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Surrey County Council statement on The Duke of Edinburgh

The thoughts of everyone at Surrey County Council are with The Royal Family at this deeply sad time. Our Chairman, Tony Samuels, has written a letter of condolence to the Royal Family. He said: “His Royal Highness was much loved and widely respected by all people in Great Britain and throughout the world. The memory … Continue reading

Symptom-free test kits now available for collection for all adults in Surrey

From Friday, 9th April, all adults in Surrey will be able to collect symptom-free test kits from dedicated collection sites across Surrey. This follows last week’s announcement that Surrey’s symptom-free test sites are now open to everyone over the age of 16. Twice-weekly symptom-free testing is a key part of the Government’s roadmap, helping to … Continue reading

Surrey farmer reveals devastating impact of dog waste on cattle

Litter and in particular dog waste are having a highly damaging impact on farmers and the health of cows and their calves. Whilst countryside access has been a welcome reprieve for many over the past year, this increased footfall has led to a higher amount of litter and dog waste being left in countryside sites. … Continue reading

Symptom-free testing now available to everyone over the age of 16 in Surrey

From today, Thursday the 1st of April, anyone over the age of 16 in Surrey can book in for a free rapid test at any of the 26 symptom-free test sites across the county. Alongside vaccination, symptom-free testing is one of the most important parts of the Government’s lockdown exit strategy. Widening the eligibility of … Continue reading

Four community recycling centres to start accepting non-recyclable black bag and bulky wastes

From Friday 2 April, a wider range of materials will be accepted at Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham community recycling centres (CRCs). These sites will now accept non-recyclable black bag and bulky wastes in addition to a full range of recyclable wastes. The reintroduction of these materials is aimed at relieving pressure on other CRCs … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s response to the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) regarding the fatal fire in Banstead on Friday 19 March.

The thoughts of everyone within Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) are with the resident’s family and friends. Early detection of a fire is always key, it alerts someone to the fire and can also allow them the chance to get to a safer place before we arrive. In regards to this particular fire in … Continue reading

Mounting concern as animal welfare reports soar by 566% in Surrey and Buckinghamshire during lockdown

Since March 2020, Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards have reported a 566% increase in the number of animal welfare consumer reports relating to puppy farms, puppy importing, puppy health and fake adverts selling puppies that do not exist. With many of us spending prolonged periods of time at home and seeking companionship or a wellbeing … Continue reading

Surrey County Council marks COVID anniversary with ‘condolence and reflection’

Surrey County Council is marking the national day of reflection one year on from the first COVID lockdown with an internal staff event. Staff will also mark the one minute’s silence at 12pm on 23rd March and a digital book of condolence has been opened for staff to pay their respects to those colleagues and … Continue reading

Royal guests praise public sector staff at the core of Surrey’s Covid-19 response

On Thursday 18 March The Earl and Countess of Wessex visited Surrey’s temporary community hospital at Headley Court which was opened in June as a result of the joint partnership between the NHS and Surrey’s Local Resilience Forum (SLRF) in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed to the NHS Seacole Centre, … Continue reading

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

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