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Protecting rare glow-worms at Norbury Park 

A colony of glow-worms, a declining species with no legal protection, were found residing within a small existing hedgerow during a recent recce to Norbury Park near Dorking.   Surrey County Council is nearing the end of this year’s tree planting season and modified the proposed hedge planting on site after the find. This was to … Continue reading

More new school places for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities in Surrey 

As part of Surrey County’s Council ambition for children and young people to live, learn and grow up locally, we are delighted to announce a number of new initiatives which will offer many new school places to meet the needs of children and young people with additional needs and disabilities over the coming years:  In … Continue reading

Surrey Chief Fire Officer appointed national road safety and road rescue lead

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s (SFRS) Chief Fire Officer, Dan Quin, has been appointed to head up the National Fire Chief Council’s (NFCC) road safety and road rescue teams. Dan will be undertaking the additional road safety lead element of the role, from March 2023, alongside his role as Chief Fire Officer, which he was … Continue reading

Continued support for Ukrainians in Surrey

Surrey County Council continues to provide support for Ukraine one year on since the country was invaded. The past year has seen widespread generosity from families in Surrey, who have opened up their homes and welcomed over 3000 Ukrainian guests through the Homes For Ukraine Scheme. Surrey communities, local councils, voluntary, charitable and faith groups … Continue reading

New Your Fund Surrey funding opens for applications

The Your Fund Surrey Small Community Projects funding has launched. Since its launch in 2020 Your Fund Surrey has awarded £5.5million to community projects across Surrey including sports pavilions, a community shop and café, village halls and a disability playground. The Your Fund Surrey Small Community Projects funding has been set up in recognition of … Continue reading

Surrey emotional and mental health crisis children’s home receives ‘Good’ Ofsted grading

Extended Hope, a respite home for children in Surrey who are having an emotional and mental health crisis has been graded as ‘Good’ in all areas by Ofsted following an inspection in November 2022. Ofsted noted that “children have positive experiences in this home”, “staff support children to make progress in all areas of their … Continue reading

Surrey County Council and Elmbridge Borough Council agree funding for road improvements in Weybridge

Surrey County Council has secured £2.5 million Strategic Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding from Elmbridge Borough Council for road improvements in Weybridge. The total cost of the improvements is estimated as £5 million, with the remaining funds being provided by Surrey County Council. The proposed improvements to the roads include introducing a 20mph zone in the … Continue reading

Councils challenge ULEZ expansion decision in the courts 

A coalition of five councils has today (Thursday 16 February) launched a Judicial Review to challenge Transport for London (TfL) and the Mayor of London’s decision to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to outer London boroughs.  The London boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Harrow and Hillingdon and Surrey County Council have brought legal action … Continue reading

Future of Surrey’s Eco Park confirmed

Surrey’s position as one of the country’s leading areas for re-use and recycling is to be further strengthened with the future of the Eco Park confirmed with partner SUEZ recycling and recovery UK (SUEZ). The Eco Park, in Charlton Lane, Shepperton, treats all of Surrey’s collected food waste, and black bag waste from Spelthorne, Runnymede … Continue reading

Trading Standards issue safety warning on energy saving devices

Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards have issued a safety warning to residents after testing a number of energy saving electrical products. The products (pictured below) in question are: The products are being marketed in response to the ongoing cost of living crisis. Not only were the products found to be unsafe, but they also falsely … Continue reading

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


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