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Surrey Builds More Refuge Accommodation for Families Escaping Domestic Abuse

Surrey County Council has worked at pace with partners to provide more emergency refuge accommodation for families escaping domestic abuse. National demand for domestic abuse support has increased during the lockdown as people have been more isolated and less able to leave their houses for help. In June, calls to the Your Sanctuary Domestic Abuse … Continue reading

Surrey publish plan of action to tackle spread of COVID-19 locally

Surrey County Council has published its Local Outbreak Control Plan, outlining its readiness to control the spread of COVID-19 and quickly manage any local spike in infections. Surrey is one of 11 ‘good practice’ areas across England chosen to work together to innovate and share best practice in the development of Local Outbreak Control Plans. … Continue reading

Council matches government funding to support walkers and cyclists

Residents who want to walk and cycle more following the lockdown will get to benefit from a planned £1.69 million investment in temporary pavements, footpaths and cycleways. Surrey was granted £848,000 by the government to support the roll out of active travel schemes, but not the full £1.69 million grant the county council had bid … Continue reading

Surrey to reopen libraries from 6 July

Surrey County Council plans to start gradually reopening libraries across the county from 6 July, in line with Government guidance.  The first libraries to reopen will be Camberley, Dorking, Woking, Staines, Redhill, Horley, Epsom, Egham, Oxted, Farnham, Weybridge, Godalming and Guildford. The county’s libraries closed on 20 March due to the coronavirus lockdown and the … Continue reading

Director of Public Health speaks to ITV News about localised lockdowns

Surrey County Council’s Interim Director of Public Health, Ruth Hutchinson spoke yesterday to ITV News about how a localised lockdown would work in Surrey. Ruth stressed that whilst it was “really important to prevent a second wave” by continuing to “adhere to the guidance as much as is feasibly possible”, if there was to be … Continue reading

More Surrey CRCs re-opening

As part of our continued efforts to restore normal services to residents, we will be re-opening Caterham and Cranleigh community recycling centres in early July. Caterham CRC will be opening from Friday 3 July for residents to bring black bag waste and green waste only. Cranleigh CRC will be opening from Saturday 4 July for … Continue reading

New average speed cameras installed following success of previous scheme

Surrey County Council is installing new average speed cameras on the A320 St Peter’s Way near Chertsey. This follows the successful introduction of average speed cameras along a 2.5 mile stretch of the A217 Brighton Road in Banstead that has resulted in a 55% reduction in collisions. Data has shown that the A320 St Peter’s … Continue reading

New partnership to support those bereaved by suicide

Two charities are joining forces to provide a unique service to support those bereaved by suicide. Surrey Suicide Bereavement Service (SSBS) – part of the Lucy Rayner Foundation – and Survivors of Be-reavement by Suicide (SoBS) are working together to offer services which complement each other, en-suring that people who are bereaved by suicide get … Continue reading

Helping residents travel safely out of lockdown

As lockdown restrictions are eased, Surrey County Council is working hard to help residents get around the county safely, and to support local traders as more shops start reopening. From widening pavements in town centres, to encouraging more cycling, it is hoped that these will be positive changes for our health and environment after the … Continue reading

Surrey’s young people get opportunity to quiz Michael Gove on issues they care about

  20 young people including members of Surrey Youth Cabinet had an opportunity to quiz Cabinet Minister, Michael Gove on some of their burning questions about coronavirus, education, climate change, immigration and other topics. The Q&A session took place via Zoom video conferencing on 10 June 2020. Dylan, a member of Surrey Youth Cabinet who … Continue reading

Unpaid carer writes heart-warming poem to thank council key worker

An unpaid carer in Surrey has recognised the support and advice offered by a county council key worker, in a heart-warming poem. The creative carer wrote to a Carers Practice Advisor to pay tribute to all key workers during the pandemic and highlighted the positive work and support she had received, and difference it had … Continue reading

New plans to keep congested roads moving during roadworks

New powers which could ease peak time congestion caused by roadworks are due to be discussed by Surrey County Council’s cabinet later this month. The powers would encourage utility companies and the county council to find innovative ways to make the busiest and most congested roads flow at peak times during roadworks. To do this, … Continue reading

Virtual Wellbeing Hub receives over 1,100 visits in first week

The Surrey Virtual Wellbeing hub launched last month, to enable residents to access a range of mental health and emotional wellbeing sessions virtually from the comfort of their own home. In the first week of the platform being launched, there were over 1,100 visits to the Surrey Virtual Wellbeing Hub on the Healthy Surrey website, … Continue reading

New website to get feedback from residents on Climate Change

On World Environment Day, Surrey County Council has launched a new website designed to gather feedback from residents about their views on climate change. This follows the release of Surrey’s Climate Change strategy in April. The new website asks for feedback on four key areas including transport, waste and consumer habits, housing and development, and … Continue reading

Doorstep crime on the rise as lockdown is relaxed

Doorstep fraud – conning residents out of their life savings – is rising as lockdown restrictions are slowly being lifted. Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards have already seen an increase in rogue traders targeting older adults using tactics such as befriending, religious affiliation, pressure and even aggression to extort money. This month an Epsom resident … Continue reading

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