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Surrey County Council plans to redevelop Caterham Hill Library

Surrey County Council plans to redevelop Caterham Hill Library into a new vibrant community space, including an exciting and dynamic library, a Family Centre as well as accommodation for care leavers. This innovative transformation is part of the Council’s wider commitment to work closely with residents to drive positive change in their communities.  A report … Continue reading

Round-up: Esso events about replacement fuel pipeline consultation; Library treasure hunt

Esso events about consultation on replacement fuel pipeline Esso is staging a series of events in Surrey for residents to find out more about its proposals for a replacement aviation fuel pipeline. It plans to replace around 55 miles of underground pipe and has launched a consultation about possible options. The next Surrey event will … Continue reading

ROUND-UP: Road safety show opens up to the public; Starring role for actress at library; Heathrow consultation under way

Road safety show opens up to the public A public performance of Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s award-winning road safety show takes place in Dorking on Wednesday, November 8. Safe Drive, Stay Alive is aimed at 16 to 18-year-olds who are about to begin driving and features a live performance alongside a series of films … Continue reading

VIDEO: Take a tour of the new Merstham library

  Take a look inside the new Merstham library, which has opened as part of a scheme to give the area a facelift. As well as a range of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, it boasts internet-connected computer terminals, laptop plug-in points and free wi-fi. CD audiobooks and DVDs are available for hire and … Continue reading

Online library use overtakes visits to branches

Online library visits have overtaken those to branches in Surrey, latest figures reveal. Surrey County Council’s online library was used 4.2 million times in the 2012-13 financial year – a rise of 20% on the previous year. That outstripped the near four million annual visits to Surrey branches as library users downloaded e-books, got free … Continue reading

Children’s library loans rocket

Children are flocking to Surrey County Council’s libraries with loans to youngsters up by 60,000 last year. The increase saw children’s borrowing figures rise to 1,844,361 issues in 2011/12, compared with 1,781,456 the previous year – an increase of 4 per cent. The boost follows an investment in more than 44,000 new titles for children … Continue reading

Surrey County Council pleased with High Court libraries judgement

Surrey County Council today said it was pleased that a High Court judge had not criticised its libraries plans meaning the proposals could still go ahead. Mr Justice Wilkie upheld a technical challenge brought by protesters over plans to support communities to run 10 libraries in Surrey. But the judgement simply said the Cabinet should … Continue reading

Plans for community libraries agreed

Plans for community libraries agreed Surrey County Council’s Cabinet today agreed plans to allow communities to take over the running of their local libraries. The initiative is part of the county council’s aim to keep all 52 of its libraries open despite the fact other local authorities are closing branches across the country due to … Continue reading

Refurbishment of Surrey’s biggest library

Detail Surrey’s largest library will undergo a complete refurbishment to make it the most modern and user friendly branch in Surrey. Woking library in Gloucester Walk will end up bigger when it is modernised under plans agreed on Friday, 19 August, by Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Change and Efficiency Tim Hall. The library’s … Continue reading


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