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290 new school places for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Surrey

As part of Surrey County’s Council ambition for children and young people to live, learn and grow up locally, the Council has created 220 new specialist school places in Surrey’s special schools and specialist centres in mainstream primary and secondary schools, and an additional 70 temporary places. In readiness for the new academic year 2021-2022, … Continue reading

Views wanted on proposal for new transit Gypsy, Roma and Traveller site

Today marks the start of community engagement for a pre-planning application proposal for a new Gypsy, Roma and Traveller transit site in Tandridge. Surrey County Council has been working closely with Surrey Police, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPPC) and district and borough councils to meet Gypsy, Roma and Traveller needs and … Continue reading

Surrey partners pledge their commitment to support unpaid carers

A three-year plan is launched today to improve support for the growing number of carers in Surrey and make a positive difference to their lives. Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership, which includes Surrey County Council and other partners, has worked alongside Frimley Clinical Commissioning Group to publish a new carers’ strategy which pledges a … Continue reading

Surrey County Council proud to be sponsoring Pride in Surrey 2021

Surrey County Council is proud to be sponsoring the jewel in the Pride events calendar, Pride in Surrey, which will take place on Saturday 25 September in Godalming. The day will be filled with a range of fun activities including a parade to kick off the event, unrivalled entertainment from some big names on the … Continue reading

Surrey County Council statement on adult social care reform proposals

It is a positive step that the government has published proposals around the long-term future of adult social care in the UK. There has been too much uncertainty for too long, uncertainty that causes worry and anxiety for some of our most vulnerable residents and their families. Surrey County Council will now be working to … Continue reading

Surrey launches new strategy to improve the lives of autistic people  

A new strategy has been published today that hopes to improve the lives of the estimated 12,300 people including children and young people living in Surrey with autism. Surrey’s All-Age Autism (AAA) Strategy 2021-26 will help break down barriers and inequalities that autistic children, young people and adults face in education, health, social care, work and communities.  The AAA strategy was developed after a public consultation in 2020 and created with autistic people, their families and carers and professionals from … Continue reading

Electric vehicle charging points trial begins in Farnham, Farncombe and Haslemere

The first on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging points in a major Surrey trial are now live in three towns in Waverley borough. It means drivers using EVs can now use two charging points in Hale Road, Farnham; four charging points in Summers Road, Farncombe; and four charging points in Farnham Lane/St Christopher’s Green in Haslemere. … Continue reading

Protect our commons and say #BurgerOff to BBQs!

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is urging residents to say ‘Burger Off’ to disposable barbecue’s and pack a picnic instead if they’re heading out and about this Summer. Already this year, the service has been called to over 500 fires in our outdoor spaces. The service has also created a map showing the location, … Continue reading

Afghan Refugees in Surrey

Agencies across Surrey are currently helping with the repatriation of Afghan migrants to the UK. Surrey is a welcoming county, and several local boroughs have already opened their doors to help house individuals and families fleeing to the UK. Surrey County Council is also working closely with District and Boroughs, health providers, the voluntary and charity sector, … Continue reading

Trading Standards helps Surrey schools and businesses prepare for introduction of Natasha’s Law

From 1 October 2021, the introduction of Natasha’s Law will change the requirements for ‘pre-packed for direct sale’ (PPDS) food labelling in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This new legislation is being introduced following the tragic death of teenager Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died in 2019 after suffering an allergic reaction to sesame seeds: the undeclared … Continue reading

Surrey welcomes eight new firefighters!

On Sunday 22 August, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service welcomed eight new on-call firefighters to the service. The firefighters have undertaken a modular initial training course over a period of 4 months which included fire ground training as well as how to use hose, fire service ladders, breathing apparatus, road traffic collision equipment and much … Continue reading

Temporary site confirmed for West Byfleet Library

West Byfleet library will close in its current location on Friday 20th August and is proposed to reopen in a temporary location on Monday 20th September ((due to unforeseen circumstances the library will move to the temporary location on Monday 11th October). The library is proposed to remain at this temporary site for up to … Continue reading

Firms readied for River Thames Scheme contractor search

The River Thames Scheme is starting the search for the firms which will build the £501m flood alleviation scheme, just weeks after the government gave the scheme the green light. Today the project team started the market engagement for contractors, with a call for interested firms to express their interest. The value of the contracts … Continue reading

Parade celebrating 34 firefighters who joined during the pandemic

On Sunday (25 July) Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) hosted a pass out parade for the 34 firefighters from five recruitment courses who joined the service during the pandemic. The recruits, who are currently serving across 18 of 25 Surrey fire stations, were not able to celebrate starting their new careers due to COVID-19. … Continue reading

Surrey secures nearly £3million of additional support for the county’s most vulnerable people

Surrey County Council has been awarded nearly £3million to provide additional, tailored support to homeless people and other vulnerable adults, to help them rebuild their lives.   The council, working with a range of public service and voluntary sector partners, made a successful bid for funds under the Changing Futures programme, which aims to support those … Continue reading

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