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Surrey secures nearly £3million of additional support for the county’s most vulnerable people

Surrey County Council has been awarded nearly £3million to provide additional, tailored support to homeless people and other vulnerable adults, to help them rebuild their lives.   The council, working with a range of public service and voluntary sector partners, made a successful bid for funds under the Changing Futures programme, which aims to support those … Continue reading

Surrey County Council launches The Surrey Nature Explorer Passport for children

Surrey County Council has launched The Surrey Nature Explorer Passport for children ahead of the summer holidays. The Surrey Nature Explorer Passport holds captivating adventures that encourages families and children to explore our beautiful countryside and amazing libraries with a chance to win exciting prizes. Designed to offer a fun way for children aged 4 … Continue reading

Summary of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Meeting (20th July 21)

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet met this week and the important announcements are summarised below: Covid response Cabinet discussed a report outlining how the council and the Local Resilience Forum responded – and are still responding – to the COVID pandemic. The report looked at the key lessons learned, and how the council can continue to … Continue reading

Surrey Education partners launch children’s ‘brighter futures’ speech and language campaign

Surrey County Council and Education partners, including Schools Alliance for Excellence (SAfE) and early year providers, have come together to share five simple and fun ways for parents, carers and grandparents to help develop speech and language with their young children.  National research has shown that some young children’s speech and language development has been … Continue reading

Surrey County Council given ‘Gold’ award for services supporting armed forces

Surrey County Council (SCC) has been reaffirmed as a Ministry of Defence Gold Employers Recognition Scheme Award holder for their outstanding commitment and support to the Armed Forces Community. The county council has over 750 members of staff who have previously served in the armed forces, 28 reservists as well as a number of Cadet … Continue reading

Further £80k funding for Surrey families struggling financially

Surrey County Council’s Surrey Crisis Fund have been awarded a further £80k from the Government’s Local Covid Support Grant to provide financial support to those most in need. To date Surrey Crisis Fund has received £360,000 from the grant, in recognition of the devastating financial impact COVID has had on some of Surrey’s residents. The … Continue reading

Green economy is top of the agenda in Surrey

With climate change, decarbonisation and the green economy top of the agenda in Surrey, the county council is looking to work more closely with businesses with environmental priorities in line with its ‘Greener Future’ strategic priority. As part of this, the next ‘Spotlight on Surrey’ event on July 14 will focus on climate change and … Continue reading

Surrey launches new greener transport plan

Today marks the start of a three-month consultation on Surrey’s new Transport Plan which includes plans to reduce the 46% of carbon emissions currently generated by transport. Proposals to 2032 include increasing walking and cycling routes to encourage people out of their cars, providing more charging points and parking for electric vehicles, more bus services, … Continue reading

Council outlines plan to achieve Net-Zero Surrey by 2050

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet has approved the principles of Surrey’s Climate Change Delivery Plan which sets out how we all need to act to contribute to our ambition of Net-Zero carbon emissions for the County Council by 2030, and for the whole county by 2050.  Residents will be asked over the coming months to get … Continue reading

Partnership work promotes power of music to bridge gap between generations

Elderly residents from Keswick Care Home and children aged 10 and 11 from Eastwick School in Bookham are bridging the gap between generations, using music making to inspire confidence and tackle loneliness, anxiety and isolation. Sinead Mooney, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults, said: “This is such a heart-warming scheme which has brought so … Continue reading

Boost for Surrey’s bus services

Bus services in Guildford, Tandridge, Reigate & Banstead and Epsom & Ewell will see significant improvements from this month, following over £5m investment to enhance bus travel for residents. In Guildford works now underway to be completed by Spring 2022, include: Redesigning roads at locations where buses currently get held up to reduce bottlenecks and … Continue reading

Summary of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Meeting (29th June 21)

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet met this week and made a number of important announcements regarding the council’s future plans. These are summarised below: Strategy  Cabinet outlined the council’s main strategy as Surrey comes out of the COVID pandemic, and emphasised the four key strategic objectives:  Growing a sustainable economy  Tackling health inequality  Enabling a greener future  … Continue reading

Surge testing to be deployed to control spread of Covid-19 variant in two areas within Reigate & Banstead from Friday 18 June

Area one is focused around Banstead, Walton-on-the-Hill and Tattenham corner Area two is Reigate town centre Visit the postcode checker for quick reference to see affected areas Extensive surveillance of COVID-19 has identified that case rates in the borough of Reigate & Banstead have been increasing for the past few weeks. This is especially evident … Continue reading

Surrey partners come together to launch crucial campaign for Surrey Domestic Abuse Awareness Week

Surrey County Council, Surrey Police, District and Borough Councils and NHS partners with the four domestic abuse outreach services have come together for Surrey Domestic Abuse Awareness Week, 14-20 June, to raise awareness of the signs of domestic abuse, with a focus on coercive control in relationships. There has been a consistently higher number of … Continue reading

Major River Thames flood alleviation project passes key milestone

Thousands of homes across Surrey and the surrounding area are set to be better protected from flooding, after the Government approved the latest stage of the River Thames Scheme.  The Environment Agency and Surrey County Council are leading the partnership which will deliver the River Thames Scheme. The scheme will reduce the flood risk for … Continue reading

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