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Proposal unveiled for Runnymede all-weather pitch to help secure multi-million pound secondary school

A plan to build an all-weather sports pitch to help secure funding for a new multi-million pound secondary school in Runnymede will be considered by the county council’s Cabinet. The proposal would provide new sports grounds for Chertsey High School, a new free school helping to meet growing demand for school places in Runnymede. It … Continue reading

Surrey featured in national report for work with young carers

On national Young Carers Awareness Day, Surrey has been highlighted in a new report by the Local Government Association for the good work the county council does. In it, John Bangs from the council’s adult social care team highlights how the authority, GPs and health service have worked together to help young carers who look after … Continue reading

VIDEO: Surrey deputy leader John Furey on London and neighbours working closer together

Following the launch of a report by the Centre for London and the Southern Policy Centre about the capital and the South East working more closely together to address the challenges of economic and population growth, Surrey County Council deputy leader John Furey said the move could offer “huge opportunities”. The report, entitled Next-door Neighbours … Continue reading

VIDEO: Surrey leader announces proposed council tax increase

Surrey County Council has announced its proposed council tax increase for next year.

ROUND-UP: Farm Project recognised for helping young people; Work underway to improve road safety

Farm Project recognised for helping young people A Surrey County Council project where disadvantaged young people get hands-on work experience with animals and farming has been named as one of the best in the country at the Children and Young People Now Awards. The Farm Project, in Outwood, Tandridge, provides a relaxed atmosphere to help … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Update on progress of Runnymede roundabout scheme to reduce congestion

Here are the latest pictures of the county council’s scheme to widen and resurface Runnymede roundabout, which aims to reduce congestion at one of Surrey’s worst traffic blackspots. Colin Kemp, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Good roads help businesses grow and residents go about daily life.” More information about the project can … Continue reading

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn rounds up the work taking place on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives her first update of the year on work taking place on Surrey’s roads. All work being done can be found by using a map on the council’s website.

VIDEO: Mental health service for children and young people recognised with national award

An out of hours mental health support service for 11-18 year olds in Surrey has been honoured at the first ever Children and Young People’s Mental Health (CYPMH) Positive Practice Awards.  The Extended Hope service provides out of hours telephone support seven days per week for young people experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis, … Continue reading

VIDEO: Surrey’s Ben Byrne appointed to national youth justice role

Surrey County Council’s Ben Byrne has been made a member of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. Mr Byrne is the county council’s Head of Early Help and Family Services having previously been Head of Youth Justice and Youth Support. More information can be found in a media release from the Ministry of Justice.

Surrey councils successful in bid for Business Rate Retention pilot

Statement on behalf of the county council and all borough and district councils in Surrey: “The Government’s announcement that Surrey’s councils have been successful in their bid to be a business rate retention pilot area is good news. The extra funding will help us to continue providing services in the face of rising demand but … Continue reading

Prudential RideLondon raises record £12.75 million for charity in 2017

The organisers of Prudential RideLondon have announced that riders in the 2017 events raised £12.75 million for charity to set a new European record for a cycling event, beating the previous record of £12 million. It means cyclists have raised more than £53 million for charity over the first five years of the cycling festival. … Continue reading

VIDEO: Plans for property joint venture signed off by Cabinet

Plans to join forces with Places for People Group to create a joint venture that will provide Surrey with extra housing were today signed off by the Cabinet. In the video below Tim Oliver sets out the aims of the council’s property strategy. The Cabinet Member for Property and Business Services highlights the need to … Continue reading

Plans signed off for 150 more secondary school places in Farnham

Plans to expand a Farnham secondary school to create an extra 150 places have been approved at a meeting of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet. A new sports hall and other facilities will be provided at Farnham Heath End School to help meet rising demand for secondary places in the Farnham area. More information is available here. … Continue reading

Trading standards impounds 2,600 fake Fingerling toys

Surrey trading standards officers have impounded 2,600 fake Fingerling toys brought in from China through Heathrow Airport. They barred the toys from entering the UK because they lacked crucial paperwork proving the products met safety standards and failed to include contact details for the manufacturer. Fingerlings – robotic animals such as monkeys and unicorns which … Continue reading

ROUND-UP: Surrey’s pledge to tackle domestic abuse; Hard work pays off for adult learners; Catering team lands award

Surrey’s pledge to tackle domestic abuse Surrey has become one of the first counties in the UK to receive White Ribbon status for its commitment to tackling domestic violence and abuse. The White Ribbon Campaign is a global movement which asks supporters to pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about male violence against … Continue reading

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