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Local authorities to protect much loved nature reserve 

Last week saw the official handover of Tice’s Meadow Nature Reserve to Surrey County Council. This much-loved wildlife haven on the outskirts of Farnham saw its long-term future safeguarded when a partnership of six councils came together in December 2021 to purchase the site and protect it as a natural space.  Surrey County Council acquired … Continue reading

£11.9m to help Surrey residents cut their energy bills  

Grants of up to £25,000 are now available for eligible Surrey residents to help make their homes warmer and more energy efficient.   People living in hard to heat homes and on lower incomes, could receive grants between £10,000 and £25,000 to improve insulation and install renewable technology – helping to save energy, reduce emissions and … Continue reading

Funding secured for more tree planting in Surrey giving much needed boost for nature

Surrey County Council will receive £298,000 from the Defra Local Authority Treescapes Fund (LATF) to increase tree planting and keep on target with the planting of 1.2 million trees, one for every resident, by 2030, supporting the Council’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2050. This funding will help to facilitate planting in non-woodland settings … Continue reading

Surrey County Council ranks top for sustainability efforts in Uswitch Green Council Report

Surrey County Council has ranked as a Gold Tier council in Uswitch’s first annual Green Council Report 2022 looking into council’s commitment to being more environmentally sustainable. With the UK’s net zero emissions target date set for 2050, green energy comparison site Uswitch.com wanted to see if the UK’s county councils are doing their part … Continue reading

Award for Surrey project which uses the power of nature to benefit mental health

A Surrey project which connects people to nature to improve their health and wellbeing has earned national recognition. Surrey County Council and the wider Surrey Heartlands partnership won an award for collaborative work to develop green social prescribing – linking people with outdoor activities such as community gardening and guided walks to support their mental health. The … Continue reading

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

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