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Olympic medal-winning rowers line up for Prudential RideLondon

An illustrious field of Olympic medal-winning rowers with six medals between them will take part in this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. Rowers Heather Stanning, Mark Hunter (pictured right, with rowing partner Zac Purchase), Jessica Eddie and Olivia Carnegie-Brown will be on the start line at Sunday’s event. England’s World Cup-winning rugby captain and former head coach … Continue reading

London Marathon Charitable Trust awards £265,000 to Surrey projects

More than £265,000 has been awarded to Surrey-based sports projects by the London Marathon Charitable Trust. The Trust’s Board agreed the funding for five projects in Surrey to provide facilities to increase physical activity, sport and play. The grants include £100,000 to West End Bowls Club, Surrey Heath, and £75,000 to Abbey Rangers Football Club, Addlestone. The London Marathon Charitable Trust … Continue reading

Surrey history treasure trove achieves national accreditation

Surrey County Council’s History Centre has been accredited for its care in preserving nine centuries of Surrey’s heritage. The centre in Woking was awarded Archive Service Accreditation by the UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee for demonstrating high standards in looking after records and making them accessible to the public. Surrey History Centre is the county’s record office and … Continue reading

Mental health Haven for young people in Surrey officially opens

A new service which offers 10 to 18-year-olds in Surrey a safe place to go and talk about their worries and mental health has been officially opened by the Chairman of Surrey County Council, Peter Martin. The CYP Haven, located at The Discovery Centre in Guildford, is run as a partnership by Surrey and Borders … Continue reading

Recycling food waste will help save £3million-a-year

More than £3million-a-year could be saved if Surrey residents put all their food waste in their caddy rather than in their rubbish. It costs less than half to recycle food waste through anaerobic digestion compared to throwing it in with the rubbish which goes for expensive waste disposal. This means that recycling all food waste … Continue reading

VIDEO: All the latest major news about Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides the first in a regular series of updates on the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads. Featured in the video below is information about the major scheme at Runnymede Roundabout and the road and drainage works on the A22 Eastbourne Road, plus an early reminder to … Continue reading

Fire at Weybridge Community Hospital

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire at Weybridge Community Hospital at 23:59 on Tuesday night and has been on scene dealing with the blaze overnight. Eight fire engines were sent to fight the fire along with two aerial ladder platforms and three water carriers – a number of crews remain at … Continue reading

Star-studded cast of sprinters heading for RideLondon-Surrey Classic

A stellar cast of sprinters will line up for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic – including one of the world’s best young talents Fernando Gaviria and Tour de France stars Michael Matthews and Andre Greipel. They will be joined by Olympic track champion Elia Viviani for the race on Sunday 30 July. German Greipel, who has … Continue reading

MAP: RideLondon’s £2.3million boost for Surrey good causes

Community groups and charities have secured almost £2.3million thanks to Surrey’s role in the Prudential RideLondon cycling festival over the past four years. Sixty-seven Surrey organisations have been handed grants from the London Marathon Charitable Trust, which gives out proceeds from RideLondon, since the inaugural event in 2013. The latest groups to receive grants are … Continue reading

Major scheme to cut congestion at Runnymede roundabout set to start

A major scheme will get under way this week to cut congestion at one Surrey’s worst traffic blackspots – Runnymede roundabout. Nearly 2.9 million vehicles use the roundabout annually between 8am and 9am and 5pm-6pm on weekdays. That rush-hour figure is expected to rise by around 390,000 by 2031. The roundabout will be widened, resurfaced … Continue reading

Trading standards impound 800 fidget spinners over safety fears

Trading standards officers have impounded 800 fidget spinners destined for UK stores amid fears they pose a safety risk. Surrey-based officers intercepted a £4,000 consignment imported from China through Heathrow Airport after finding that warnings on the packaging about the choking hazard to young children were barely visible. The toys, which were inspected in Surrey … Continue reading

Transport for the South East launches to transform travel and enhance economy

Leaders from across the South East have launched an ambitious new partnership to transform the transport network for the travelling public and businesses and to ensure the area remains a driver of the UK economy. Transport for the South East (TfSE) will speak with a single voice on the area’s transport priorities. It will devise … Continue reading

Double-glazing firm ordered to pay £330,000 following conviction for using high-pressure sales tactics

A double-glazing firm was today ordered to pay fines and costs of £330,000 for using illegal high-pressure sales tactics such as quoting inflated prices to make discounts look better and falsely claiming offers were time limited. Zenith Staybrite Ltd was fined £80,000 and ordered to pay costs of £250,000 following a prosecution brought by Buckinghamshire … Continue reading

Surrey unveils plans to cover Abellio bus routes

Plans have been unveiled by Surrey County Council to award contracts covering Abellio bus routes in a move that will improve services in some areas and save £700,000 annually. A report being considered by Cabinet on Tuesday reveals that nine bus companies are set to cover 22 services Abellio currently run or previously operated in … Continue reading

Surrey announces plans to save up to £2 million-a-year from community recycling centres at a time of unprecedented financial pressure

Surrey County Council has launched a consultation on proposals to save up to £2 million-a-year from community recycling centres while maintaining a high quality service at a time of unprecedented financial pressure. With the council having to save more than £100million this year alone, residents are being asked for their views on options for making … Continue reading

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