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Surrey Adult Learning rated “Good” by Ofsted

Surrey County Council has welcomed a new Ofsted inspection report into its Surrey Adult Learning provision, which found “calm and purposeful study environments”. The inspection took place in May this year and concluded that the service continues to be a “Good” provider in all areas.  The Ofsted report noted that “learners and apprentices gain confidence, … Continue reading

£6m funding boost to make Surrey’s roads safer

Over £6m of additional funding will be dedicated to improving road safety around schools, making walking and cycling safer, and to tackle speeding at known collision hotspots across the county over the next three years. The new funding for a range of highways improvements, will be allocated as follows: £1m per year to improve road … Continue reading

Surrey war veteran reunited with military medals thanks to partnership repair mission

A 102-year-old Surrey war hero who was unable to wear his medals due to the condition of the ribbons can finally pin on his honours again, thanks to a local veterans’ project which arranged a repair mission. George, who served in the British Army during the Second World War and now lives in Epsom, showed … Continue reading

Surrey County Council ranks top for sustainability efforts in Uswitch Green Council Report

Surrey County Council has ranked as a Gold Tier council in Uswitch’s first annual Green Council Report 2022 looking into council’s commitment to being more environmentally sustainable. With the UK’s net zero emissions target date set for 2050, green energy comparison site Uswitch.com wanted to see if the UK’s county councils are doing their part … Continue reading

Temporary bus pass available for Ukrainian nationals on the Homes for Ukraine scheme

Surrey County Council has worked with bus operators in Surrey to set up a scheme offering Ukrainian nationals a bus pass which will give them free travel on their most used bus route. The temporary bus passes are valid for three months from issue to help Ukrainians newly arrived in Surrey on the Homes for … Continue reading

Pay offer agreed between council and unions

Surrey County Council’s lowest paid staff are set to receive a pay boost after unions and council officers agreed a proportionate pay offer that sees pay increases on a sliding scale. The offer will give people at the lowest pay grade a 7.85% increase and will exceed the UK Living Wage Foundations National Living Wage … Continue reading

Surrey County Council is asking residents to suggest locations for more electric vehicle chargepoints

As part of a programme to install thousands of Electric Vehicle (EV) chargepoints in Surrey over the coming years, Surrey County Council is asking residents where they would like to see an EV chargepoint installed in their area. Residents can suggest locations for EV chargepoints through an online map. There are already over 400 suggestions … Continue reading

Award for Surrey project which uses the power of nature to benefit mental health

A Surrey project which connects people to nature to improve their health and wellbeing has earned national recognition. Surrey County Council and the wider Surrey Heartlands partnership won an award for collaborative work to develop green social prescribing – linking people with outdoor activities such as community gardening and guided walks to support their mental health. The … Continue reading

Three Surrey volunteer groups honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2022 

The volunteers from three Surrey groups, who dedicate their valuable time and experience to help individuals and communities across this county, have been rewarded with the prestigious 2022 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) announced on 2 June. This is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK and is equivalent … Continue reading

Period Dignity One Year On

It’s been a year since Surrey County Council proudly launched its ground-breaking initiative, Period Dignity, in partnership with charity Binti International. The initiative to provide free period products in selected locations across Surrey has grown from strength to strength. Surrey County Council rolled out in 35 Surrey buildings to start with including libraries and County … Continue reading

Council Leader Tim Oliver statement on new University of Surrey medical school

Commenting on the establishment of a medical school at the University of Surrey, Cllr Tim Oliver, SCC leader, said: “The creation of a medical school at the University of Surrey is amazing news and coming so soon after the outstanding research and evaluation framework results, firmly establishes it as a top-tier university with a global … Continue reading

Walkers and cyclists to benefit from £5.9m for active travel schemes

Surrey County Council has been awarded £5,959,396 of government funding to invest in more active travel improvement projects in Surrey. Building on the success of the first two rounds of the Active Travel Fund the county council has been awarded since 2020 with eight schemes, the new projects aim to enhance walking and cycling for … Continue reading

Final defendant sentenced following Trading Standards investigation

The final defendant in a case dating back to 2018 has been sentenced for their role as an accomplice in carrying out fraudulent roofing works. Sukhdeep Singh (43, Buckinghamshire), works as a roofer and has a company called Roof Masters West London Ltd, and would also often work as a subcontractor for others. In this … Continue reading

Eleven libraries announce Jubilee Big Lunches

With just three weeks to go until the Platinum Jubilee weekend, many neighbourhoods and communities have been getting busy organising Big Lunch celebrations in their roads, neighbourhoods, parks and local areas.  To ensure that everyone has a chance to get in on the Big Lunch fun – Surrey libraries have organised some Big Lunches in … Continue reading

Nature Connection Fund prescribes wild swimming and mindfulness to improve wellbeing in Surrey

From wild swimming to themed walks and mindfulness, seven projects exploring how nature can improve health and wellbeing across the county are to receive £85,000 from a new fund. The projects will link people with nature-based activities to help communities recover from the pandemic and overcome health inequalities. The grants are being awarded because Surrey is one … Continue reading

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