Kay Hammond

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World Cup warning after domestic abuse incidents rose by more than 60% during last tournament

With England preparing for the World Cup, victims are being reminded they are not alone after a surge in domestic abuse incidents when the national team played in the 2010 tournament. The day England drew 0-0 with Algeria in South Africa four years ago the number of domestic abuse reports logged in Surrey was 61% … Continue reading

UPDATED: Surrey County Council statement on FBU strike

Quote: Kay Hammond Cabinet Associate for Fire and Police Services said “Although this is a dispute between central government and the FBU, our priority is to keep Surrey safe. That’s why nine months ago we contracted SGI to enhance the day-to-day service we offer local people and provide cover when it is needed, such as during … Continue reading

Specialist teams ready to cover during fire strikes

Surrey County Council’s contract with a specialist rescue firm means the county is ready to deal with any industrial action launched by the Fire Brigades Union. During any strike action world renowned Specialist Group International (SGI) will work alongside frontline firefighters who choose not to strike and on-call firefighters to crew Surrey’s state of the art … Continue reading

BBC Surrey interview on Sir Ken Knight’s review of fire services

Cabinet Member for Community Safety Kay Hammond was interviewed by BBC Surrey following the release of Sir Ken Knight’s review of fire services in England today. – Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Proposed location of new Woking fire station revealed

Surrey County Council can today reveal plans for a new state-of-the-art fire station for Woking. The proposed new facility would be built at the junction of Goldsworth Road and Church Street West less than 200m from the existing fire station. It will be manned 24/7 and the plan is to include a first class training … Continue reading

Young people benefit to tune of more than £100,000

Young people in Runnymede will benefit to the tune of more than £100,000 after Surrey County Council unlocked funds from a trust. The authority has awarded £71,000 for projects in the area to The Community Foundation for Surrey and the charity will top it up to £101,0000. Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Community Safety … Continue reading

Ex-wives and over-zealous bosses among excuses for using a mobile while driving

Calls from ex-wives, over-zealous bosses and child birth are just some of the excuses drivers have given to the police for using a mobile phone behind the wheel. Despite being caught red-handed, many motorists still attempt to talk their way out of trouble. As part of Surrey Police and Surrey County Council’s Drive SMART campaign, … Continue reading

Two new fire stations set to be opened in Surrey

Plans to create two new fire stations in Surrey that would complete a chain of stations across the county are to be discussed by the county council’s Cabinet. The new stations planned for Salfords and the Burgh Heath area would mean fire engines could be repositioned where they are needed most, rebalancing fire crews to … Continue reading

Hundreds flock to jobs fair

Hundreds of people flocked to a jobs fair organised by Surrey County Council aimed at helping them find a career working with children. Held at Leatherhead Leisure Centre, the fair gave people looking for their first role and those returning to work the opportunity to find out more about apprenticeships, volunteering and working in education. … Continue reading

Drive to fill 100 council apprenticeships smashes target

A drive to fill 100 apprenticeship places at Surrey County Council in a year has smashed its target more than a month early. By the end of last month more than 110 apprenticeships had been arranged with the council following the initiative’s launch last April. Places were offered in areas such as youth work, administration, … Continue reading

Seatbelt research reveals children are not strapped in

Research has revealed 9% of children travelling in the back of a car are not strapped into a child seat, sparking a road safety warning. The study commissioned by Surrey County Council* also showed white van man is risking life and limb, with 16% of van drivers not buckling up and 31% of their passengers … Continue reading

National spotlight on Surrey’s “lifesaving” road safety scheme

The latest performance of Surrey’s hard hitting stage production Safe Drive, Stay Alive has been filmed by the BBC as part of documentary on road safety. The documentary, ‘Licensed to Kill’ will focus on issues of road safety around the UK and is showcasing how Surrey’s scheme can reduce road accidents. The documentary will be … Continue reading

New website to boost apprenticeships and bolster business

A new website is being launched to boost apprenticeships and bolster firms’ chances of winning public sector contracts in Surrey. Supply2Surrey aims to match firms with apprentice hopefuls and list contracts on offer from Surrey County Council, the 11 district and borough authorities and Surrey Police. The launch of the site is being spearheaded by … Continue reading

Action to tackle Surrey’s high skin cancer rate

Surrey County Council has taken action to protect young people from skin cancer, as NHS figures reveal the county is a malignant melanoma hotspot. According to the NHS’s latest Surrey health profile, cases of malignant melanoma in the county are ‘significantly higher’ than the UK average with 168 incidents in the county each year. Surrey’s … Continue reading

Surrey extends apprenticeship scheme

A campaign to boost the number of teenagers finding work with Surrey businesses has been extended. Plans unveiled by Surrey County Council leader David Hodge to fill 200 apprentice places by offering employers a cash incentive became a reality four months early. Now the authority aims to build on this success by extending the scheme … Continue reading


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