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ROUND UP: Rich history recognised; Deciding your next career step; How to become a county councillor

Rich history recognised

More than 250 people flocked to this year’s Surrey Heritage Showcase featuring advice on creating a family tree and activities for children.IMG_0101

The event in Shere, which was opened by Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks, gave those attending the chance to learn more about the rich history of the village and the surrounding area.

Experts from Surrey History Centre were on hand to give advice and guidance on tracing family histories and preserving old documents and photos, while children had the chance to take part in a mini-archaelogical dig to discover the thrill of unearthing historic gems.

Mrs Marks said: “It was a wonderful opportunity for myself and visitors alike to meet with local heritage experts including archivists, archaeologists and conservationists to learn more and to celebrate our county’s rich and diverse past.”

 

Deciding your next career step

Hundreds of young people are set to descend on Surrey’s biggest jobs, apprenticeships and skills fair next week.

The Surrey Opportunities Fair is open to all young people and gives them the chance to find out about the wide range of options available to them as part of efforts to tackle the number of young people not in education, employment or training.

Organised by Surrey County Council, the free event takes place at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Tuesday 13 October between 3.30pm and 6.30pm and is open to the public.

The council revealed earlier this year that it had created more than 1,500 apprenticeships through a cash incentive scheme.

For more information about the fair, visit the county council website.

 

How to become a county councillor

People interested in becoming a county councillor are being offered the opportunity to learn about the role.

Surrey County Council is running the free session, which will be held at the authority’s headquarters in Kingston, to give people a chance to understand what being a councillor involves, have a tour of the building and know how the process of standing for election works.

The event takes place on Tuesday 3 November between 3pm and 7.30pm.

More information on the event and how to book tickets can be found online.

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