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Norbury Park Consultation – Have your say on making it a better place for nature and enjoyment

Surrey County Council (SCC) has today (18 October) launched its long-term vision for the Norbury Park Estate.  The vision seeks to establish an appropriate balance between nature recovery, recreation and public engagement for the benefit of Surrey’s residents. Norbury Park has been owned by SCC since the early 1930s and is a much-valued resource for … Continue reading

Surrey’s roads in new hands 

Surrey County Council (SCC) has awarded its highways maintenance contract to Ringway as part of plans to further improve the county’s roads and pavements. Ringway will carry out road repairs, resurfacing and specialist structural projects as well as the upkeep of drains, winter gritting and snow clearing. Ringway demonstrated their commitment to delivering high quality … Continue reading

Tribute to Sir David Amess MP

Surrey County Council Members and Officers would like to offer sincere condolences to the family of Sir David Amess MP, who was killed in Southend last week while conducting his public duties. Helyn Clack, Chair of Surrey County Council, said: “Many people across Surrey knew Sir David and recognised his public spirit and steadfast determination … Continue reading

Last chance to have your say on the future for transport in Surrey

Consultation on Surrey’s new Transport Plan which includes plans to reduce the 46% of carbon emissions currently generated by transport, closes this Sunday (24 October 2021). Proposals to 2032 include increasing walking and cycling routes to encourage people out of their cars, providing more charging points and parking for electric vehicles, more bus services, charging … Continue reading

Surrey County Council to continue providing vulnerable families with supermarket food vouchers over October half term

Surrey County Council has today announced it will fund one £15 food voucher per eligible child or young person, which can be used in supermarkets and some local shops over the October half-term period. These vouchers will be provided to families whose children are entitled to benefits-related Free School Meals via email or text and … Continue reading

Surrey County Council launches new funding for small businesses to become more green

On 30 September, Surrey County Council launched LoCASE, Low Carbon Across the South and East. The programme will provide grant funding for small and medium-sized business to make their business more green – either through launching new eco products or services, or through reducing the environmental impact of their operations. Grants of up to £10,000 … Continue reading

Most of Surrey’s young care leavers are supported well by their personal advisers, say Ofsted, as the children’s service continues to drive recruitment  

Children’s services at Surrey County Council are helping children “make progress in their transitions to becoming independent young adults” and “young people who are Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers (UAS) receive specialist and skilled support”, according to a letter published by Ofsted following a monitoring visit in September. The monitoring visit looked at the provision of information … Continue reading

First funding awarded from £100m community projects fund

The first two projects to be approved for funding from the Surrey County Council Your Fund Surrey community funding project have been announced. Funding of £30k has been awarded to the Weybridge Men’s Shed and £35,000 for the Claygate Recreation Ground Trust. The £100m fund is designed to give financial backing to projects submitted by residents … Continue reading

How safe is your little scarers costume this Halloween?

It took under a minute for a monsters Halloween t-shirt to be engulfed in flames during a fire safety screen test by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards. The screen test included a variety of garments and accessories such as witch hats, capes, skeleton tights and pumpkin tops. Three … Continue reading

Surrey chosen to be part of the Local Heritage List Project

Local residents are being asked what they would like to see protected by ‘Local Heritage Listing’ as part of a new campaign. Surrey has been chosen as one of 22 areas to receive funding from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Historic England, as part of the Local Heritage List Project to … Continue reading

Surrey, West and East Sussex are recruiting 999 call handlers

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is looking to recruit new control room officers. The emergency room also cover West Sussex’s mobilising and control and are due to welcome East Sussex onboard later this year. The role requires someone with an impeccable telephone manner, quick thinking and a good level of commitment. Sally Wilson manages Joint … Continue reading

Summary of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Meeting (28th September 21)

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet met this week and the important announcements are summarised below: Highways Contract Cabinet approved a new highways contract for Surrey from April 2022. The successful contractor will be announced in October and will be responsible for delivering vital road repairs, resurfacing and specialist projects as well as the upkeep of drains … Continue reading

34,000 new trees for Surrey

Surrey County Council and partners have been awarded almost £300,000 of funding from the Forestry Commission’s Local Authority Treescapes Fund to plant 25,000 new trees across Surrey. The funding is being topped up by Surrey County Council to allow an additional 9,000 trees to be planted as part of the scheme, bringing the total to … Continue reading

Investment in average speed cameras to tackle resident concerns

Surrey County Council will be investing in more speed cameras for locations where excess speeds, congestion or poor air quality are a community concern. Road casualty hotspots remain the council’s top priority when deciding camera locations and they have proven to be very effective in helping to reduce the number of casualties by encouraging greater … Continue reading

Statement on current fuel situation

Surrey County Council have issued the below statement regarding the current fuel situation, and in response to media reports. Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council, said: “Surrey has not declared a major incident but like the rest of the country is facing significant disruption to fuel supplies. “In keeping with its business continuity arrangements, … Continue reading

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