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Trading standards lands key role protecting consumers from misleading advertising

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:02
Surrey’s trading standards team – jointly run with Buckinghamshire – has been awarded a contract to help protect consumers and businesses from misleading print and other non-broadcast advertising. The service has been appointed by National Trading Standards to provide enforcement services to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). It means the ASA will now refer businesses and … Continue reading →
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VIDEO: Behind the scenes as new fire service recruits train to keep people safe

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:18
Take a look behind the scenes as new fire service recruits are put through their paces during training. Three fire services have joined forces for the first time to run a joint training course for full-time firefighters. Surrey Fire & Rescue Service, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service are … Continue reading →
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Former Surrey foster child backs campaign to find new carers

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:46
A former Surrey foster child who credits his foster family with turning his life around is backing a new campaign to find more carers. Lewis says his foster family gave him stability and a sense of self-worth which helped him achieve 12 GCSEs and a job he loves. He said: “My early childhood consisted of … Continue reading →
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VIDEO: Surrey leader Tim Oliver’s Full Council speech

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 13:02
Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver talks about listening to the feedback given in the five recent public consultations, partnership working to provide “more efficient and seamless services” and a council tax increase of 2.99% for 2019/20 in his Full Council speech today.
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VIDEO: Tina Thorburn rounds up the work taking place on Surrey’s roads

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 17:27
Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team rounds up the work due to take place on Surrey’s roads.
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Joint fire emergency mobilising system for Surrey and West Sussex

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 13:48
Surrey and West Sussex fire and rescue services are to move to a joint 999 mobilising system. It follows a decision taken by West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities today (1 February). West Sussex made a full assessment of the options available for mobilising systems with other fire and rescue services. It … Continue reading →
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Snow falls across Surrey

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 06:38
  With snow falling across parts of Surrey, the council’s fleet of gritters have been out spreading salt on the county’s roads. Surrey County Council stockpiled 12,500 tonnes of salt ahead of the winter and has a fleet of 37 gritters to help keep the county moving, while an army of farmers equipped with spreaders … Continue reading →
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County council backs community bid to welcome Syrian refugee family to Mole Valley

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 16:11
Surrey County Council is supporting an application from a community group to sponsor a family fleeing conflict in Syria to settle in Mole Valley. Mary Lewis, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families, took the decision on 22 January. More details are available here. Mrs Lewis said: “I’m pleased to support this community bid … Continue reading →
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AUDIO: BBC Surrey interview about social prescribing work in Surrey

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 18:38
Communities and prevention lead Rebecca Brooker talks to BBC Surrey about the work being done in the Surrey Heartlands area by the county council and the NHS to help people through social prescribing – activities or support to help combat loneliness, get fit or healthy and boost wellbeing. The interview followed the news that NHS … Continue reading →
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VIDEO: Proposal not to close any recycling centres pending review approved

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 19:00
The county council’s Cabinet today approved a proposal announced by leader Tim Oliver not to close any community recycling centres pending a thorough review of Surrey’s waste and recycling service.
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Pre-inquest review hearing into death of Pte Geoff Gray to be held in London

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 15:11
A pre-inquest review hearing into the death of Private Geoff Gray will take place in London on Friday 1 February 2019 at 2pm. It is being held in advance of the fresh inquest into Pte Gray’s death which is due to begin on Tuesday 26 February 2019 at Surrey Coroner’s Court in Woking. Pte Gray was … Continue reading →
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New app launched for South East armed forces community

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 16:20
A new mobile app has been launched to signpost members of the armed forces community in Surrey and the South East to support and advice in their area. The “Forces Connect” app is designed to link users in four easy clicks to organisations offering help and support across a wide range of services. The free … Continue reading →
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Chairman meets with Chinese ambassador to discuss future investment in Surrey

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 12:26
Surrey County Council’s Chairman Tony Samuels has discussed future investment in the county with China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom. Mr Samuels said: “I had the privilege of meeting Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at a Guildhall reception recently. I commented that there were no multi-national Chinese companies in Surrey. He investigated further and subsequently invited me … Continue reading →
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Surrey announces council tax proposal

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:44
Surrey County Council has announced its council tax proposal for 2019/20. The council’s Cabinet will make a formal recommendation on 29 January. A final decision will be taken at a meeting of Surrey’s Full Council on 5 February. Mel Few, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Finance, said: “Our focus has to be on ensuring … Continue reading →
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VIDEO: Cabinet to consider proposals for services following public consultation

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 17:26
  Surrey County Council’s Cabinet will next week consider the authority’s proposals for a number of service changes following five public consultations which ended at the start of January. The consultations asked for Surrey residents to feedback on proposals relating to concessionary bus travel for disabled people, children’s centres, libraries, services for children and young … Continue reading →
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Roofer jailed for conning elderly couple with £7,200 repairs bill after failing to use scaffolding

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 15:09
A roofing boss has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after failing to use scaffolding at a Surrey home and charging the elderly residents £7,200 for repairs when a worker fell through the roof. John Thompson (pictured right), 43, left a gaping hole in the couple’s roof when he sent a labourer up without providing scaffolding, … Continue reading →
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VIDEO: Surrey adult social care news with Suzannah Townsend

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 20:25
Suzannah Townsend from the county council’s adult social care team rounds up the news from across Surrey.
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VIDEO: Tina Thorburn rounds up the work taking place on Surrey’s roads

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:42
Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team rounds up the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.
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Surrey agencies launch academy to train children’s workforce

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 08:36
Surrey County Council and partner agencies are today launching a new academy to train and support staff who work with children. Surrey Children’s Services Academy will support agencies across the county to work together to offer children and families the best possible help and care. The ambitious initiative is among the first of its kind in … Continue reading →
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Fire services join forces for firefighter course

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:52
Three fire services are joining forces for the first time to run a joint training course for full-time firefighters. Surrey Fire & Rescue Service, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service are running the 13-week course which started on Monday 14 January. Twenty-four recruits are taking part – 12 from Surrey, eight … Continue reading →
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