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Time to be prepared for flooding

It’s Flood Action Week, so it’s time for Surrey residents who live near rivers or other watercourses, or who can be impacted by surface water or groundwater flooding, to be prepared in case of severe weather over the winter months. Making sure you’re aware of your home’s flood risk and getting prepared in case of … Continue reading

Surrey County Council launches Climate Change Delivery Plan at Symposium

Last night (24 November), Surrey County Council Leader, Tim Oliver, and Cabinet Member for the Environment, Marisa Heath, launched Surrey’s Climate Change Delivery Plan at the Surrey Hills AONB Climate Change and Biodiversity Symposium, following the plan’s approval by Cabinet last month. The event, hosted at the University of Surrey, was chaired by Radio 4 … Continue reading

2021 Surrey Business Awards Winners Announced

The best of business in Surrey was celebrated at the 2021 Surrey Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. The awards, organised by Platinum Media Group, are the largest event of its kind in the county. Over 320 of the county’s leading businesspeople gathered for the sell-out event held at Denbies Wine Estate on Thursday 18 November. … Continue reading

Pioneering home sensors help people live independently for longer

Hi-tech sensors fitted in everyday objects around the home are enabling older people to live independently for longer as part of a pioneering scheme in Surrey. The county council teamed up with Mole Valley District Council to trial the use of a revolutionary home monitoring system which can help identify early warning signs of declining … Continue reading

Tri-service emergency control room goes live for Surrey, West and East Sussex

A tri-service emergency control room for Surrey, West and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Services has gone live today (Wednesday 17 November). Surrey’s control room originally started taking calls for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) in December 2019. In January last year, East Sussex Fire Authority made the decision to join the tri-service … Continue reading

Council Leader Tim Oliver statement on Shepperton Studios expansion

Commenting on the announcement of the expansion of Shepperton Studios, Surrey County Council Leader Cllr Tim Oliver said: “This is excellent news for Shepperton Studios and for Surrey, which cements our reputation as a leading location for the UK and international film industry. This investment and partnership with Netflix, which is also investing $1 billion … Continue reading

Share your views on Surrey’s new Minerals and Waste Plan 

Surrey’s Minerals and Waste Plan outlines how we plan to ensure that there are enough minerals for construction in Surrey and enough facilities to manage our waste. Residents are being asked to share their views on the new 15-year draft plan which sets out issues and options, by completing the consultation survey which launches today. … Continue reading

BT handed £40,000 fine for works that risked harm

BT has been handed a £40,000 fine for failing to adequately guard their works and acting “recklessly” according to a judge. The firm was fined £40,000 plus costs at Guildford Magistrates Court in September for failing to properly guard works being carried out in Wings Road, Farnham during January of this year. It followed a … Continue reading

Veterans invited to join social groups and record their life stories in new pilot project

A new project is bringing together former service personnel through local friendship groups and offering them the opportunity to record their life stories for posterity. The initiative is currently focused on three areas of Surrey – Epsom and Ewell, Guildford and Surrey Heath – and could in future be extended more widely. Former service personnel … Continue reading

New on-demand bus service launches in Leatherhead

A digital demand responsive rural bus service that users can book via an app, online or by telephone, launches this week in West Leatherhead. Known as connect, the aim of the service is to increase accessibility and choice for bus travel in the more remote areas of Queen Elizabeth Foundation, Woodlands Road, Randalls Road (including … Continue reading

Surrey receives £5.3m funding as part of the Household Support Grant 

Surrey County Council has been allocated an additional £5.3million funding to continue to support Surrey’s most vulnerable households over the winter months. This is part of the Government’s new Household Support Grant.  The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) announced a new grant of £500 million to be allocated across the UK, running from October 2021 through to March 2022.   The grant enables the … Continue reading

Surrey marks COP26 and asks residents to get involved

As world leaders continue to come together in Glasgow to tackle the climate emergency, an event in Farnham next week will bring COP26 to Surrey. Surrey County Council will mark the UN Climate Change Conference with a special event in the town, and also by encouraging residents to get involved in tackling climate change by … Continue reading

Council Leader Tim Oliver statement on the Budget

Commenting on yesterday’s Budget and Spending Review, Surrey County Council Leader, Cllr Tim Oliver said: “We in Surrey were pleased to see the Chancellor take steps to ensure local government funding increases, with the news of a £4.8bn boost to grant funding over the next three years. I’d like to personally commend Secretary of State … Continue reading

Norbury Park Consultation – Have your say on making it a better place for nature and enjoyment

Surrey County Council (SCC) has today (18 October) launched its long-term vision for the Norbury Park Estate.  The vision seeks to establish an appropriate balance between nature recovery, recreation and public engagement for the benefit of Surrey’s residents. Norbury Park has been owned by SCC since the early 1930s and is a much-valued resource for … Continue reading

Surrey’s roads in new hands 

Surrey County Council (SCC) has awarded its highways maintenance contract to Ringway as part of plans to further improve the county’s roads and pavements. Ringway will carry out road repairs, resurfacing and specialist structural projects as well as the upkeep of drains, winter gritting and snow clearing. Ringway demonstrated their commitment to delivering high quality … Continue reading

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