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VIDEO: Cabinet Member urges Surrey residents to get a flu jab this winter

Surrey Cabinet Member Sinead Mooney is leading by example in urging people to get a flu jab to protect against the virus this winter. The county council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health visited a Surrey pharmacy to receive her vaccination. Visit the Healthy Surrey website to find out more about flu jabs … Continue reading

Surrey County Council celebrates the achievements of children in its care

Surrey County Council celebrated the achievements of the children in its care, at an awards ceremony at Notre Dame School in Cobham on 1 November 2019. The annual Oscarz event came about as an action from the Surrey Care Council – a group of young people in care, who meet regularly to talk about what … Continue reading

Surrey County Council moves to Woking

  Surrey County Council is moving its headquarters back into the heart of the county, after more than 50 years located outside Surrey’s boundaries. Council Leader Tim Oliver announced today that the council’s decision-making centre will move to Midas House in Woking. It is a modern building close to mainline train and bus links, fit … Continue reading

Trading standards transforms children’s garden to celebrate landmark

Trading Standards officers have joined forces with local businesses to transform a garden at a respite care home for children with disabilities. Earlier this year, Squire’s Garden Centres became the 100th firm to join Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards Primary Authority scheme. To celebrate, the two organisations joined together to transform the bland outside space … Continue reading

Heavy smoker and county councillor quits smoking with local support

Surrey County Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Health has completed her 28 day stop smoking challenge, and vows to quit smoking for good. Alison Griffiths shared her stop smoking journey through a series of honest vlogs, sharing her struggles, motivation and support tips, to inspire others to take part in the challenge and stub out … Continue reading

Tina Thorburn’s latest roadworks update

A round-up of the latest roadworks update in Surrey with Tina Thorburn. An update on the works taking place on Surrey’s roads from the county council’s highways team. More information on these roadworks along with details of other works is available at surreycc.gov.uk/roadworks.

Up to 165 new extra care homes to be provided across three Surrey sites

Up to 165 new homes specially designed to help older people live independently are set to be provided across three sites in Surrey. Surrey County Council has unveiled plans for three new extra care housing developments in Guildford, Surrey Heath and Runnymede. Extra care housing allows older people to live in their own homes with … Continue reading

All 15 community recycling centres to stay open

All 15 of Surrey’s community recycling centres (CRCs) will remain open and there will be no charges for wood waste, under proposals to be agreed by Surrey County Council’s cabinet. The recommendations to be discussed by the cabinet on Tuesday 29 October include: · Keeping Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham CRCs open on their current … Continue reading

River Thames Scheme funding announced as part of Surrey Flood Alleviation Programme

Surrey County Council’s cabinet is set to agree £270 million of funding for long term flood risk management work across Surrey to protect homes and roads. That includes a contribution to the River Thames Scheme, which will reduce flood risk to 15,000 properties and tens of thousands of people living and working near the Thames. … Continue reading

Mike Goodman responds to publication of new Environment Bill

Responding to today’s publication of a new Environment Bill, Surrey County Council have welcomed the increased focus on local powers included as part of a strong solution to protecting and improving the environment. Surrey County Council are hugely ambitious in tackling climate change and, having declared a climate emergency earlier this year, have taken steps … Continue reading

Schools funding boost welcomed by Surrey County Council

Surrey County Council has welcomed a major funding lift from Government which will ensure more children will be able to access a world-class education and have the best possible start to life. Funding for schools in Surrey will rise by 4.62% per pupil from next year, ensuring that per-pupil funding for all schools can rise … Continue reading

AUDIO: BBC Surrey & Sussex interview on World Mental Health Day about ways to improve well-being

Maya Twardzicki, of Surrey County Council’s public health team, talked to BBC Surrey & Sussex yesterday on World Mental Health Day about how using the Wheel of Well-being can boost health and happiness. For more information about the Wheel of Well-being and local services, visit the Healthy Surrey website.   – Audio courtesy of BBC … Continue reading

Tina Thorburn’s latest roadworks update

A round-up of the latest roadworks in Surrey with Tina Thorburn. An update on the works taking place on Surrey’s roads from the county council’s highways team. More information on these roadworks along with details of other works is available at surreycc.gov.uk/roadworks.

VIDEO: First of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey planted

The first of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey were planted on Saturday (5 October) at the Surrey Hills Wood Fair. It was the launch of the Surrey County Council project to plant a new tree for every resident by 2030. The people who planted the first trees included Vice Lord Lieutenant of Surrey Bill … Continue reading

Cabinet Member calls for government support in tackling unauthorised waste sites

Surrey Councillor Mike Goodman has raised concerns that the current system of dealing with unauthorised waste sites isn’t effective in a letter to the Secretary of State. The Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste highlighted issues in the planning and licensing system for waste sites as well capacity issues within the Environment Agency in a … Continue reading

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