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Surrey County Council plans to redevelop Caterham Hill Library

Surrey County Council plans to redevelop Caterham Hill Library into a new vibrant community space, including an exciting and dynamic library, a Family Centre as well as accommodation for care leavers. This innovative transformation is part of the Council’s wider commitment to work closely with residents to drive positive change in their communities.  A report … Continue reading

Surrey to focus on more local community-led sporting events

The future of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling event continuing in Surrey beyond 2021 will be decided by Cabinet on 27 October. It is proposed in the report that Surrey will not take up the option to support this event for a further five years and will instead support, as previously agreed, the reduced 2021 Prudential … Continue reading

Elmbridge moves to Tier 2 of Government’s new local COVID alert level

It has been announced that Elmbridge Borough will move into Tier 2 of the Government’s new three-tier system for England, meaning they are now deemed an area of HIGH risk. The change will be implemented from one minute past midnight (00.01) on Saturday 17th October. Under the country’s new Local Covid Alert Level system, Tier … Continue reading

Survey to help shape future of home-based care

Residents who receive home visits from care workers are being encouraged to complete a short survey to help shape and improve home-based care services in Surrey. Relatives with loved ones who receive care at home are also invited to contribute to Surrey County Council’s survey which is available here. Sinead Mooney, the county council’s Cabinet … Continue reading

Surrey Wins Millions to Keep Homes Warm and Lower Energy Bills

£6.2 million has been made available to help 600 Surrey households save money on their energy bills. The funding for “Green Jump Surrey” has been awarded through central Government to local authorities across the county and will provide eligible households up to £10,000 to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. In addition to the … Continue reading

An update on COVID-19 cases in Surrey

Data is showing an increase in COVID-19 case numbers in some areas of Surrey and residents should remain vigilant to slow any spread of the virus.  As part of the Local Outbreak Control Plan for Surrey we made a commitment to be open and transparent about our response to COVID-19. Therefore, it is important to … Continue reading

Comment on plans to tackle transport and congestion in Farnham

People who live, work, study in or travel to Farnham can now help shape a vision document which details the proposed work to tackle transport and congestion in and around the town. The draft vision has been produced by the Farnham Infrastructure Programme – a partnership between Surrey County Council, Waverley Borough Council and Farnham … Continue reading

An update on COVID-19 cases in Surrey

Monday 5th October 2020 Data is showing an increase in COVID-19 case numbers in some areas of Surrey and residents should remain vigilant to slow any spread of the virus.  As part of the Local Outbreak Control Plan for Surrey we made a commitment to be open and transparent about our response to COVID-19. Therefore, … Continue reading

Surrey libraries celebrate start of national Libraries Week by extending opening hours

A raft of Surrey’s libraries will be opening their doors to the public for longer hours from Monday to celebrate the start of nationally celebrated Libraries Week. The county’s libraries have been gradually reopening after lockdown with 49 libraries now open to the public, but for fewer hours than previously. However, from 5 October, 17 … Continue reading

Spelthorne comes off government watchlist

Thursday 1st October 2020 The government has announced today that due to a fall in coronavirus infections, Spelthorne Borough has been take off the national Covid-19 watchlist and is no longer an ‘area of concern’. Data shows that the infection rate in Spelthorne has come down to 25 people per 100,000 compared to 53.4 per … Continue reading

Surrey’s virtual wellbeing and mental health interactive hub brings people together

The online wellbeing hub which enables Surrey residents to access a range of mental health and emotional wellbeing sessions virtually from the comfort of their own home has run more than 650 sessions since its launch in May. Surrey Virtual Wellbeing is a one-stop-shop where those who require mental health or emotional wellbeing support can … Continue reading

Five new firefighters graduate in Surrey

The latest group of new recruits have celebrated passing their training with Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) this week. A special graduation ceremony was held on Sunday 27 September at the service’s headquarters in Reigate, with family, friends and others able to watch virtually via Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s official Facebook page. Firefighters … Continue reading

Surrey County Council invests £36m to create hundreds of additional specialist school places

Surrey’s children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are set to benefit from a much broader choice of schools and placements within the county following the council’s decision to invest £36m in widening its specialist education provision. This latest investment will create 213 additional specialist school places for the academic year … Continue reading

An update on COVID-19 cases in Surrey

Friday 25th September Data is showing some rises in COVID-19 case numbers in some areas of Surrey and residents should remain vigilant to slow any spread of the virus. We are confirming today that we have now seen a small rise in cases in Runnymede Borough. Surrey County Council and the Local Resilience Forum partners have committed to … Continue reading

Grassroots groups which support people in their communities can apply to new grants scheme

Grassroots groups which help keep people living independently in their communities are being invited to apply for grants from a new Surrey County Council fund. The Adult Social Care Supportive Communities Fund was launched this week to support local groups and networks which make a difference to the lives of residents who are isolated and … Continue reading

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