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Surrey partners come together to remember Covid victims

Frontline staff, public services and volunteers from across Surrey who have managed the Covid-19 response will come together on Tuesday, 23rd March to remember and pay tribute to those who have died from coronavirus over the last 12 months. On the first anniversary of the country being placed into lockdown, organisations that make up Surrey’s … Continue reading

UPDATED: Investigation into fatal fire in Banstead

Thursday 25 March The service would like to reiterate its sincere condolences to the family and friends of this resident who was victim of this tragic incident. Our Fire Investigation Team have concluded that the cause of the fatal fire in Banstead that occurred in the early hours of Friday 19 March was most likely … Continue reading

12 Surrey youth centres handed over to the voluntary, community and faith sector

An exciting new era of youth activities is starting in Surrey: Surrey County Council is working in partnership with local organisations to bring its youth centres back to life. Management of 12 youth centres has now been handed over to the voluntary, community and faith sector, with a further 10 centres due to be transferred … Continue reading

Youth Justice Board praises Surrey for improvements made to its youth justice services

The Youth Justice Board (YJB) has commended Surrey on the work it has done to improve its youth justice services and has formally de-escalated Surrey from YJB priority status. In a letter to Surrey County Council’s Youth Offending Team, the YJB praised the work undertaken to improve this provision: “The progress that has been made … Continue reading

Surrey secures £500,000 for nature-based wellbeing support

Surrey has secured £500,000 to help connect more people with nature to improve their mental and physical health. People who live and work in Surrey are being invited to fill in an interactive online map to highlight the opportunities already available and help shape provision in future. People are being asked to map the activities … Continue reading

Surrey buildings to be lit up in purple to mark Census 2021

Seven buildings across Surrey county will be lit up in purple this weekend to mark Census 2021. The census, which will be held on Sunday, 21 March, is a unique survey that takes place every ten years to provide a snapshot of all the people and households in England and Wales.  Woking shopping centre, Camberley … Continue reading

Major changes announced to improve Surrey’s roads

Surrey County Council has become one of the first local authorities in the UK to trial the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to spot potholes. Computer vision cameras, fitted to dashboards inside council vehicles, spot defects and report their location, height, width and depth, along with information gathered by Highway Safety Inspectors. The software … Continue reading

Online map launched to show Surrey’s tree planting

Surrey County Council has launched an online map to show the location of trees and hedges planted in Surrey as part of their 1.2 million trees initiative. Launched in 2019, the campaign aims to facilitate the planting of 1.2 million trees in Surrey, one for every resident, by 2030 and supports the council’s aim to … Continue reading

County council on course to provide 725 homes for older people

As many as 725 purpose-built homes to enable older people to live independently for longer are set to be created across 13 Surrey sites by 2030. Five sites have already been earmarked for extra care housing and now a further eight are being considered as potential locations – putting the county council on track to … Continue reading

Surrey wins a further £3 million to help more homes keep warm and lower energy bills

A further 300 householders across Surrey can benefit from the £3 million of funding to help save money on their energy bills. More than 500 Surrey residents have already signed up to make their homes warmer, cut their energy bills and improve their green credentials as part of the “Green Jump Surrey” initiative which is … Continue reading

Back to school – symptom-free testing for households and bubbles of school pupils and of staff

Anyone who is in the same household, childcare bubble or support bubble as a pupil or someone who works in a school or college, is now eligible for twice weekly symptom-free testing. Undertaking regular, rapid Covid-19 testing will help to reduce transmission of the virus as lockdown restrictions begin to ease. There are different ways … Continue reading

New website launched to support Surrey carers with end of life care

A new resource brings together a wealth of information for unpaid carers who are seeking guidance on how to make decisions about end of life care. Caring to the End is a guide to end of life care and beyond for unpaid carers in Surrey. It has been produced by a multi-agency group of professional practitioners … Continue reading

Flu and Covid jabs to be provided to people who are homeless

People who are homeless in Surrey are being offered the opportunity to receive flu and Covid jabs this winter, all thanks to a potentially lifesaving initiative by Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System (ICS) and local partners within the Surrey Homeless Multi-Agency Group. Working together throughout the winter, they successfully set up outreach flu clinic sessions … Continue reading

Surrey residents asked to have their say on two major infrastructure schemes

Residents are being asked for their views on two major infrastructure schemes, as Surrey County Council’s cabinet is preparing to discuss how best to prioritise future work. A320 North of Woking improvements (Ottershaw to Chertsey) Communities along the A320 are being asked for their views on the route. Surrey County Council and Runnymede Borough Council … Continue reading

Norbury Park – Supporting a Green Recovery

Surrey County Council (SCC) is embarking on a new phase for the Norbury Park Estate and is developing future plans to create opportunities and improve visitor services. As Surrey Wildlife Trust and Surrey County Council have agreed that the current operation at the Norbury Park Sawmill will cease, a review is now underway to consider … Continue reading

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