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Further engagement period announced for London Road works

Surrey County Council has today announced further engagement with local residents regarding the planned active travel scheme on London Road, Burpham in Guildford. The scheme was due to get underway on 9 January, but that will now be postponed to allow more detailed discussion with the local community, to help ensure the benefits of the … Continue reading

Consultation into River Thames Scheme plans reaches final week

A public consultation asking for views on new plans which respond to the challenges of flooding and creating more access to open green spaces and sustainable travel routes has entered its final week. The River Thames Scheme launched a consultation for feedback on plans which include a new flood channel which will reduce the risk … Continue reading

Surrey’s 2030 plan sets out support for people to live well in later life

Shaped from the views of hundreds of residents, carers, staff and care providers, Living Well in Later Life is the county council’s plan for making Surrey the best place it can be for older people. The plan sets out all the ways the council, working with its partners in the NHS, care sector and districts … Continue reading

County council unveils plans for homes for older people across four more sites

Plans have been revealed for purpose-built homes to help older people live independently across four more Surrey sites. The county council is seeking outline planning permission for affordable extra care housing schemes in Ottershaw, Worcester Park, Camberley and Frimley. Between them, the four developments would provide in the region of 250 homes, a mix of … Continue reading

Surrey’s first female firefighter retires after 30 years

Paula Hartwell joined Surrey Fire and Rescue Service in January 1993 as the services first female firefighter, and after 30 years she’s hanging up her helmet. Since joining the service as a firefighter at Chertsey Fire Station, Paula went on to become a Leading Firefighter, followed by a Watch Commander in fire stations as well … Continue reading

New walking and cycling facilities get the green light on the A3100

Walkers and cyclists who live and travel through Burpham are set to benefit from new, improved footways and cycle lanes in both directions between Boxgrove Roundabout and the New Inn Lane roundabout on the A3100, London Road from next year. Works are set to get underway on the Burpham active travel scheme for five months … Continue reading

Improving fire and rescue service culture

London Fire Brigade’s Independent Culture Review, chaired by Nazir Afzal OBE, has been published which has found a ‘culture of racism and misogyny’ in the Brigade. We would like to thank all those who took part in it for their honesty and courage in sharing their experiences. As a service we acknowledge the report and … Continue reading

Council celebrates Surrey’s heroes at award ceremony

Surrey County Council will celebrate the incredible efforts of those working and living in the county at the first Stars in Surrey recognition awards, taking place at Sandown Park Racecourse on Wednesday 7 December. Hosted by BBC broadcaster Peter Gordon, the event will recognise people like Irina Garmash-Creeger, Founder of Ukraine UK Unity, who is … Continue reading

Donate £3 for a sustainable Christmas

Surrey County Council is asking residents who are choosing a real Christmas tree to donate £3 to plant a new tree in Surrey. Every year, thousands of residents decorate real Christmas trees as an essential and much-loved tradition during the festive season. To support the environment, donating £3 when a Christmas tree is purchased, can … Continue reading

Reminder – have your say on new plans for major Surrey flood and new green space proposals

A public consultation asking for views on new plans which respond to the challenges of flooding and creating more access to open green spaces and sustainable travel routes has now reached its halfway point, and additional online events have been added due to popular demand. The scheme, which includes a new flood channel, will reduce … Continue reading

Statement: Surrey County Council’s response to London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expansion

Surrey County Council is disappointed that the Mayor of London and Transport for London has adopted the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) without addressing the key financial impacts on Surrey’s residents. Everyone can agree that the ambition to reduce car travel in order to improve air quality in London should be supported. … Continue reading

Cases of invasive Group A streptococcal (iGAS) infection at a Surrey school 

Specialists from the UK Health Security Agency have arranged for antibiotics to be offered to pupils and staff in Year 1 and 2 at a Surrey school as a precautionary measure, following two cases of invasive Group A streptococcal infection (iGAS).  Sadly, one pupil from Ashford Church of England Primary School has died and another … Continue reading

Surrey County Council wins prestigious environment award

Surrey County Council has been awarded a Gold Green Apple Environment Award for its work to restore land at The Downs in Caterham. Green Apple Environment Awards recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world.  Since the early 1800s, the site has been used a chalk quarry, landfill waste site and most recently … Continue reading

Cabinet set to invest £30 million in capital projects in Surrey

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet is due to discuss £30 million of funding to deliver seven capital projects identified in the Surrey Infrastructure Plan. Projects include town centre and highway improvements, active and sustainable travel schemes, and flood alleviation schemes. £8.64million of the funding would come from Surrey County Council, with the rest coming from external … Continue reading

New British Library Exhibition at Woking Library explores British Chinese communities and culture

On Thursday 17 November, Surrey Libraries launched Chinese and British, the free exhibition at Woking Library that draws on personal stories and moments of national significance to ask what it means to be Chinese and British. For the launch, Surrey Libraries partnered with the Chinese Association of Woking to create an evening that celebrated Chinese … Continue reading


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