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A series of temporary schemes to encourage safe walking and cycling after the lockdown has been announced by Surrey County Council. The measures are designed to support social distancing on our high streets, provide alternatives to public transport, and encourage residents to continue with the higher levels of walking and cycling we've seen since...

As you may know Travellers occupying the Aldershot Road site next to Cricketers Pub, left last Sunday before a Court Order requested by Surrey County Council was obtained. The area has been cleared, at a cost to Council Taxpayers of over £20,000 (in addition to the other £30,000 of costs on the other side of the Common so over £50,000 total)....

Many local people ask me about traffic speeds, "what are Surrey Highways and Surrey Police doing about it?".

A common assumption is "they" "don't do anything" which is far from true. Drive SMART is the Surrey Safer Roads Partnership (Highways and Police) which combats high speeds taking place on our roads. With fewer motorists on the county's roads...

SCC Active Travel bid to Department for Transport Surrey County Council has submitted its bid for the first tranche of the £8.5m funding the Government announced it had allocated to Surrey to support "Active Travel".

Despite the Coronavirus crisis taking so much attention (rightly), the Government is also fulfilling its promise to recruit an extra 20,000 police officers - of which Surrey Police are due to get an extra 78.

There are 600 care homes in Surrey. Adult social care providers in Surrey are receiving £10 million in grants from Surrey County Council to help them deal with the impact of coronavirus. They are being given a 10% funding boost to help them continue to support some of Surrey's most vulnerable residents.

The extra funding in...

Schools Update

24/05/2020

I have been in touch with the Head Teachers of all our local primary and infant schools to thank them for all they are doing as they prepare to re-open in early June. One of the Government's announcements of most keen interest for those with children, or grand-children, is the intention to re-open schools for some children from 1st...