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New monitoring service launched to support people with dementia and carers across Surrey during pandemic

People with dementia and their carers can now sign up for a new, free of charge NHS remote monitoring service offering increased support during the coronavirus pandemic. The service is offered by local NHS provider, Surrey and Borders Partnership, smart home monitoring provider, Howz, Surrey County Council and Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership. It … Continue reading

Surrey Students Getting Back to School Safely

Schools and colleges in Surrey are due to welcome all pupils back through their doors for the start of the school year this week. Schools and colleges have been building on measures they introduced before the summer break to accommodate all year groups back into class. Surrey County Council has been working with schools and … Continue reading

Surrey County Council appoints new Executive Director of Children, Families and Lifelong Learning

Surrey County Council (SCC) has appointed Rachael Wardell as its new Executive Director of Children, Families and Lifelong Learning. She takes up the post in early December, joining from her current role as Director of Children, Schools and Families for the London Borough of Merton. Previously Rachael spent five years as Director of Children’s Services … Continue reading

Brighter Future for Youth Clubs in Surrey

Local groups to be supported to make better use of Surrey Youth Centres Youth clubs owned and leased by Surrey County Council are to be opened up for use by local communities to boost activities available to young people. Surrey County Council today announced its decision to allow community, voluntary and faith groups to run … Continue reading

Surrey’s oldest resident Ethel, celebrates 111th birthday

Surrey’s oldest resident Ethel, celebrates turning 111 years old at her care home in Ash Vale. To mark Ethel’s extraordinary birthday, she and other residents at Surrey County Council’s Abbeywood care home enjoyed a tea party, and was later joined by the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Pat Tedder. High-spirited Ethel, also spoke to BBC … Continue reading

More libraries to reopen

Further library services will restart in Surrey from Monday 17 August. A total of 40 libraries in Surrey will be operational from that date, offering revised services. Several libraries will newly open their doors to the public to browse, borrow and return books, whilst operating strict safety and social distancing measures. In all, 26 libraries … Continue reading

Surrey asks “how can its Local Offer website be improved?”

Surrey County Council and partners are asking for young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND), their parent/carers and the practitioners supporting them, to share their views and experiences of its Local Offer website. All local authorities must have a Local Offer website that provides information and the details of services available for … Continue reading

Boost for cleaner, greener travel in Surrey

Surrey County Council has launched a new tool that enables residents to submit ideas on how we can improve the road infrastructure in their area to encourage more walking and cycling. The tool, an interactive map, also allows residents to see what suggestions other people have submitted and vote on them. Whilst the council won’t … Continue reading

Trading Standards investigation leads to 18-month sentence for locksmith fraudster

A fraudster who made £11,562 after scamming vulnerable Surrey residents as an unqualified locksmith has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Shaun Phasey (49) of Staines was trading as SP Locks and 24/7 Emergency Locksmith Services over a nine-month period. He quoted and subsequently completed work for five residents who paid via a chip … Continue reading

Food distribution hub moves to Bookham

It was a meeting of young and old, and a coming together of several strands of Surrey’s communities yesterday at Bookham youth centre where Surrey’s food distribution hub, will be now be housed. Paul Woodhouse Unit leader for Runnymede was the first to arrive to open the doors to the vacant youth centre to welcome … Continue reading

New family support centre opens in Tandridge

A new family centre has opened in Tandridge to offer local families a range of support options. The centre, which is being run by children’s charity Barnardo’s on behalf of Surrey County Council, offers support to the most vulnerable families with children aged 0 – 11 years, across Tandridge, providing individual outreach to families wherever … Continue reading

More schemes to encourage walking and cycling are announced

A series of temporary schemes to encourage safe walking and cycling after the lockdown has been announced by Surrey County Council. The measures are designed to support social distancing on our high streets, provide alternatives to public transport, and encourage residents to continue with the higher levels of walking and cycling we’ve seen since the … Continue reading

More of Surrey’s libraries due to reopen

More of Surrey’s libraries are set to reopen some of their services from early August. From 3 August, a further 12 libraries will start offering a click and collect door service allowing customers to return their items and collect Ready Reads and reserved books. These libraries are Ash, Banstead, Bookham, Caterham Hill, Chertsey, Dittons, Ewell, … Continue reading

CRC service returning to normal days

Following the phased reopening of our community recycling centres, the final three sites will be open from 1 August and all sites will be returning to their normal opening days from the same date. Warlingham, Bagshot and Dorking community recycling centres will be opening from Saturday 1 August for green waste only at the moment. … Continue reading

Bikeability funding approved for 20/21 academic year

Surrey County Council has approved £200,000 of additional funding to subsidise Bikeability training in Surrey schools from September 2020, bringing the total investment into cycle training for children to £510,000. The training helps to increase cycle skills and safety for children from age five up to age 11. The funding will help to reduce the … Continue reading

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