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Green light for scheme to cut congestion on Surrey’s roads

A scheme designed to reduce congestion on the county’s busiest roads has been given the go-ahead to start in April 2021. Surrey’s new Lane Rental Scheme will give utility companies and the county council’s highways teams who need to close a road or lane to complete roadworks, a financial incentive to carry works out during … Continue reading

Spotlight on Surrey

A major new series of spotlight events will highlight the importance of Surrey as a place to do business and how it is gearing up for a post-pandemic world. The online showcase events kick-off on Thursday February 11 and the focus will be on the Surrey based cluster of major names in the pharma/life science … Continue reading

‘Thank you’ – surge testing operation complete in Woking

The surge testing operation to understand the spread of a South African variant of COVID-19 in parts of Woking has now been completed. Initial numbers from the operation, which began on Tuesday and finished on Saturday afternoon, show that over 90% of test kits delivered have been done and collected – a fantastic response from … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service wins landmark court case against unsafe vessel on River Thames

After almost two years, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has won a landmark court case against an extremely unsafe vessel on the River Thames. The 10-bedroomed vessel ‘RoR’ (also known as Rhythm of the River) was being used as a bed and breakfast style resort for both long and short-term stays. The case started … Continue reading

Update on Surge Testing operation

The COVID-19 Surge Testing operation in Woking is now in its third day, with a fantastic response from residents in the selected area. More than 74% of residents contacted have returned a testing kit, with results already being issued. 5,029 kits were delivered by the end of Wednesday, with more than half of the selected … Continue reading

Surrey County Council supports inaugural business sustainability awards

Surrey County Council is headline sponsor for the new Surrey CREST21 Business Awards, which have been founded by the Woking News & Mail, in association with the University of Surrey’s Centre for Environment and Sustainability. The awards aim to recognise the positive work by businesses, based in and around Woking, to protect the environment and … Continue reading

Calling all Veterans across Surrey and beyond!

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and Surrey Civilian-Military Partnership Board (SCMPB) are delighted to host their second online Veteran’s Hub on Tuesday 2 March from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. In addition to offering comradery, the hub will provide veterans, ex-service personnel and their families with the opportunity to get together virtually to receive support and advice … Continue reading

Fairer Special Educational Needs funding for schools

Surrey County Council is altering one aspect of Special Educational Needs (SEN) funding in order to better target available money across schools most in need and improve outcomes for children with SEN. This follows a consultation process undertaken in late 2020, looking at whether discretionary payments to schools based on numbers of children with Education … Continue reading

Statement: Surge testing operation launched

Surrey Local Resilience Forum (SLRF) is working with Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care to carry out a localised ‘surge testing’ programme in the Goldsworth Park and St Johns areas of Woking. This follows notification that a specific variant of COVID-19 has been identified from two positive tests in the … Continue reading

Trading Standards investigation leads to three year sentence for fraudsters

A fraudster and his accomplice have both received prison sentences after being found guilty of scamming residents as unqualified roofers, following a Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards investigation. James Smith (28, Cranleigh, Surrey) and Timothy Draper Smith (52, Staines) were trading as James Gutters and Roofing Ltd between August 2017 and February 2019. Over this … Continue reading

Summary of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Meeting (26th January 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: COVID response Cabinet announced that Surrey was on track to meet the mid-February target of vaccinating the top four cohorts within the population, amounting to 230,000 people. Leader Tim Oliver praised the … Continue reading

Covid-19 vaccine scams are targeting Surrey residents

Fraudsters are using the Covid-19 vaccine as a way of scamming people out of their money. Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards are working with NHS Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to highlight what residents should expect from a genuine Covid-19 vaccine invitation. The bogus texts, calls and websites ask people to enter their bank … Continue reading

AUDIO: Director of Public Health Ruth Hutchinson speaks to BBC Radio Surrey about Covid cases in Surrey

Surrey’s Director of Public Health, Ruth Hutchinson, spoke to BBC Radio Surrey this morning to provide an update on Covid cases in the county, and to discuss the vaccine rollout. – Audio courtesy of BBC Radio Surrey 

Covid-19 inspection report praises Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service was inspected by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) in September 2020, regarding the way in which they responded to the Covid-19 pandemic; the findings have been published today. The service summarised HMICFRS’s findings as: The service – was able to make an effective initial … Continue reading

Works to improve Guildford traffic hotspots begin

Works to ease congestion and improve air quality have begun on the A323 Guildford Road this week. The works at the junction with the A324 Pirbright Road also involve creating a controlled crossing making it easier for residents to cross the road safely. These changes are part of a wider Guildford hotspots project which also … Continue reading

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