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VIDEO: Tina Thorburn rounds up the work taking place on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives her latest round-up of the work taking place on Surrey’s roads, including resurfacing at the Chequers Roundabout in Horley.

VIDEO and PICTURES: Firms ordered to pay £45,000 after Surrey man suffers horrific injuries from exploding gas camping stove

These are the serious injuries suffered by a Surrey resident after he started up a gas camping stove he bought online. The stove engulfed Marcus Oliver in a fireball when he turned it on, leaving him with burns to his face, hands and arms. Three firms – the retailer, distributor and importer of the product … Continue reading

Firefighters issue safety warnings following spate of incidents linked to warm weather

Surrey firefighters have issued fire and water safety warnings following a spate of incidents linked to the warm weather. Fires can start and spread more quickly on dry sunny days so Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care with barbecues and cigarettes and avoid having bonfires. And while it may … Continue reading

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn rounds up the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides her latest update about the work taking place on Surrey’s roads, including information about the Meadows roundabout scheme in Camberley to reduce congestion.

VIDEO: Users of Surrey Performing Arts Library may be able to run the service

Surrey’s performing arts library is set to be moved to a new home to ensure its stock is kept together while the county council works with a new charity on plans for users to run the service themselves. Proposals for securing the future of the performing arts library while making savings for Surrey taxpayers will … Continue reading

VIDEO: Plans set out to improve bus services and make savings

With the Cabinet due to consider a report on Tuesday about awarding new bus contracts, Mike Goodman outlines plans to improve to some services, make savings and use more environmentally friendly vehicles.

Surrey County Council appoints three new Executive Directors

Surrey County Council has appointed three new executive directors to its top team following the appointment of Chief Executive Joanna Killian in March. Jason Russell and Michael Coughlin will become Executive Director for Highways, Transport & Environment and Executive Director for Customer, Digital & Transformation respectively, having taken on the roles as interims in recent … Continue reading

VIDEO: Rise in food waste recycling saves £200,000 in a year

Surrey residents saved an extra £200,000 to help protect essential services last year just by putting more food waste in caddies. Food waste is more expensive to dispose of when it’s thrown in with the rubbish instead of being put in caddies for recycling. The Surrey Waste Partnership – made up of Surrey County Council … Continue reading

VIDEO: First roads set to benefit from £20m investment revealed

The first roads that are set to benefit from Surrey County Council’s investment of an extra £20 million have been revealed by Lead Cabinet Member for Place Colin Kemp after the authority announced last month that a further £15m was being invested in “extensive repairs” to Surrey’s roads on top of the £5m previously confirmed.

Leader asks residents to say what matters to them and help shape Surrey’s future

Leader of Surrey County Council David Hodge asks residents to say what matters to them and help shape Surrey’s future by completing the online survey found here.

VIDEO AND MAP: RideLondon’s multi-million pound boost for Surrey sporting good causes

Grassroots groups have been awarded more than £3million to improve sport and leisure facilities thanks to Surrey’s role in the Prudential RideLondon cycling festival. Dozens of Surrey projects have secured grants from The London Marathon Charitable Trust since the inaugural RideLondon-Surrey events in 2013. The London Marathon Charitable Trust awards grants to recreational projects in … Continue reading

VIDEO: Surrey leader announces extra £15m investment in roads

County council leader David Hodge announces an extra £15 million is being invested in “extensive repairs” to Surrey’s roads in his Full Council speech today.

VIDEO: Leader David Hodge’s speech to Full Council

County council leader David Hodge talks about a draft vision for Surrey’s future, transforming services, a change in Cabinet roles and road repairs in his Full Council speech.

Ofsted publishes report following inspection of Surrey children’s services

Following an inspection of children’s services in Surrey earlier this year, Ofsted has published a report on their findings.     Responding to the report, Clare Curran, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, said: “We totally accept that the support we give to children and their families simply isn’t good enough and we’ve brought … Continue reading

AUDIO: As Foster Care Fortnight gets underway, BBC Surrey talks to a foster carer about her experiences

As Foster Care Fortnight gets underway, Cindy, a Surrey foster carer, tells BBC Surrey about the rewards of fostering. To find out more about fostering, visit Surrey County Council’s website, call 0800 096 9626 or email fostering.recruitment@surreycc.gov.uk. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey.  

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