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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

VIDEO: County councillor takes on stop smoking challenge to kick 30-year habit

Surrey County Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Health is encouraging Surrey smokers to try quitting for 28 days – by taking up the challenge herself. Alison Griffiths is taking part in the 28 Day Challenge run by Surrey’s local stop smoking service, One You Surrey. Research shows that people who stop smoking for 28 days … Continue reading

Tackling air quality around schools

Now children are back at school, Surrey County Council is encouraging parents and carers to switch off their car engines while they’re waiting to pick up children at the end of the day. This is to help improve air quality. Earlier in the summer Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, went out with … Continue reading

Be part of Surrey’s Greener Future

Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, would like to hear ideas from Surrey’s communities on how we can tackle climate change.  

Improved bus services from September

Surrey County Council has been working with local bus operators to offer residents improved services on a number of routes from Monday 2 September. The changes are: Service 28 – Woking, Brookwood, Pirbright, Worplesdon, Guildford The council has worked with Falcon Buses to provide an hourly service, an improvement on the current service which runs … Continue reading

Government report published on Surrey’s Youth Offending Service

A government report has criticised the work of Surrey’s Youth Offending Service. The report highlighted that more work needs to be done to ensure we have the right response to meet the level of offending, around collecting data, staff readiness to respond to issues of safety and wellbeing, and around ensuring the safety of children … Continue reading

Tackling climate change in Surrey

Residents can now share their views on how Surrey County Council can take action to tackle climate change in the county. The council wants to know what local communities are already doing to reduce their environmental impact, or what would encourage other people to change their behaviour at home and work. Local environmental groups, professionals, … Continue reading

Tour de France stage winner leads world-class Classic line up this Sunday

Three-time 2019 Tour de France stage winner Caleb Ewan, who won last Saturday’s final stage on the Champs-Elysees, heads a world-class Start List for the 2019 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic this Sunday. The race distance for the professionals is 169km. Ewan (team Lotto Soudal) is one of four stage winners from the Tour de France who … Continue reading

County council outlines plans for 725 new homes to help older people live independently

Up to 725 affordable homes specially designed to help older people live independently will be provided within 10 years under plans outlined by Surrey County Council. The plans will also involve expanding the provision of supported housing for people with learning disabilities or autism to help them exercise choice and control over their daily lives. … Continue reading

Surrey Cabinet Member attends Westminster launch of cross-party group on adult social care

Surrey Cabinet Member Sinead Mooney took part in the launch of a parliamentary group set up to influence adult social care policy and push for reform. Mrs Mooney attended the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Adult Social Care in Westminster on Wednesday 3 July. The group’s future work programme will involve MPs and … Continue reading

Further improvements to delivery of Children’s Services in Surrey

This week Cabinet approved the latest enhancement to the improved delivery of Children’s Services in Surrey. Approval of a new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) within Children’s Services is part of the council’s continuing commitment to ensuring children in Surrey get the “right help, care and protection at the right time so they can thrive”. This … Continue reading

Trading standards celebrates working with 100 businesses

Surrey and Buckinghamshire’s trading standards service has celebrated forging partnerships with 100 businesses to help them thrive. The service welcomed Squire’s Garden Centres as the 100th firm to join its scheme to cut red tape for businesses, supporting them to grow and provide excellent service to customers. To mark the milestone, trading standards officers teamed … Continue reading

Surrey carers encouraged to look after themselves, too

Carers across Surrey are being encouraged to look after themselves as well as the loved ones they care for. As Carers Week draws to a close, they’re being urged to seek out the support that is available to them all year round. An estimated 115,000 people in Surrey are unpaid carers looking after family or … Continue reading

Steve Owen-Hughes appointed Surrey’s Chief Fire Officer

Steve Owen-Hughes has been appointed Chief Fire Officer for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service. Mr Owen-Hughes (pictured right) joined the service in 2010 as Assistant Chief Fire Officer and has been acting in the role of chief for the past few months. He said: “It’s a great honour to have been appointed to serve Surrey … Continue reading

Surrey leader announces changes to Cabinet roles and scrutiny committees

Surrey leader Tim Oliver used today’s annual meeting to reveal Cabinet changes and an overhaul of the county council’s scrutiny system. Dr Zully Grant-Duff (pictured right) has taken over as Cabinet Member for Corporate Services from Charlotte Morley, who has stepped down. Mr Oliver said: “Dr Grant Duff will be particularly focusing on the rollout … Continue reading

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