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Round up: Football tournament to commemorate Battle of the Somme centenary; Charity baking competition

Football tournament to commemorate Battle of the Somme centenary Surrey Fire and Rescue Service will join teams from across Europe for a day of football to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme and raise tens of thousands of pounds for charity. Teams from as far afield as Germany and Cyprus will line up … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey employee wins mental health award; Orchestra on the UP!; Crossrail 2 drop-in sessions in Surrey

Surrey employee wins mental health award A Surrey County Council employee has won a national award for a project that uses comedy as a way of getting soldiers to talk about mental health issues like stress, depression and anxiety. Maya Twardzicki, from the council’s public health team, won the award from the Royal Society for … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Rich history recognised; Deciding your next career step; How to become a county councillor

Rich history recognised More than 250 people flocked to this year’s Surrey Heritage Showcase featuring advice on creating a family tree and activities for children. The event in Shere, which was opened by Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks, gave those attending the chance to learn more about the rich history of the village and … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Surrey’s volunteers “incredible work” recognised

A selection of images from the event can be found on the council’s flickr page. More than 50 of Surrey’s unsung heroes were recognised for their “incredible work” at an event staged by Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks. The event in Dorking saw volunteers given a certificate and a specially commissioned chairman’s medal that was struck … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey chairman praises volunteers; Surrey Libraries offers tablet computer tips

Surrey chairman praises volunteers Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks praised the efforts of the volunteer drug and alcohol team to help people deal with their problems when she paid a visit to Catalyst’s Camberley base. Catalyst provides counselling as well as support for family and friends. Mrs Marks said: “I am so grateful to … Continue reading

Chairman visits Pobjoy Mint to strike volunteers award medal

Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks visited Pobjoy Mint in Kingswood yesterday to strike the first of a limited run of specially commissioned award medals to be presented to volunteers at a chairman’s reception next Thursday (17 September). The event, which takes place at Burford Bridge Hotel, will celebrate those across Surrey who work tirelessly in their … Continue reading

Surrey chairman congratulates HM The Queen on becoming Britain’s longest-reigning monarch

At 5.30pm today, HM The Queen will become the longest-reigning monarch in British sovereign history and the Chairman of Surrey County Council has offered her congratulations. Mrs Marks said: “It is a testament to Her Majesty that today there will be no grand celebrations but simply another day in an extraordinary reign of selfless duty, … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey chairman pays epilepsy charity a visit; New libraries app launched

Surrey chairman pays epilepsy charity a visit Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks paid tribute to the “fantastic work” of volunteeers at The Meath Epilepsy Trust when she took a tour of the charity’s Godalming base, including a new £2.3 million centre being built. The trust helps adults with severe epilepsy and related disabilities build … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Make the most out of your tablet computer; New Lord-Lieutenant to start role

Make the most out of your tablet computer Tips on how to make the most out of tablet computers will be handed out at an event being run by Surrey County Council’s libraries service. The session, which takes place at Guildford Library on Friday 28 August, is part of the monthly Digital Friday workshops and … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Minister opens new dementia centre; Stay safe online; New Deputy Lieutenants appointed

Minister opens new dementia centre Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove cut the ribbon at a new centre in Surrey to help people with dementia. Surrey Heath’s MP opened the Windle Valley Day Centre in Bagshot, which will provide support and advice for those with the condition and carers. It is the ninth centre … Continue reading

Surrey chairman welcomes new Lord-Lieutenant

Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks has welcomed the appointment of Michael More-Molyneux DL as the new Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey. He will succeed Dame Sarah Goad DCVO when she retires on 23 August 2015. Mrs Marks said: “I am delighted to hear that Michael More-Molyneux is our county’s new Lord-Lieutenant, his already noteworthy record in support … Continue reading

New library and community centre opens in Cobham

Cobham Library has reopened in a spacious new building which also offers a range of community services. The revamped library is part of the new Cedar Centre in Cedar Road – a busy community hub which also boasts a children’s centre, meeting spaces, information drop-in sessions and coffee facilities. Surrey County Council runs the centre … Continue reading

Surrey chairman joins royal celebration of autism charity

CAPTION: Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks joined HRH The Countess of Wessex to help the Jigsaw Trust, which supports people with autism, celebrate its 15th anniversary. The countess took a tour of the new facilities for adults at the trust’s school in Dunsfold and unveiled a commemorative plaque. QUOTE: Mrs Marks said: “I was … Continue reading

Plan ahead for Armed Forces Day

Tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to Guildford tomorrow for the Armed Forces Day national event. The annual commemoration, which recognises service men and women of the British Armed Forces, will see people from all over the country descend on the Surrey city. Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks and leader David … Continue reading

Princess Royal opens woodland marking First World War centenary

Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks was among dignitaries who welcomed The Princess Royal to the opening of woodland created to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The Woodland Trust’s 640-acre site near Epsom, features more than 200,000 trees planted to create an enduring memorial. It is situated between Woodcote Park … Continue reading

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