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VIDEO: New leader pays tribute to Surrey’s Christmas workers

At the final Cabinet meeting of the year new Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver thanks staff and councillors for their “excellent work” and pays tribute to those keeping vulnerable people safe over Christmas.

£200k scam victim dubbed a national hero

A Surrey pensioner scammed out of more than £200,000 over 56 years has been dubbed a national hero for speaking out to help others. Sylvia Kneller hit the headlines in January after revealing she paid around £100 a week in deposits for phoney prizes to lottery or horoscope tricksters until Surrey County Council trading standards … Continue reading

£200k rip-off victim’s scam mail warning

A Surrey pensioner fleeced out of £200,000 over 56 years by callous con artists has stopped after a campaign by Surrey County Council. Fake lottery and horoscope tricksters duped Sylvia Kneller, of Farnham, who sent money as deposits for phoney prizes. To make matters worse, her husband left her, but still Ms Kneller believed in … Continue reading

Leader’s statement on the Queen’s Speech

Today’s Queen’s Speech was a shot in the arm for Surrey County Council according to leader David Hodge, who says the government’s vision matches his own in many ways. He said: “Last week the Surrey public gave us a vote of confidence for the work we’re doing and that was echoed when the government’s plans … Continue reading

Mobile version of website for older people and carers set for launch

Older people and carers will soon be able to get the lowdown on care, community and health matters on the go. Surrey County Council is launching a mobile version of its Surrey Information Point website. It will mean people can easily access local information, such as help at home, support for carers and social activities, … Continue reading

Committee to discuss halting of hospital merger plans

The halted merger between Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Epsom Hospital will be discussed at the next meeting of Surrey’s Health Scrutiny Committee. Representatives of both hospitals will be among those speaking at Thursday’s meeting, which starts at 10am in Surrey County Council’s County Hall in Kingston. To find out more, … Continue reading

Prepared for snow and ice

A mountain of salt, a fleet of gritters and an army of volunteers are ready to be called on by Surrey County Council over the coming days, as forecasters predict sleet and snow. Surrey County Council has stockpiled 17,000 tonnes of salt – 30% more than last year – to be used by its 40-plus … Continue reading

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