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ROUND UP: MP pays Surrey fire service a visit; New community hub for Caterham Valley Library

MP pays Surrey fire service a visit Minister Brandon Lewis visited Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s headquarters to find out more about joint working between the emergency services in Surrey and Sussex. Mr Lewis, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service, met Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Associate for Community Safety Services Kay Hammond … Continue reading

MAP: Surrey councils join forces to launch fly-tipping crackdown

Surrey’s councils have launched a fly-tipping crackdown to protect the countryside and save hundreds of thousands of pounds in clean-up costs. The number of fly-tipping incidents has risen nationwide in the last few years with 6,851 reported in Surrey alone in 2014/15 – up from 6,760 the year before. Surrey County Council and Surrey’s 11 … Continue reading

Surrey emergency services win national improvement and efficiency award

Fire, police and ambulance services in Surrey have won national recognition for their partnership working to help save more lives. They won the ‘working together’ gold award at the annual Improvement and Efficiency Awards which celebrate new ways of working across the public sector. The judges commended Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, Surrey Police and … Continue reading

Cyclists and drivers urged to stay safe on the county’s roads this summer

Cyclists and motorists are being urged to take more care around junctions and roundabouts as part of a new cycle safety campaign by Surrey County Council and Surrey Police now underway. Drive SMART*, the road safety initiative led by the county council and police, aims to encourage more people to enjoy the benefits of cycling … Continue reading

Surrey firefighters step in to help paramedics save more lives

Surrey firefighters are stepping in to help ambulance crews gain quick access to the homes of patients who are critically ill and unable to open their doors to paramedics. They have taken on a new role gaining entry to locked properties in medical emergencies to help the ambulance service save even more lives. Police have … Continue reading

Trading standards and police target Surrey shops selling suspected ‘legal highs’

Trading standards officers have raided three shops in Surrey suspected of selling so-called ‘legal highs’ and seized more than 100 products. They made unannounced visits to three shops last week in a crackdown on the sale of dangerous substances which mimic the effect of illegal drugs. Accompanied by police, they targeted two shops in Guildford … Continue reading

VIDEO: New Coroner’s Court opens in Woking

A new Coroner’s Court complex that opened in Surrey this week will better serve the needs of bereaved families. Surrey County Council has renovated the former North West Surrey Magistrates’ Court building in Woking to create a dedicated new base for Surrey Coroner Richard Travers and his staff. The centre will bring the Coroner and … Continue reading

Surrey given £1.5 million to invest in mental health services

To help drive forward work being done by public services, Kris Hopkins today gave Surrey £1.5 million to invest in improving help for people with mental health problems. The cash from the Local Government Minister is aimed at helping work to provide emergency support that will also potentially save £13 million. Surrey County Council leader David … Continue reading

Online initiative set to offer firms deals worth hundreds of millions

Deals worth hundreds of millions of pounds a year will be offered to local firms with the launch of a new online initiative. SupplytoSurrey will list contracts being offered by Surrey County Council, Surrey Police, the University of Surrey and the county’s 11 boroughs and districts. The site is being spearheaded by the county council … Continue reading

World Cup warning after domestic abuse incidents rose by more than 60% during last tournament

With England preparing for the World Cup, victims are being reminded they are not alone after a surge in domestic abuse incidents when the national team played in the 2010 tournament. The day England drew 0-0 with Algeria in South Africa four years ago the number of domestic abuse reports logged in Surrey was 61% … Continue reading

Play educates pupils about sexual exploitation

Hundreds of pupils at Surrey schools have seen a play staged to help them spot the signs of sexual exploitation. Chelsea’s Choice, which has just finished a tour of more than 40 county schools and colleges, gives young people and parents advice on where to turn to get help. In the tale, Chelsea has fallen out … Continue reading

VIDEO: Flood recovery centres offer advice

Flood victims, council staff and volunteers at two newly set up flood recovery centres in Sunbury and Staines talk about the help that is available. Seven centres were set up across Surrey to provide advice and support to people getting back to normal after the severe weather. g Surrey Police has received its first report of … Continue reading

Road deaths fall since launch of Drive SMART campaign

The number of deaths on Surrey roads has dropped in the four years since the launch of a high-profile safe driving campaign. Last year, there were 18 deaths on Surrey’s roads compared to 45 in 2008 and 41 in 2009, the year Surrey County Council and Surrey Police launched Drive SMART. The death rate has … Continue reading

Surrey named as part of new cutting-edge nationwide network to drive innovation

Surrey was today named as part of a new ground-breaking nationwide network driving forward public sector innovation and potentially saving millions from the public purse. Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles selected Surrey as one of only nine areas involved in the project to transform public services through closer working. In … Continue reading

Ex-wives and over-zealous bosses among excuses for using a mobile while driving

Calls from ex-wives, over-zealous bosses and child birth are just some of the excuses drivers have given to the police for using a mobile phone behind the wheel. Despite being caught red-handed, many motorists still attempt to talk their way out of trouble. As part of Surrey Police and Surrey County Council’s Drive SMART campaign, … Continue reading

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