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Five new firefighters graduate in Surrey

The latest group of new recruits have celebrated passing their training with Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) this week. A special graduation ceremony was held on Sunday 27 September at the service’s headquarters in Reigate, with family, friends and others able to watch virtually via Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s official Facebook page. Firefighters … Continue reading

Surrey County Council invests £36m to create hundreds of additional specialist school places

Surrey’s children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are set to benefit from a much broader choice of schools and placements within the county following the council’s decision to invest £36m in widening its specialist education provision. This latest investment will create 213 additional specialist school places for the academic year … Continue reading

An update on COVID-19 cases in Surrey

Friday 25th September Data is showing some rises in COVID-19 case numbers in some areas of Surrey and residents should remain vigilant to slow any spread of the virus. We are confirming today that we have now seen a small rise in cases in Runnymede Borough. Surrey County Council and the Local Resilience Forum partners have committed to … Continue reading

Grassroots groups which support people in their communities can apply to new grants scheme

Grassroots groups which help keep people living independently in their communities are being invited to apply for grants from a new Surrey County Council fund. The Adult Social Care Supportive Communities Fund was launched this week to support local groups and networks which make a difference to the lives of residents who are isolated and … Continue reading

NHS COVID-19 App Launches

New app will help fight the spread of coronavirus in Surrey Thursday 24th September 2020 – The NHS Covid-19 app is now available to download for anyone over the age of 16 in England and Wales. With multiple functions and using privacy protected technology, the app is the fastest way to see if you are … Continue reading

Surrey care home resident born with rare heart condition celebrates milestone birthday

A resident at a Surrey County Council care home whose family was told she wouldn’t reach her first birthday has celebrated turning 50. Sam Matthews was born with a complex congenital heart condition and endured numerous hospital admissions including some in the past year. Sam lives at Rodney House, a residential home in Walton-on-Thames for … Continue reading

Spelthorne added to government Covid-19 watchlist

Due to a continued rise in coronavirus cases, Spelthorne Borough has now been placed on the government’s Covid-19 watchlist and is officially an ‘area of concern’. Data shows a sustained rise in coronavirus case numbers in Spelthorne that is out of step with the rest of Surrey, in particular, Staines-upon-Thames, Ashford, Stanwell, Shepperton, Sunbury-on-Thames, Halliford … Continue reading

New adoption campaign to help Surrey children looking for new families

Adoption agencies across the country have joined forces to launch a nationwide recruitment campaign to raise awareness of adoption. In the UK, there are almost 3,000 children in need of an adoptive family1 and the number of adoptions in England has fallen by a third in four years. In response, the new #YouCanAdopt campaign will … Continue reading

An update on COVID-19 cases in Surrey

Thursday 10th September 2020 Data is showing some rises in COVID-19 case numbers in some areas of Surrey and residents should remain vigilant to slow any spread of the virus. We are confirming today that we have now seen a small rise in cases in areas of Spelthorne – Staines, Ashford and Stanwell. Surrey County … Continue reading

New monitoring service launched to support people with dementia and carers across Surrey during pandemic

People with dementia and their carers can now sign up for a new, free of charge NHS remote monitoring service offering increased support during the coronavirus pandemic. The service is offered by local NHS provider, Surrey and Borders Partnership, smart home monitoring provider, Howz, Surrey County Council and Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership. It … Continue reading

An update on COVID-19 cases in Surrey

Thursday 3rd September 2020 Data is showing some rises in COVID-19 case numbers in areas of Surrey and residents should remain vigilant to slow any spread of the virus. As part of the Local Outbreak Control Plan for Surrey we made a commitment to be open and transparent about our response to COVID-19. Therefore, it … Continue reading

Surrey Students Getting Back to School Safely

Schools and colleges in Surrey are due to welcome all pupils back through their doors for the start of the school year this week. Schools and colleges have been building on measures they introduced before the summer break to accommodate all year groups back into class. Surrey County Council has been working with schools and … Continue reading

Surrey County Council appoints new Executive Director of Children, Families and Lifelong Learning

Surrey County Council (SCC) has appointed Rachael Wardell as its new Executive Director of Children, Families and Lifelong Learning. She takes up the post in early December, joining from her current role as Director of Children, Schools and Families for the London Borough of Merton. Previously Rachael spent five years as Director of Children’s Services … Continue reading

Brighter Future for Youth Clubs in Surrey

Local groups to be supported to make better use of Surrey Youth Centres Youth clubs owned and leased by Surrey County Council are to be opened up for use by local communities to boost activities available to young people. Surrey County Council today announced its decision to allow community, voluntary and faith groups to run … Continue reading

What’s your carbon footprint?

Surrey County Council has launched a new tool to help residents understand their carbon footprint and how to reduce it. The online, interactive tool shows the breakdown of an average Surrey resident’s carbon footprint into four categories – travel, home, food and consumer goods. Each section includes an explanation of how we generate carbon, for … Continue reading

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