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Statement on current fuel situation

Surrey County Council have issued the below statement regarding the current fuel situation, and in response to media reports.

Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council, said: “Surrey has not declared a major incident but like the rest of the country is facing significant disruption to fuel supplies.

“In keeping with its business continuity arrangements, the Surrey Local Resilience Forum met on Monday to discuss the ongoing fuel supply challenges across the County. This is a significant incident that requires coordination with all our partners. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will work together to ensure vital public services can continue to be delivered.

“We would ask that residents please remain calm and resist any urge to stockpile fuel. When purchasing fuel, please consider not filling your tank but instead limiting how much you purchase, and of course wherever possible leave your car at home and walk, cycle or use public transport.”

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