information about the Wheel of Well-being and local services, visit the Healthy Surrey website. – Audio courtesy of BBC … Continue reading
A round-up of the latest roadworks in Surrey with Tina Thorburn. An update on the works taking place on Surrey’s roads from the county council’s highways team. More information on these roadworks along with details of other works is available at surreycc.gov.uk/roadworks.
The first of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey were planted on Saturday (5 October) at the Surrey Hills Wood Fair. It was the launch of the Surrey County Council project to plant a new tree for every resident by 2030. The people who planted the first trees included Vice Lord Lieutenant of Surrey Bill … Continue reading
Surrey Councillor Mike Goodman has raised concerns that the current system of dealing with unauthorised waste sites isn’t effective in a letter to the Secretary of State. The Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste highlighted issues in the planning and licensing system for waste sites as well capacity issues within the Environment Agency in a … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Health is encouraging Surrey smokers to try quitting for 28 days – by taking up the challenge herself. Alison Griffiths is taking part in the 28 Day Challenge run by Surrey’s local stop smoking service, One You Surrey. Research shows that people who stop smoking for 28 days … Continue reading
Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste Mike Goodman speaks to BBC Surrey about plans to plant 1.2 million trees in the county. – Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey
Green Goddess Diana Moran has told how exercise helped her combat osteoporosis as she backed a new campaign promoting the benefits of regular physical activity for older Surrey residents. The fitness guru from 1980s breakfast TV, who lives in Surrey and is now in her eighties herself, is supporting an initiative launching today, on International … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has committed to facilitate the planting of 1.2 million trees – one for every Surrey resident – by 2030. This Saturday (5 October), the first will be planted at the Surrey Hills Wood Fair in Cranleigh. The tree will be planted by Tony Samuels, Chairman of SCC, and Tim Oliver, Leader of … Continue reading
The new Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership replaces Surrey Safeguarding Children Board from September 2019. The partnership is jointly and equally led by Surrey County Council, Surrey Police and Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group on behalf of all Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS providers in Surrey. The three safeguarding partners will form a new Executive … Continue reading
The latest update on the works taking place on Surrey’s roads from the county council’s highways team. More information on these roadworks along with details of other works is available at surreycc.gov.uk/roadworks.
The Alzheimer’s Society has recognised Oxted as a Dementia Friendly Community. Surrey County Council has been working with the local borough council, community and voluntary organisations, as well as local businesses and residents to support those living with dementia in Oxted. The town has been recognised for its support to help people living with dementia … Continue reading
An extra 883 specialist school places in mainstream and special schools in Surrey will be provided over the next four years under plans outlined by Surrey County Council today. Julie Iles, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for All Age Learning, said: “Crucially, this plan will allow our children and young people with special education needs and … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Cabinet today agreed to implement the proposals in Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s Making Surrey Safer Plan. When introducing the paper Tim Oliver the Leader of Surrey County Council said “The intention of this plan is to modernise the service and make it fit for purpose for the next 20 years, reflecting … Continue reading
A new drop-in hub is bringing Epsom and Ewell veterans together and giving them access to advice and support. At their last meeting, they socialised over chicken provided by Nando’s Epsom and met staff from organisations who can point them towards help. The hub is one of several around Surrey aimed at expanding support for … Continue reading
Now children are back at school, Surrey County Council is encouraging parents and carers to switch off their car engines while they’re waiting to pick up children at the end of the day. This is to help improve air quality. Earlier in the summer Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, went out with … Continue reading
An update on the works taking place on Surrey’s roads from the county council’s highways team. More information on these roadworks along with details of other works is available at surreycc.gov.uk/roadworks.
Care workers have been recognised for their support and commitment to Surrey residents. They were celebrated at an event held this week to mark Professional Care Workers Day. Testimonials from care homes and other care providers were read out highlighting the exceptional dedication of care workers to the vulnerable people they support. One care worker … Continue reading
Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, would like to hear ideas from Surrey’s communities on how we can tackle climate change.
Surrey County Council has been working with local bus operators to offer residents improved services on a number of routes from Monday 2 September. The changes are: Service 28 – Woking, Brookwood, Pirbright, Worplesdon, Guildford The council has worked with Falcon Buses to provide an hourly service, an improvement on the current service which runs … Continue reading
A new fire station – Fordbridge – opened in Spelthorne this week. Fordbridge is in an optimal location and replaces Staines and Sunbury fire stations. The station is contemporary, efficient and has training facilities that meet the needs of 21st century firefighters.