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More Surrey libraries to open their doors

Another 12 Surrey libraries will open their doors to the public in the coming days. From Wednesday September 2, Ashtead, Caterham Valley, Cobham, Cranleigh, Esher, Haslemere, Horsley, Merstham, Molesey, Shepperton, Stanwell, and Sunbury will open up so that people can again browse, borrow and return books. Lightwater will become available for the Click and Collect … Continue reading

Surrey’s oldest resident Ethel, celebrates 111th birthday

Surrey’s oldest resident Ethel, celebrates turning 111 years old at her care home in Ash Vale. To mark Ethel’s extraordinary birthday, she and other residents at Surrey County Council’s Abbeywood care home enjoyed a tea party, and was later joined by the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Pat Tedder. High-spirited Ethel, also spoke to BBC … Continue reading

An update on COVID-19 cases in Surrey

Tuesday 18th August 2020 Data is showing some rises in COVID-19 case numbers in 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 … Continue reading

More libraries to reopen

Further library services will restart in Surrey from Monday 17 August. A total of 40 libraries in Surrey will be operational from that date, offering revised services. Several libraries will newly open their doors to the public to browse, borrow and return books, whilst operating strict safety and social distancing measures. In all, 26 libraries … Continue reading

Surrey students receive A-level and BTEC results

Students across Surrey find out their A-level and BTEC results today, after a nerve-wracking wait. With exams unable to be held this year due to Covid-19, students have faced even greater uncertainty. We pay tribute to all students who have put in so much hard work, along with their teachers and schools. Many students have … Continue reading

A statement regarding the major incident at Chobham Common

Very early on during the Chobham Common incident on Friday our commanders declared this a major incident which meant that we were able to highlight that a national multi-agency approach was required. To put this in context, these are rare events, like the Covid-19 pandemic response and the flooding in 2014 and so are unprecedented and … Continue reading

Surrey asks “how can its Local Offer website be improved?”

Surrey County Council and partners are asking for young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND), their parent/carers and the practitioners supporting them, to share their views and experiences of its Local Offer website. All local authorities must have a Local Offer website that provides information and the details of services available for … Continue reading

Boost for cleaner, greener travel in Surrey

Surrey County Council has launched a new tool that enables residents to submit ideas on how we can improve the road infrastructure in their area to encourage more walking and cycling. The tool, an interactive map, also allows residents to see what suggestions other people have submitted and vote on them. Whilst the council won’t … Continue reading

Chobham Common fire – updates

Update: Monday 17 August 16.45pm. The Chobham Common incident has been closed this afternoon (17 August 2020) by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) following regular inspections. We would like to reiterate our thanks to SFRS staff and others who have helped us at this fire over the past 10 days. If signs of fire … Continue reading

Trading Standards investigation leads to 18-month sentence for locksmith fraudster

A fraudster who made £11,562 after scamming vulnerable Surrey residents as an unqualified locksmith has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Shaun Phasey (49) of Staines was trading as SP Locks and 24/7 Emergency Locksmith Services over a nine-month period. He quoted and subsequently completed work for five residents who paid via a chip … Continue reading

Covid-19 and Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.

We do not recognise the claims that have been made by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). To be clear, this is not an outbreak. One operational firefighter tested positive for Covid-19 on 25 July 2020. As a result, Test and Trace protocols have been implemented by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS). All of the … Continue reading

Food distribution hub moves to Bookham

It was a meeting of young and old, and a coming together of several strands of Surrey’s communities yesterday at Bookham youth centre where Surrey’s food distribution hub, will be now be housed. Paul Woodhouse Unit leader for Runnymede was the first to arrive to open the doors to the vacant youth centre to welcome … Continue reading

New family support centre opens in Tandridge

A new family centre has opened in Tandridge to offer local families a range of support options. The centre, which is being run by children’s charity Barnardo’s on behalf of Surrey County Council, offers support to the most vulnerable families with children aged 0 – 11 years, across Tandridge, providing individual outreach to families wherever … Continue reading

More schemes to encourage walking and cycling are announced

A series of temporary schemes to encourage safe walking and cycling after the lockdown has been announced by Surrey County Council. The measures are designed to support social distancing on our high streets, provide alternatives to public transport, and encourage residents to continue with the higher levels of walking and cycling we’ve seen since the … Continue reading

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 2022 decision to be made in October

Following the consultation with residents which took place earlier this year, a cabinet decision has yet to be made on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling event continuing to pass through Surrey beyond 2021. This was due to be reviewed at April Cabinet but due to the Coronavirus crisis, the RideLondon-Surrey Cabinet decision was postponed, as other … Continue reading

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