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Oxted recognised for being dementia friendly

The Alzheimer’s Society has recognised Oxted as a Dementia Friendly Community. Surrey County Council has been working with the local borough council, community and voluntary organisations, as well as local businesses and residents to support those living with dementia in Oxted. The town has been recognised for its support to help people living with dementia … Continue reading

Children with special educational needs will have school places closer to home under new plans announced today

An extra 883 specialist school places in mainstream and special schools in Surrey will be provided over the next four years under plans outlined by Surrey County Council today. Julie Iles, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for All Age Learning, said: “Crucially, this plan will allow our children and young people with special education needs and … Continue reading

VIDEO: Cabinet agree to implement the Making Surrey Safer Plan

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet today agreed to implement the proposals in Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s Making Surrey Safer Plan. When introducing the paper Tim Oliver the Leader of Surrey County Council said “The intention of this plan is to modernise the service and make it fit for purpose for the next 20 years, reflecting … Continue reading

VIDEO: Veterans get together at new drop-in event

A new drop-in hub is bringing Epsom and Ewell veterans together and giving them access to advice and support. At their last meeting, they socialised over chicken provided by Nando’s Epsom and met staff from organisations who can point them towards help. The hub is one of several around Surrey aimed at expanding support for … Continue reading

Tackling air quality around schools

Now children are back at school, Surrey County Council is encouraging parents and carers to switch off their car engines while they’re waiting to pick up children at the end of the day. This is to help improve air quality. Earlier in the summer Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, went out with … Continue reading

Tina Thorburn’s latest roadworks update

  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.

Care workers recognised for their dedication

Care workers have been recognised for their support and commitment to Surrey residents. They were celebrated at an event held this week to mark Professional Care Workers Day. Testimonials from care homes and other care providers were read out highlighting the exceptional dedication of care workers to the vulnerable people they support. One care worker … Continue reading

Be part of Surrey’s Greener Future

Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, would like to hear ideas from Surrey’s communities on how we can tackle climate change.  

Improved bus services from September

Surrey County Council has been working with local bus operators to offer residents improved services on a number of routes from Monday 2 September. The changes are: Service 28 – Woking, Brookwood, Pirbright, Worplesdon, Guildford The council has worked with Falcon Buses to provide an hourly service, an improvement on the current service which runs … Continue reading

Spelthorne’s new fire station opens

A new fire station – Fordbridge – opened in Spelthorne this week. Fordbridge is in an optimal location and replaces Staines and Sunbury fire stations. The station is contemporary, efficient and has training facilities that meet the needs of 21st century firefighters.

New firefighters for Surrey

24 new full-time firefighters graduated from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service today. Fire and Rescue Service recruits showcased their skills at a ‘passing out parade’ after completing 13 weeks of training. A series of demonstrations including tackling a fire, performing a rescue from a third floor window and dealing with a road traffic collision took … Continue reading

Tina Thorburn’s latest roadworks update

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.

Government report published on Surrey’s Youth Offending Service

A government report has criticised the work of Surrey’s Youth Offending Service. The report highlighted that more work needs to be done to ensure we have the right response to meet the level of offending, around collecting data, staff readiness to respond to issues of safety and wellbeing, and around ensuring the safety of children … Continue reading

Tackling climate change in Surrey

Residents can now share their views on how Surrey County Council can take action to tackle climate change in the county. The council wants to know what local communities are already doing to reduce their environmental impact, or what would encourage other people to change their behaviour at home and work. Local environmental groups, professionals, … Continue reading

Tina Thorburn’s latest roadworks update

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.

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