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MAP: Revealed – the 42 miles of pavements Surrey aims to improve next year

Nearly 42 miles of footpaths are set to be improved next year in Surrey to help people get to key community services – roughly the distance from Guildford to Portsmouth by car. Surrey County Council has revealed a provisional list of hundreds of pavements that are in line to be resurfaced from April as part … Continue reading

Utility companies banned from digging up Guildford setts until at least 2021

Utility companies will be banned from digging up the newly relaid setts on Guildford High Street until at least 2021. They will not be allowed to touch the setts, which were first laid in 1864, for five years except in the case of an emergency such as a gas leak. If that happens, any work … Continue reading

Nearly 75,000 Surrey adults take up walking in three years

Nearly 75,000 adults in Surrey have ditched the car or public transport and taken up walking regularly in their daily lives in the last three years, according to official figures. Department for Transport statistics reveal that the number of residents making journeys of 10 minutes or more on foot three times a week has climbed … Continue reading

County council reveals plans for Heathrow rail link study

Surrey County Council has revealed plans to launch a study to examine the possibility of creating a rail link to Heathrow from the south in the month the airport celebrates its 70th anniversary. Around 9,000 people from Surrey work at the airport but there is currently no direct rail link from the county. It means … Continue reading

100 extra secondary school places for Guildford

Plans to expand a Guildford secondary school to create an extra 100 places have been signed off. Guildford County School will take pupils in six forms of entry from September next year under plans approved by Surrey County Council’s Cabinet. The extra places are needed to meet rising demand for secondary school places in Guildford … Continue reading

Smoking ban launched in Surrey playgrounds

A voluntary smoking ban is being launched in children’s play areas across Surrey. The scheme will rely on the goodwill of people using them and will be supported by signs featuring artwork by local children. It is being launched by boroughs and districts with the help of Surrey County Council’s public health team to coincide … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: HRH The Duke of Gloucester opens Guildford Fire Station

Plan ahead for Armed Forces Day

Tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to Guildford tomorrow for the Armed Forces Day national event. The annual commemoration, which recognises service men and women of the British Armed Forces, will see people from all over the country descend on the Surrey city. Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks and leader David … Continue reading

VIDEO AND PICTURES: Behind the scenes at new fire station in Guildford

A new state-of-the-art fire station in Guildford is almost complete. Firefighters are moving equipment to the brand new site next door to the existing station and testing the facilities. The new building features better training facilities, particularly for honing rescue techniques at road accidents, and also includes spaces to work with local school children and other community … Continue reading

Walton Bridge wins award, charity thanks council and heritage show set to delight

Charity thanks council for long-term support A charity that works to inspire children into hi-tech jobs has thanked Surrey County Council for 30 years of support. Since it was set up in 1984, Satro has organised interactive academic challenges for over 450,000 schoolchildren to encourage them to follow careers in engineering, technology, science and maths. … Continue reading

Surrey drivers buy most electric cars in South East

A Surrey boom in people buying and making electric cars is set to fuel a groundbreaking partnership to boost the county’s economy and help the environment. Electric car ownership in Surrey has quadrupled in just two years to over 180 – the highest in the South East – and a summit on Tuesday will brainstorm … Continue reading

£10m university technical college plans for Surrey

Plans have been revealed for a new £10m university technical college (UTC) focused on training the next generation of engineers and digital professionals. The proposal for a brand new ‘careers college’ in Guildford catering for up to 800 students from Surrey, London and Hampshire is contained in a Surrey County Council report. It comes after … Continue reading

VIDEO: Campaign reveals Surrey litter hotspots

Motorway junctions, train stations and town centres are being targeted as part of a countywide litter campaign launched by Surrey County Council leader David Hodge.  

New Guildford park and ride facility opens in Onslow

A new park and ride facility at Onslow is now open to the public, running regular bus services to Guildford train station and town centre in time for the busy Christmas shopping period. Located just off the A3 to the west of central Guildford next to the Holiday Inn Hotel and Surrey Sports Park, the … Continue reading

Public backs county council push for Crossrail 2 to come to Surrey

A call for a major new rail service to come to Surrey has received a boost from influential groups across the county. Surrey County Council wants our rail network to be connected to the potential Crossrail 2 project, which could run from the county into London from the 2030s if it receives Government approval.  If … Continue reading

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