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Denise Turner-Stewart

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VIDEO: New Surrey County Council Leader announces plan to leave County Hall

The new Leader of Surrey County Council has used his acceptance speech to announce plans to leave County Hall in Kingston. Tim Oliver, the county councillor for Weybridge, was this morning (Tuesday 11 December, 2018) elected to lead the authority and immediately revealed the plans to fellow councillors. Taking over from David Hodge who stepped … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Trading standards impounds Halloween spider toys over safety fears  

Surrey trading standards officers have impounded dozens of Halloween spider toys to stop them posing a risk to children. They barred the products from entering the country through Heathrow Airport after finding sharp exposed wires in some and choking hazards in others. In a batch of 150 “spider web” sets, spider toys had legs which … Continue reading

Surrey community sports hub secures grant thanks to RideLondon

A local charity in Windlesham has this week been awarded a £95,000 grant by The London Marathon Charitable Trust towards the building of a brand new pavilion at the village’s community-owned recreation ground, ahead of the annual RideLondon-Surrey cycling festival on Sunday 29 July. The grant will help support the creation of a new Windlesham … Continue reading

VIDEO and PICTURES: Firms ordered to pay £45,000 after Surrey man suffers horrific injuries from exploding gas camping stove

These are the serious injuries suffered by a Surrey resident after he started up a gas camping stove he bought online. The stove engulfed Marcus Oliver in a fireball when he turned it on, leaving him with burns to his face, hands and arms. Three firms – the retailer, distributor and importer of the product … Continue reading

Firefighters issue safety warnings following spate of incidents linked to warm weather

Surrey firefighters have issued fire and water safety warnings following a spate of incidents linked to the warm weather. Fires can start and spread more quickly on dry sunny days so Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care with barbecues and cigarettes and avoid having bonfires. And while it may … Continue reading

Bucks and Surrey Trading Standards wins national award for supporting businesses to grow

Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards has won a national award for its work to cut red tape for businesses and boost the economy. The service* was recognised by the Government’s Office for Product Safety and Standards for its partnership work with dozens of businesses to help them comply with regulations, supporting their growth. It was … Continue reading

VIDEO: Users of Surrey Performing Arts Library may be able to run the service

Surrey’s performing arts library is set to be moved to a new home to ensure its stock is kept together while the county council works with a new charity on plans for users to run the service themselves. Proposals for securing the future of the performing arts library while making savings for Surrey taxpayers will … Continue reading

New 19-mile event added to Prudential RideLondon

A new 19-mile mass participation cycling event on traffic-free roads was launched today as part of Prudential RideLondon 2018, the cycling festival taking place in London and Surrey on 28-29 July. It will start at Sandown Park, Esher, and take in the final 19 miles of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 route, going through south west … Continue reading

VIDEO AND MAP: RideLondon’s multi-million pound boost for Surrey sporting good causes

Grassroots groups have been awarded more than £3million to improve sport and leisure facilities thanks to Surrey’s role in the Prudential RideLondon cycling festival. Dozens of Surrey projects have secured grants from The London Marathon Charitable Trust since the inaugural RideLondon-Surrey events in 2013. The London Marathon Charitable Trust awards grants to recreational projects in … Continue reading

Recycling company fined £30,000 after fire at Surrey plant

A recycling company has been fined following an explosion and fire at their site in Surrey which left a worker in an induced coma. Ereco EMEA Corporation Ltd, of Lewes Road, East Sussex, was fined £30,000 following a joint investigation by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and the Health and Safety Executive. It was also … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Surrey History Centre archive chronicles real people and events behind new Journey’s End film

A treasure trove of letters and photos chronicling the real people and events behind the major new British film Journey’s End is accessible to everyone through the Surrey History Centre. The archive documents the life of RC Sherriff, who drew on his experiences serving in the First World War to write the renowned 1920s play … Continue reading

Prudential RideLondon raises record £12.75 million for charity in 2017

The organisers of Prudential RideLondon have announced that riders in the 2017 events raised £12.75 million for charity to set a new European record for a cycling event, beating the previous record of £12 million. It means cyclists have raised more than £53 million for charity over the first five years of the cycling festival. … Continue reading

Trading standards impounds 2,600 fake Fingerling toys

Surrey trading standards officers have impounded 2,600 fake Fingerling toys brought in from China through Heathrow Airport. They barred the toys from entering the UK because they lacked crucial paperwork proving the products met safety standards and failed to include contact details for the manufacturer. Fingerlings – robotic animals such as monkeys and unicorns which … Continue reading

Christmas elf toy fails safety tests

A Christmas elf toy destined for homes around the country has failed safety tests for posing a choking risk to children. Dolls imported through Heathrow Airport had decorations on their hats and tunics which were found to tear off easily and fit exactly inside a choke test cylinder the size of a child’s throat. Officers with … Continue reading

Surrey rogue trader and money launderer son ordered to pay back more than £250,000 to scam victims

A Surrey rogue trader and his money launderer son have been ordered to return more than £250,000 to elderly residents who were charged extortionate sums for shoddy roofing and building work. Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards took John Green Senior and John Green Junior to court to recover as much as possible from the proceeds … Continue reading

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