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Training launched for frontline Surrey staff to help meet needs of armed forces community

The county council has launched a training course for frontline public services staff across Surrey to help meet the needs of military personnel and veterans. The online course explains how the council and many other public bodies are committed through the Armed Forces Covenant to ensuring servicemen and women, as well as reservists and veterans, … Continue reading

Surrey’s chairmen and mayors meet at County Hall

You can download this image here. Not in photo: Michael More-Molyneux, Lord Lieutenant of Surrey Mike Hodge, Mayor of Farnham Town Council Malcolm Carter, Mayor of Haslemere Town Council   Caption: County council chairman Peter Martin met with Surrey’s mayors and chairmen and the High Sheriff of Surrey for the first time since pledging his support … Continue reading

VIDEO: New chairman and vice-chairman elected

Peter Martin has been elected as the new chairman of Surrey County Council following Sally Marks’ two years in post. Mr Martin takes on the role after serving as deputy leader between 2011 and 2017 and will be supported by Tony Samuels who becomes vice-chairman. The county councillor for Godalming South, Milford and Witley chaired his first … Continue reading

Council receives prestigious Gold Award for championing the armed forces

Surrey County Council is today recognised for its support for the armed forces with a coveted Gold Award from the Ministry of Defence. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced that Surrey is among the first councils nationally to receive the highest award under the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. The scheme rewards employers who actively support and promote the interests of former servicemen and women and their … 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: Chairman meets Surrey’s new civic leaders; Outdoor fire safety; Plastic bags make food waste recycling easier and cheaper

Chairman meets Surrey’s new civic leaders Photo can be downloaded here. Not in photo: Richard Whittington, High Sheriff of Surrey, George Crawford, Mayor of Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, David Powell, Mayor of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, Sahran Abeysundara, Mayor of Haslemere Town Council, Mike George, Mayor of Horley Town Council Surrey County Council chairman Sally Marks met with … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey employee wins mental health award; Orchestra on the UP!; Crossrail 2 drop-in sessions in Surrey

Surrey employee wins mental health award A Surrey County Council employee has won a national award for a project that uses comedy as a way of getting soldiers to talk about mental health issues like stress, depression and anxiety. Maya Twardzicki, from the council’s public health team, won the award from the Royal Society for … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: New chapter for 50-year-old Godalming Library

As it celebrates its 50th anniversary, Godalming Library has officially reopened after being revamped to better meet the needs of 21st century readers. When the library was built in 1965, all its stock was manually catalogued on cards and baby story and rhyme time sessions were unheard of. Now the Bridge Street library boasts tens … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Rich history recognised; Deciding your next career step; How to become a county councillor

Rich history recognised More than 250 people flocked to this year’s Surrey Heritage Showcase featuring advice on creating a family tree and activities for children. The event in Shere, which was opened by Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks, gave those attending the chance to learn more about the rich history of the village and … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Surrey’s volunteers “incredible work” recognised

A selection of images from the event can be found on the council’s flickr page. More than 50 of Surrey’s unsung heroes were recognised for their “incredible work” at an event staged by Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks. The event in Dorking saw volunteers given a certificate and a specially commissioned chairman’s medal that was struck … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey chairman praises volunteers; Surrey Libraries offers tablet computer tips

Surrey chairman praises volunteers Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks praised the efforts of the volunteer drug and alcohol team to help people deal with their problems when she paid a visit to Catalyst’s Camberley base. Catalyst provides counselling as well as support for family and friends. Mrs Marks said: “I am so grateful to … Continue reading

Chairman visits Pobjoy Mint to strike volunteers award medal

Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks visited Pobjoy Mint in Kingswood yesterday to strike the first of a limited run of specially commissioned award medals to be presented to volunteers at a chairman’s reception next Thursday (17 September). The event, which takes place at Burford Bridge Hotel, will celebrate those across Surrey who work tirelessly in their … Continue reading

Surrey chairman congratulates HM The Queen on becoming Britain’s longest-reigning monarch

At 5.30pm today, HM The Queen will become the longest-reigning monarch in British sovereign history and the Chairman of Surrey County Council has offered her congratulations. Mrs Marks said: “It is a testament to Her Majesty that today there will be no grand celebrations but simply another day in an extraordinary reign of selfless duty, … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey chairman pays epilepsy charity a visit; New libraries app launched

Surrey chairman pays epilepsy charity a visit Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks paid tribute to the “fantastic work” of volunteeers at The Meath Epilepsy Trust when she took a tour of the charity’s Godalming base, including a new £2.3 million centre being built. The trust helps adults with severe epilepsy and related disabilities build … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Make the most out of your tablet computer; New Lord-Lieutenant to start role

Make the most out of your tablet computer Tips on how to make the most out of tablet computers will be handed out at an event being run by Surrey County Council’s libraries service. The session, which takes place at Guildford Library on Friday 28 August, is part of the monthly Digital Friday workshops and … Continue reading

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