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Spelthorne’s new fire station opens

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.

New firefighters for Surrey

24 new full-time firefighters graduated from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service today. Fire and Rescue Service recruits showcased their skills at a ‘passing out parade’ after completing 13 weeks of training. A series of demonstrations including tackling a fire, performing a rescue from a third floor window and dealing with a road traffic collision took … Continue reading

Tina Thorburn’s latest roadworks update

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.

Government report published on Surrey’s Youth Offending Service

A government report has criticised the work of Surrey’s Youth Offending Service. The report highlighted that more work needs to be done to ensure we have the right response to meet the level of offending, around collecting data, staff readiness to respond to issues of safety and wellbeing, and around ensuring the safety of children … Continue reading

Tackling climate change in Surrey

Residents can now share their views on how Surrey County Council can take action to tackle climate change in the county. The council wants to know what local communities are already doing to reduce their environmental impact, or what would encourage other people to change their behaviour at home and work. Local environmental groups, professionals, … Continue reading

Tina Thorburn’s latest roadworks update

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.

Raising the rainbow flag in Surrey

Today, staff at Surrey County Council attended a flag raising ceremony to celebrate inclusion and diversity in Surrey. The event hosted by Vice-Chairman of Surrey County Council Helyn Clack, is a formal show of support from Surrey County Council to raise awareness of LGBT+ culture in Surrey and the community. Among those who attended included … Continue reading

Tour de France stage winner leads world-class Classic line up this Sunday

Three-time 2019 Tour de France stage winner Caleb Ewan, who won last Saturday’s final stage on the Champs-Elysees, heads a world-class Start List for the 2019 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic this Sunday. The race distance for the professionals is 169km. Ewan (team Lotto Soudal) is one of four stage winners from the Tour de France who … Continue reading

Partnership project wins award for supporting women with learning disabilities to attend breast cancer screening

A Surrey partnership project has won a national award for improving access to breast cancer screening services for women with learning disabilities. A group of women with learning disabilities played a key role in the success of the project after working with the project team to help them understand the reasons for low numbers attending … Continue reading

A320 north corridor improvements are a regional priority

Responding to today’s news that the A320 north corridor has been identified as a priority road scheme for the south east, Surrey County Council’s Deputy Leader Colin Kemp said: “The A320 north corridor scheme is important for Runnymede borough’s local plan and also to increase capacity of the local road network which will support housing … Continue reading

Audio: Figures show reduction in Surrey road fatalities

Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Highways Matt Furniss speaks to BBC Surrey following government statistics showing fatalities on Surrey’s roads have fallen. -Audio from BBC Surrey

Tina Thorburn’s latest roadworks update

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.

New Regional Adoption Agency

Quicker matching and widened choice of families for children From April 2020 ‘Adoption South East’, Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) will provide adoption services as a collaboration between Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Councils. ‘Adoption South East’ (ASE) will aim to find families for up to 150 children annually, and support several … Continue reading

AUDIO: Water safety interview with Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

Group Commander, Community Safety and Risk Reduction Paul Kenny from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service speaks to BBC Surrey about staying safe around water. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Guildford MP praises dedication of Surrey social workers

Education Minister Anne Milton MP congratulated Surrey County Council social workers this week for the ‘passion and energy’ they’ve shown as they strive to improve services for children and families in Surrey. The Guildford MP met staff working in the new Children’s Single Point of Access (C-SPA), which is the gateway to all support, information … Continue reading

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