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Shining examples of volunteer work recognised

Shining examples of volunteer work were highlighted at an event staged by Surrey County Council to recognise people’s efforts to improve their communities. Volunteers who “do selfless work” in their neighbourhoods were celebrated at an event at County Hall organised for Chairman Tony Samuels. Each volunteer was handed a certificate and a medal. Those singled … Continue reading

VIDEO: Volunteers’ “remarkable commitment” praised

Volunteers from across Surrey have been praised for their “remarkable commitment” to helping others at an event staged by county council chairman Peter Martin. Each volunteer was handed a certificate and a medal at the County Hall ceremony organised to celebrate “the unsung individuals” who work tirelessly in their communities. Jeremy Pursehouse, who was among … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey’s unsung heroes recognised; Surrey shop owner guilty of selling illegal tobacco; Consultation events on boundary review proposals

Surrey’s unsung heroes recognised Almost 30 of Surrey’s unsung heroes were recognised at a ceremony hosted by the county council’s chairman. Sally Marks handed volunteers a certificate and a medal at the event in Dorking to recognise the work they do in their communities. Among those receiving awards were Carole Anne Cole, from Camberley, who invites young … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Take part in Special Education Needs survey; Volunteer to visit a child in care

Take part in Special Education Needs survey Families using Surrey’s Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) services are being asked to take part in a national survey. The survey, which is supported by the Department for Education, is being sent out by Surrey County Council on behalf of Lancaster University and the charity In Control. … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Surrey’s volunteers “incredible work” recognised

A selection of images from the event can be found on the council’s flickr page. More than 50 of Surrey’s unsung heroes were recognised for their “incredible work” at an event staged by Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks. The event in Dorking saw volunteers given a certificate and a specially commissioned chairman’s medal that was struck … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey chairman praises volunteers; Surrey Libraries offers tablet computer tips

Surrey chairman praises volunteers Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks praised the efforts of the volunteer drug and alcohol team to help people deal with their problems when she paid a visit to Catalyst’s Camberley base. Catalyst provides counselling as well as support for family and friends. Mrs Marks said: “I am so grateful to … Continue reading

Chairman visits Pobjoy Mint to strike volunteers award medal

Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks visited Pobjoy Mint in Kingswood yesterday to strike the first of a limited run of specially commissioned award medals to be presented to volunteers at a chairman’s reception next Thursday (17 September). The event, which takes place at Burford Bridge Hotel, will celebrate those across Surrey who work tirelessly in their … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Celebration of ‘wonderful’ work of volunteers

As national Volunteers’ Week draws to a close, here’s a celebration in pictures of the people in Surrey who work tirelessly for good causes together with a video of Cabinet Member for Localities and Community Wellbeing Richard Walsh hailing the “wonderful” work they do in local communities.

Record number of 12 Surrey groups win the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Twelve Surrey groups have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Below is a press release from the Queen’s representative in Surrey, Dame Sarah Goad DCVO JP. Record number of 12 Surrey groups win the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2015 The UK … Continue reading

Surrey volunteers thanked for flood relief efforts

Scores of volunteers who worked tirelessly to keep Surrey residents safe during last winter’s floods have been thanked by Surrey’s Lord-Lieutenant Dame Sarah Goad and Surrey County Council Chairman David Munro. Mr Munro said: “From 4×4 vehicle drivers to those who assisted in relief centres and worked for the Red Cross, all the volunteers did … Continue reading

Volunteers wanted for Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling festival

A recruitment drive is under way for volunteers to help out at this summer’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling festival. Around 3,400 volunteers are needed by the organisers of the events, which include the RideLondon-Surrey 100 mass participation event and the RideLondon-Surrey Classic race for professionals on Sunday 10 August. More information, including details about registering, can be found … Continue reading

Libraries plans feature on BBC Sunday Politics

Surrey County Council’s plans to support communities in running 10 libraries was featured on the BBC’s Sunday Politics. On the programme, Surrey’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games Helyn Clack explained the aim of the plans was to “keep all 52 libraries open” while elsewhere in the country branches are closing. The story … Continue reading


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