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New app launched for South East armed forces community

A new mobile app has been launched to signpost members of the armed forces community in Surrey and the South East to support and advice in their area. The “Forces Connect” app is designed to link users in four easy clicks to organisations offering help and support across a wide range of services. The free … Continue reading

Borrow a book by scanning a barcode

There’s great news ahead of National Libraries Day tomorrow – readers can now borrow a book just by scanning its barcode. A free app has been launched that allows people to read the code of any title, anywhere and get a list of the nearest libraries stocking it. Then anyone with a Surrey County Council … Continue reading

Surrey leads way with innovative app

Surrey County Council has become the first local authority in the country to sign up for an innovative app that helps make caring easier for people who juggle work and looking after a loved one. Jointly helps those supporting family or friends keep track of medication, appointments and tasks as well as connecting groups of … Continue reading

Surrey apps championed at national technology event

Two innovative mobile apps created by Surrey County Council have been championed out at a national event focusing on science and technology. Surrey created apps to help prevent residents forking out £1 million a year to dispose of trade waste and cut bureaucracy for youth workers while saving tens of thousands of pounds. The waste … Continue reading

Revolutionary app lets patients check health at home

Patients are set to be prescribed with a revolutionary new medical app that lets them check blood pressure, oxygen levels and heart rate on their smartphone. Surrey County Council and NHS Surrey have joined forces to develop plans for an app that allows vital health checks to be done at home without the need to … Continue reading

Step into a virtual library world

People can now step into a virtual world anywhere, anytime, to wander around a library. Surrey County Council has digitised Dorking library, allowing people to experience being in the branch from the comfort of their own home, the train to work, or anywhere else with an internet connection. Both members and non-library members can enter … Continue reading

BlackBerry launches video of council’s waste app

Research in Motion has launched a video of an application Surrey County Council created for its BlackBerry smartphone to stop residents forking out £1 million a year on trade waste. The council developed the app for a van and trailer permit scheme to help prevent residents paying to dispose of trade waste dumped at community recycling centres … Continue reading

Council’s youth worker app to save up to £100,000 a year

An online application for youth workers being created by Surrey County Council is set to cut bureaucracy and save up to £100,000 a year. IT staff are developing the technology for BlackBerry’s Playbook tablet computer and Torch smartphone. The app will give youth workers secure access to young people’s records, allowing them to update personal … Continue reading

E-book revolution fuels digital borrowing

Detail: Surrey’s e-book revolution has seen almost 30,000 titles borrowed online for free over the past two years. More than 4,700 people have checked out 18,450 e-books and 11,500 e-audio books since they became available from the county council’s online library in the summer of 2010. There are almost 2,000 e-books to borrow, the most … Continue reading


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