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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

Plans to make Farnham an all-electric bus town

A proposed £10 million scheme could see 25 new ultra-low emission buses coming to the streets of Farnham. Surrey County Council is working with local operator Stagecoach on the plans. The intention is to bid for funding from the government’s all-electric bus town scheme. The buses being considered have a small diesel generator as fully … Continue reading

Thursley Common fire

Update Monday 1 June 14:00 Approximately 40 firefighters, working on a rotational basis, continue to tackle the large fire at Thursley Common. Firefighters crewing 4 Unimog fire appliances, 4 Land Rover wildfire units, 1 high volume pump, water carriers, and command support personnel are currently in attendance to deal with the fire which covers approximately … Continue reading

Residents to be invited to feed into a new plan for Farnham and surrounding areas

Residents of Farnham are to be asked what they think should be done to tackle issues such as congestion and air quality in the town and surrounding areas. At the first Farnham Board meeting, members agreed that it was essential to establish what matters to residents and their ideas for what improvements can be made. … Continue reading

Doorstep crime on the rise as lockdown is relaxed

Doorstep fraud – conning residents out of their life savings – is rising as lockdown restrictions are slowly being lifted. Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards have already seen an increase in rogue traders targeting older adults using tactics such as befriending, religious affiliation, pressure and even aggression to extort money. This month an Epsom resident … 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

£10 million coronavirus funding boost for Surrey adult social care providers

Adult social care providers in Surrey are receiving £10 million in grants from the county council to help them deal with the impact of coronavirus. They are being given a 10 per cent funding boost to help them continue to support some of Surrey’s most vulnerable residents. The extra funding in the form of goodwill … Continue reading

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 2020 event cancelled

It has been confirmed today that the 2020 Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling is cancelled. This decision has been taken by London authorities after engagement with partners involved in the planning of the event. Surrey County Council fully support the decision to cancel this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling event, which was due to pass through … Continue reading

Unpaid carers across Surrey set to receive helping hand

Three hundred unpaid carers across Surrey are set to receive access to free online awareness sessions to help support them and their vulnerable loved ones throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Surrey County Council, working with Surrey Heath CCG and North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG, have joined forces with … 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

New virtual wellbeing and mental health interactive hub launches in Surrey

A new online wellbeing hub has launched today enabling Surrey residents to access a range of mental health and emotional wellbeing sessions virtually from the comfort of their own home. Surrey Virtual Wellbeing is designed to become a one-stop-shop where those who require mental health or emotional wellbeing support can view, register and access online … Continue reading

Continuing closure of community recycling centres

Commenting on the continuing closure of Surrey’s community recycling centres (CRCs) due to the coronavirus outbreak, Mike Goodman, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, said: “We took the difficult decision in March to close our network of CRCs. We are keeping this under regular review, but continue to feel that we must … Continue reading

AUDIO: BBC Radio Surrey interview on a national pilot helping Surrey care home residents stay connected

Care home residents and patients across Surrey are now able to keep in touch with friends and family, thanks to newly introduced video calling devices installed in care settings. Facebook Portal devices are now available in a number of care homes and hospital care settings, enabling residents to stay in regular contact with loved ones … Continue reading

Support for the bereaved as county faces rise in deaths

As the number of those who have tragically died rises across the country support and guidance continues to be available to the bereaved in Surrey. Support is available via Surrey County Council’s Community Helpline and the Local Resilience Forum has teamed up with Cruse, the bereavement support charity, to offer emotional support over the phone. … Continue reading

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