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Surrey-wide mental health review to pave way for improvements

A wide-ranging review of Surrey’s mental health system is to pave the way for a series of improvements to the way that services work together to help residents in need of support. The Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System – a partnership between local NHS services, the county council and others – set up a taskforce … Continue reading

Surrey becomes the first county in England to provide free period products

On Friday 28 May, on Menstrual Health Day 2021, Surrey County Council is proud to be launching a ground-breaking initiative with charity Binti International, to provide free period products in selected locations across Surrey and be the first county council in the UK to start eradicating period stigma. Donation bins and collection boxes where residents … Continue reading

New Cabinet formally announced at Council’s AGM

Surrey County Council’s new Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Leader of the Council, Cabinet and Select Committee members were elected and confirmed today at the Council’s AGM. The meeting was held in person but with COVID-19 control measures in place, at the Council’s new HQ at Wodhatch Place, Reigate. Cllr Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey’s Conservative group, was … Continue reading

Surrey granted further funding from Local Covid Support Grant

Surrey County Council has been granted further funding from the Government’s Local Covid Support Grant. With many families struggling financially as they come out of lockdown, the Government’s Local Covid Support Grant is there to provide financial support to those most in need. Surrey County Council has received £0.5m from the grant, in recognition of … Continue reading

Surrey County Council launches solar panel buying scheme for residents

Surrey County Council has launched Solar Together to offer Surrey residents the chance to buy solar panels for their homes through a group-buying scheme. Solar panels are a way to generate green energy for homes, whilst also saving money on energy bills. For residents who already have solar panels, the scheme also allows them to … Continue reading

Surrey Parkruns all set to restart next month

Update (21 May) – Parkrun has announced a 3 week delay to the restart, with an ambition of events starting on 26 June. Surrey councils will continue to support this aim. Local authorities across Surrey are supporting the return of Parkrun events in the county next month. Parkruns are community running events typically held in … Continue reading

Revving up for the next Spotlight on Surrey event

World leading automotive innovation taking place in Surrey will be the focus for the next Spotlight on Surrey online event on Thursday May 20. Innovation is in the very DNA of Surrey, with a long and proud history of being at the forefront of developing new technologies and when it comes to the automotive industry … Continue reading

Surrey County Council to support The Big Lunch

Surrey County Council is supporting the Eden Project’s ‘The Big Lunch’ this year. Running since 2009, The Big Lunch aims to bring people together with their communities and neighbours to meet, chat and have fun, annually fundraising £8m for local causes they care about. Over six million people take part every year, creating and strengthening … Continue reading

Surrey’s children’s services on a significant improvement journey and responded swiftly to the challenges of COVID-19 says Ofsted

Children’s services at Surrey County Council have been on a “significant improvement journey” and “senior leaders have responded swiftly to the challenges of COVID-19”, according to a letter published by Ofsted following a focused visit in March. The letter states that “a stable senior leadership team and the recently appointed director of children’s services have … Continue reading

Surrey County Council calls for more foster carers as Foster Care Fortnight begins

Surrey County Council are proud to support ‘Foster Care Fortnight’ and will be looking to use the campaign to recruit more foster families in the county to help transform children’s lives. Foster Care Fortnight runs from 10th – 23rd May 2021, and aims to showcase the commitment, dedication and passion of foster carers. Surrey currently … Continue reading

2021 election results

Votes are being counted in all 81 divisions for the 2021 Surrey County Council election and results are now being published. The result of each of the counts will be made available on the county council website. Results will also be listed below as they come through: Egham – Robert King (Labour GAIN) 1,101 votes, … Continue reading

Surrey and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Services invest in live streaming tech for 999 calls

Capita’s 999eye software is launching on Saturday (1 May) at Surrey and West Sussex’s Joint Fire Control meaning when residents call 999, they’ll now be offered the opportunity to contribute a live video stream to the emergency control centre. Upon calling 999, callers are now asked if they want to provide a live video stream … Continue reading

Guildford symptom-free test site opens

Today, 21st April 2021, a new walk-in symptom-free testing site is opening in Guildford, adding to test sites and pharmacies providing symptom-free testing across the county. Twice-weekly symptom-free testing is a key part of the Government’s roadmap, helping to stop the virus spreading as restrictions ease. It also means that Surrey residents can keep their … Continue reading

Surrey County Council statement on The Duke of Edinburgh

The thoughts of everyone at Surrey County Council are with The Royal Family at this deeply sad time. Our Chairman, Tony Samuels, has written a letter of condolence to the Royal Family. He said: “His Royal Highness was much loved and widely respected by all people in Great Britain and throughout the world. The memory … Continue reading

Symptom-free test kits now available for collection for all adults in Surrey

From Friday, 9th April, all adults in Surrey will be able to collect symptom-free test kits from dedicated collection sites across Surrey. This follows last week’s announcement that Surrey’s symptom-free test sites are now open to everyone over the age of 16. Twice-weekly symptom-free testing is a key part of the Government’s roadmap, helping to … Continue reading

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