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Surrey and Buckinghamshire trading standards join forces from April

Residents in Surrey and Buckinghamshire will be better protected from scams and rip-offs with the launch next month of a joint trading standards service covering both counties. A merger between Surrey and Buckinghamshire trading standards takes effect from 1 April with the aim of harnessing their collective expertise to give consumers even stronger safeguards and … Continue reading

Surrey Trading Standards launches campaign to crack down on illegal tobacco

Surrey County Council Trading Standards and Surrey Crimestoppers have launched a campaign to stamp out the trade in illegal tobacco. Working with the Smokefree Surrey Alliance, the campaign aims to gather intelligence about manufacturers and suppliers of illegal tobacco and raise awareness of the dangers and risks to person and property. Members of the public … Continue reading

VIDEO: New Coroner’s Court opens in Woking

A new Coroner’s Court complex that opened in Surrey this week will better serve the needs of bereaved families. Surrey County Council has renovated the former North West Surrey Magistrates’ Court building in Woking to create a dedicated new base for Surrey Coroner Richard Travers and his staff. The centre will bring the Coroner and … Continue reading

Surrey History Centre to feature in BBC documentary on Alice author Lewis Carroll

A groundbreaking BBC documentary on Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll draws heavily on extensive collections of letters and photos housed in Surrey. Surrey County Council’s History Centre holds several significant Carroll archives featuring many of his original photos, sketches, notes and letters to family and friends. Filming at Surrey History Centre in Woking forms … Continue reading

RideLondon event sparks huge interest

A record number of cyclists have registered their interest in this year’s mass-participation RideLondon event on Surrey’s roads. The 100-mile ride on Sunday 2 August, which is set to feature the Box Hill climb made famous by the Olympics, has attracted 86,001 applications. Organisers will now draw a ballot and riders will learn if they have … Continue reading

Surrey First World War project wins £460,000 from Heritage Lottery Fund

A Surrey project to immortalise the experiences of Surrey residents on the front line and at home during the First World War has won a grant of almost £460,000. Surrey Heritage, which is part of the county council, has received the money from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the project called Surrey in the … Continue reading

RideLondon leads to cash for Surrey community groups

Community groups and charities in Surrey are set to get more than £370,000 thanks to the county’s role in the Prudential RideLondon events. Welcoming the money from the London Marathon Charitable Trust Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services Helyn Clack said: “Thousands of cyclists defied the appalling weather and managed to make the … Continue reading

Prudential RideLondon raises record-breaking £10 million for charity

More than £10 million was raised for charity by riders participating in August’s mass participation RideLondon event through Surrey. Some 20,000 cyclists braved the wind and rain to complete the ride and raise £3m more for good causes than in 2013’s inaugural event. Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services Helyn Clack said: “This … Continue reading

Council wins award for UK’s best local government website

Surrey County Council’s website has been named the best in local government across the UK. It has won the Best Website Award from the Society of Information Technology Management (Socitm). Socitm said the site – found at http://www.surreycc.gov.uk –  was “a joy to use” and also praised Surrey for embracing the growing public demand to access … Continue reading

Trading standards merger with Buckinghamshire approved

Plans to better protect Surrey residents from con artists and save taxpayers almost £400,000 a year have been approved in a trading standards merger with Buckinghamshire County Council.  

Families warned over killer car seats

A Surrey County Council investigation has uncovered a market in deadly car seats that can kill a child at just 30mph. The council’s trading standards team is warning families of young children not to buy the illegal seats, which are imported from China and fail all UK safety standards. Crash testing done by Britax shows … Continue reading

RideLondon-Surrey cyclists hailed

Following today’s RideLondon-Surrey events, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Community Services Helyn Clack said: “I’m delighted that the wind and rain didn’t quash the determination of nearly 21,000 cyclists to turn out for this year’s RideLondon-Surrey event. “Watching Olympic hero Sir Bradley Wiggins ride through Surrey’s stunning scenery and waves of avid amateurs tackle … Continue reading

Borrow a book and get a bus pass

Thousands of older people needing a new book and bus pass are getting both in the same place – their local library. Surrey County Council libraries are giving residents the opportunity to apply for disabled and senior bus passes in branches. Staff at 23 branches will check eligibility, fill out the online application and take the … Continue reading

Surrey ready for RideLondon

Cyclists have pushed off from the start in the Prudential RideLondon mass participation event and are heading into Surrey. Unfortunately, adverse weather has forced the organisers to change the route. The course has been shortened from 100 miles to 86 miles, cutting the section that included Leith Hill and Box Hill. Surrey County Council chairman David … Continue reading

Feedback spurs RideLondon route improvements

Surrey roads will re-open up to three hours earlier during this weekend’s second annual Prudential RideLondon cycling festival after the organisers acted on feedback from the county council and residents. The London & Surrey Cycling Partnership plans to re-open the outward 25-mile stretch between Hampton Court Bridge and Forest Green near Leith Hill on Sunday … Continue reading

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