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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

Comment on plans to tackle transport and congestion in Farnham

People who live, work, study in or travel to Farnham can now help shape a vision document which details the proposed work to tackle transport and congestion in and around the town. The draft vision has been produced by the Farnham Infrastructure Programme – a partnership between Surrey County Council, Waverley Borough Council and Farnham … Continue reading

Surrey’s virtual wellbeing and mental health interactive hub brings people together

The online wellbeing hub which enables Surrey residents to access a range of mental health and emotional wellbeing sessions virtually from the comfort of their own home has run more than 650 sessions since its launch in May. Surrey Virtual Wellbeing is a one-stop-shop where those who require mental health or emotional wellbeing support can … Continue reading

Surrey County Council appoints new Executive Director of Children, Families and Lifelong Learning

Surrey County Council (SCC) has appointed Rachael Wardell as its new Executive Director of Children, Families and Lifelong Learning. She takes up the post in early December, joining from her current role as Director of Children, Schools and Families for the London Borough of Merton. Previously Rachael spent five years as Director of Children’s Services … Continue reading

Surrey Builds More Refuge Accommodation for Families Escaping Domestic Abuse

Surrey County Council has worked at pace with partners to provide more emergency refuge accommodation for families escaping domestic abuse. National demand for domestic abuse support has increased during the lockdown as people have been more isolated and less able to leave their houses for help. In June, calls to the Your Sanctuary Domestic Abuse … Continue reading

Surrey publish plan of action to tackle spread of COVID-19 locally

Surrey County Council has published its Local Outbreak Control Plan, outlining its readiness to control the spread of COVID-19 and quickly manage any local spike in infections. Surrey is one of 11 ‘good practice’ areas across England chosen to work together to innovate and share best practice in the development of Local Outbreak Control Plans. … Continue reading

Royal guest visits team at the heart of COVID-19 emergency response

Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, made a visit yesterday (Wednesday 17 June) to see first-hand the work undertaken by Surrey’s Strategic Coordination Group – a team of officers who for several months have led the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team of senior leaders from partner organisations across Surrey have been leading … Continue reading

‘We will listen’: Council Leader Tim Oliver statement on Black Lives Matter campaign

The scenes in America recently have been extremely hard to watch. But watch, and listen, we must. The callous murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in the US, was both shocking and disturbing. It is abundantly clear that the anger and frustration expressed by the black community across the world is … Continue reading

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