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Doorstep crime on the rise as lockdown is relaxed

Doorstep fraud – conning residents out of their life savings – is rising as lockdown restrictions are slowly being lifted. Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards have already seen an increase in rogue traders targeting older adults using tactics such as befriending, religious affiliation, pressure and even aggression to extort money. This month an Epsom resident … Continue reading

CRCs to start accepting more types of waste

From Monday 1 June, residents will be able to take more types of waste to Surrey’s community recycling centres. Ten of Surrey’s CRCs were reopened on 11 May, but only for black bag waste and garden waste. From 1 June more materials, including wood, scrap metal, small electronics and white goods, will be accepted once … Continue reading

Wide pavements and new cycle paths could help unlock Surrey

Surrey County Council is working to help pedestrians be on the front foot and cyclists get in gear so they can stay safe and social distance while they’re out and about. The government has given councils emergency measures during the coronavirus pandemic to temporarily create wider pavements and new cycle paths to ensure people can … Continue reading

£10 million coronavirus funding boost for Surrey adult social care providers

Adult social care providers in Surrey are receiving £10 million in grants from the county council to help them deal with the impact of coronavirus. They are being given a 10 per cent funding boost to help them continue to support some of Surrey’s most vulnerable residents. The extra funding in the form of goodwill … Continue reading

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 2020 event cancelled

It has been confirmed today that the 2020 Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling is cancelled. This decision has been taken by London authorities after engagement with partners involved in the planning of the event. Surrey County Council fully support the decision to cancel this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling event, which was due to pass through … Continue reading

Unpaid carers across Surrey set to receive helping hand

Three hundred unpaid carers across Surrey are set to receive access to free online awareness sessions to help support them and their vulnerable loved ones throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Surrey County Council, working with Surrey Heath CCG and North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG, have joined forces with … Continue reading

Residents thanked for support over reopening of recycling centres

Residents have been thanked for their patience and support for staff after 10 of Surrey’s community recycling centres reopened this week. There has been a steady stream of visitors to the sites since they reopened on Monday, with up to 100 cars an hour passing through the busiest CRCs in Camberley and Shepperton. And while … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service to support ambulance service amid COVID-19 response

Surrey firefighters are assisting their blue light partners, South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb), in the battle against COVID-19. Five staff members have completed training delivered by SECAmb in preparation for their new temporary roles as Ambulance Assistants. They have been upskilling their clinical care knowledge as well as some additional driving training so that … Continue reading

Phased reopening of community recycling centres

There will be a phased reopening of most of Surrey’s community recycling centres (CRC) from Monday 11 May. However, there are limits to the numbers of people on each site, changes to what materials are accepted and revised opening hours. Residents should only use the CRCs if they absolutely need to, and must check for … Continue reading

New virtual wellbeing and mental health interactive hub launches in Surrey

A new online wellbeing hub has launched today enabling Surrey residents to access a range of mental health and emotional wellbeing sessions virtually from the comfort of their own home. Surrey Virtual Wellbeing is designed to become a one-stop-shop where those who require mental health or emotional wellbeing support can view, register and access online … Continue reading

Revised details about coronavirus testing in Surrey – where to find information

People in Surrey who are eligible for a coronavirus test can find answers to their essential questions by going online at http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/coronavirustesting A revised, bespoke page clearly sets out who is now eligible for a test, how to book, information about the different types of tests available, and useful videos explaining how testing is carried … Continue reading

Surrey ramping up its coronavirus testing capacity

(An updated press release can be found here) Surrey is continuing to scale up its coronavirus testing capacity in line with the Government’s strategy – to increase testing capacity throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The Surrey Local Resilience Forum has been offering testing for coronavirus to different groups in a phased approach, initially prioritising NHS workers, … Continue reading

Surrey County Council launch Surrey’s Climate Change Strategy

Following their declaration of a climate emergency in July 2019, Surrey County Council (SCC) has today approved Surrey’s Climate Change Strategy, a collective approach for how the County can be net zero carbon by 2050. The strategy was developed by Surrey’s 12 local authorities and is the result of a shared ambition across the county … Continue reading

Scams on the rise in the wake of Coronavirus

Fraudsters have been buying fake NHS and care provider lanyards so they can attempt to enter the homes of vulnerable people, Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards has warned. Officers have advised residents to never let anyone they’re not expecting or don’t recognise into their home – check first with the caller’s employer either by ringing … Continue reading

Continuing closure of community recycling centres

Commenting on the continuing closure of Surrey’s community recycling centres (CRCs) due to the coronavirus outbreak, Mike Goodman, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, said: “We took the difficult decision in March to close our network of CRCs. We are keeping this under regular review, but continue to feel that we must … Continue reading

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