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New train operator improvements “vital for passengers and businesses”

On South Western Railway’s first full day of operations after taking over running the train network covering much of Surrey from South West Trains, Cabinet Member for Transport Mike Goodman said: “With Surrey generating almost £40 billion a year for the UK economy and 130,000 residents going into London daily, this network is vital for … Continue reading

Passengers will feel “angry and frustrated” by rail fares rise

Following today’s news of a 3.6% rise in rail fares in January and a train derailment near Waterloo bringing more disruption for passengers already affected by improvement work at the station, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman (pictured) said: “With the current disruption of Waterloo services, I can see why many passengers will … Continue reading

VIDEO: The latest news about work on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team gives an update on all the latest major work taking place on Surrey’s roads. The video below features news about a scheme starting this month to resurface part of Kingston Road in Leatherhead and a progress report on work taking place on the A22 near South Godstone.

Sniffer dogs to take centre stage at roadshows highlighting illegal tobacco trade

Specially trained sniffer dog Phoebe will showcase her skills at roadshows around Surrey to highlight the dangers of illegal tobacco. Phoebe (pictured) will join trading standards and public health teams in Redhill, Woking, Staines and Guildford next week as part of a crackdown on the counterfeit tobacco trade. The roadshows aim to raise awareness of … Continue reading

Historic race closes world’s greatest festival of cycling

Following the weekend’s Prudential Ride London-Surrey events Denise Turner-Stewart, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “Surrey has once again played host to amateur and world-famous cyclists alike riding through the county’s scenic countryside. “It’s fantastic to see cheering crowds lining the streets as Prudential RideLondon showcases Surrey to a global audience, raising millions for … Continue reading

Surrey Cabinet Member to drop the flag on the fifth Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities will drop the flag on the elite Prudential RideLondon cycle race taking place in Surrey on Sunday. Denise Turner-Stewart is joint official starter for the race which boasts a line-up of international cycling stars including Michael Matthews, Mat Hayman, Elia Viviani, Andre Greipel and JP Drucker as well … Continue reading

VIDEO: Latest news about Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides an update on the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads. Featured in the video below is information on how to plan ahead for this weekend’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling events, the road and drainage works on the A22 Eastbourne Road that began this week, the Project … Continue reading

Olympic medal-winning rowers line up for Prudential RideLondon

An illustrious field of Olympic medal-winning rowers with six medals between them will take part in this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. Rowers Heather Stanning, Mark Hunter (pictured right, with rowing partner Zac Purchase), Jessica Eddie and Olivia Carnegie-Brown will be on the start line at Sunday’s event. England’s World Cup-winning rugby captain and former head coach … Continue reading

London Marathon Charitable Trust awards £265,000 to Surrey projects

More than £265,000 has been awarded to Surrey-based sports projects by the London Marathon Charitable Trust. The Trust’s Board agreed the funding for five projects in Surrey to provide facilities to increase physical activity, sport and play. The grants include £100,000 to West End Bowls Club, Surrey Heath, and £75,000 to Abbey Rangers Football Club, Addlestone. The London Marathon Charitable Trust … Continue reading

Team Sky to compete on Surrey’s roads fresh from Tour de France glory

Team Sky is among 15 elite squads lining up for Sunday’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic fresh from competing in the Tour de France. The British team will be seeking cycling success on Surrey’s roads a week after Chris Froome secured his fourth Tour de France title. Luke Rowe, Team Sky’s road captain at the Tour de … Continue reading

Surrey history treasure trove achieves national accreditation

Surrey County Council’s History Centre has been accredited for its care in preserving nine centuries of Surrey’s heritage. The centre in Woking was awarded Archive Service Accreditation by the UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee for demonstrating high standards in looking after records and making them accessible to the public. Surrey History Centre is the county’s record office and … Continue reading

Mental health Haven for young people in Surrey officially opens

A new service which offers 10 to 18-year-olds in Surrey a safe place to go and talk about their worries and mental health has been officially opened by the Chairman of Surrey County Council, Peter Martin. The CYP Haven, located at The Discovery Centre in Guildford, is run as a partnership by Surrey and Borders … Continue reading

Recycling food waste will help save £3million-a-year

More than £3million-a-year could be saved if Surrey residents put all their food waste in their caddy rather than in their rubbish. It costs less than half to recycle food waste through anaerobic digestion compared to throwing it in with the rubbish which goes for expensive waste disposal. This means that recycling all food waste … Continue reading

VIDEO: All the latest major news about Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides the first in a regular series of updates on the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads. Featured in the video below is information about the major scheme at Runnymede Roundabout and the road and drainage works on the A22 Eastbourne Road, plus an early reminder to … Continue reading

Fire at Weybridge Community Hospital

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire at Weybridge Community Hospital at 23:59 on Tuesday night and has been on scene dealing with the blaze overnight. Eight fire engines were sent to fight the fire along with two aerial ladder platforms and three water carriers – a number of crews remain at … Continue reading

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