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Nearly 75,000 Surrey adults take up walking in three years

Nearly 75,000 adults in Surrey have ditched the car or public transport and taken up walking regularly in their daily lives in the last three years, according to official figures. Department for Transport statistics reveal that the number of residents making journeys of 10 minutes or more on foot three times a week has climbed … Continue reading

Surrey Cabinet Member to be official starter for RideLondon-Surrey elite cycle race

Surrey County Council’s Richard Walsh will drop the flag on a star-studded line-up of elite riders when he starts this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday. Tour de France winner Chris Froome will spearhead the field which also includes fellow British cycling stars Steve Cummings, Dan McLay and Adam Blythe as well as German sprinter Andre Greipel and Belgian former … Continue reading

Surrey Leader hits out at union’s week-long strike plans in Southern Rail dispute

Surrey County Council’s Leader has slammed proposals by the RMT union to strike for a full week in August. David Hodge, said: “It is completely unacceptable for the RMT to cause so much disruption to the people of Surrey with a week-long strike. “As a Southern passenger myself, I share the anger of Surrey’s passengers … Continue reading

Surrey trains among England and Wales’ most overcrowded

Following today’s news that two train services in Surrey were among the most overcrowded in England and Wales last year, the county council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman (pictured) said: “Crammed carriages are the bane of every commuter’s life and these figures really go to show why Crossrail 2 is vital for passengers and … Continue reading

Tour de France winner Chris Froome to ride on Surrey’s roads

Tour de France winner Chris Froome will ride on Surrey’s roads on Sunday for Team Sky. The 31-year-old, who secured his third Tour title in Paris yesterday, will race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic through the county and London. He is part of a strong Sky squad that also includes Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard and … Continue reading

Double-glazing firm admits using unfair sales tactics

A double-glazing firm has been convicted of quoting inflated prices to make discounts look better and falsely claiming offers were time-limited to persuade customers to make snap decisions. Zenith Staybrite Ltd admitted ten offences under Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations following an investigation by Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards*. Five offences were engaging in an unfair commercial practice … Continue reading

Cummings confirmed for Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic

Steve Cummings – one of the stars of this year’s Tour de France and now on Great Britain’s team for Rio – is the latest big name to be confirmed for the 2016 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday 31 July. Cummings, 35, made it two Tour de France stage wins in two years when he … Continue reading

VIDEO AND PICTURES: Woking’s new fire station officially opens

A new state-of-the art fire station has opened in Woking as part of a major scheme to redevelop the town centre. The station has been designed to meet the demands of a 21st century fire service with a range of training facilities and a layout which enables firefighters to reach their fire engines in the … Continue reading

MAP: Miles more footpaths being overhauled in Pavement Horizon project

The latest footpaths to be overhauled in Surrey County Council’s Pavement Horizon project have been unveiled. The authority has released dates when work is set to begin on resurfacing more than three-and-a-half miles of pavements as part of the scheme to improve access to schools, doctors’ surgeries and town centres. Nearly three-quarters of a mile more has … Continue reading

MAP: Surrey councils join forces to launch fly-tipping crackdown

Surrey’s councils have launched a fly-tipping crackdown to protect the countryside and save hundreds of thousands of pounds in clean-up costs. The number of fly-tipping incidents has risen nationwide in the last few years with 6,851 reported in Surrey alone in 2014/15 – up from 6,760 the year before. Surrey County Council and Surrey’s 11 … Continue reading

Surrey leader’s Southern plea

Surrey County Council’s leader has made a plea for the disruption on Southern’s network to be tackled urgently. David Hodge (pictured below right), who is a regular passenger on Southern trains, has called for all those involved to work together to find a swift solution. He said: “As a Southern passenger myself, I fully understand … Continue reading

2016 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100: The riders’ stories

A Surrey father who donated a kidney to his seriously-ill daughter is taking part in this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 to raise money for the hospital which is caring for her. He is among 27,000 riders taking part in the mass participation event on 31 July, with a further 3,000 set to ride the new … Continue reading

Jail for Surrey company director who laundered cash

A Surrey company director has been jailed for laundering cash after an elderly couple were fleeced out of nearly £1million in a double scam. It follows an investigation by Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards* working with Thames Valley Police. Richard Walsh, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Localities and Community Wellbeing, said: “Booker has been brought to … Continue reading

ROUND UP: New fire station opening doors to public; Summer holiday outdoor activities offered; Dementia carers’ coffee morning

New fire station opening doors to public Fire engines and equipment used to tackle blazes will be on show to the public at a new fire station on Monday. Woking Fire station, which has relocated to Goldsworth Road, will throw open its doors for the first time from 4pm to 6pm. Those attending will get … Continue reading

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