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Adverse weather in Surrey

With adverse weather conditions continuing to affect Surrey, residents and drivers are being urged to keep updated on flood alerts and weather warnings. Skips were today provided to help residents affected by flooding clear up debris and throw out rubbish. A list of the locations are below. Advice on what to do after flooding can be found … Continue reading

Rain and wind warning for Surrey

With rain and strong winds forecast to hit the region tonight and tomorrow, residents and drivers are being urged to keep updated on flood alerts and weather warnings. Residents can find out the latest on river flooding and the weather by visiting the Environment Agency and Met Office websites. To contact the Environment Agency’s floodline, call 08459 881188. … 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

Key facts ahead of national fire strikes

Ahead of the national fire strikes over the new year, here are some key facts: When are the fire strikes? A planned strike on Tuesday 24 December between 7pm and midnight was called off in Surrey by the local Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU) after the Environment Agency issued a severe weather warning for the county. … 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

Fire at Chessington World of Adventures

London Fire Brigade tackled a fire at Chessington World of Adventures today. The theme park was not open to the public when London crews were called to deal with the blaze at the Creaky Cafe at 8.40am. The fire was brought under control just after 11am. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service crews supported their London … Continue reading

Surrey streetlight scheme set to finish a year ahead of schedule

A scheme to replace Surrey’s night-time orange glow with nearly 90,000 brighter energy-efficient lights is on course to finish almost a year ahead of schedule. Speedy progress has seen more than 75,000 new streetlights installed, meaning one of the country’s biggest roll-outs of smart lamps is due to be completed next April. Contractors Skanska and … 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

Surrey to receive £72 million for school places

Following the news that Surrey County Council will receive £72 million over three years from the government towards paying for 16,000 extra school places, Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning Linda Kemeny said: “We’re pleased that the government has listened to us. The fact that we’ve been given one of the biggest shares of funding … 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

Village gets high-speed broadband Christmas present

Local schoolchildren joined Surrey County Council leader David Hodge to celebrate the delivery of a Christmas present to the village of Warlingham – access to high-speed broadband. They ‘unwrapped’ a new Cabinet that will let 3,000 homes and businesses connect to a high-quality service over the coming weeks. The unveiling was part of the authority’s … 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

Routes agreed for 2014 cycling festival in Surrey

The routes for next year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling events have been agreed in principle by Surrey County Council. The Cabinet today agreed the routes after asking local parish, borough, district and county councillors for feedback, and also decided in principle to hold the RideLondon-Surrey 100 and Classic events for another four years. Prudential RideLondon-Surrey will … Continue reading

Surrey sports clubs and groups benefit from RideLondon cash

Capel Cricket Club, Leatherhead and Dorking Gymnastics Club and Guildford City Youth Project are among 10 clubs, groups and organisations that have won more than £380,000 in grants following Surrey County Council’s involvement in the successful Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycling event. The money was awarded by the London Marathon Charitable Trust. The trust owns London Marathon … Continue reading

Surrey apprenticeships keep on climbing

Apprenticeships keep on climbing in Surrey – surging by more than 8% in a year. Latest annual figures reveal the number of new Surrey apprentices aged 19 to 24 swelled by 8.4% to more than 2,200. And the number of 18-year-olds starting apprenticeships shot up by 6.5% in the year to August, with more than … Continue reading

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