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Denise Turner-Stewart

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Redevelopment proposals for Chobham and Lingfield Fire Stations

Surrey County Council (SCC) is investing £6.25 million in redeveloping Chobham and Lingfield Fire Stations and they’re asking local residents to have their say on proposals. The proposals will enable improved health and safety for crews, new gym facilities for crews, a community space to enable engagements with residents and a second fire and rescue … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service welcomes 37 new firefighters

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) welcomed 37 new firefighters to the service this month. The group of wholetime firefighters took part in three different 15-week training courses, starting in April, July and August. This is the latest group of recruits to join the service, and they will be posted to fire stations across Surrey. … Continue reading

Surrey County Council accredited as a “Friends Against Scams” organisation

Surrey County Council has been officially accredited as a “Friends Against Scams” (FAS) organisation. FAS is an initiative run by the National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team that aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to ‘Take a Stand Against Scams’.  The accreditation follows on from some impressive … Continue reading

Trading standards investigation leads to prosecution of fraudulent roofing operation

Three fraudsters have been sentenced following a detailed Trading Standards investigation. On Friday 6 January 2023 at Winchester Crown Court, three individuals were convicted on charges relating to the provision of roof maintenance and general maintenance to which false representations were made regarding both the necessity and value of the work. Three victims were identified … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service call on public to share thoughts on risks in their area

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service are seeking views from the public on the risks which they believe are present and prevalent in the county. The survey takes no more than five minutes to complete, and will asks what those completing it think or feel about the service they provide, how it could improve and what … Continue reading

Fraudster sentenced following Trading Standards investigation

A fraudster has received an immediate 32-month custodial sentence after being found guilty of 14 charges following a Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards investigation. On Friday 4 November 2022 at the Crown Court in Guildford, Stewart Munnery (aged 46, Tadworth, Surrey) was charged with the following: Mr Munnery received individual sentences for all the charges … Continue reading

Surrey announces new Chief Fire Officer

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service have appointed Dan Quin as their new permanent Chief Fire Officer. Dan has been acting-up as Chief Fire Officer since June 2022, prior to that he was the county’s Deputy Chief Fire Officer since October 2019. He has served his whole career within Surrey Fire and Rescue Service since joining … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service donates another vehicle to Ukraine

Two Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) staff members set off to Poland yesterday (Thursday 6 October) to donate another 4×4 Land Rover to the Ukrainian Fire and Rescue Service. This donation is part of the National Fire Chief Council and UK charity FIREAID’s convoy 4. Convoy 3, which was delivered in May this year, … Continue reading

Official sponsor approved for new Specialist School in Elmbridge

A new school in Elmbridge will provide high quality specialist education for autistic children and children who have communication and interaction needs. Hopescourt School will create up to 80 additional specialist school places in its first year of opening in 2024, increasing to 200 by 2028/29.   Hopescourt School will give residents in Elmbridge and … Continue reading

Surrey Adult Learning rated “Good” by Ofsted

Surrey County Council has welcomed a new Ofsted inspection report into its Surrey Adult Learning provision, which found “calm and purposeful study environments”. The inspection took place in May this year and concluded that the service continues to be a “Good” provider in all areas.  The Ofsted report noted that “learners and apprentices gain confidence, … Continue reading

SCC secures additional £100m for children, young people and families

Today Surrey County Council (SCC) can announce that the Department for Education (DfE) has agreed to plans to ensure a sustainable funding solution to the council’s budget for children with additional needs. DfE will contribute a further £100m towards Surrey’s budget for children with additional needs, which will ensure Surrey’s plans for these services are … Continue reading

Woodland Hub breathes new life into Sawmill

Spring 2022 will see an exciting new phase for the Norbury Park Estate. Rejuvenated sawmill facilities will once again be operational, offering carpentry and woodland management skills, complementing the existing charcoal burning operation and providing a refreshment spot for visitors under the trees. Nestled in the woodlands high up within the Norbury Park Estate, the … Continue reading

Surrey receives £5.3m funding as part of the Household Support Grant 

Surrey County Council has been allocated an additional £5.3million funding to continue to support Surrey’s most vulnerable households over the winter months. This is part of the Government’s new Household Support Grant.  The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) announced a new grant of £500 million to be allocated across the UK, running from October 2021 through to March 2022.   The grant enables the … Continue reading

Surrey County Council to continue providing vulnerable families with supermarket food vouchers over October half term

Surrey County Council has today announced it will fund one £15 food voucher per eligible child or young person, which can be used in supermarkets and some local shops over the October half-term period. These vouchers will be provided to families whose children are entitled to benefits-related Free School Meals via email or text and … Continue reading

290 new school places for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Surrey

As part of Surrey County’s Council ambition for children and young people to live, learn and grow up locally, the Council has created 220 new specialist school places in Surrey’s special schools and specialist centres in mainstream primary and secondary schools, and an additional 70 temporary places. In readiness for the new academic year 2021-2022, … Continue reading

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