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Surrey County Council remains on target as 91,240 more trees planted to tackle climate change

Surrey County Council remains on target in its work with communities, residents and partners to facilitate the planting of 1.2 million trees in Surrey, one for every resident, by 2030 and supports the Council’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2050. Since the launch of the initiative in 2019, over 333,749 trees have been planted, with … Continue reading

Woodland Hub breathes new life into Sawmill

Spring 2022 will see an exciting new phase for the Norbury Park Estate. Rejuvenated sawmill facilities will once again be operational, offering carpentry and woodland management skills, complementing the existing charcoal burning operation and providing a refreshment spot for visitors under the trees. Nestled in the woodlands high up within the Norbury Park Estate, the … Continue reading

Surrey households can claim up to £10,000 to make homes more energy efficient

Up to £10,000 of funding per household is up for grabs in Surrey, but for a limited time only. Householders across Surrey are being urged to act quickly to claim a share of up to £10,000 each which is available to improve home energy efficiency – one of the simplest ways of saving energy and … Continue reading

Surrey County Council to support green business awards

Sponsored by Surrey County Council, the CREST22 Business Awards which recognise the positive efforts of businesses to protect the environment and promote more sustainable working and lifestyles, are now open for entries. Open to businesses in and around Woking, the categories are: Going Circular Award Smarter Transport Award Transforming Food Award Efficiency Champion Award Sustainability … Continue reading

Community-owned energy set to thrive in Surrey

Surrey County Council has partnered with Community Energy South to support community-led renewable energy projects in Surrey. Community energy projects aim to provide low-carbon heat and power to communities, organised and managed by local people. They can be a great way to tackle the climate emergency as a community, provide green energy and reduce bills … Continue reading

Time to be prepared for flooding

It’s Flood Action Week, so it’s time for Surrey residents who live near rivers or other watercourses, or who can be impacted by surface water or groundwater flooding, to be prepared in case of severe weather over the winter months. Making sure you’re aware of your home’s flood risk and getting prepared in case of … Continue reading

Surrey County Council launches Climate Change Delivery Plan at Symposium

Last night (24 November), Surrey County Council Leader, Tim Oliver, and Cabinet Member for the Environment, Marisa Heath, launched Surrey’s Climate Change Delivery Plan at the Surrey Hills AONB Climate Change and Biodiversity Symposium, following the plan’s approval by Cabinet last month. The event, hosted at the University of Surrey, was chaired by Radio 4 … Continue reading

Norbury Park Consultation – Have your say on making it a better place for nature and enjoyment

Surrey County Council (SCC) has today (18 October) launched its long-term vision for the Norbury Park Estate.  The vision seeks to establish an appropriate balance between nature recovery, recreation and public engagement for the benefit of Surrey’s residents. Norbury Park has been owned by SCC since the early 1930s and is a much-valued resource for … Continue reading

Surrey County Council launches new funding for small businesses to become more green

On 30 September, Surrey County Council launched LoCASE, Low Carbon Across the South and East. The programme will provide grant funding for small and medium-sized business to make their business more green – either through launching new eco products or services, or through reducing the environmental impact of their operations. Grants of up to £10,000 … Continue reading

34,000 new trees for Surrey

Surrey County Council and partners have been awarded almost £300,000 of funding from the Forestry Commission’s Local Authority Treescapes Fund to plant 25,000 new trees across Surrey. The funding is being topped up by Surrey County Council to allow an additional 9,000 trees to be planted as part of the scheme, bringing the total to … Continue reading

Firms readied for River Thames Scheme contractor search

The River Thames Scheme is starting the search for the firms which will build the £501m flood alleviation scheme, just weeks after the government gave the scheme the green light. Today the project team started the market engagement for contractors, with a call for interested firms to express their interest. The value of the contracts … Continue reading

Council outlines plan to achieve Net-Zero Surrey by 2050

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet has approved the principles of Surrey’s Climate Change Delivery Plan which sets out how we all need to act to contribute to our ambition of Net-Zero carbon emissions for the County Council by 2030, and for the whole county by 2050.  Residents will be asked over the coming months to get … 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

Skip operator prosecuted for dumping waste

On Monday 11 June 2012, waste operator Thomas Murrell was given a three month suspended prison sentence for contempt of court. Surrey County Council successfully brought the case against Mr Murrell after he ignored an earlier court order preventing him from bringing and storing skips loaded with rubbish on land in War Coppice Road in … Continue reading

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