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Online map launched to show Surrey’s tree planting

Surrey County Council has launched an online map to show the location of trees and hedges planted in Surrey as part of their 1.2 million trees initiative. Launched in 2019, the campaign aims to facilitate the planting of 1.2 million trees in Surrey, one for every resident, by 2030 and supports the council’s aim to … Continue reading

County council on course to provide 725 homes for older people

As many as 725 purpose-built homes to enable older people to live independently for longer are set to be created across 13 Surrey sites by 2030. Five sites have already been earmarked for extra care housing and now a further eight are being considered as potential locations – putting the county council on track to … Continue reading

Surrey wins a further £3 million to help more homes keep warm and lower energy bills

A further 300 householders across Surrey can benefit from the £3 million of funding to help save money on their energy bills. More than 500 Surrey residents have already signed up to make their homes warmer, cut their energy bills and improve their green credentials as part of the “Green Jump Surrey” initiative which is … Continue reading

Back to school – symptom-free testing for households and bubbles of school pupils and of staff

Anyone who is in the same household, childcare bubble or support bubble as a pupil or someone who works in a school or college, is now eligible for twice weekly symptom-free testing. Undertaking regular, rapid Covid-19 testing will help to reduce transmission of the virus as lockdown restrictions begin to ease. There are different ways … Continue reading

New website launched to support Surrey carers with end of life care

A new resource brings together a wealth of information for unpaid carers who are seeking guidance on how to make decisions about end of life care. Caring to the End is a guide to end of life care and beyond for unpaid carers in Surrey. It has been produced by a multi-agency group of professional practitioners … Continue reading

Flu and Covid jabs to be provided to people who are homeless

People who are homeless in Surrey are being offered the opportunity to receive flu and Covid jabs this winter, all thanks to a potentially lifesaving initiative by Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System (ICS) and local partners within the Surrey Homeless Multi-Agency Group. Working together throughout the winter, they successfully set up outreach flu clinic sessions … Continue reading

Surrey residents asked to have their say on two major infrastructure schemes

Residents are being asked for their views on two major infrastructure schemes, as Surrey County Council’s cabinet is preparing to discuss how best to prioritise future work. A320 North of Woking improvements (Ottershaw to Chertsey) Communities along the A320 are being asked for their views on the route. Surrey County Council and Runnymede Borough Council … Continue reading

Norbury Park – Supporting a Green Recovery

Surrey County Council (SCC) is embarking on a new phase for the Norbury Park Estate and is developing future plans to create opportunities and improve visitor services. As Surrey Wildlife Trust and Surrey County Council have agreed that the current operation at the Norbury Park Sawmill will cease, a review is now underway to consider … Continue reading

Boost partnership working to support Surrey’s Armed Forces Community

This year’s annual Surrey Armed Forces Covenant Conference is being held online on Thursday 18 March from 10am until 1pm, celebrating partnerships and our joint work to support our armed forces, their families as well as ex-service personnel and veterans, These challenging times have highlighted the invaluable impact of organisation and community collaboration and illustrated … Continue reading

Third Surge Testing operation to begin in Surrey

A third surge testing operation in Surrey will get underway this week – in Maybury and surrounding areas in Woking – after the identification of a case of the South African variant of COVID-19. As more surge testing operations get underway across the country, to track any spread of the new variant, Surrey Local Resilience … Continue reading

Surrey County Council to continue providing Free School Meals over half term

This half term, Surrey County Council is continuing to ensure all 18,000 children in the county eligible for Free School Meals are supported. This is using money provided by the government as part of £170m COVID Winter Support Grant announced in November 2020. The Winter Support Grant has so far supported 26,661 households in Surrey … Continue reading

Care home residents celebrate getting Covid-19 vaccinations

Care home residents have celebrated getting their Covid-19 vaccinations with banners and some bubbly. All Surrey care homes which support older people have now been visited by vaccination teams offering the first dose of the Covid-19 jab. At Greys Residential Home, in Woking, residents enjoyed a glass of fizz and posed with placards after getting … Continue reading

Symptom-free community testing initiative to start rolling out in Surrey

Targeted community testing initiative to launch to drive down transmission rates Testing to begin in Surrey to help protect people most at risk, using rapid turnaround tests supplied by NHS Test and Trace The Targeted Community Testing initiative, in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, will initially launch in Woking, Spelthorne and … Continue reading

‘Thank you’ – surge testing operation complete in Egham and Thorpe

The surge testing operation to understand the spread of a South African variant of COVID-19 in parts of Egham and Thorpe has now been completed. The operation to test residents in particular areas followed a similar process in Woking last week. Initial numbers from the operation, which began on Saturday and finished on Thursday afternoon, … Continue reading

Green light for scheme to cut congestion on Surrey’s roads

A scheme designed to reduce congestion on the county’s busiest roads has been given the go-ahead to start in April 2021. Surrey’s new Lane Rental Scheme will give utility companies and the county council’s highways teams who need to close a road or lane to complete roadworks, a financial incentive to carry works out during … Continue reading

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