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Surrey County Council to launch Surrey Skills Plan at Skills Summit November 10

A landmark event in Surrey next month will bring together education providers and businesses in a bid to turbo charge Surrey’s local economy. The Surrey Skills Summit at Sandown Racecourse on 10 November will give leading local businesses the opportunity to outline what skills they need in the years to come. Education providers including colleges … Continue reading

National Youth Music Award win for Surrey Arts Teacher

Surrey Arts inclusion music teacher Raghad Haddad has won the Inspirational Music Leader Award at the Youth Music Awards 2022. Raghad received her award on 19 October in Troxy London in recognition of her work for Surrey Arts as a diverse leader of refugee background, supporting vulnerable children in Surrey. Raghad Haddad is a viola player … Continue reading

Statement on Woking Borough Council

The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities wrote to Woking Borough Council yesterday, outlining the need for an external review into the council’s finances due to high levels of debt. Leader of Surrey County Council, Tim Oliver said: “Surrey County Council has agreed to work closely with Woking Borough Council on this … Continue reading

Launch of ‘Childhood’ – short film to raise awareness of the need for foster carers

In a national collaboration, Surrey County Council and 56 Local Authorities across England have worked together to share ideas and jointly fund the creation of a short film to raise awareness of fostering. It is aimed at finding more people who may be interested in becoming foster carers and providing nurturing, positive homes for children … Continue reading

Horsell Common site to help protect local residents from flooding

Surrey County Council is working with the Horsell Common Preservation Society and Woking Borough Council to help prevent flash flooding of properties around Horsell Common in Woking. Properties in the Horsell, Canalside, Mount Herman and Pyrford ward areas of Woking have experienced significant flooding over the past six years. To help address this, three pools … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service show support for menstrual dignity

On Tuesday 11 October Surrey Fire and Rescue Service lit up Guildford Fire Station in a show of support for Binti, an international menstrual dignity charity based in Surrey. The service will be looking to supplement Surrey County Council’s ground-breaking initiative, as the first UK council to provide free period products across the county and … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service donates another vehicle to Ukraine

Two Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) staff members set off to Poland yesterday (Thursday 6 October) to donate another 4×4 Land Rover to the Ukrainian Fire and Rescue Service. This donation is part of the National Fire Chief Council and UK charity FIREAID’s convoy 4. Convoy 3, which was delivered in May this year, … Continue reading

Surrey Food Summit drives change in Surrey local food system

The first Surrey Food Summit took place at the WWF Living Planet Centre in Woking last week. Surrey County Council organised the event to bring together stakeholders across the local food system, including farmers, local food businesses, food caterers and local food initiatives in Surrey to begin sharing different perspectives on challenges, including related health … Continue reading

Local authorities to protect much loved nature reserve 

Last week saw the official handover of Tice’s Meadow Nature Reserve to Surrey County Council. This much-loved wildlife haven on the outskirts of Farnham saw its long-term future safeguarded when a partnership of six councils came together in December 2021 to purchase the site and protect it as a natural space.  Surrey County Council acquired … Continue reading

£11.9m to help Surrey residents cut their energy bills  

Grants of up to £25,000 are now available for eligible Surrey residents to help make their homes warmer and more energy efficient.   People living in hard to heat homes and on lower incomes, could receive grants between £10,000 and £25,000 to improve insulation and install renewable technology – helping to save energy, reduce emissions and … Continue reading

New facilities rejuvenate iconic countryside site

September saw the official launch of the Newlands Corner Discovery Centre and visitor improvements by the Chair of Surrey County Council, Helyn Clack. Despite the inclement weather, dignitaries, residents, and local school children gathered to find out more and experience the new-look facilities at this much-loved countryside site for themselves. Over the past two years … Continue reading

Funding secured for more tree planting in Surrey giving much needed boost for nature

Surrey County Council will receive £298,000 from the Defra Local Authority Treescapes Fund (LATF) to increase tree planting and keep on target with the planting of 1.2 million trees, one for every resident, by 2030, supporting the Council’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2050. This funding will help to facilitate planting in non-woodland settings … Continue reading

Summary of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Meeting (27th September 22)

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet met this week and the important announcements are summarised below: Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policy Cabinet approved the Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policy. The policy aims to improve the environmental considerations built into the delivery of goods, works and services that the council procures. The policy supports the net zero targets of the … Continue reading

Councillor Alison Todd (1975-2022)

It is with great sadness that Surrey County Council and Spelthorne Borough Council announce the death of Cllr Alison Todd (formally Griffiths), after battling cancer. Alison, 47, was a dedicated County and Borough Councillor for several years. She was a staunch advocate for the residents of Sunbury & Ashford Common and her death will come … Continue reading

Make your journey an active journey

Surrey County Council will launch a new campaign on World Car Free Day, 22 September, to encourage residents to change the way they travel to stay healthy, save money and help the environment by reducing their carbon footprint. In Surrey, 41% of carbon emissions come from transport, with around half of that coming from private … Continue reading


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