Surrey County Council’s Surriya Subramanian and Olympic volunteer Sue Dale were interviewed by BBC Surrey’s Nick Wallis about the Surrey Olympic ambassador scheme on Saturday (23 June). Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey.
A 14-year-old singer from Jubilee High School in Addlestone has been crowned overall winner of the Surrey Schools Have Talent competition. Annie-Rose Chapman will get professional coaching before going on to perform at Stoke Park on 20 July as part of celebrations to welcome the Olympic torch relay to Guildford. Following a public vote via … Continue reading
Newsletters are being sent to Surrey residents and businesses within 100 metres of the Olympic cycling road race and time trial routes to help people plan ahead for the 2012 Games. The newsletters include detailed information about road closures, parking restrictions, maps of the route and tips for how to make the most of the … Continue reading
Training sessions are underway for more than 450 volunteers who will welcome the world to Surrey during the 2012 Games. Recruited by Surrey County Council, the ambassadors will be at key locations along the route and at train stations on the days the Olympic cycling events and torch relay take place in the county. They’ll … Continue reading
A new tourism website was launched today (18 June) to tempt Gatwick Airport’s 30 million passengers to ditch the bright lights of London for the attractions of the South East. Released in time for the Olympics, Aroundgatwick.com highlights the best that Surrey and the rest of the region has to offer to entice tourists. The website, … Continue reading
With 50 days to go until the start of the 2012 Games, a series of drop-in sessions are underway to help businesses and residents prepare for the Olympic events taking place in the county. Surrey is hosting the Olympic cycling road races on 28 and 29 July and the Olympic road cycling time trials on … Continue reading
More than 1,500 Surrey school children performed before royalty this week (29 May) at one of the world’s most famous concert venues. The children took to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall in front of a sold out crowd that included the Earl and Countess of Wessex. The concert, organised by Surrey County Council, … Continue reading
Helyn Clack, Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games at Surrey County Council, was interviewed by BBC Surrey’s Nick Wallis yesterday (29 May) about the Olympic cycling road races which will take place in London and Surrey on 28 and 29 July. The interview was on the back of LOCOG releasing tickets for two viewing areas … Continue reading
A Surrey Fire and Rescue Service firefighter, who will carry the Olympic torch when it passes through Felbridge, Surrey, on 17 July, was featured on the BBC One Show last week (25 May). Malcolm Styles was joined by some of his colleagues for a flambé lunch on the program. Watch the show on BBC iPlayer here. (The segment is 20 minutes into the show.)
A Surrey teenager who overcame kidney and major spinal surgery has fulfilled her dream of carrying the Olympic flame on the first day of the torch relay (19 May). After running with the torch in Newquay, Cornwall, 15-year-old Hattie Devereux from Fetcham, Surrey, said it was the most amazing day of her life. Miss Devereux … Continue reading
Artwork to celebrate the Paralympic Games has been unveiled to mark 100 days to go until the opening ceremony. The art, inspired by the winner’s podium and the Surrey countryside, was created by 46-year-old Guildford artist, Jane Corpes, who attends a Surrey County Council day centre. Miss Corpes, who has a learning disability, said: “I … Continue reading
Check out Get Surrey’s take on Surrey County Council’s Big Read for Small Children event held at Alice Holt Forest in Farnham, Surrey, on 16 May. Video courtesy of http://www.getsurrey.co.uk
Surrey County Council’s Felicity Wright was interviewed by BBC Surrey’s Nick Wallis about the Big Read for Small Children event which helped hundreds of children under five discover the joy of reading. Courtesy of BBC Surrey.
A group of 1,400 children under five and their families saw the pages of their favourite books come to life in a fairytale forest setting yesterday (16 May) to mark London 2012’s UK Inspire Day. Surrey County Council organised The Big Read for Small Children event at the Forestry Commission’s Alice Holt Forest in Farnham, Surrey, to … Continue reading
Surrey school children have been set the challenge of designing the Škoda King of the Mountains jersey for this year’s Tour of Britain. The ‘polka dot jersey’, as it’s often referred to, is awarded to the best climber in the race. It follows the announcement that Surrey will host the final stage of the national … Continue reading