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Surrey libraries celebrate start of national Libraries Week by extending opening hours

A raft of Surrey’s libraries will be opening their doors to the public for longer hours from Monday to celebrate the start of nationally celebrated Libraries Week. The county’s libraries have been gradually reopening after lockdown with 49 libraries now open to the public, but for fewer hours than previously. However, from 5 October, 17 … Continue reading

Surrey County Council invests £36m to create hundreds of additional specialist school places

Surrey’s children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are set to benefit from a much broader choice of schools and placements within the county following the council’s decision to invest £36m in widening its specialist education provision. This latest investment will create 213 additional specialist school places for the academic year … Continue reading

Surrey Students Getting Back to School Safely

Schools and colleges in Surrey are due to welcome all pupils back through their doors for the start of the school year this week. Schools and colleges have been building on measures they introduced before the summer break to accommodate all year groups back into class. Surrey County Council has been working with schools and … Continue reading

Surrey asks “how can its Local Offer website be improved?”

Surrey County Council and partners are asking for young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND), their parent/carers and the practitioners supporting them, to share their views and experiences of its Local Offer website. All local authorities must have a Local Offer website that provides information and the details of services available for … Continue reading

Surrey History Centre reopens

Surrey History Centre will be opening its doors once again on 21st July to researchers wishing to access its unique archive and local studies collections. The centre, which is in Woking, will initially reopen with reduced hours and capacity to ensure social distancing can be observed and the health of customers and staff protected. Opening … Continue reading

Surrey asks, “what would make the county a better place for the 1 in 100 people living with autism?”

The first generation of people diagnosed with autism in childhood are now approaching retirement. That’s why for the first time, Surrey County Council and partners are looking at how they can best support autistic people of all ages living in Surrey. A survey launched today asks “what would make Surrey a better place for autistic … Continue reading

New library opens in Horley

Horley’s new library is now open in a convenient town centre location. The library has moved from its previous outdated premises to a new site near the train station and shops. As well as a refreshed selection of books and an expanded study area, the new library boasts a flexible open-plan layout allowing it to … Continue reading

87% of Surrey pupils offered their first choice primary school

Eighty-seven per cent of Surrey children have been offered places at their first-choice primary school – up from 86 per cent last year. And almost all who applied – 97 per cent of pupils – were given one of their top three preferred schools. Julie Iles, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member All-Age Learning, said: “We … Continue reading

Community charity set to take over running of Surrey Performing Arts Library

A community charity is set to take on the running of Surrey’s performing arts library under proposals to give the service a new lease of life while also saving money for local taxpayers. The charity NewSPAL has worked with the council on a business case to take over the library which will be considered at … Continue reading

VIDEO: Meet the new members of leader Tim Oliver’s Cabinet team

Sinead Mooney, Matt Furniss and Julie Iles set out their priorities after being given roles in new Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver’s Cabinet team.

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

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