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AUDIO: BBC Surrey interviews Mike Goodman about changes at recycling centres

Listen to Mike Goodman, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, talk to BBC Surrey about changes at community recycling centres. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Surrey continues to accept DIY waste while cutting costs for taxpayers

Surrey County Council will continue to accept basic DIY waste at recycling centres as it introduces a scheme that will cut costs for taxpayers. Many councils in the region are bringing in charges for construction waste such as rubble and cement but will not allow any free allowance, whereas Surrey will still let residents drop … Continue reading

Community groups secure share of nearly £300,000 for building projects

A holiday camp for girl guides, village halls and a church community centre are among the projects across Surrey to benefit from a share of almost £300,000. They were on a list of nine projects to receive £140,000 from the county council, which boroughs and districts matched, to improve buildings. Girlguiding Surrey East secured £50,000 towards … Continue reading

VIDEO AND PICTURES: Carpentry workshops helping to steer young people away from crime

Lord McNally, Chair of the Youth Justice Board, visited Surrey’s Youth Support Service to find out how carpentry is helping to steer young people away from crime. Surrey’s Youth Support Service is using a ground-breaking approach to help turn around the lives of troubled young people in the county. Read the full media release here.

Surrey pupils congratulated on GCSE success

Following the release of GCSE results, Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Educational Achievement, said: “I would like to congratulate Surrey pupils receiving their GCSE results – I’m delighted their commitment has been rewarded. Thanks are due to the teachers, parents and carers whose support lies behind these achievements. “For … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Fire station opening doors to public; Dementia carers’ coffee mornings

Fire station opening doors to public Fire engines and equipment used to tackle blazes will be on show at an open day on Saturday. Staines Fire station in Town Lane will throw open its doors to the public from 12pm to 3pm. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service crews will be on hand to tell people about their … Continue reading

Wyatt Ramsdale wins county council by-election

Conservative Wyatt Ramsdale has won the Surrey County Council by-election for the Farnham South Division. Wyatt, who is also known as Robert Ramsdale, was elected as the county councillor after securing 932 votes – 178 more than nearest rival Jerry Hyman (Farnham Residents). The by-election was called after David Munro (Conservative) stood down following his election as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey. … Continue reading

Surrey students praised for A-level success

Following the release of A-level results, Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Educational Achievement, said: “Many congratulations to pupils on their A-level achievements – I wish them every success in their future studies and careers and would like to thank teachers, parents and carers for the support and guidance they … Continue reading

VIDEO AND PICTURES: Sneak peek of newly refurbished fire station

As the finishing touches are being put to the modernised Camberley Fire Station, take a tour of the new facilities. The refurbished station will meet the demands of a 21st century fire service and will also offer a space for local community groups and other public services to hold events and meetings. The refurbishment features better training facilities, … Continue reading

Late trains and crammed carriages give commuters “raw deal”

Following today’s news that rail fares have increased at twice the rate of wages in the past six years and passengers face a 1.9% hike in prices from January, Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman (pictured right) said: “I’m sure this will leave many commuters – particularly passengers on Southern trains – feeling they’re … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey orchestra to perform at National Paralympic Day; Fire station opening doors to public

Surrey orchestra to perform at National Paralympic Day          A group of young Surrey musicians have been chosen to play at the National Paralympic Day and Liberty Festival next month. The Up! Orchestra, which is made up of children and young people with special needs or disabilities and is supported by Surrey County … Continue reading

Utility companies banned from digging up Guildford setts until at least 2021

Utility companies will be banned from digging up the newly relaid setts on Guildford High Street until at least 2021. They will not be allowed to touch the setts, which were first laid in 1864, for five years except in the case of an emergency such as a gas leak. If that happens, any work … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Work finishes on first Pavement Horizon footpaths

All the pictures are available to download on Flickr. Work on the first footpaths to get the Pavement Horizon treatment has finished as Surrey County Council’s scheme to help pedestrians reach key community services gathers pace. Among the pavements to receive a smooth new surface are Brokes Crescent in Reigate, where Cabinet Member for Highways … Continue reading

Bids pour in for share of shopping parade cash

Fifteen bids have been lodged for a share of a new £1 million fund to spruce up local shopping parades and village centres. Surrey County Council leader David Hodge launched the fund in April to help improve areas around convenience shops, newsagents, cafes and other stores people use daily. Now projects across Surrey worth more than … Continue reading

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