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Work begins to register the backlog of births of over 3,700 babies born in Surrey during the coronavirus pandemic

From 6 July work begins to register the backlog of over 3,700 births of babies born in Surrey over the past three months since coronavirus began. Registration services are reopening with residents able to book appointments from 6 July to register births and get married. Camberley and Reigate offices remain closed, but appointments can be … Continue reading

Surrey publish plan of action to tackle spread of COVID-19 locally

Surrey County Council has published its Local Outbreak Control Plan, outlining its readiness to control the spread of COVID-19 and quickly manage any local spike in infections. Surrey is one of 11 ‘good practice’ areas across England chosen to work together to innovate and share best practice in the development of Local Outbreak Control Plans. … Continue reading

Council matches government funding to support walkers and cyclists

Residents who want to walk and cycle more following the lockdown will get to benefit from a planned £1.69 million investment in temporary pavements, footpaths and cycleways. Surrey was granted £848,000 by the government to support the roll out of active travel schemes, but not the full £1.69 million grant the county council had bid … Continue reading

Surrey to reopen libraries from 6 July

Surrey County Council plans to start gradually reopening libraries across the county from 6 July, in line with Government guidance.  The first libraries to reopen will be Camberley, Dorking, Woking, Staines, Redhill, Horley, Epsom, Egham, Oxted, Farnham, Weybridge, Godalming and Guildford. The county’s libraries closed on 20 March due to the coronavirus lockdown and the … Continue reading

Director of Public Health speaks to ITV News about localised lockdowns

Surrey County Council’s Interim Director of Public Health, Ruth Hutchinson spoke yesterday to ITV News about how a localised lockdown would work in Surrey. Ruth stressed that whilst it was “really important to prevent a second wave” by continuing to “adhere to the guidance as much as is feasibly possible”, if there was to be … Continue reading

More Surrey CRCs re-opening

As part of our continued efforts to restore normal services to residents, we will be re-opening Caterham and Cranleigh community recycling centres in early July. Caterham CRC will be opening from Friday 3 July for residents to bring black bag waste and green waste only. Cranleigh CRC will be opening from Saturday 4 July for … Continue reading

Dave Hill CBE

It is with the greatest of sadness that we must announce the sudden death of our friend and colleague Dave Hill CBE, Executive Director of Children, Lifelong Learning and Culture at Surrey County Council. Dave joined Surrey in 2018 and was responsible for the rapid and wholescale improvement in Children’s Services in the County. Surrey … Continue reading

Flag raising ceremony to mark Armed Forces Week 2020

A flag raising ceremony took place today at 10.30am outside Guildford Cathedral to mark the start of Armed Forces Week. Mr Michael More-Molyneux, Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey raised the Armed Forces Day flag with the Very Reverend Dianna Gwilliams, Dean of Guildford. They were joined by Mr Shahid Azeem DL, High Sheriff of Surrey; Mr Anthony … Continue reading

New average speed cameras installed following success of previous scheme

Surrey County Council is installing new average speed cameras on the A320 St Peter’s Way near Chertsey. This follows the successful introduction of average speed cameras along a 2.5 mile stretch of the A217 Brighton Road in Banstead that has resulted in a 55% reduction in collisions. Data has shown that the A320 St Peter’s … Continue reading

Royal guest visits team at the heart of COVID-19 emergency response

Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, made a visit yesterday (Wednesday 17 June) to see first-hand the work undertaken by Surrey’s Strategic Coordination Group – a team of officers who for several months have led the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team of senior leaders from partner organisations across Surrey have been leading … Continue reading

New partnership to support those bereaved by suicide

Two charities are joining forces to provide a unique service to support those bereaved by suicide. Surrey Suicide Bereavement Service (SSBS) – part of the Lucy Rayner Foundation – and Survivors of Be-reavement by Suicide (SoBS) are working together to offer services which complement each other, en-suring that people who are bereaved by suicide get … Continue reading

Statement regarding the fire at Lammas Lane, Esher

On Wednesday 9 June Surrey Fire & Rescue Service attended a large fire at Lammas Lane in Esher that required a response from up to 12 fire engines. We are incredibly proud of how our all of our staff and partners responded to this incident and brought it under control quickly. This included leading one … Continue reading

Helping residents travel safely out of lockdown

As lockdown restrictions are eased, Surrey County Council is working hard to help residents get around the county safely, and to support local traders as more shops start reopening. From widening pavements in town centres, to encouraging more cycling, it is hoped that these will be positive changes for our health and environment after the … Continue reading

‘We will listen’: Council Leader Tim Oliver statement on Black Lives Matter campaign

The scenes in America recently have been extremely hard to watch. But watch, and listen, we must. The callous murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in the US, was both shocking and disturbing. It is abundantly clear that the anger and frustration expressed by the black community across the world is … Continue reading

Surrey’s young people get opportunity to quiz Michael Gove on issues they care about

  20 young people including members of Surrey Youth Cabinet had an opportunity to quiz Cabinet Minister, Michael Gove on some of their burning questions about coronavirus, education, climate change, immigration and other topics. The Q&A session took place via Zoom video conferencing on 10 June 2020. Dylan, a member of Surrey Youth Cabinet who … Continue reading

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