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Heavy smoker and county councillor quits smoking with local support

Surrey County Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Health has completed her 28 day stop smoking challenge, and vows to quit smoking for good. Alison Griffiths shared her stop smoking journey through a series of honest vlogs, sharing her struggles, motivation and support tips, to inspire others to take part in the challenge and stub out … Continue reading

Tina Thorburn’s latest roadworks update

A round-up of the latest roadworks update in Surrey with Tina Thorburn. An update on the works taking place on Surrey’s roads from the county council’s highways team. More information on these roadworks along with details of other works is available at surreycc.gov.uk/roadworks.

Up to 165 new extra care homes to be provided across three Surrey sites

Up to 165 new homes specially designed to help older people live independently are set to be provided across three sites in Surrey. Surrey County Council has unveiled plans for three new extra care housing developments in Guildford, Surrey Heath and Runnymede. Extra care housing allows older people to live in their own homes with … Continue reading

All 15 community recycling centres to stay open

All 15 of Surrey’s community recycling centres (CRCs) will remain open and there will be no charges for wood waste, under proposals to be agreed by Surrey County Council’s cabinet. The recommendations to be discussed by the cabinet on Tuesday 29 October include: · Keeping Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham CRCs open on their current … Continue reading

River Thames Scheme funding announced as part of Surrey Flood Alleviation Programme

Surrey County Council’s cabinet is set to agree £270 million of funding for long term flood risk management work across Surrey to protect homes and roads. That includes a contribution to the River Thames Scheme, which will reduce flood risk to 15,000 properties and tens of thousands of people living and working near the Thames. … Continue reading

Mike Goodman responds to publication of new Environment Bill

Responding to today’s publication of a new Environment Bill, Surrey County Council have welcomed the increased focus on local powers included as part of a strong solution to protecting and improving the environment. Surrey County Council are hugely ambitious in tackling climate change and, having declared a climate emergency earlier this year, have taken steps … Continue reading

Geoff Gray Inquest: Prevention of Future Deaths Report

The Chief Coroner and the Royal College of Pathologists have each issued their response to the ‘Regulation 28’ report for the prevention of future deaths issued by His Honour Peter Rook QC, Assistant Coroner for Surrey, at the conclusion of the Inquest into the death of Geoff Gray. Pte Gray was found dead at Princess … Continue reading

Schools funding boost welcomed by Surrey County Council

Surrey County Council has welcomed a major funding lift from Government which will ensure more children will be able to access a world-class education and have the best possible start to life. Funding for schools in Surrey will rise by 4.62% per pupil from next year, ensuring that per-pupil funding for all schools can rise … Continue reading

AUDIO: BBC Surrey & Sussex interview on World Mental Health Day about ways to improve well-being

Maya Twardzicki, of Surrey County Council’s public health team, talked to BBC Surrey & Sussex yesterday on World Mental Health Day about how using the Wheel of Well-being can boost health and happiness. For more information about the Wheel of Well-being and local services, visit the Healthy Surrey website.   – Audio courtesy of BBC … Continue reading

Tina Thorburn’s latest roadworks update

A round-up of the latest roadworks in Surrey with Tina Thorburn. An update on the works taking place on Surrey’s roads from the county council’s highways team. More information on these roadworks along with details of other works is available at surreycc.gov.uk/roadworks.

VIDEO: First of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey planted

The first of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey were planted on Saturday (5 October) at the Surrey Hills Wood Fair. It was the launch of the Surrey County Council project to plant a new tree for every resident by 2030. The people who planted the first trees included Vice Lord Lieutenant of Surrey Bill … Continue reading

Cabinet Member calls for government support in tackling unauthorised waste sites

Surrey Councillor Mike Goodman has raised concerns that the current system of dealing with unauthorised waste sites isn’t effective in a letter to the Secretary of State. The Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste highlighted issues in the planning and licensing system for waste sites as well capacity issues within the Environment Agency in a … Continue reading

VIDEO: County councillor takes on stop smoking challenge to kick 30-year habit

Surrey County Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Health is encouraging Surrey smokers to try quitting for 28 days – by taking up the challenge herself. Alison Griffiths is taking part in the 28 Day Challenge run by Surrey’s local stop smoking service, One You Surrey. Research shows that people who stop smoking for 28 days … Continue reading

AUDIO: Mike Goodman talks to BBC Surrey about plans to plant 1.2 million trees

Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste Mike Goodman speaks to BBC Surrey about plans to plant 1.2 million trees in the county. – Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Eighties Green Goddess backs Surrey campaign

Green Goddess Diana Moran has told how exercise helped her combat osteoporosis as she backed a new campaign promoting the benefits of regular physical activity for older Surrey residents. The fitness guru from 1980s breakfast TV, who lives in Surrey and is now in her eighties herself, is supporting an initiative launching today, on International … Continue reading

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