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Over £1m awarded for projects through Your Fund Surrey

Over £1m of the £100m Your Fund Surrey fund has now been awarded to communities across Surrey since its launch in November 2020.  Last week South Park Sports Association became the latest project to be presented with a cheque for £150,000 by the Leader of Surrey County Council Tim Oliver, Chair of the Council Helyn … Continue reading

Three projects awarded Your Fund Surrey grants

Three further projects have been awarded Your Fund Surrey grants totalling over £800,000 in the latest batch of successful applications. Claygate, Pirbright and Reigate will all get improved sports facilities thanks to local communities stepping up to make it happen, with help from Surrey County Council’s community projects fund. The fund is designed to help … Continue reading

No One Left Behind – £560k grant provided to Citizens Advice Charities in Surrey

As part of Surrey County Council’s ambition to ensure that No One Is Left Behind a one-off grant of £560k has just been awarded to the local Citizen’s Advice (CA) charities across Surrey.  The council’s number one priority is to help those that need us most, and improve quality of life for everyone. This grant … Continue reading

£500k Your Fund Surrey funding awarded to community project

This month’s Surrey County Council Cabinet Meeting saw some important decisions made on behalf of Surrey residents, including a fantastic milestone for Your Fund Surrey. Over £500k from the fund will be allocated towards the construction of a local community shop and café located in Normandy, Surrey. The £100m fund is designed to give financial … Continue reading

Surrey chosen to be part of the Local Heritage List Project

Local residents are being asked what they would like to see protected by ‘Local Heritage Listing’ as part of a new campaign. Surrey has been chosen as one of 22 areas to receive funding from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Historic England, as part of the Local Heritage List Project to … Continue reading

Protect our commons and say #BurgerOff to BBQs!

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is urging residents to say ‘Burger Off’ to disposable barbecue’s and pack a picnic instead if they’re heading out and about this Summer. Already this year, the service has been called to over 500 fires in our outdoor spaces. The service has also created a map showing the location, … Continue reading

Parade celebrating 34 firefighters who joined during the pandemic

On Sunday (25 July) Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) hosted a pass out parade for the 34 firefighters from five recruitment courses who joined the service during the pandemic. The recruits, who are currently serving across 18 of 25 Surrey fire stations, were not able to celebrate starting their new careers due to COVID-19. … Continue reading

Surrey County Council launches The Surrey Nature Explorer Passport for children

Surrey County Council has launched The Surrey Nature Explorer Passport for children ahead of the summer holidays. The Surrey Nature Explorer Passport holds captivating adventures that encourages families and children to explore our beautiful countryside and amazing libraries with a chance to win exciting prizes. Designed to offer a fun way for children aged 4 … Continue reading

Surrey County Council given ‘Gold’ award for services supporting armed forces

Surrey County Council (SCC) has been reaffirmed as a Ministry of Defence Gold Employers Recognition Scheme Award holder for their outstanding commitment and support to the Armed Forces Community. The county council has over 750 members of staff who have previously served in the armed forces, 28 reservists as well as a number of Cadet … Continue reading

Surrey County Council to support The Big Lunch

Surrey County Council is supporting the Eden Project’s ‘The Big Lunch’ this year. Running since 2009, The Big Lunch aims to bring people together with their communities and neighbours to meet, chat and have fun, annually fundraising £8m for local causes they care about. Over six million people take part every year, creating and strengthening … Continue reading

Trading Standards investigation leads to three year sentence for fraudsters

A fraudster and his accomplice have both received prison sentences after being found guilty of scamming residents as unqualified roofers, following a Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards investigation. James Smith (28, Cranleigh, Surrey) and Timothy Draper Smith (52, Staines) were trading as James Gutters and Roofing Ltd between August 2017 and February 2019. Over this … Continue reading

Covid-19 inspection report praises Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service was inspected by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) in September 2020, regarding the way in which they responded to the Covid-19 pandemic; the findings have been published today. The service summarised HMICFRS’s findings as: The service – was able to make an effective initial … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service welcomes 12 new firefighters

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) welcomed 12 new firefighters into the service last month. Out of the group, 10 are wholetime and two on-call. The group of wholetime have completed their 14-week training which started on Monday 14 September. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the pass out parade has been postponed and will be … Continue reading

Surrey Schools scammed by subscription traps

Several Surrey schools have been scammed by subscription traps locking them into costly repeat payments after appearing ‘free’. Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards are warning residents, business and other organisations not to fall victim to online subscription traps after the schools lost out on over several hundred pounds each. Subscription traps take place when you … Continue reading

Don’t let the cold (callers) in your home this winter

Doorstep scams increase during the winter periods, with over a third of all reported incidents occurring during the months of January to March. This is due to bogus callers and rogue traders taking advantage of our need for a safe, warm and dry home during the bad weather. When rain, sleet or snow sets in … Continue reading

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