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Schools funding boost welcomed by Surrey County Council

Surrey County Council has welcomed a major funding lift from Government which will ensure more children will be able to access a world-class education and have the best possible start to life. Funding for schools in Surrey will rise by 4.62% per pupil from next year, ensuring that per-pupil funding for all schools can rise … Continue reading

AUDIO: BBC Surrey & Sussex interview on World Mental Health Day about ways to improve well-being

Maya Twardzicki, of Surrey County Council’s public health team, talked to BBC Surrey & Sussex yesterday on World Mental Health Day about how using the Wheel of Well-being can boost health and happiness. For more information about the Wheel of Well-being and local services, visit the Healthy Surrey website.   – Audio courtesy of BBC … Continue reading

Tina Thorburn’s latest roadworks update

A round-up of the latest roadworks in Surrey with Tina Thorburn. 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.

VIDEO: First of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey planted

The first of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey were planted on Saturday (5 October) at the Surrey Hills Wood Fair. It was the launch of the Surrey County Council project to plant a new tree for every resident by 2030. The people who planted the first trees included Vice Lord Lieutenant of Surrey Bill … Continue reading

Cabinet Member calls for government support in tackling unauthorised waste sites

Surrey Councillor Mike Goodman has raised concerns that the current system of dealing with unauthorised waste sites isn’t effective in a letter to the Secretary of State. The Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste highlighted issues in the planning and licensing system for waste sites as well capacity issues within the Environment Agency in a … Continue reading

VIDEO: County councillor takes on stop smoking challenge to kick 30-year habit

Surrey County Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Health is encouraging Surrey smokers to try quitting for 28 days – by taking up the challenge herself. Alison Griffiths is taking part in the 28 Day Challenge run by Surrey’s local stop smoking service, One You Surrey. Research shows that people who stop smoking for 28 days … Continue reading

AUDIO: Mike Goodman talks to BBC Surrey about plans to plant 1.2 million trees

Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste Mike Goodman speaks to BBC Surrey about plans to plant 1.2 million trees in the county. – Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Eighties Green Goddess backs Surrey campaign

Green Goddess Diana Moran has told how exercise helped her combat osteoporosis as she backed a new campaign promoting the benefits of regular physical activity for older Surrey residents. The fitness guru from 1980s breakfast TV, who lives in Surrey and is now in her eighties herself, is supporting an initiative launching today, on International … Continue reading

First of 1.2 million new Surrey trees to be planted on Saturday

Surrey County Council has committed to facilitate the planting of 1.2 million trees – one for every Surrey resident – by 2030. This Saturday (5 October), the first will be planted at the Surrey Hills Wood Fair in Cranleigh. The tree will be planted by Tony Samuels, Chairman of SCC, and Tim Oliver, Leader of … Continue reading

New safeguarding arrangements for children in Surrey

The new Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership replaces Surrey Safeguarding Children Board from September 2019. The partnership is jointly and equally led by Surrey County Council, Surrey Police and Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group on behalf of all Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS providers in Surrey. The three safeguarding partners will form a new Executive … Continue reading

Tina Thorburn’s latest roadworks update

The latest 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.

Oxted recognised for being dementia friendly

The Alzheimer’s Society has recognised Oxted as a Dementia Friendly Community. Surrey County Council has been working with the local borough council, community and voluntary organisations, as well as local businesses and residents to support those living with dementia in Oxted. The town has been recognised for its support to help people living with dementia … Continue reading

Children with special educational needs will have school places closer to home under new plans announced today

An extra 883 specialist school places in mainstream and special schools in Surrey will be provided over the next four years under plans outlined by Surrey County Council today. Julie Iles, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for All Age Learning, said: “Crucially, this plan will allow our children and young people with special education needs and … Continue reading

VIDEO: Cabinet agree to implement the Making Surrey Safer Plan

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet today agreed to implement the proposals in Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s Making Surrey Safer Plan. When introducing the paper Tim Oliver the Leader of Surrey County Council said “The intention of this plan is to modernise the service and make it fit for purpose for the next 20 years, reflecting … Continue reading

VIDEO: Veterans get together at new drop-in event

A new drop-in hub is bringing Epsom and Ewell veterans together and giving them access to advice and support. At their last meeting, they socialised over chicken provided by Nando’s Epsom and met staff from organisations who can point them towards help. The hub is one of several around Surrey aimed at expanding support for … Continue reading

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