SCC to consider 6,000-signature petition opposing fire brigade cuts

COUNTY councillors are to consider a petition opposing fire brigade cuts which has been signed by 6,086 people. The petition was started by writer and actor Emma Kennedy, who will speak to... Read more »

Council puts £30k towards alternatives to single unitary authority

WOKING is joining the 10 other borough and district councils in Surrey in paying for research into alternatives to a single unitary authority for the whole county. The borough council’s executive committee... Read more »

Changes to shape of local government must involve local people say Lib Dems

LOCAL people must be involved in the reshaping of local government in Surrey, say Woking Liberal Democrats. Surrey County Council’s proposals for one unitary authority to govern the county, scrapping 11 borough... Read more »

Thousands sign petition against cuts to fire service

A PETITION demanding a reversal in cuts to fire brigade cover in Surrey is nearing half the signatures needed to be considered by county councillors. So far, 4,858 people had signed the... Read more »

Actor’s petition against fire cuts sparks local support

MORE than 4,600 people have signed a petition against fire brigade cuts launched by a writer and actor from Chobham. Emma Kennedy joined rock star Brian May in calling on the Surrey... Read more »

Brian May shares fury over fire service cuts as Chobham Common burns

BRIAN May – musician turned astrophysicist – was packing up precious possessions at the height of the wildfire on Sunningdale Golf Course, fearful the flames might spread to his home. The lead... Read more »

Bustler service offers free rides

THE Bustler dial-a-ride service is being offered free of charge throughout August and September. The Woking Community Transport minibuses, which take registered members who have difficulty using public transport from their homes... Read more »

West Byfleet Guides and Brownies face losing their home after 30 years

WEST BYFLEET Guides and Brownies face losing their home for the past 30 years to make room for a school expansion. West Byfleet District Girlguiding was told in a phone call earlier... Read more »

Active Surrey issues safety advice as gyms prepare to reopen

WITH gyms, leisure centres and indoor swimming pools ready to reopen at the end of this week, advice has been issued for staying safe while getting back to “normal” forms of exercise.... Read more »

SCC pulls out of planned move to new Woking HQ

SURREY County Council has cancelled plans to move its headquarters to Woking, due to the current restrictions involved with the coronavirus pandemic. The authority was due to leave County Hall in Kingston... Read more »