Dog walking in Surrey’s countryside

Dog walking in Surrey’s countryside

Welcome to Surrey's countryside: a beautiful, tranquil, and environmentally sensitive place enjoyed by local wildlife and visitors alike. We want all dog walkers to have a happy, healthy, hassle-free visit and so ask that you follow our code of conduct. Keep dogs under control and within sight This is important when approaching other countryside users, as not everyone is confident around dogs. Please keep your dog from approaching other people, including children, horse riders, runners, and cyclists. We advise professional dog walkers to please give way to other countryside users on narrow paths. Always carry a suitable lead for each dog…
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In the know – Surrey/Sussex

In the know – Surrey/Sussex

Dear resident, To start the New Year, we have collated some advice and tips on how you can help protect yourself, your home and your family throughout 2024 – all of which are generally quick and easy to do! Why not make it a New Year’s resolution to implement some of these and to share the advice with your friends and family?Internet safety: For those with younger children in the family, who may have received a new mobile/gaming console over Christmas, spend some time reminding yourself of the ways in which you can help to keep them safe. You can do this…
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Surrey council response to our article on Surrey County Council Highway Maintenance and Volunteer scheme

Surrey council response to our article on Surrey County Council Highway Maintenance and Volunteer scheme

Cllr Paul has responded to our article below to reassure residents that Surrey County Council isn't cutting services or outsourcing them. She has assured us that SCC will continue to respond to reported incidents as usual, and their core responsibilities will be carried out. Cllr Paul told us this is an established scheme of some years and is there to allow residents the opportunity to carry out additional maintenance if they so wish, and is not a replacement to SCC delivery of core responsibilities. As always, please read the SCC webpage for more information (the link is below) and to…
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Photo Id will be required to Vote

On Thursday 4 May 2023, local elections are taking place across England. To vote at a polling station, you will need to bring photo ID. This will continue to other Elections, to find out what the new requirements are please go to the Electoral Commission website or click on this link: gclsrc=aw.dshttps://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voter-id?gclsrc=aw.ds
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Surrey County Council Highway Maintenance and Volunteer scheme

Surrey County Council Highway Maintenance and Volunteer scheme

Last year many residents and others raised questions and complaints regarding the cutting of our roadside verges and the central reservation on the A217. It now appears this maintenance will, in the future, be undertaken by Surrey County Council (Highways) and not Reigate and Banstead Council. Surrey County Council operates a policy that they call the ’Blue Campaign’ briefly; this policy reduces the frequency of cutting highway verges. In doing so, they suggest that it will allow native plant species to thrive, and in some areas, additional steps can be taken to prepare the ground, sow native wildflower seeds and…
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Surrey County Council are seeking your opinion on the draft Budget for 2023/2014. Please have a look it affects you.

Surrey County Council are seeking your opinion on the draft Budget for 2023/2014. Please have a look it affects you.

2023/24 budget consultation Overview The council is setting its budget for 2023/24 and has set out plans for £1,095.6m (just over £1bn) of spending. The information below gives further detail as to how that is divided by services, as well as the challenges facing the council. We would like your views on the draft budget by completing a short survey. Complete the survey and give us your views The issue The council faced a budget gap of £83m for next year, largely due to inflation pushing up the cost of delivering services, but also due to increasing demand for services,…
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