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‘We will listen’: Council Leader Tim Oliver statement on Black Lives Matter campaign

The scenes in America recently have been extremely hard to watch. But watch, and listen, we must. The callous murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in the US, was both shocking and disturbing. It is abundantly clear that the anger and frustration expressed by the black community across the world is … Continue reading

Surrey’s young people get opportunity to quiz Michael Gove on issues they care about

  20 young people including members of Surrey Youth Cabinet had an opportunity to quiz Cabinet Minister, Michael Gove on some of their burning questions about coronavirus, education, climate change, immigration and other topics. The Q&A session took place via Zoom video conferencing on 10 June 2020. Dylan, a member of Surrey Youth Cabinet who … Continue reading

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 2020 event cancelled

It has been confirmed today that the 2020 Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling is cancelled. This decision has been taken by London authorities after engagement with partners involved in the planning of the event. Surrey County Council fully support the decision to cancel this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling event, which was due to pass through … Continue reading

Urgent help needed to produce PPE for Surrey’s frontline workers

Following the government announcement yesterday (17 April 2020) that there is now an extreme shortage of PPE, Surrey County Council is urgently appealing for volunteers to help supply items for Surrey’s frontline workers. With demand for PPE nationally and globally reaching unprecedented levels, social workers, care home staff, volunteers and others need items such as … Continue reading

Director of Public Health speaks to BBC Surrey about coronavirus

Surrey County Council’s Interim Director of Public Health, Ruth Hutchinson spoke this morning to BBC Surrey about the current situation in Surrey regarding the coronavirus. Ruth said that for most of the population in Surrey, the current situation was “low risk”, and re-emphasised the Public Health England advice that “you should go about your normal … Continue reading

Six Surrey projects awarded £159,000

Schools, scouts and cricket clubs get financial boost Six projects in Surrey have been awarded grants totalling £159,000 in the most recent round of grants awarded as a direct benefit of hosting Prudential RideLondon-Surrey. Since 2013 87 projects in Surrey have been awarded more than £4.6m in grants by the London Marathon Charitable Trust. The … Continue reading

Surrey County Council proposes to open up its youth centres for wider use

Surrey County Council wants to make better use of existing youth centres by enabling the voluntary, community and faith sector to use to provide services for young people for free or minimal cost.  The council is consulting on proposals that would allow voluntary, community and faith organisations wanting to work with young people to have access to … 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

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.

Three Surrey organisations benefit from £190k grants

More than 60 projects in Surrey have now been awarded more than £3.8 million in capital funding by The London Marathon Charitable Trust in the first six years as a direct benefit of the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling. Denise Turner-Stewart, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Fire and Resilience, said: “I am … Continue reading

VIDEO: Surrey leader indicates review of rural car park charging possible

Surrey leader Tim Oliver today indicated that a review of the rural car parking charges introduced last year could be possible if the county council cannot “clearly demonstrate” they are “directly contributing towards the upkeep of the countryside”. He also stressed his hope that there will be “a workable solution” to keep the county’s community … Continue reading

VIDEO: Round-up of work taking place on Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team rounds up the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

BT handed £30,000 fine for bad road repairs that “could have had fatal consequences”

BT has been handed what is thought to be one of the highest fines for bad road repairs that a judge said “could have had fatal consequences”. The firm was fined £30,000 last month for unsafe road repairs after cables were laid. It followed a prosecution by Surrey County Council’s highways team. It is believed … Continue reading

VIDEO: Charlotte Moreton-Dolman’s update from the social care frontline

Here’s Charlotte Moreton-Dolman from the county council’s adult social care team giving her latest update from the frontline. Here’s Charlotte from the county #council with her latest update from the adult #socialcare frontline pic.twitter.com/DsuZovk9t2 — Surrey News (@SurreyNews) April 18, 2019

Guildford and Woking frontrunners for county council move as plans unveiled to cut 200 buildings

Guildford and Woking have emerged as the frontrunners to host Surrey County Council’s new HQ as councillors unveiled plans to cut the number of buildings it uses from 300 to 100 in an efficiency drive that aims to save tens of millions of pounds. The potential locations for Surrey’s new ‘civic heart’ by the end … Continue reading

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