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ROUND UP: MP pays Surrey fire service a visit; New community hub for Caterham Valley Library

MP pays Surrey fire service a visit Minister Brandon Lewis visited Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s headquarters to find out more about joint working between the emergency services in Surrey and Sussex. Mr Lewis, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service, met Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Associate for Community Safety Services Kay Hammond … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Free training courses for voluntary groups; Fostering events in Surrey

Free training courses for voluntary groups More than 5,700 voluntary, community and faith sector (VCFS) groups are being offered training courses by Surrey County Council. The courses, which are also run by the authority for its own staff, are a mixture of e-learning and classroom based activities and help the VCFS deliver even more support … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Live performances to drive home road safety message; Residents to get close-up footage of RideLondon-Surrey cycling stars

Live performances to drive home road safety message A series of live performances that aim to raise road safety awareness among young people in Surrey will take place this month. Safe Drive Stay Alive, an initiative lead by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, features a series of films and live speakers who recount their stories and … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Put clocks back and check your smoke alarm; Trading standards seize half a tonne of illegal snuff

Put the clocks back and check your smoke alarm Surrey residents are being urged to test their smoke alarm as they put their clocks back this weekend. The call from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service comes after the latest statistics from the Home Office show that 12% of households where fires took place in 2013/14 … Continue reading

ROUND-UP: Hundreds expected at Surrey careers fair; Suspended jail sentence for Surrey builder; Young people to ‘take over’

Hundreds expected to attend Surrey careers fair Hundreds of young people are expected to descend on a careers fair organised by Surrey County Council. Next month’s Surrey Opportunities Fair is aimed at school-leavers, unemployed young people and those seeking new opportunities. The event will give young people the chance to find out more about apprenticeships, … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey’s unsung heroes recognised; Surrey shop owner guilty of selling illegal tobacco; Consultation events on boundary review proposals

Surrey’s unsung heroes recognised Almost 30 of Surrey’s unsung heroes were recognised at a ceremony hosted by the county council’s chairman. Sally Marks handed volunteers a certificate and a medal at the event in Dorking to recognise the work they do in their communities. Among those receiving awards were Carole Anne Cole, from Camberley, who invites young … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Fostering event in Surrey; Workshop to divert youngsters from crime; Dementia carers’ coffee mornings

Fostering event in Surrey Potential foster carers can find out more about the role at an event being held this month by Surrey County Council. The open evening at Cranleigh Library will be opened by Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Educational Achievement Linda Kemeny. It will see people who foster, children they look after and … Continue reading

ROUND UP: County council adopts MND charter; Fire station opening doors to public; River Ash clean up day

County council adopts MND charter Surrey County Council has adopted a new charter to show its commitment to helping people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing Helyn Clack signed the Motor Neurone Disease Association’s five-point charter to help those suffering from the disease, which affects the brain and spinal cord. South Nutfield … Continue reading

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: Surrey orchestra to perform at National Paralympic Day; Fire station opening doors to public

Surrey orchestra to perform at National Paralympic Day          A group of young Surrey musicians have been chosen to play at the National Paralympic Day and Liberty Festival next month. The Up! Orchestra, which is made up of children and young people with special needs or disabilities and is supported by Surrey County … 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

ROUND UP: Fire service attempt world record; Fundraising event for Surrey’s hospices; Fire station opening doors to public

Fire service attempt world record Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is preparing for a bid to enter the Guinness Book of Records for life-saving training. Firefighters aim to beat the record for training people in CPR, which currently stands at 1,050. They will make their attempt at Guildford Fire Station, Ladymead, on Saturday between 7am … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey adult learning service rated ‘good’ by Ofsted; Former firefighter awarded MBE; More than 100 companies attend Build Surrey event

Surrey adult learning service rated ‘good’ by Ofsted  A Surrey County Council service providing education for adults, including those with disabilities and learning difficulties, is performing well, according to Ofsted. The authority’s adult learning service was judged to be ‘good’ following an inspection last month. Ofsted said “learners make good progress on all courses”, praised … Continue reading

VIDEO: Surrey foster couple awarded MBEs

A Surrey couple who foster children with disabilities and complex health problems have been rewarded for their dedication with MBEs. John and Wendy Palczynski, from Guildford, have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to children and families in Surrey. They have cared for 29 children over 13 years including some with profound … Continue reading

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