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
Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team gives the latest updates about work taking place on Surrey’s roads.
Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives her latest round-up of the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.
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
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
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 Woking and, most importantly, for people with mental health issues. By … Continue reading
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
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. 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
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
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 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
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
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
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