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Work on new homes for people with autism begins

Latest artist’s impressions of planned new homes for people with autism revealed. All the images can be downloaded at http://www.flickr.com/surreynews Work to build new homes for people with autism and complex conditions has begun after the first shovel was put into the ground by the county council’s chairman. Sally Marks marked the start of the building … Continue reading

Council receives prestigious Gold Award for championing the armed forces

Surrey County Council’s support for the armed forces has been recognised with a coveted Gold Award presented by His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge. Surrey is among the first councils nationally to receive the highest award under the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. It was presented by HRH Prince William and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey’s unsung heroes recognised; Surrey shop owner guilty of selling illegal tobacco; Consultation events on boundary review proposals

Surrey’s unsung heroes recognised Almost 30 of Surrey’s unsung heroes were recognised at a ceremony hosted by the county council’s chairman. Sally Marks handed volunteers a certificate and a medal at the event in Dorking to recognise the work they do in their communities. Among those receiving awards were Carole Anne Cole, from Camberley, who invites young … Continue reading

Council receives prestigious Gold Award for championing the armed forces

Surrey County Council is today recognised for its support for the armed forces with a coveted Gold Award from the Ministry of Defence. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced that Surrey is among the first councils nationally to receive the highest award under the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. The scheme rewards employers who actively support and promote the interests of former servicemen and women and their … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Fire service attempt world record; Fundraising event for Surrey’s hospices; Fire station opening doors to public

Fire service attempt world record Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is preparing for a bid to enter the Guinness Book of Records for life-saving training. Firefighters aim to beat the record for training people in CPR, which currently stands at 1,050. They will make their attempt at Guildford Fire Station, Ladymead, on Saturday between 7am … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Chairman meets Surrey’s new civic leaders; Outdoor fire safety; Plastic bags make food waste recycling easier and cheaper

Chairman meets Surrey’s new civic leaders Photo can be downloaded here. Not in photo: Richard Whittington, High Sheriff of Surrey, George Crawford, Mayor of Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, David Powell, Mayor of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, Sahran Abeysundara, Mayor of Haslemere Town Council, Mike George, Mayor of Horley Town Council Surrey County Council chairman Sally Marks met with … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Duke of Kent opens memorial garden; Surrey Children pick book winner; Have your say on fire safety plan

Duke of Kent opens memorial garden at Ripley school HRH The Duke of Kent was greeted by Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks when he opened a war memorial garden at Ripley Court School in Ripley to honour former pupils who lost their lives in battle. Mrs Marks said: “It was lovely to see this … Continue reading

VIDEO: Members give more than £800,000 to local communities

Projects to help young people preparing for the world of work were among scores to benefit from more than £800,000 of grants awarded to community groups by Surrey County Council’s local Members last year. Each of Surrey County Council’s 81 councillors is given an allocation every year to donate to projects in their local area … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey employee wins mental health award; Orchestra on the UP!; Crossrail 2 drop-in sessions in Surrey

Surrey employee wins mental health award A Surrey County Council employee has won a national award for a project that uses comedy as a way of getting soldiers to talk about mental health issues like stress, depression and anxiety. Maya Twardzicki, from the council’s public health team, won the award from the Royal Society for … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: New chapter for 50-year-old Godalming Library

As it celebrates its 50th anniversary, Godalming Library has officially reopened after being revamped to better meet the needs of 21st century readers. When the library was built in 1965, all its stock was manually catalogued on cards and baby story and rhyme time sessions were unheard of. Now the Bridge Street library boasts tens … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Rich history recognised; Deciding your next career step; How to become a county councillor

Rich history recognised More than 250 people flocked to this year’s Surrey Heritage Showcase featuring advice on creating a family tree and activities for children. The event in Shere, which was opened by Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks, gave those attending the chance to learn more about the rich history of the village and … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Surrey’s volunteers “incredible work” recognised

A selection of images from the event can be found on the council’s flickr page. More than 50 of Surrey’s unsung heroes were recognised for their “incredible work” at an event staged by Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks. The event in Dorking saw volunteers given a certificate and a specially commissioned chairman’s medal that was struck … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey chairman praises volunteers; Surrey Libraries offers tablet computer tips

Surrey chairman praises volunteers Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks praised the efforts of the volunteer drug and alcohol team to help people deal with their problems when she paid a visit to Catalyst’s Camberley base. Catalyst provides counselling as well as support for family and friends. Mrs Marks said: “I am so grateful to … Continue reading

Chairman visits Pobjoy Mint to strike volunteers award medal

Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks visited Pobjoy Mint in Kingswood yesterday to strike the first of a limited run of specially commissioned award medals to be presented to volunteers at a chairman’s reception next Thursday (17 September). The event, which takes place at Burford Bridge Hotel, will celebrate those across Surrey who work tirelessly in their … Continue reading

Surrey chairman congratulates HM The Queen on becoming Britain’s longest-reigning monarch

At 5.30pm today, HM The Queen will become the longest-reigning monarch in British sovereign history and the Chairman of Surrey County Council has offered her congratulations. Mrs Marks said: “It is a testament to Her Majesty that today there will be no grand celebrations but simply another day in an extraordinary reign of selfless duty, … Continue reading

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