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Unpaid carer writes heart-warming poem to thank council key worker

An unpaid carer in Surrey has recognised the support and advice offered by a county council key worker, in a heart-warming poem. The creative carer wrote to a Carers Practice Advisor to pay tribute to all key workers during the pandemic and highlighted the positive work and support she had received, and difference it had … Continue reading

Collaboration paves the way for improved record sharing

Health and care organisations across Surrey have been working closely together on developing the Surrey Care Record so residents benefit from improved record sharing. Led by the Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership, the Surrey Care Record is a local, digital shared record which allows the secure sharing of your health and care data between … Continue reading

New plans to keep congested roads moving during roadworks

New powers which could ease peak time congestion caused by roadworks are due to be discussed by Surrey County Council’s cabinet later this month. The powers would encourage utility companies and the county council to find innovative ways to make the busiest and most congested roads flow at peak times during roadworks. To do this, … Continue reading

Virtual Wellbeing Hub receives over 1,100 visits in first week

The Surrey Virtual Wellbeing hub launched last month, to enable residents to access a range of mental health and emotional wellbeing sessions virtually from the comfort of their own home. In the first week of the platform being launched, there were over 1,100 visits to the Surrey Virtual Wellbeing Hub on the Healthy Surrey website, … Continue reading

New website to get feedback from residents on Climate Change

On World Environment Day, Surrey County Council has launched a new website designed to gather feedback from residents about their views on climate change. This follows the release of Surrey’s Climate Change strategy in April. The new website asks for feedback on four key areas including transport, waste and consumer habits, housing and development, and … Continue reading

Further update: Thursley Common wildfire

The wildfire at Thursley Common has been brought under control by firefighters as they spend the fourth day of this incident patrolling the site. Fire appliances and crews have been scaled back to reflect the new size of this incident. Dan Quin, Deputy Chief Fire Officer for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service updates on next … Continue reading

Plans to make Farnham an all-electric bus town

A proposed £10 million scheme could see 25 new ultra-low emission buses coming to the streets of Farnham. Surrey County Council is working with local operator Stagecoach on the plans. The intention is to bid for funding from the government’s all-electric bus town scheme. The buses being considered have a small diesel generator as fully … Continue reading

Thursley Common fire

Update Monday 1 June 14:00 Approximately 40 firefighters, working on a rotational basis, continue to tackle the large fire at Thursley Common. Firefighters crewing 4 Unimog fire appliances, 4 Land Rover wildfire units, 1 high volume pump, water carriers, and command support personnel are currently in attendance to deal with the fire which covers approximately … Continue reading

Residents to be invited to feed into a new plan for Farnham and surrounding areas

Residents of Farnham are to be asked what they think should be done to tackle issues such as congestion and air quality in the town and surrounding areas. At the first Farnham Board meeting, members agreed that it was essential to establish what matters to residents and their ideas for what improvements can be made. … Continue reading

Doorstep crime on the rise as lockdown is relaxed

Doorstep fraud – conning residents out of their life savings – is rising as lockdown restrictions are slowly being lifted. Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards have already seen an increase in rogue traders targeting older adults using tactics such as befriending, religious affiliation, pressure and even aggression to extort money. This month an Epsom resident … Continue reading

CRCs to start accepting more types of waste

From Monday 1 June, residents will be able to take more types of waste to Surrey’s community recycling centres. Ten of Surrey’s CRCs were reopened on 11 May, but only for black bag waste and garden waste. From 1 June more materials, including wood, scrap metal, small electronics and white goods, will be accepted once … Continue reading

Wide pavements and new cycle paths could help unlock Surrey

Surrey County Council is working to help pedestrians be on the front foot and cyclists get in gear so they can stay safe and social distance while they’re out and about. The government has given councils emergency measures during the coronavirus pandemic to temporarily create wider pavements and new cycle paths to ensure people can … Continue reading

£10 million coronavirus funding boost for Surrey adult social care providers

Adult social care providers in Surrey are receiving £10 million in grants from the county council to help them deal with the impact of coronavirus. They are being given a 10 per cent funding boost to help them continue to support some of Surrey’s most vulnerable residents. The extra funding in the form of goodwill … Continue reading

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 2020 event cancelled

It has been confirmed today that the 2020 Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling is cancelled. This decision has been taken by London authorities after engagement with partners involved in the planning of the event. Surrey County Council fully support the decision to cancel this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling event, which was due to pass through … Continue reading

Unpaid carers across Surrey set to receive helping hand

Three hundred unpaid carers across Surrey are set to receive access to free online awareness sessions to help support them and their vulnerable loved ones throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Surrey County Council, working with Surrey Heath CCG and North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG, have joined forces with … Continue reading

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