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Shining examples of volunteer work recognised

Shining examples of volunteer work were highlighted at an event staged by Surrey County Council to recognise people’s efforts to improve their communities. Volunteers who “do selfless work” in their neighbourhoods were celebrated at an event at County Hall organised for Chairman Tony Samuels. Each volunteer was handed a certificate and a medal. Those singled … Continue reading

Orbis councils join forces with Splunk to bolster cyber security

Three councils have teamed up with Splunk to bolster cyber security. Surrey County Council, East Sussex County Council and Brighton and Hove City Council are working with the big data analysis firm through their Orbis partnership to protect against attacks. More information can be found in Splunk’s press release.

ROUND-UP: More graduates to Youth Engagement Scheme; Visitors to Surrey could benefit from virtual reality

More graduates to Youth Engagement Scheme Eleven more young people have completed Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s Youth Engagement Scheme to learn a range of key skills to help them in the future. The latest course took place at Walton Fire Station and means that more than 600 young people aged 14 to 17 with … Continue reading

VIDEO: Surrey leader Tim Oliver highlights benefits of proposed health and wellbeing strategy

The county council’s Cabinet has backed a new draft joint health and wellbeing strategy for Surrey. In the video below, leader Tim Oliver highlights the benefits of working in partnership with health services for the benefit of residents in the county and underlines that the proposed strategy is “absolutely about prevention”. It is now set … Continue reading

Round-up: Esso events about replacement fuel pipeline consultation; Library treasure hunt

Esso events about consultation on replacement fuel pipeline Esso is staging a series of events in Surrey for residents to find out more about its proposals for a replacement aviation fuel pipeline. It plans to replace around 55 miles of underground pipe and has launched a consultation about possible options. The next Surrey event will … Continue reading

ROUND-UP: Farm Project recognised for helping young people; Work underway to improve road safety

Farm Project recognised for helping young people A Surrey County Council project where disadvantaged young people get hands-on work experience with animals and farming has been named as one of the best in the country at the Children and Young People Now Awards. The Farm Project, in Outwood, Tandridge, provides a relaxed atmosphere to help … Continue reading

ROUND-UP: Surrey’s pledge to tackle domestic abuse; Hard work pays off for adult learners; Catering team lands award

Surrey’s pledge to tackle domestic abuse Surrey has become one of the first counties in the UK to receive White Ribbon status for its commitment to tackling domestic violence and abuse. The White Ribbon Campaign is a global movement which asks supporters to pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about male violence against … Continue reading

ROUND-UP: Road safety show opens up to the public; Starring role for actress at library; Heathrow consultation under way

Road safety show opens up to the public A public performance of Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s award-winning road safety show takes place in Dorking on Wednesday, November 8. Safe Drive, Stay Alive is aimed at 16 to 18-year-olds who are about to begin driving and features a live performance alongside a series of films … Continue reading

ROUND-UP: Hundreds set to attend careers fair; Consultation on boundary review proposals

Hundreds set to descend on careers fair Hundreds of young people are expected to descend on Epsom next month for a major careers fair organised by Surrey County Council and the University of Surrey. It is aimed at young people looking for help in making choices about their career – whether they want information on … Continue reading

Fostering events in Surrey

Potential foster carers can find out more about the role at a series of events being held by Surrey County Council. Children’s authors Carolyn Robertson and James Craker will be talking about how their experiences of fostering and adoption influenced their writing in an event at Woking Library on Wednesday 10 May. The free event … Continue reading

Time running out to register to vote

Residents across Surrey are reminded that time is running out to make sure they are on the register to vote in next month’s Surrey County Council elections. Voters will go to the polls on Thursday 4 May to have their say on who will fill the 81 seats available on the council. To be able … Continue reading

Walton Bridge used by 30,000 vehicles every weekday

With this month marking five years since work started to lay the foundations for the new Walton Bridge, it has been revealed that thousands more vehicles are using the structure than the crossing it replaced. Around 30,000 vehicles are using the £32 million bridge between Walton-on-Thames and Shepperton every weekday, which is 4,000 more than … Continue reading

Drive to build more pothole-proof roads on course to save nearly £14 million

A drive to make Surrey’s roads more pothole-proof is also on course to save local taxpayers nearly £14 million – enough to overhaul almost 30 miles for free. The first three years of the project to reconstruct hundreds of miles of roads, which started in 2013, saved nearly £11.4m through striking better deals and improved … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey book award shortlist revealed; Consultation on boundary review proposals

Surrey book award shortlist revealed The shortlist for an annual book award which is decided by children from 10 Surrey primary schools has been revealed by the county council’s library service. The Surrey Libraries’ Children’s Book Award celebrates the best fiction for readers aged seven to nine. The five books shortlisted this year are: • … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Fire engines to highlight co-responding duties; Have an appy Christmas

Fire engines to highlight co-responding duties Fire engines will be taking on a new look to highlight Surrey firefighters’ role to respond to certain medical emergencies. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s 30 fire engines will display artwork about the potentially lifesaving medical support and equipment crews can provide with nearly 440 firefighters now trained up for … Continue reading

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