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Surrey County Council will work with communities across the county to ensure library services are modernised and remain open

Surrey County Council is planning to work closely with communities across the county to ensure their library services remain open with an updated library service that works for them. There are 52 libraries across Surrey now and the Council want to keep library services in each of the communities that they serve. Over a period … Continue reading

Kier Highways and Oxted branch of Yorkshire Building Society win awards for supporting Surrey communities

A highways firm has been recognised by Surrey County Council for a scheme which puts vulnerable young people on the road to a career. Kier Highways was named one of two winners of the We Are Surrey 2019 Social Value Awards for supporting young people who are struggling to find a footing in the world … Continue reading

Surrey County Council celebrates the achievements of children in its care

Surrey County Council celebrated the achievements of the children in its care, at an awards ceremony at Notre Dame School in Cobham on 1 November 2019. The annual Oscarz event came about as an action from the Surrey Care Council – a group of young people in care, who meet regularly to talk about what … Continue reading

Trading standards transforms children’s garden to celebrate landmark

Trading Standards officers have joined forces with local businesses to transform a garden at a respite care home for children with disabilities. Earlier this year, Squire’s Garden Centres became the 100th firm to join Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards Primary Authority scheme. To celebrate, the two organisations joined together to transform the bland outside space … Continue reading

Up to 165 new extra care homes to be provided across three Surrey sites

Up to 165 new homes specially designed to help older people live independently are set to be provided across three sites in Surrey. Surrey County Council has unveiled plans for three new extra care housing developments in Guildford, Surrey Heath and Runnymede. Extra care housing allows older people to live in their own homes with … Continue reading

Mike Goodman responds to publication of new Environment Bill

Responding to today’s publication of a new Environment Bill, Surrey County Council have welcomed the increased focus on local powers included as part of a strong solution to protecting and improving the environment. Surrey County Council are hugely ambitious in tackling climate change and, having declared a climate emergency earlier this year, have taken steps … Continue reading

AUDIO: BBC Surrey & Sussex interview on World Mental Health Day about ways to improve well-being

Maya Twardzicki, of Surrey County Council’s public health team, talked to BBC Surrey & Sussex yesterday on World Mental Health Day about how using the Wheel of Well-being can boost health and happiness. For more information about the Wheel of Well-being and local services, visit the Healthy Surrey website.   – Audio courtesy of BBC … Continue reading

VIDEO: First of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey planted

The first of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey were planted on Saturday (5 October) at the Surrey Hills Wood Fair. It was the launch of the Surrey County Council project to plant a new tree for every resident by 2030. The people who planted the first trees included Vice Lord Lieutenant of Surrey Bill … Continue reading

VIDEO: County councillor takes on stop smoking challenge to kick 30-year habit

Surrey County Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Health is encouraging Surrey smokers to try quitting for 28 days – by taking up the challenge herself. Alison Griffiths is taking part in the 28 Day Challenge run by Surrey’s local stop smoking service, One You Surrey. Research shows that people who stop smoking for 28 days … Continue reading

First of 1.2 million new Surrey trees to be planted on Saturday

Surrey County Council has committed to facilitate the planting of 1.2 million trees – one for every Surrey resident – by 2030. This Saturday (5 October), the first will be planted at the Surrey Hills Wood Fair in Cranleigh. The tree will be planted by Tony Samuels, Chairman of SCC, and Tim Oliver, Leader of … Continue reading

Tina Thorburn’s latest roadworks update

The latest update on the works taking place on Surrey’s roads from the county council’s highways team. More information on these roadworks along with details of other works is available at surreycc.gov.uk/roadworks.

Oxted recognised for being dementia friendly

The Alzheimer’s Society has recognised Oxted as a Dementia Friendly Community. Surrey County Council has been working with the local borough council, community and voluntary organisations, as well as local businesses and residents to support those living with dementia in Oxted. The town has been recognised for its support to help people living with dementia … Continue reading

VIDEO: Veterans get together at new drop-in event

A new drop-in hub is bringing Epsom and Ewell veterans together and giving them access to advice and support. At their last meeting, they socialised over chicken provided by Nando’s Epsom and met staff from organisations who can point them towards help. The hub is one of several around Surrey aimed at expanding support for … Continue reading

Tackling air quality around schools

Now children are back at school, Surrey County Council is encouraging parents and carers to switch off their car engines while they’re waiting to pick up children at the end of the day. This is to help improve air quality. Earlier in the summer Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, went out with … Continue reading

Care workers recognised for their dedication

Care workers have been recognised for their support and commitment to Surrey residents. They were celebrated at an event held this week to mark Professional Care Workers Day. Testimonials from care homes and other care providers were read out highlighting the exceptional dedication of care workers to the vulnerable people they support. One care worker … Continue reading

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