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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

£19million fund for Surrey care sector to help tackle coronavirus

More than £19milion is being shared out between Surrey care homes and providers to help keep coronavirus at bay. Surrey County Council has been allocated £19.2million from the Government’s £600million Infection Control Fund which is ring-fenced to help social care halt the spread of Covid-19. Three-quarters of the grant – more than £14million – is … Continue reading

Young people in care urged to tell council inquiry how to improve services

Young people who have been in care, and the people and organisations which support them, are being urged to give honest feedback to Surrey County Council to help the local authority improve its services for looked after children. In a survey launched this week, a task group formed by one of the council’s select committees … Continue reading

County council waives cost of PPE supplied to care homes and other providers

Surrey County Council is waiving the cost of personal protective equipment supplied so far to care homes, hospices and other providers to guard against Covid-19. Since March, more than six million pieces of PPE have been distributed across Surrey to 900 care homes, hospices, home-based carers, GPs, children’s services and other providers through the county’s … Continue reading

Surrey to launch £100m community fund this Autumn

Surrey County Council is to launch a £100m five-year community fund, giving residents the opportunity to make place changing projects come to life. The council will seek ideas from residents and help them develop projects that make a lasting difference to their local community – with a commitment to funding £100m worth of schemes. The … Continue reading

Surrey care providers go all out to keep residents entertained and supported

Surrey care homes and other providers have gone above and beyond during the coronavirus outbreak to boost residents’ spirits and keep them entertained and supported. Across the county, providers of care to others, whether in residential or nursing facilities or people’s own homes, have come up with new and inventive ways to keep residents active, … Continue reading

Surrey asks, “what would make the county a better place for the 1 in 100 people living with autism?”

The first generation of people diagnosed with autism in childhood are now approaching retirement. That’s why for the first time, Surrey County Council and partners are looking at how they can best support autistic people of all ages living in Surrey. A survey launched today asks “what would make Surrey a better place for autistic … Continue reading

Over 3,000 laptops provided to Surrey’s young people with help from volunteers

Over 3,00 laptops have been provided to disadvantaged children and young people in Surrey during the coronavirus pandemic. A Department for Education (DfE) scheme allowed for children and young people to receive laptops and internet access from government to help them keep on top of their work during lockdown. The criteria for receiving a device … Continue reading

AUDIO: BBC Surrey interview on work that’s begun to register the backlog of over 3,700 births during coronavirus

Registration Service Manager Candice Tomlinson-Smith speaks to BBC Radio Surrey to discuss the work that has begun to clear the backlog of births of over 3,700 babies born in Surrey during the coronavirus pandemic.   – Audio courtesy of BBC Radio Surrey 

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

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