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ROUND-UP: Farm Project recognised for helping young people; Work underway to improve road safety

Farm Project recognised for helping young people

Eve Turner (front row, left) with some of the Farm Project team and the young people they help

A Surrey County Council project where disadvantaged young people get hands-on work experience with animals and farming has been named as one of the best in the country at the Children and Young People Now Awards.

The Farm Project, in Outwood, Tandridge, provides a relaxed atmosphere to help people deal with issues such as mental health, substance misuse and homelessness.

One young person said: “It’s a great opportunity for personal development and work experience. It’s drawn me out of myself.

“It has improved my anxiety and makes me feel better about getting out of bed in the morning. I feel ready to try college now.”

To find out more about the Farm Project, contact Jan Smith via email on jan.smith@surreycc.gov.uk.

Work underway to improve road safety

The completed box junction on the A30 in Bagshot

A host of road safety improvements are in the pipeline as part of combined efforts from Surrey County Council and Windlesham Parish Council.

More than £36,000 is being spent on a number of projects in and around Windlesham including a priority give-way scheme in School Road, bollards in Chertsey Road to prevent vehicles mounting the pavement and a yellow box junction on the A30 in Bagshot.

Funding comes from the parish’s budget which includes Community Infrastructure Levy money – what developers pay as part of the planning process to fund new infrastructure projects – with work being carried out by the county council after the two authorities met to discuss the plans.

Rebecca Jennings-Evans, chairman of Windlesham Parish Council, said: “The parish council is at the heart of the community it serves and we are pleased to have been able to collaborate with Surrey County Council and pool resources to deliver projects that reflect the needs of our residents.”

Colin Kemp, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “We’re always looking to work with the districts, boroughs and parishes to better understand the needs of residents. We were more than happy to team up with Windlesham to help them work out which projects they want to prioritise, and now we’re getting on with the work it really shows the benefits of councils working together.”

 

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