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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

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

Residents thanked for support over reopening of recycling centres

Residents have been thanked for their patience and support for staff after 10 of Surrey’s community recycling centres reopened this week. There has been a steady stream of visitors to the sites since they reopened on Monday, with up to 100 cars an hour passing through the busiest CRCs in Camberley and Shepperton. And while … Continue reading

Phased reopening of community recycling centres

There will be a phased reopening of most of Surrey’s community recycling centres (CRC) from Monday 11 May. However, there are limits to the numbers of people on each site, changes to what materials are accepted and revised opening hours. Residents should only use the CRCs if they absolutely need to, and must check for … Continue reading

Surrey County Council launch Surrey’s Climate Change Strategy

Following their declaration of a climate emergency in July 2019, Surrey County Council (SCC) has today approved Surrey’s Climate Change Strategy, a collective approach for how the County can be net zero carbon by 2050. The strategy was developed by Surrey’s 12 local authorities and is the result of a shared ambition across the county … Continue reading

Latest service updates from Surrey County Council

A number of Surrey County Council’s services are now impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, and government guidance to slow its spread, protecting vulnerable people and key services and workers. Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council, said: “These are unprecedented times, and it calls for unprecedented action. We all must do everything we can to … Continue reading

Surrey County Council wins funding from EM3 LEP for electric vehicle charging points

Surrey County Council has been awarded £470,000 to install 80 fast on-street charging points for electric vehicles across Woking, Spelthorne, Guildford and Waverley Borough Councils in the next year. The partner boroughs have provided a combined match funding of £170,000 and along with an additional £15,000 private sector funding, the total project budget is £656,000. … Continue reading

Surrey County Council to receive LGA funding as part of “nudge” programme

Surrey County Council is to receive Local Government Association funding to find ways to encourage people living and working in Surrey to travel to work sustainably. Matt Furniss, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “This funding will help us identify different ways to encourage and enable Surrey residents and people working in the county to take … Continue reading

Surrey residents can continue using East Grinstead Household Waste Recycling Site

Surrey residents will continue to be able to use the East Grinstead Household Waste Recycling Site, following an agreement between Surrey and West Sussex County Councils. West Sussex County Council (WSCC) had decided that only West Sussex residents would be able to use its recycling sites from 1 December 2019. However, the councils have reached … Continue reading

All 15 community recycling centres to stay open

All 15 of Surrey’s community recycling centres (CRCs) will remain open and there will be no charges for wood waste, under proposals to be agreed by Surrey County Council’s cabinet. The recommendations to be discussed by the cabinet on Tuesday 29 October include: · Keeping Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham CRCs open on their current … Continue reading

VIDEO: First of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey planted

The first of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey were planted on Saturday (5 October) at the Surrey Hills Wood Fair. It was the launch of the Surrey County Council project to plant a new tree for every resident by 2030. The people who planted the first trees included Vice Lord Lieutenant of Surrey Bill … Continue reading

Cabinet Member calls for government support in tackling unauthorised waste sites

Surrey Councillor Mike Goodman has raised concerns that the current system of dealing with unauthorised waste sites isn’t effective in a letter to the Secretary of State. The Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste highlighted issues in the planning and licensing system for waste sites as well capacity issues within the Environment Agency in a … 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

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.  

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