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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

Dragon’s Den council devolves power to people

Surrey County Council is embracing a Dragons’ Den style of local government by giving communities the chance to pitch ideas and vote for changes to their neighbourhoods. The radical approach to localism has been devised for the council’s Travel SMART initiative, which has a pot of cash available for schemes that will improve travel and … Continue reading

Have your say on transport revolution

People have been asked for their views on a £16 million plan to revolutionise transport in Surrey. Last year, Surrey County Council submitted a funding bid to government for a series of sustainable transport measures in Guildford, Woking, Redhill and Reigate. The bid called Travel Smart included plans for a new park and ride bus … Continue reading

Urgent need for an increase in rail capacity

The Government has been asked to help address an urgent need for longer trains, faster journeys and more platforms at railway stations, to reduce overcrowding and boost the economy. In a letter to the Secretary of State for Transport Justine Greening, Surrey County Council asked the minister to help increase rail capacity in the county, … Continue reading

Sneak preview of Woking library revamp

People will get a sneak preview at what Surrey’s biggest and busiest library will look like when its refurbishment is completed this summer. Surrey County Council is giving Woking library in Gloucester Walk a complete overhaul to make it the most modern and user friendly branch in the county. The plans will be on show … Continue reading


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