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ROUND UP: Fire station opening doors to public; Dementia carers’ coffee mornings

Fire station opening doors to public Fire engines and equipment used to tackle blazes will be on show at an open day on Saturday. Staines Fire station in Town Lane will throw open its doors to the public from 12pm to 3pm. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service crews will be on hand to tell people about their … Continue reading

ROUND UP: New fire station opening doors to public; Summer holiday outdoor activities offered; Dementia carers’ coffee morning

New fire station opening doors to public Fire engines and equipment used to tackle blazes will be on show to the public at a new fire station on Monday. Woking Fire station, which has relocated to Goldsworth Road, will throw open its doors for the first time from 4pm to 6pm. Those attending will get … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Summer Reading Challenge; Fire station open day; Dementia carers coffee morning

Join Surrey’s Summer Reading Challenge Surrey’s young book lovers, who have fuelled a borrowing boom in the last decade, are being encouraged to take on a Roald Dahl reading challenge this summer. To mark 100 years since the birth of the famous storyteller, Surrey County Council’s libraries want children aged four to 11 to read six … Continue reading

Boom in children’s library book borrowing in Surrey 

Children borrowed more than two million fiction books from Surrey libraries in the last year – the highest figure for more than a decade. It means fiction borrowing by under-13s has risen nearly a third since 2002 – and five per cent in the last year alone. The most popular children’s book issued by Surrey … Continue reading

Horley Library to move to ‘more accessible’ location

Following the approval of plans to relocate Horley Library at today’s meeting of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet, Richard Walsh, Cabinet Member for Localities and Community Wellbeing said: “We have decided to relocate Horley Library to the centre of town so it is in a more accessible location. It will be similar in size the current … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Duke of Kent opens memorial garden; Surrey Children pick book winner; Have your say on fire safety plan

Duke of Kent opens memorial garden at Ripley school HRH The Duke of Kent was greeted by Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks when he opened a war memorial garden at Ripley Court School in Ripley to honour former pupils who lost their lives in battle. Mrs Marks said: “It was lovely to see this … Continue reading

New website launches to immortalise Surrey’s Great War story

People with stories or photographs of Surrey in the Great War are being urged to help create a lasting digital memorial to the county’s role during the conflict. Surrey Heritage, part of Surrey County Council, has launched a new website to document the experiences of Surrey residents during the First World War – both on … Continue reading

Round up: Fostering open evening; Libraries celebrates science week

Fostering open evening An event to help find more foster carers in Surrey is being held by the county council. The open evening, which takes place on Monday 29 February, will give people the chance to find out more about what fostering is like. Those interested in attending the event, which runs from 7-9pm at … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Fire station opening doors to public; Pupils invited to decide book award winner

Fire station opening doors to public Fire engines and equipment used to tackle blazes will be on show at an open day on Saturday. Woking Fire station in Cawsey Way will throw open its doors to the public from 10am to 4pm. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service crews will be on hand to tell people … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: New chapter for 50-year-old Godalming Library

As it celebrates its 50th anniversary, Godalming Library has officially reopened after being revamped to better meet the needs of 21st century readers. When the library was built in 1965, all its stock was manually catalogued on cards and baby story and rhyme time sessions were unheard of. Now the Bridge Street library boasts tens … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Crossrail 2 drop-in sessions in Surrey; Wi-fi boost for Surrey libraries; Music festivals for Surrey schools

Crossrail 2 drop-in sessions in Surrey The first of a series of events in Surrey to help people find out more about the planned Crossrail 2 railway takes place in Epsom. Transport for London is holding the drop-in sessions at the Ebbisham Centre tomorrow and Thursday from 12pm and further events will be held in Surrey … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Reading volunteers thanked; Find out your local heritage

Reading volunteers thanked More than 230 young volunteers have been thanked for helping to get children reading more with the help of author Anna McKerrow. The writer, who spoke about her latest novel Crow Moon, recognised the volunteers’ efforts during this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at Surrey County Council’s Woking Library. The volunteers encouraged children … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey chairman praises volunteers; Surrey Libraries offers tablet computer tips

Surrey chairman praises volunteers Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks praised the efforts of the volunteer drug and alcohol team to help people deal with their problems when she paid a visit to Catalyst’s Camberley base. Catalyst provides counselling as well as support for family and friends. Mrs Marks said: “I am so grateful to … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Kray twins film shot at council HQ in cinemas; Social media tips for businesses; Businesses offered fire safety advice

Kray twins film shot at council HQ in cinemas A film about the Kray twins featuring scenes at Surrey County Council’s headquarters is to hit cinema screens tomorrow (Wednesday 9 September). Legend, which sees actor Tom Hardy play both Ronald and Reginald Kray, tells the story of how the twins ruled London’s East End in … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey chairman pays epilepsy charity a visit; New libraries app launched

Surrey chairman pays epilepsy charity a visit Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks paid tribute to the “fantastic work” of volunteeers at The Meath Epilepsy Trust when she took a tour of the charity’s Godalming base, including a new £2.3 million centre being built. The trust helps adults with severe epilepsy and related disabilities build … Continue reading

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