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VIDEO: Latest updates about work on Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team gives the latest updates about work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

VIDEO: Latest news about work taking place on Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives her latest round-up of the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

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

Sniffer dogs to take centre stage at roadshows highlighting illegal tobacco trade

Specially trained sniffer dog Phoebe will showcase her skills at roadshows around Surrey to highlight the dangers of illegal tobacco. Phoebe (pictured) will join trading standards and public health teams in Redhill, Woking, Staines and Guildford next week as part of a crackdown on the counterfeit tobacco trade. The roadshows aim to raise awareness of … Continue reading

Cafe offering mental health support officially opens

A new cafe-style drop-in centre which helps people with mental health issues has been officially launched by Surrey County Council’s Margaret Hicks. The authority’s mental health champion opened the Safe Haven Service at the Marjorie Richardson Centre in Woking. She said: “This is great news for Woki​ng and, most importantly, for people with mental health issues. By … Continue reading

Smoking ban launched in Surrey playgrounds

A voluntary smoking ban is being launched in children’s play areas across Surrey. The scheme will rely on the goodwill of people using them and will be supported by signs featuring artwork by local children. It is being launched by boroughs and districts with the help of Surrey County Council’s public health team to coincide … Continue reading

Call for Oyster-style ticketing on Surrey’s public transport

Oyster-style ticketing that can be used on all public transport should be rolled out across Surrey, according to the county council. The authority wants the company winning the next South Western rail contract to introduce a smart system that also allows passengers to pay for bus journeys. It comes after FirstGroup and Stagecoach, which currently … Continue reading

Crossrail 2 could go to Dorking and should extend to Woking

Crossrail 2 could go to Dorking and should extend to Woking. Those are two key findings of a study for the county council examining ways to get the maximum benefit for Surrey’s businesses and commuters from the proposed railway. Plans for the cross-London line currently take in Shepperton, Epsom, Hampton Court, Chessington South and Surbiton … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Skills festival for teenagers in care; Towpath safety

Skills festival for teenagers in care A summer festival to help teenagers in care pick up useful life skills such as cooking, budgeting and DIY will take place on 4 July in Woking. The annual Surrey Skills Festival has been organised by Surrey County Council and is free to attend for all Surrey looked after … 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

Woking to host international book event

  Woking has been chosen as the South East’s flagship library for an international literary event. Celebrating all things likeable about literature, World Book Night will see the likes of Peter James – author of the best-seller The Perfect Murder – share the joys of reading. The Surrey County Council library will host the crime … Continue reading

Woking town centre revamp plans submitted

A major scheme to regenerate Woking town centre and build a new fire station has been submitted to the borough council. For more information, click here

Brompton Dock cycle hire rides into Woking

Twenty Brompton folding bicycles are now available to hire from Woking train station, making it easier for residents and visitors to travel sustainably around the town and beyond.  A Brompton Dock will house the bicycles, which can be hired on a day-to-day basis. The result of a partnership project between Surrey County Council’s Travel SMART … Continue reading

Public backs county council push for Crossrail 2 to come to Surrey

A call for a major new rail service to come to Surrey has received a boost from influential groups across the county. Surrey County Council wants our rail network to be connected to the potential Crossrail 2 project, which could run from the county into London from the 2030s if it receives Government approval.  If … Continue reading

Proposed location of new Woking fire station revealed

Surrey County Council can today reveal plans for a new state-of-the-art fire station for Woking. The proposed new facility would be built at the junction of Goldsworth Road and Church Street West less than 200m from the existing fire station. It will be manned 24/7 and the plan is to include a first class training … Continue reading

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