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Environment Cabinet Member visits pupils learning about air pollution

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment dropped in on pupils at a Farnham primary school learning about the health issues caused by air pollution. Mike Goodman joined children at St Peter’s in Little Green Lane for a play about the benefits of improving air quality in Surrey, particularly around schools. It was staged as … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey school wins top eco award; Surrey deputy leader hails apprentices

Surrey school wins top eco award A Surrey primary has received the prestigious Green Flag award for its efforts in making the school more environmentally friendly. Godstone Village School, who had previously been given the Bronze and Silver awards, was presented with the honour by Mike Goodman, the county council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and … Continue reading

Recycle plastic bottles to save taxpayers £200,000-a-year

More than £200,000-a-year would be saved for frontline services if every Surrey resident recycled one extra plastic bottle per week instead of throwing it in the bin. As Recycle Week gets underway, Surrey County Council has revealed that 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste are thrown away each year instead of being recycled – a recycling … Continue reading

Recycling old clothes could save taxpayers £4million-a-year

Recycling old clothes and sheets instead of throwing them in the bin would save Surrey taxpayers more than £4million-a-year. An analysis of rubbish thrown away in Surrey has found that 10,500 tonnes of unwanted clothes and home textiles were discarded last year even though they could have been used again or recycled into useful products. … Continue reading

Social networking pioneer to speak at rural conference

Social networking pioneer Penny Power OBE is among the speakers lined up for Surrey’s Countryside and Rural Enterprise Conference next week looking at how working better together and innovation can enhance the county’s rural areas. The entrepreneur and author, who founded the UK’s first social network for business in 1998, will be speaking about digital … Continue reading

Surrey residents turn 1,000 tonnes of waste into compost

Surrey residents have composted more than 1,000 tonnes of garden, food and household waste in the past year – as heavy as 64 garden sheds. More than 15,000 bins have been sold through Surrey County Council during the last five years to encourage residents to try composting their rubbish so it rots away naturally. Mike Goodman, … Continue reading

Savings of almost £20 million identified in environment directorate

Detail: Savings of almost £20 million have been identified as part of a public value review into Surrey County Council’s environment and infrastructure directorate. The efficiencies will be made by 2017. They will include striking better deals with suppliers and working more closely with other councils and organisations, including through the SE7 collaboration of local … Continue reading

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