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Online Energy Advice Tool launched to help Surrey residents save money

Surrey County Council is supporting all residents in the county with the launch of a new Online Energy Advice Tool, as energy bills are expected to further increase in April 2023. Residents can use the new online tool which will ask a series of short questions and depending on the answers will offer tailored information … Continue reading

Statement: Surrey County Council expresses disappointment and frustration at proposed expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone

Surrey County Council has written to the Mayor of London to express its ‘absolute dismay’ that Transport for London (TfL) is continuing with plans to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) up to the boundary of Surrey without addressing the significant effects this would have on drivers in our county. In a formal response … Continue reading

Surrey County Council proposes 2023/24 budget

Surrey County Council is planning to restrict a rise in Council Tax to 2.99% in the current budget plans for 2023/24. The council’s Cabinet agreed the draft budget today outlining the planned rise, which is lower than the vast majority of other councils in the UK and far lower than the rate of inflation. Surrey … Continue reading

Time running out to claim up to £25, 000 to cut energy bills  

Surrey residents have just three weeks left to apply for a grant to help make their home warmer and more energy efficient, ahead of applications closing on Friday 17 February 2023.   People living in hard to heat homes and on lower incomes, could receive grants between £10,000 and £25,000 to improve insulation and install renewable … Continue reading

Redevelopment proposals for Chobham and Lingfield Fire Stations

Surrey County Council (SCC) is investing £6.25 million in redeveloping Chobham and Lingfield Fire Stations and they’re asking local residents to have their say on proposals. The proposals will enable improved health and safety for crews, new gym facilities for crews, a community space to enable engagements with residents and a second fire and rescue … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service welcomes 37 new firefighters

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) welcomed 37 new firefighters to the service this month. The group of wholetime firefighters took part in three different 15-week training courses, starting in April, July and August. This is the latest group of recruits to join the service, and they will be posted to fire stations across Surrey. … Continue reading

Surrey County Council accredited as a “Friends Against Scams” organisation

Surrey County Council has been officially accredited as a “Friends Against Scams” (FAS) organisation. FAS is an initiative run by the National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team that aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to ‘Take a Stand Against Scams’.  The accreditation follows on from some impressive … Continue reading

Surrey County Council agree new parking and traffic enforcement contract

Surrey County Council have agreed a new seven year parking and traffic enforcement contract with Marston Holdings Ltd. The contract will mean that parking and traffic enforcement will be operated in partnership between the council and Marston, helping to achieve the council’s transport objectives. Cabinet Member for Highways and Community Resilience, Kevin Deanus said: “The … Continue reading

Ash Dieback works to take place on Surrey’s countryside estate 

Surrey County Council will begin a programme of tree felling across the county council’s countryside estate this week, as part of a scheme to remove diseased Ash Trees blighted by Ash dieback.   Ash dieback is caused by a non-native fungus called Hymenoscyphus Fraxineus that weakens a tree’s structure due to leaves and branches dying higher … Continue reading

Trading standards investigation leads to prosecution of fraudulent roofing operation

Three fraudsters have been sentenced following a detailed Trading Standards investigation. On Friday 6 January 2023 at Winchester Crown Court, three individuals were convicted on charges relating to the provision of roof maintenance and general maintenance to which false representations were made regarding both the necessity and value of the work. Three victims were identified … Continue reading

Plans for new community facilities on display for Weybridge residents

The latest plans for a new healthcare centre, library and road improvements in Weybridge will be on display for residents to view later this month. Residents can get a first look at recent progress on the proposals and meet decision makers at a drop-in session on Wednesday 25 January between 3pm-7pm. The plans can also … Continue reading

Walkers and cyclists to benefit from more active travel schemes 

Surrey County Council has been awarded an additional £863,000 of government funding to further improve walking and cycling facilities in Surrey over the next twelve months.  The investment will see more cycle and walking routes being created across the county, cycle training expanded to include adults, business groups and children who aren’t in education, and … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service call on public to share thoughts on risks in their area

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service are seeking views from the public on the risks which they believe are present and prevalent in the county. The survey takes no more than five minutes to complete, and will asks what those completing it think or feel about the service they provide, how it could improve and what … Continue reading

Surrey bus operators to offer £2 bus fares

Ten bus operators across the county have signed up to the Department for Transport’s £2 bus fare cap scheme announced yesterday (19 December 2022). From 1 January to 31 March 2023, a single bus journey will cost no more than £2 on selected routes across Surrey, helping people to save money and use their car … Continue reading

Surrey Stars recognised at inaugural awards ceremony

Teams and individuals who do outstanding work on behalf of the people of Surrey have been celebrated at the first Stars in Surrey award ceremony. The event – funded through sponsorship – saw standing ovations, laughter and some tears last week. Winners included County Council staff who look after young people in care, help elderly … Continue reading

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