Community Helpline offers assistance for residents

SURREY County Council has set up a Community Helpline number 0300 200 1008 to provide assistance for vulnerable residents. The purpose of the hotline is to help direct residents who need support,... Read more »

Firefighter goodwill runs dry

SURREY firefighters will be refusing to work overtime from Christmas Eve, in protest at a reorganisation that will cut night-time cover across the county by seven fire engines Members of the Fire... Read more »

Woking to be Surrey’s civic heart

WOKING has at last succeeded in attracting the county council’s headquarters to the town, Guilford having lost out in its aspiration to be Surrey’s administrative centre. The two towns have been vying... Read more »

County council for proposed Woking HQ move

THE moving of Surrey County Council headquarters to Woking has been widely praised – but a warning has been issued that the decision has not been finalised. Last week the council announced... Read more »

Furious firefighters set to vote on industrial action

FIREFIGHTERS are likely to vote on industrial action against a plan that includes one of Woking’s fire engines being unavailable for night-time emergency calls. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is furious at... Read more »

Surrey firefighters’ plea to save fire and rescue service

SURREY’S firefighters say their brigade is “on its knees” through staff shortages which make several fire engines unavailable every day across the county. They are urging people to complain to their county... Read more »

Plastic pavements get trial run in Surrey

RECYCLED waste plastic waste from bottles, bags and packaging has been used in pavements for the first time in Surrey. The trial has seen waste plastic that would otherwise have gone to... Read more »

SCC declares climate change emergency

SURREY County Council declared a climate change emergency last week, as Extinction Rebellion protesters staged a “die-in” outside County Hall. Climate change campaigners lay sprawled on the ground outside the council offices,... Read more »

Animal charity benefits from sale of recycled goods

THE League Against Cruel Sports was chosen by residents to receive proceeds from the sale of second hand goods at the Martyrs Lane community tip in Woking. The animal welfare charity is... Read more »

Woking to become home to new SCC HQ?

WOKING could become home to Surrey County Council’s new headquarters, turning it into the county town. On Tuesday, the county Cabinet will discuss a report calling for the council to move from... Read more »