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Fire, Police and MOD partners ‘water bomb’ Hankley Common wildfire

Yesterday (Wednesday 27 July) Surrey Fire and Rescue Service received support in the form of water bombing, provided by the Ministry of Defence. An Airbourne Solutions Eurocopter AS350 helicopter made numerous trips from Frensham Pond to Hankley Common yesterday in a bid to help the service mitigate the spread of the fire. Yesterday marked day … Continue reading

Putting Surrey Culture on the map

Surrey County Council and partners are making Surrey culture count. A new cultural website has been launched which aims to put Surrey Culture firmly on the map. The new website and cultural map will be a good resource for those living in or visiting Surrey to find out about all the rich, diverse, and inclusive … Continue reading

Surrey County Council brings back Explorer Passport scheme for children in time for summer 

Surrey County Council is bringing back the exciting free summer passport scheme for families with children aged 4 to 11, this time with a focus on culture. The Surrey Culture Explorer Passport holds captivating adventures that encourages families and children to learn about Surrey’s rich heritage, arts and culture, with a chance to win exciting … Continue reading

It’s time to help shape Farnham’s future

People who live, visit, study or travel in Farnham are all encouraged to engage in a major consultation which is proposing substantial changes to the town centre. The Farnham Infrastructure Programme, which is made up of Surrey County Council, Waverley Borough Council, Farnham Town Council and Jeremy Hunt MP, has been looking for ways to … Continue reading

New plan to transform dementia care in Surrey

A five-point plan sets out to improve the lives of Surrey residents with dementia and their families. The joint health and social care dementia strategy, outlines an ambition for everyone with dementia and their carers to live in dementia-friendly communities and be able to live well at home for as long as possible. Research suggests … Continue reading

Celebrate Surrey’s unmown verges this Summer

Surrey County Council will be cutting roadside verges less frequently to promote more biodiversity. Around 700 species of wildflower grow on roadsides, and with many native wildflowers at their colourful best in July, now is the time to enjoy yellow rattle, knapweed, cornflowers, oxeye daisies and foxgloves. These areas are great for nature, provide a … Continue reading

Major step forward for Guildford extra care housing plans

Plans to provide 100 per cent affordable extra care housing on a disused site in Guildford have moved a major step forward with the selection of a consortium of partners to build and manage the scheme. Pond Meadow Ltd and their selected housing manager, Pinnacle Group, will manage the facilities enabling residents to live independently … Continue reading

Ambitious new plan sets out the future for travelling around Surrey

Surrey’s ten-year Transport plan which includes measures for reducing the 41% of carbon emissions currently generated by transport, was approved by Councillors at their Full Council meeting today (12 July 2022). The plan prioritises measures to support people to get around Surrey easily and sustainably including increasing the number of walking and cycling routes, providing … Continue reading

First Surrey schools awarded for excellence in sustainable travel

Hurst Park Primary School and Horley Infant School have become the first two Surrey schools to receive a platinum Modeshift STARS accreditation, the scheme’s highest honour, for providing safe and sustainable travel environments. Modeshift STARS is a nationally recognised accreditation for schools who successfully work with businesses and local communities to adopt travel plans which … Continue reading

Bus travel to improve for residents in rural parts of Surrey

An on-demand bus service is now available across North Mole Valley to help residents to get around by bus. Known as Mole Valley connect, the two new electric mini-buses offer a door to door shared bus service for residents and people working in a designated travel area. Trips can also be booked to and from … Continue reading

A ray of hope to the voluntary sector in challenging times

One year on from the partnership which was set up between Community Foundation Surrey and Surrey County Council establishing the Surrey Community Fund, £1.25m funding has helped more than 35,000 people in Surrey to ‘build-back’ following the pandemic. Thanks to an historic investment of £500,000 in 2021 from Surrey County Council. This funding has been … Continue reading

Fordbridge Veterans Hub Celebrates One-Year Anniversary        

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service staff joined the Veterans to celebrate Fordbridge Veterans Hub’s one-year anniversary, enjoying refreshments, reminiscing and listening to speeches from invited guests including the Mayor of Spelthorne. The Fordbridge Hub was formed by the North Surrey Armed Forces Partnership and was the second of its kind to be hosted by the … Continue reading

Surrey Adult Learning rated “Good” by Ofsted

Surrey County Council has welcomed a new Ofsted inspection report into its Surrey Adult Learning provision, which found “calm and purposeful study environments”. The inspection took place in May this year and concluded that the service continues to be a “Good” provider in all areas.  The Ofsted report noted that “learners and apprentices gain confidence, … Continue reading

£6m funding boost to make Surrey’s roads safer

Over £6m of additional funding will be dedicated to improving road safety around schools, making walking and cycling safer, and to tackle speeding at known collision hotspots across the county over the next three years. The new funding for a range of highways improvements, will be allocated as follows: £1m per year to improve road … Continue reading

Surrey war veteran reunited with military medals thanks to partnership repair mission

A 102-year-old Surrey war hero who was unable to wear his medals due to the condition of the ribbons can finally pin on his honours again, thanks to a local veterans’ project which arranged a repair mission. George, who served in the British Army during the Second World War and now lives in Epsom, showed … Continue reading


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