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VIDEO: Round-up of work taking place on Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:37
Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team rounds up the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.
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More than 1,500 responses received so far as fire consultation enters final week

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 16:33
With a week left to run in the fire service consultation on proposals to make Surrey safer, 1,550 responses have already been received. The key proposal is for a big increase in prevention work to stop incidents happening in the first place. Firefighters would go into many more homes, schools and workplaces to help people … Continue reading →
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New library opens in Horley

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:56
Horley’s new library is now open in a convenient town centre location. The library has moved from its previous outdated premises to a new site near the train station and shops. As well as a refreshed selection of books and an expanded study area, the new library boasts a flexible open-plan layout allowing it to … Continue reading →
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Skip hire boss fined for pressuring customers into stumping up extra charges

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:32
A skip hire boss who pressured customers into paying extra charges for skips to be removed from outside their homes has been ordered to pay fines and court costs of more than £30,000. Brian Place, director of 1st Place Grab & Skip Hire Ltd, was sentenced by Guildford magistrates for using aggressive commercial practices after … Continue reading →
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Inspectors publish report on Surrey services for children with special educational needs

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 15:38
Surrey County Council, the six Surrey clinical commissioning groups and Family Voice Surrey have welcomed an inspection report on special educational needs and disability services in the county. Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission carried out a joint review of Surrey’s progress in addressing weaknesses highlighted in a previous inspection in 2016. The full joint … Continue reading →
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Rogue trader jailed for conning retired Surrey teacher with excessive charges for shoddy work

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:11
A doorstep rogue trader has been jailed after conning a retired Surrey teacher with excessive charges for substandard work to her house and garden. Tom Watson was jailed for two years for running a fraudulent business following a prosecution brought by Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards. He was handed a further four years’ imprisonment for … Continue reading →
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VIDEO: Roadworks update with Tina Thornburn

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 11:13
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Nikki Barton elected in Haslemere by-election

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 16:21
Nikki Barton has been elected as the Surrey County Councillor for Haslemere at a by-election following the earlier resignation of Richard Hampson. Election Candidate Party Votes %  Nikki Barton Independent 2665 65% Elected  Malcolm Carter Conservative 1159 28% Not elected  Adrian Paul La Porta Labour 263 6% Not elected   More details including turnout and … Continue reading →
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BT handed £30,000 fine for bad road repairs that “could have had fatal consequences”

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 16:29
BT has been handed what is thought to be one of the highest fines for bad road repairs that a judge said “could have had fatal consequences”. The firm was fined £30,000 last month for unsafe road repairs after cables were laid. It followed a prosecution by Surrey County Council’s highways team. It is believed … Continue reading →
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Round-up of work taking place on Surrey’s roads with Tina Thornburn

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 17:10
Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives her latest round-up of the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.      
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First graduates from joint Surrey and Sussex firefighter training course showcase skills at passing out parade

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:39
New fire service recruits showcased their skills at a passing out parade after completing 13 weeks of training. Twenty-four recruits demonstrated what they’ve learned during the first Surrey and Sussex “tri-service” course for full-time firefighters. The fire services in Surrey, East and West Sussex joined forces to run the intensive course which began in January … Continue reading →
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VIDEO: Charlotte Moreton-Dolman’s update from the social care frontline

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 11:23
Here’s Charlotte Moreton-Dolman from the county council’s adult social care team giving her latest update from the frontline. Here’s Charlotte from the county #council with her latest update from the adult #socialcare frontline pic.twitter.com/DsuZovk9t2 — Surrey News (@SurreyNews) April 18, 2019
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Two rogue traders who scammed elderly victims jailed

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 09:47
Two rogue traders who scammed elderly victims across London and Surrey by tricking them into paying for unnecessary repairs have been jailed. The sentences were handed down to Albert Eastwood Jnr, of Denton Close, Surrey and Peter King, of Shurlock Avenue, Swanley, Kent, following a joint investigation by the Met Police’s Organised Crime Command and … Continue reading →
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Guildford and Woking frontrunners for county council move as plans unveiled to cut 200 buildings

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 15:09
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 →
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87% of Surrey pupils offered their first choice primary school

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 14:26
Eighty-seven per cent of Surrey children have been offered places at their first-choice primary school – up from 86 per cent last year. And almost all who applied – 97 per cent of pupils – were given one of their top three preferred schools. Julie Iles, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member All-Age Learning, said: “We … Continue reading →
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Shining examples of volunteer work recognised

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 18:02
Shining examples of volunteer work were highlighted at an event staged by Surrey County Council to recognise people’s efforts to improve their communities. Volunteers who “do selfless work” in their neighbourhoods were celebrated at an event at County Hall organised for Chairman Tony Samuels. Each volunteer was handed a certificate and a medal. Those singled … Continue reading →
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Crossrail 2 call as Flying Scotsman due to head through Surrey

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 17:55
With the Flying Scotsman steaming through stations in Surrey tomorrow (12 April) on its way to London, county council leader Tim Oliver said: “The iconic locomotive really does conjure up images of times gone by but we’re looking towards the future, which is why we back Crossrail 2, support a rail link to Heathrow airport … Continue reading →
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RideLondon’s £3.3million boost for Surrey good causes

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 17:11
The total awarded to community groups thanks to Surrey’s role in Prudential RideLondon is now more than £3.3million. In 2019 alone, more than £400,000 worth of grants has been awarded – including £150,000 towards the installation of an artificial grass pitch for multi-sport use at Cobham Rugby and Sports Association and £70,000 towards improvements to … Continue reading →
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Orbis councils join forces with Splunk to bolster cyber security

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:34
Three councils have teamed up with Splunk to bolster cyber security. Surrey County Council, East Sussex County Council and Brighton and Hove City Council are working with the big data analysis firm through their Orbis partnership to protect against attacks. More information can be found in Splunk’s press release.
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VIDEO: Charlotte Moreton-Dolman’s update from the social care frontline

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 18:18
Here’s Charlotte Moreton-Dolman from the county council’s adult social care team giving her latest update from the frontline. Here is Charlotte with her latest update while out on her adult #socialcare rounds – this time it’s about #nutrition pic.twitter.com/LL0IQrFopx — Surrey News (@SurreyNews) April 9, 2019
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