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NHS COVID-19 App Launches

New app will help fight the spread of coronavirus in Surrey Thursday 24th September 2020 – The NHS Covid-19 app is now available to download for anyone over the age of 16 in England and Wales. With multiple functions and using privacy protected technology, the app is the fastest way to see if you are … Continue reading

Surrey care home resident born with rare heart condition celebrates milestone birthday

A resident at a Surrey County Council care home whose family was told she wouldn’t reach her first birthday has celebrated turning 50. Sam Matthews was born with a complex congenital heart condition and endured numerous hospital admissions including some in the past year. Sam lives at Rodney House, a residential home in Walton-on-Thames for … Continue reading

Spelthorne added to government Covid-19 watchlist

Due to a continued rise in coronavirus cases, Spelthorne Borough has now been placed on the government’s Covid-19 watchlist and is officially an ‘area of concern’. Data shows a sustained rise in coronavirus case numbers in Spelthorne that is out of step with the rest of Surrey, in particular, Staines-upon-Thames, Ashford, Stanwell, Shepperton, Sunbury-on-Thames, Halliford … Continue reading

New adoption campaign to help Surrey children looking for new families

Adoption agencies across the country have joined forces to launch a nationwide recruitment campaign to raise awareness of adoption. In the UK, there are almost 3,000 children in need of an adoptive family1 and the number of adoptions in England has fallen by a third in four years. In response, the new #YouCanAdopt campaign will … Continue reading

New monitoring service launched to support people with dementia and carers across Surrey during pandemic

People with dementia and their carers can now sign up for a new, free of charge NHS remote monitoring service offering increased support during the coronavirus pandemic. The service is offered by local NHS provider, Surrey and Borders Partnership, smart home monitoring provider, Howz, Surrey County Council and Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership. It … Continue reading

An update on COVID-19 cases in Surrey

Thursday 3rd September 2020 Data is showing some rises in COVID-19 case numbers in areas of Surrey and residents should remain vigilant to slow any spread of the virus. As part of the Local Outbreak Control Plan for Surrey we made a commitment to be open and transparent about our response to COVID-19. Therefore, it … Continue reading

Surrey Students Getting Back to School Safely

Schools and colleges in Surrey are due to welcome all pupils back through their doors for the start of the school year this week. Schools and colleges have been building on measures they introduced before the summer break to accommodate all year groups back into class. Surrey County Council has been working with schools and … Continue reading

Surrey County Council appoints new Executive Director of Children, Families and Lifelong Learning

Surrey County Council (SCC) has appointed Rachael Wardell as its new Executive Director of Children, Families and Lifelong Learning. She takes up the post in early December, joining from her current role as Director of Children, Schools and Families for the London Borough of Merton. Previously Rachael spent five years as Director of Children’s Services … Continue reading

Brighter Future for Youth Clubs in Surrey

Local groups to be supported to make better use of Surrey Youth Centres Youth clubs owned and leased by Surrey County Council are to be opened up for use by local communities to boost activities available to young people. Surrey County Council today announced its decision to allow community, voluntary and faith groups to run … Continue reading

What’s your carbon footprint?

Surrey County Council has launched a new tool to help residents understand their carbon footprint and how to reduce it. The online, interactive tool shows the breakdown of an average Surrey resident’s carbon footprint into four categories – travel, home, food and consumer goods. Each section includes an explanation of how we generate carbon, for … Continue reading

Surrey’s oldest resident Ethel, celebrates 111th birthday

Surrey’s oldest resident Ethel, celebrates turning 111 years old at her care home in Ash Vale. To mark Ethel’s extraordinary birthday, she and other residents at Surrey County Council’s Abbeywood care home enjoyed a tea party, and was later joined by the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Pat Tedder. High-spirited Ethel, also spoke to BBC … Continue reading

An update on COVID-19 cases in Surrey

Tuesday 18th August 2020 Data is showing some rises in COVID-19 case numbers in areas of Surrey and residents should remain vigilant to slow any spread of the virus. As part of the Local Outbreak Control Plan for Surrey we made a commitment to be open and transparent about our response to COVID-19. Therefore, it … Continue reading

More libraries to reopen

Further library services will restart in Surrey from Monday 17 August. A total of 40 libraries in Surrey will be operational from that date, offering revised services. Several libraries will newly open their doors to the public to browse, borrow and return books, whilst operating strict safety and social distancing measures. In all, 26 libraries … Continue reading

Surrey students receive A-level and BTEC results

Students across Surrey find out their A-level and BTEC results today, after a nerve-wracking wait. With exams unable to be held this year due to Covid-19, students have faced even greater uncertainty. We pay tribute to all students who have put in so much hard work, along with their teachers and schools. Many students have … Continue reading

A statement regarding the major incident at Chobham Common

Very early on during the Chobham Common incident on Friday our commanders declared this a major incident which meant that we were able to highlight that a national multi-agency approach was required. To put this in context, these are rare events, like the Covid-19 pandemic response and the flooding in 2014 and so are unprecedented and … Continue reading

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