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Major River Thames flood alleviation project passes key milestone

Thousands of homes across Surrey and the surrounding area are set to be better protected from flooding, after the Government approved the latest stage of the River Thames Scheme.  The Environment Agency and Surrey County Council are leading the partnership which will deliver the River Thames Scheme. The scheme will reduce the flood risk for … Continue reading

Surrey-wide mental health review to pave way for improvements

A wide-ranging review of Surrey’s mental health system is to pave the way for a series of improvements to the way that services work together to help residents in need of support. The Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System – a partnership between local NHS services, the county council and others – set up a taskforce … Continue reading

Surrey becomes the first county in England to provide free period products

On Friday 28 May, on Menstrual Health Day 2021, Surrey County Council is proud to be launching a ground-breaking initiative with charity Binti International, to provide free period products in selected locations across Surrey and be the first county council in the UK to start eradicating period stigma. Donation bins and collection boxes where residents … Continue reading

New Cabinet formally announced at Council’s AGM

Surrey County Council’s new Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Leader of the Council, Cabinet and Select Committee members were elected and confirmed today at the Council’s AGM. The meeting was held in person but with COVID-19 control measures in place, at the Council’s new HQ at Wodhatch Place, Reigate. Cllr Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey’s Conservative group, was … Continue reading

Surrey Parkruns all set to restart next month

Update (21 May) – Parkrun has announced a 3 week delay to the restart, with an ambition of events starting on 26 June. Surrey councils will continue to support this aim. Local authorities across Surrey are supporting the return of Parkrun events in the county next month. Parkruns are community running events typically held in … Continue reading

Revving up for the next Spotlight on Surrey event

World leading automotive innovation taking place in Surrey will be the focus for the next Spotlight on Surrey online event on Thursday May 20. Innovation is in the very DNA of Surrey, with a long and proud history of being at the forefront of developing new technologies and when it comes to the automotive industry … Continue reading

Surrey’s children’s services on a significant improvement journey and responded swiftly to the challenges of COVID-19 says Ofsted

Children’s services at Surrey County Council have been on a “significant improvement journey” and “senior leaders have responded swiftly to the challenges of COVID-19”, according to a letter published by Ofsted following a focused visit in March. The letter states that “a stable senior leadership team and the recently appointed director of children’s services have … Continue reading

Spotlight on Surrey

A major new series of spotlight events will highlight the importance of Surrey as a place to do business and how it is gearing up for a post-pandemic world. The online showcase events kick-off on Thursday February 11 and the focus will be on the Surrey based cluster of major names in the pharma/life science … Continue reading

Update on Surge Testing operation

The COVID-19 Surge Testing operation in Woking is now in its third day, with a fantastic response from residents in the selected area. More than 74% of residents contacted have returned a testing kit, with results already being issued. 5,029 kits were delivered by the end of Wednesday, with more than half of the selected … Continue reading

Summary of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Meeting (26th January 21)

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet met this week and made a number of important announcements regarding the council’s future plans. These are summarised below: COVID response Cabinet announced that Surrey was on track to meet the mid-February target of vaccinating the top four cohorts within the population, amounting to 230,000 people. Leader Tim Oliver praised the … Continue reading

Surrey County Council draft 2021/22 budget published

Surrey County Council has published its draft 2021/22 budget, outlining how its secure financial position will continue to help guide Surrey through the COVID pandemic and invest in recovery. Transformation of the council over the last three years has put the organisation in a strong financial position – giving security and certainty to Surrey’s response … Continue reading

Statement on national lockdown announcement

Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council, said: “Last night the Prime Minister announced that a new national lockdown would come into effect today, Tuesday 5 January. “While this news is not wholly unexpected, it has a huge impact on all our lives and it is not the start to 2021 that we had hoped … Continue reading

Support available for Surrey families struggling this winter

Surrey County Council will ensure help is available for families struggling this winter, through the Government’s £170m COVID Winter Support Grant. Surrey is set to receive just over £2m funding as part of the grant announced earlier in November. It is designed to directly help families and individuals who have been hardest-hit by the pandemic, … Continue reading

An update on the local Covid alert level in Surrey

Thursday 26th November  From Wednesday, 2nd December, the whole of Surrey will be placed into tier 2, the High Local Covid Alert Level.   The High alert level is for areas with a higher level of infections and means some additional restrictions will be necessary to slow the spread of the virus.   This means that if you live in Surrey you must not mix with … Continue reading

Proposed weight limit to restrict HGV journeys through Farnham

A 7.5 tonne weight limit could be imposed in Farnham to restrict HGVs from diverting through the town via Castle Street, Folly Hill and Upper Hale Road, under plans discussed at the Farnham Board meeting on Friday (20 November). The proposal would restrict HGVs from unnecessarily diverting through Upper Hale and the town centre. It … Continue reading

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