Surrey County Council

Address: County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2DN

Telephone: 08456 009 009
Fax: 020 8541 9004
Minicom: 020 8541 8914
Website:
www.surreycc.gov.uk

Contact details for our Surrey County Councillor
David Harmer
0208-541-8003
david.harmer@surreycc.gov.uk


Surrey County Council is consulting on its home to school transport policy for 2015. Details of the consultation and a link to the online response form are available online at www.surreycc.gov.uk/schooltransportconsultation.  They want to know

  • the views of Surrey residents and schools on the equity of the existing policy
  • details of any home to school transport difficulties that Surrey parents might currently face; and
  • details of any suggestions for change (recognising that any additional expenditure on home to school transport would mean that Surrey would need to make savings elsewhere).


Surrey County Council has launched a campaign to raise awareness of online learning opportunities available in Surrey Libraries. Targeting residents with little or no computer experience, the campaign aims to make them aware of the free useful tools that the library service offers to help people get online and make the most of the internet.

It’s never too late to learn
If you’re baffled by computers or struggling to make the most of the internet, Surrey libraries have all the tools you need to learn how to take advantage of the online world – for free!

Even if you are completely new to computers or simply hoping to polish up on your skills and make the most of the internet, there are lots of online learning opportunities available through your local library.
You can join a free group session with other computer novices to learn basics such as how to use a keyboard and mouse, searching the internet and keeping in touch with your friends and family using email.

Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can start to take advantage of many other online resources available from Surrey libraries. You can learn plenty of useful new skills such as using the internet for leisure activities like shopping or researching your family history. If you’re beginning to search for a new job or going back to work after a break, there are online courses to help with job applications and refreshing work-related skills.

You can also make a one to one appointment with one of our Computer Buddies, who will be able to guide you as you learn.

Can you help other people use computers and get online?

We’re looking for volunteer Computer Buddies who can give up a small amount of time to provide support on a one to one basis. By volunteering with us you can:

Share your skills with others.
Engage in your local community.
Learn new skills and gain work experience.
Enjoy interesting and rewarding experiences while helping others.

Visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/libraries/learning or call 0300 200 1001 to find out more about online learning and to see how you can become a Computer Buddy. You can also follow @SurreyLibraries on Twitter.



New re-cycling initiative promoted by Surrey County Council

Click here for information

Surrey County Council launches Surrey-i to residents.

Find your neighbourhood quirks and perks!

Surrey-i is a free and easy-to-use tool, offering residents the chance to discover facts and figures about their neighbourhood.  From the best performing schools, to local crime rates and care homes offering places for the elderly, Surrey-i provides a unique insight into the county.

The free site developed by Surrey County Council has a built-in map and by entering  your postcode you can find a host of other services and facilities in your community.  These include the nearest schools and libraries as well as information on local doctors, hospitals, charities and councillors.  Other features allow you to find your closest railway station, bus stop, dentist, nursery or beauty spot.

To use the website, visit www.surreyi.gov.uk

Books on wheels - the new library sevice for housebound people.  Click here for more details.

Surrey's waste campaigns

Surrey's food waste campaign -  Love Food Surrey
Cutting food waste has the potential to save millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money in reduced landfill costs. Sending all types of rubbish to landfill costs the county council £600,000 a month in taxes alone. Love Food Surrey is a campaign run by Surrey Waste Partnership which is made up of Surrey County Council and the 11 district and borough councils in the county.


Surrey's reusing furniture campaign - The Surrey Reuse Network
Around 3,000 tonnes of potentially reusable furniture and white goods gets thrown away in Surrey every year with a large proportion ending up in landfill. Surrey Reuse Network offers a wide range of good quality items, which could help hundreds of households every year to furnish their homes at affordable prices with furniture, appliances and general household items.


Surrey's home composting campaign -  Get Composting
Out of a total 536,000 tonnes of household waste currently produced in Surrey each year, it's estimated that around a third could be composted which would save the county an estimated £8.7 million in reduced landfill and green waste disposal costs each year.

Surrey CC- Home Composting Campaign- Information will be published in the newsletter and on the website

www.surreywasterpartnership.org.uk


Superfast Broadband in Surrey.  Click here.

Surrey County Council Trading Standards TS @lert!
Did you know that you can view the latest three alerts on our website?
Just follow the link!
http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/business-and-consumers/latest-news-for-business-and-consumers