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VIDEO: Surrey adult social care news with Suzannah Townsend

Suzannah Townsend from the county council’s adult social care team rounds up the news from across Surrey.

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn rounds up the work taking place on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team rounds up the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

Surrey agencies launch academy to train children’s workforce

Surrey County Council and partner agencies are today launching a new academy to train and support staff who work with children. Surrey Children’s Services Academy will support agencies across the county to work together to offer children and families the best possible help and care. The ambitious initiative is among the first of its kind in … Continue reading

Fire services join forces for firefighter course

Three fire services are joining forces for the first time to run a joint training course for full-time firefighters. Surrey Fire & Rescue Service, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service are running the 13-week course which started on Monday 14 January. Twenty-four recruits are taking part – 12 from Surrey, eight … Continue reading

Surrey builder fined for forging certificate after trading standards probe

A builder has been ordered to pay more than £4,000 after forging a building regulations certificate for a customer who raised concerns over his work. Thomas Peare, 28, of Langley Vale, near Epsom, was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay costs of £2,180 after pleading guilty to an offence under counterfeiting and forgery laws. He … Continue reading

Surrey leader Tim Oliver on long-term plan for NHS

Following today’s news about the NHS’ long-term plan, Surrey County Council Leader Tim Oliver said: “We’re really pleased to see this 10-year plan published – it contains a welcome focus on preventing ill health, providing early support and improving mental health services. “The extra funding to help health bodies and local government work together is … Continue reading

VIDEO: Electric buses launched in Guildford

A fleet of zero emission buses has been launched in Guildford in what is believed to be the first all electric park and ride service in the UK. The county council, borough council and Stagecoach worked together to bring the single decker vehicles to the town. “Introducing Surrey’s first electric #buses through securing £1.5m in funding … Continue reading

Surrey leader thanks residents for taking part in consultations on plans to transform services

Surrey County Council Leader Tim Oliver thanks everyone who took part in five public consultations on plans to transform services in the face of financial pressures and goes on to outline next steps. The consultations closed on Friday 4 January.   A transcript of Tim Oliver’s video can be downloaded here.

VIDEO: Plans to award contract that will save £26,000 a year on water bill signed off

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet has signed off plans to award a contract to a water supplier that new leader Tim Oliver explained will save an estimated £26,000 a year on current costs.

Riders raise record £13 million for charity

Participants in this year’s Prudential RideLondon events have raised more than £13 million for charity to set a European record for a one-day cycling event, beating the previous year’s record of £12.75 million. It brings the total raised for charity to more than £66 million in the first six years of the festival of cycling. … Continue reading

Reality TV businessman guilty of allowing huge illegal rubbish tip to build up in Surrey countryside

A reality TV businessman has been found guilty of allowing thousands of tonnes of rubbish to be dumped illegally on green belt Surrey land he manages. In a case brought by Surrey County Council, Daniel Hill, 36, was convicted by a jury after piles of waste were repeatedly tipped at a site in Pirbright next … Continue reading

Electric buses set to hit Guildford’s roads

Nine new fully electric, zero emission buses are set to be introduced on the Guildford park and ride service next month. Surrey County Council and Stagecoach have worked in partnership to bring the single-decker buses, built by Guildford based manufacturer Alexander Dennis, to the town. Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Environment Mike Goodman said: … Continue reading

VIDEO: New leader pays tribute to Surrey’s Christmas workers

At the final Cabinet meeting of the year new Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver thanks staff and councillors for their “excellent work” and pays tribute to those keeping vulnerable people safe over Christmas.

VIDEO: Round up of the work taking place on Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, rounds up the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

VIDEO: Meet the new members of leader Tim Oliver’s Cabinet team

Sinead Mooney, Matt Furniss and Julie Iles set out their priorities after being given roles in new Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver’s Cabinet team.

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