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VIDEO: Latest news about work on Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives an update on the work taking place on Surrey’s roads. In the video below she provides information about a scheme in Guildford to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists and gives a progress report on work taking place at the Runnymede roundabout to reduce congestion.

VIDEO: Reuse shops up and running at four Surrey recycling centres

Reuse shops which give a new lease of life to unwanted items dropped off at community recycling centres are up and running in Surrey. The Revive reuse shops are located at recycling centres in Leatherhead, Redhill, Witley and Redhill. The shops are treasure troves of interesting items selling everything from furniture, TVs and crockery to bikes, … Continue reading

VIDEO: Trading standards warning after doorstep foam insulation sellers target residents

If you’re looking at reducing your energy costs visit Action Surrey here for free advice and a list of vetted installers. To report an incident contact trading standards through the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06. If you feel under real threat or in danger, contact the police on 101 or in … Continue reading

86% of Surrey pupils offered their first choice primary school

Eighty-six per cent of Surrey children who applied for Reception Class places this year were offered their first choice school. Almost all applicants – 96 per cent – were allocated one of their top three preferred schools. Mary Lewis, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, said: “I’m really pleased we’ve been able to offer … Continue reading

VIDEO: Volunteers’ “remarkable commitment” praised

Volunteers from across Surrey have been praised for their “remarkable commitment” to helping others at an event staged by county council chairman Peter Martin. Each volunteer was handed a certificate and a medal at the County Hall ceremony organised to celebrate “the unsung individuals” who work tirelessly in their communities. Jeremy Pursehouse, who was among … Continue reading

VIDEOS: Cabinet Member Colin Kemp checks on work to deal with winter roads damage

Following Surrey County Council’s investment of an extra £5 million to deal with damage caused by the recent severe weather, work got under way today at Stoughton Road in Guildford and Seven Hills Road in Elmbridge. Cabinet Member for Highways Colin Kemp went along to check on progress. Colin Kemp gives a live update from … Continue reading

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn rounds up the latest news about work on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives an update on the work being done on Surrey’s roads. In the video below she provides the latest information about work taking place on Seven Hills Road in Elmbridge and Stoughton Road in Guildford as well as providing an update on the Runnymede roundabout scheme to … Continue reading

VIDEO: Work starts to tackle winter roads damage

Work has started to deal with damage to roads caused by ice and snow after Surrey County Council announced it was investing an extra £5 million last month. The council’s highways team is carrying out repairs at Ashurst Road in Ash Vale and today Cabinet Member for Highways Colin Kemp outlined immediate action at Seven … Continue reading

VIDEO: South Western Railway improvements welcomed

Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport Mike Goodman today welcomed the timetable improvements made by South Western Railway after Surrey County Council worked with the train company on making changes. More details can be found in an SWR press release.

Pre-inquest review hearing into death of Pte Geoff Gray to be held in London

A pre-inquest review hearing into the death of Private Geoff Gray will take place in London on Friday 6 April 2018. It is being held in advance of the fresh inquest into Pte Gray’s death which is likely to be heard in 2019. Pte Gray was found dead at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey in … Continue reading

Round-up: Esso events about replacement fuel pipeline consultation; Library treasure hunt

Esso events about consultation on replacement fuel pipeline Esso is staging a series of events in Surrey for residents to find out more about its proposals for a replacement aviation fuel pipeline. It plans to replace around 55 miles of underground pipe and has launched a consultation about possible options. The next Surrey event will … Continue reading

VIDEO: Round-up of the latest work on Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team provides an update on the work taking place on Surrey’s roads, including advance warning of a bridge closure in Leatherhead next month for a resurfacing scheme.

Funding boost for veteran drop-in centres

Armed forces veterans will be better supported thanks to a funding boost of almost £150,000 for drop-in centres around the South East. The award – from the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant Fund – will go towards expanding local support for former military personnel who often find it harder to access public services. The … Continue reading

Sean Benton inquest: diagram of barracks released

An exhibit from the inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton has been released. Pte Benton died at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey in June 1995. The High Court ruled in October 2016 that the inquest into his death held in July 1995 should be quashed and a fresh inquest ordered. The new inquest … Continue reading

Gritters ready as snow forecast for the weekend

With temperatures set to drop and snow forecast in Surrey over the weekend, our gritters will be going out spreading salt over the weekend starting at 4am on Saturday morning. Surrey County Council stockpiled 14,500 tonnes of salt ahead of the winter and has a fleet of 39 gritters to help keep the county moving, … Continue reading

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