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Flu and Covid jabs to be provided to people who are homeless

People who are homeless in Surrey are being offered the opportunity to receive flu and Covid jabs this winter, all thanks to a potentially lifesaving initiative by Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System (ICS) and local partners within the Surrey Homeless Multi-Agency Group. Working together throughout the winter, they successfully set up outreach flu clinic sessions … Continue reading

Surrey residents asked to have their say on two major infrastructure schemes

Residents are being asked for their views on two major infrastructure schemes, as Surrey County Council’s cabinet is preparing to discuss how best to prioritise future work. A320 North of Woking improvements (Ottershaw to Chertsey) Communities along the A320 are being asked for their views on the route. Surrey County Council and Runnymede Borough Council … Continue reading

Norbury Park – Supporting a Green Recovery

Surrey County Council (SCC) is embarking on a new phase for the Norbury Park Estate and is developing future plans to create opportunities and improve visitor services. As Surrey Wildlife Trust and Surrey County Council have agreed that the current operation at the Norbury Park Sawmill will cease, a review is now underway to consider … Continue reading

Boost partnership working to support Surrey’s Armed Forces Community

This year’s annual Surrey Armed Forces Covenant Conference is being held online on Thursday 18 March from 10am until 1pm, celebrating partnerships and our joint work to support our armed forces, their families as well as ex-service personnel and veterans, These challenging times have highlighted the invaluable impact of organisation and community collaboration and illustrated … Continue reading

Third Surge Testing operation to begin in Surrey

A third surge testing operation in Surrey will get underway this week – in Maybury and surrounding areas in Woking – after the identification of a case of the South African variant of COVID-19. As more surge testing operations get underway across the country, to track any spread of the new variant, Surrey Local Resilience … Continue reading

Surrey County Council to continue providing Free School Meals over half term

This half term, Surrey County Council is continuing to ensure all 18,000 children in the county eligible for Free School Meals are supported. This is using money provided by the government as part of £170m COVID Winter Support Grant announced in November 2020. The Winter Support Grant has so far supported 26,661 households in Surrey … Continue reading

Care home residents celebrate getting Covid-19 vaccinations

Care home residents have celebrated getting their Covid-19 vaccinations with banners and some bubbly. All Surrey care homes which support older people have now been visited by vaccination teams offering the first dose of the Covid-19 jab. At Greys Residential Home, in Woking, residents enjoyed a glass of fizz and posed with placards after getting … Continue reading

Symptom-free community testing initiative to start rolling out in Surrey

Targeted community testing initiative to launch to drive down transmission rates Testing to begin in Surrey to help protect people most at risk, using rapid turnaround tests supplied by NHS Test and Trace The Targeted Community Testing initiative, in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, will initially launch in Woking, Spelthorne and … Continue reading

‘Thank you’ – surge testing operation complete in Egham and Thorpe

The surge testing operation to understand the spread of a South African variant of COVID-19 in parts of Egham and Thorpe has now been completed. The operation to test residents in particular areas followed a similar process in Woking last week. Initial numbers from the operation, which began on Saturday and finished on Thursday afternoon, … Continue reading

Green light for scheme to cut congestion on Surrey’s roads

A scheme designed to reduce congestion on the county’s busiest roads has been given the go-ahead to start in April 2021. Surrey’s new Lane Rental Scheme will give utility companies and the county council’s highways teams who need to close a road or lane to complete roadworks, a financial incentive to carry works out during … Continue reading

Spotlight on Surrey

A major new series of spotlight events will highlight the importance of Surrey as a place to do business and how it is gearing up for a post-pandemic world. The online showcase events kick-off on Thursday February 11 and the focus will be on the Surrey based cluster of major names in the pharma/life science … Continue reading

‘Thank you’ – surge testing operation complete in Woking

The surge testing operation to understand the spread of a South African variant of COVID-19 in parts of Woking has now been completed. Initial numbers from the operation, which began on Tuesday and finished on Saturday afternoon, show that over 90% of test kits delivered have been done and collected – a fantastic response from … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service wins landmark court case against unsafe vessel on River Thames

After almost two years, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has won a landmark court case against an extremely unsafe vessel on the River Thames. The 10-bedroomed vessel ‘RoR’ (also known as Rhythm of the River) was being used as a bed and breakfast style resort for both long and short-term stays. The case started … Continue reading

Update on Surge Testing operation

The COVID-19 Surge Testing operation in Woking is now in its third day, with a fantastic response from residents in the selected area. More than 74% of residents contacted have returned a testing kit, with results already being issued. 5,029 kits were delivered by the end of Wednesday, with more than half of the selected … Continue reading

Surrey County Council supports inaugural business sustainability awards

Surrey County Council is headline sponsor for the new Surrey CREST21 Business Awards, which have been founded by the Woking News & Mail, in association with the University of Surrey’s Centre for Environment and Sustainability. The awards aim to recognise the positive work by businesses, based in and around Woking, to protect the environment and … Continue reading

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