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Walkers and cyclists to benefit from £5.9m for active travel schemes

Surrey County Council has been awarded £5,959,396 of government funding to invest in more active travel improvement projects in Surrey. Building on the success of the first two rounds of the Active Travel Fund the county council has been awarded since 2020 with eight schemes, the new projects aim to enhance walking and cycling for … Continue reading

Final defendant sentenced following Trading Standards investigation

The final defendant in a case dating back to 2018 has been sentenced for their role as an accomplice in carrying out fraudulent roofing works. Sukhdeep Singh (43, Buckinghamshire), works as a roofer and has a company called Roof Masters West London Ltd, and would also often work as a subcontractor for others. In this … Continue reading

Eleven libraries announce Jubilee Big Lunches

With just three weeks to go until the Platinum Jubilee weekend, many neighbourhoods and communities have been getting busy organising Big Lunch celebrations in their roads, neighbourhoods, parks and local areas.  To ensure that everyone has a chance to get in on the Big Lunch fun – Surrey libraries have organised some Big Lunches in … Continue reading

Nature Connection Fund prescribes wild swimming and mindfulness to improve wellbeing in Surrey

From wild swimming to themed walks and mindfulness, seven projects exploring how nature can improve health and wellbeing across the county are to receive £85,000 from a new fund. The projects will link people with nature-based activities to help communities recover from the pandemic and overcome health inequalities. The grants are being awarded because Surrey is one … Continue reading

WeyBetter Weybridge public exhibition to update on plans to create a state-of-the-art community and health and wellbeing hub for local people

On Friday 20 May, Surrey County Council, North West Surrey Alliance, NHS Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group and Elmbridge Borough Council are hosting a public exhibition in St James Church, Weybridge. Dr Ben Spencer, MP for Runnymede and Weybridge will also be in attendance to speak to residents. The event is to share the work … Continue reading

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Surrey as full England route revealed

Queen’s Baton Relay route through England revealed Baton will visit Guildford on Thursday 7 July Wednesday 11 May 2022: The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is confirmed to visit Guildford during its final journey through England this summer, as the full route is revealed. Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – … Continue reading

Over £1m awarded for projects through Your Fund Surrey

Over £1m of the £100m Your Fund Surrey fund has now been awarded to communities across Surrey since its launch in November 2020.  Last week South Park Sports Association became the latest project to be presented with a cheque for £150,000 by the Leader of Surrey County Council Tim Oliver, Chair of the Council Helyn … Continue reading

Make your ordinary, a child’s extraordinary: more foster carers are urgently needed in Surrey 

To address the urgent need for foster carers, Surrey County Council is launching a myth-busting campaign to encourage residents not to rule out fostering. The campaign, “making your ordinary, their extraordinary” explains that the eligibility criteria is reflective of modern households and it’s the everyday activities like walking, talking and cooking that have the most impact on … Continue reading

New Health and Welfare Hub and Community Helpline launched

Acknowledging that many residents in the county are looking for financial, health and welfare support in these challenging times a new Health and Welfare Hub has been launched.  As part of Surrey County Council’s No One Left Behind ambition the online hub endeavours to signpost residents to relevant help and support across the county. surreycc.gov.uk/welfare … Continue reading

Celebrating Surrey’s talented young business leaders and entrepreneurs

A positive spotlight was shone on the dynamic young talent making a difference in Surrey at the inaugural Invest in Surrey 40 under 40 Business Awards. The Awards night also officially launched Surrey County Council’s new business-focused brand, Invest in Surrey, which works to provide a wealth of resources to businesses starting, growing and moving … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service donates two vehicles to Ukraine

Six Surrey Fire and Rescue Service staff members set off to Poland today (Tuesday 3 May) to donate two 4×4 Landrover vehicles to the Ukrainian Fire and Rescue Service. The vehicles, which have been decommissioned by the service, are typically used for off-road/rural firefighting, however during COVID they were used to deliver PPE around the … Continue reading

New provider to revamp Surrey’s roads

Surrey County Council (SCC) officially hands over its highways maintenance contract to a new contractor from today, as part of plans to further improve the county’s roads and associated highways infrastructure. Ringway, who will replace Kier, will carry out road repairs, resurfacing and specialist structural projects as well as the upkeep of drains, winter gritting … Continue reading

Surrey welcomes 30 new firefighters and Fire Dog Suki and kicks off Platinum Jubilee celebrations!

Yesterday (Sunday 24 April), Surrey Fire and Rescue Service welcomed 30 new firefighters and Fire Investigation Dog Suki, at a pass out parade in Reigate. The firefighters will be based at a 15 Surrey fire stations, including: Fordbridge, Leatherhead, Guildford, Esher, Woking, Camberley, Epsom, Godstone, Egham, Walton, Dorking, Banstead, Godlaming, Oxted and Haslemere. Suki, a … Continue reading

New traffic enforcement cameras proposed for Guildford congestion hotspot

This week marks the start of a consultation on new powers to introduce traffic enforcement cameras on some of Surrey’s busiest roads to reduce congestion and improve safety. As agreed by Cabinet at their meeting last week, Surrey County Council can now apply to the Department for Transport (DfT) for powers to introduce cameras to … Continue reading

Surrey’s unpaid carers to be better supported to look after loved ones

Surrey’s unpaid carers will be better supported to look after their loved ones under new improved contracts which families around the county have helped to shape. The county council and local NHS organisations are preparing to sign new contracts designed to bring a number of improvements in support for carers to help them and their … Continue reading

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