Surrey

Unauthorised encampment Frimley Business Park

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 17:34
Date: Friday, 7 May, 2021We are aware of an unauthorised encampment on private land at Frimley Business Park. We understand the landowner is in contact with Surrey Police to resolve the situation.
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VE Day 2021

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 10:48
Date: Friday, 7 May, 2021Surrey Heath Borough Council is encouraging residents to mark VE Day safely this Saturday, 8 May.    VE Day marked Victory in Europe in World War 2, in 1945.     As with last year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, its anniversary will need to be commemorated in a different way this year, rather than with large social gatherings and public events.    The Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Pat Tedder, said: "Our local area has such a proud military heritage.     “This VE Day we will remember the brave men and women of the Second World War, some of whom never came home.   "We give thanks for the sacrifices they made.     “However you choose to mark VE Day, I would urge everyone to do it in a safe manner, following the current Covid-19 guidance and restrictions."      More information on VE Day  
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97 per cent of households respond to Census 2021

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 12:17
Date: Wednesday, 5 May, 2021

The response to Census 2021 has exceeded all expectations, with 97 per cent of households across England and Wales making sure they count when it comes to local services like school places, GP surgeries and hospital beds.

This is above the pre-census target of 94 per cent, while all local authorities have seen over 90 per cent of households respond, exceeding an 80 per cent target.

For those who haven’t yet completed the simple online form, time is running out. The online questionnaire will close on 17 May.

Now the main field operation has ended, as in 2011, around 350,000 households across England and Wales will be invited to take part in the Census Coverage Survey (CCS). This short, separate, interviewer-led survey will enable the ONS to get a final view of the response rates.

“We’ve had an amazing response to Census 2021. Our information shows 97 per cent of households have responded so far – exceeding our pre-census target of 94 per cent,” the ONS’s Deputy National Statistician Iain Bell said.

“Those who have taken part have done so to ensure they are represented for their local area. I’d like to thank everyone who has filled out their form so far as well as all the community groups, organisations and local authorities who have helped us make this census a success.

“We’re in a great place as we begin our Census Coverage Survey. This is an important part of making sure the census produces the most accurate population statistics. It asks similar questions to the main census, just fewer of them, at addresses in a selection of postcodes across England and Wales. An interviewer will carry out the survey on your doorstep and it will only take around 15 minutes.

“The CCS is a voluntary survey, but by taking part, you will improve the quality of the information the census gathers. This, in turn, helps to plan and fund local services in your community.”

Although Census Day - Sunday 21 March 2021 – has been and gone it is not too late to respond online. It only takes around 10 minutes per person.

If you have lost the letter or have a second address you have not visited, go to www.census.gov.uk to request an online completion code for your address via SMS text message.

After 17 May, only paper questionnaires will be available.

If people refuse to take part, they could be taken to court and issued with a £1,000 fine and criminal record. The census non-compliance operation will begin on May 25.

Extensive community engagement is continuing to make sure all groups of the population are represented in the census. Students, for example, need to make sure they have completed a questionnaire for their term-time address to help get the services they need in their university town now and in the future. Students should complete a form even if they were included on their family form at home.

People with second addresses also need to fill out a short form for their properties whether it is a caravan, holiday home or commuter flat.

From May 4, a sample of households will receive a card through the post asking them to take part in the CCS. After that, an interviewer, following the government’s COVID-19 guidelines, will visit the address and fill in the questionnaire with you on your doorstep. The interviewer will be able to show an ID badge on a Census 2021 branded lanyard.

For more information on the CCS visit Census Coverage Survey - Census 2021.

Local census support centres have now closed, but help and paper questionnaires are still available through the census contact centre on freephone 0800 141 2021 in England and 0800 169 2021 in Wales.

 

 

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New Covid-19 local testing site opened in Surrey Heath

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 17:22
Date: Wednesday, 28 April, 2021A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility has opened for those with symptoms to book appointments at Yorktown Car Park, Sullivan Road, Camberley GU15 3BF.     It’s part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities.    Testing at this site is only available for those with coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. Anyone with one or more of these symptoms should book a test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.     The new site is easily accessible without a car. Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practicing good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout, including while travelling to and from the testing centre.     Anyone attending an appointment at a walk-through test site will be provided with guidance on getting to and from the test site safely, with additional support for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities.    Testing at the new site started on Saturday 24 April, with appointments made available each day.    Anyone testing positive for the virus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace to help them trace their contacts. This will help to identify who they may have been in close contact with, protecting others from further transmission.    Close contacts of those testing positive will also hear from NHS Test and Trace, asking them to stay at home for ten days to prevent them from unknowingly spreading the virus. They will be advised to also book a test if they develop symptoms.    More on Coronavirus Testing
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Employment Committee meeting - 28 April 2021

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 04/22/2021 - 16:09
Date: Wednesday, 28 April, 2021 An Employment Committee meeting will take place on Wednesday 28 April from 5pm. This will be livestreamed on our SHBC YouTube page.   View the agenda for this meeting.

 

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Mayor of Surrey Heath pays tribute to HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 09:21
Date: Thursday, 15 April, 2021Councillors and Officers of Surrey Heath Borough Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.    The Mayor of Surrey Heath Borough Council, Councillor Pat Tedder, has paid tribute to His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in his 99th year.   The Mayor said, "On behalf of the people of Surrey Heath I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family following the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Duke of Edinburgh was much loved and widely respected by people in Britain and throughout the world. He will be sorely missed but the memory of his dedication to duty and loyalty to his family and country will remain with us and act as an example for us in the years ahead."   There will be a national period of mourning, beginning immediately. The flag outside the Council offices will be flown at half-mast during this period.   Residents who wish to sign the book of condolence can do so online at www.royal.uk. We are also requesting residents to make a donation to charity, in lieu of flowers.   Cllr Pat Tedder, The Mayor of Surrey Heath recorded this video to extend her sympathy, and that of the Council and residents to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family after the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh.  

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Audit and Standards Committee Meeting - 26 April 2021

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 13:14
Date: Monday, 26 April, 2021An Audit and Standards Committee meeting will take place on Monday 26 April from 7pm.  This will be livestreamed on our SHBC YouTube page.   View the agenda for this meeting.

 

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Executive Meeting - 20 April 2021

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 13:06
Date: Tuesday, 20 April, 2021An Extraordinary Council meeting will take place on Friday 19 March from 6pm. This will be livestreamed on our SHBC YouTube page.   View the agenda for this meeting.
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Employment Committee Meeting - 19 April 2021

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 12:59
Date: Monday, 19 April, 2021An Employment Committee meeting will take place on Monday 19 April from 7pm. This will be livestreamed on our SHBC YouTube page.   View the agenda for this meeting.

 

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His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 16:35
Date: Friday, 9 April, 2021

Councillors and Officers of Surrey Heath Borough Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time. 

 

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Unauthorised encampment in Frimley

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 11:48
Date: Thursday, 8 April, 2021Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) officers visited the unauthorised encampment at Burrell Road in Frimley on Tuesday morning - at that time there were 15 caravans on site.    As the group of people at the site failed to engage with officers during the visit SHBC were unable to ascertain the welfare needs of the group. We were made aware of anti-social behaviour and a lack of social distancing at the encampment and the impact this was having on the local community.    For these reasons SHBC appointed an enforcement agent to remove the unauthorised encampment, action which was scheduled to happen today (Thursday 8 April). However, in the interim the group left the site yesterday afternoon.     SHBC officers went to the site again yesterday after it was vacated and assessed the work required to make the site clean and safe. Unfortunately some hazardous waste was left on site. This has now been removed and cleaning of the site is in progress. We'd expect the park to be open again from early afternoon today.   Our contractor will also be reinstating as soon as possible the concrete bollards which were removed at the site.
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Surrey Heath Borough Council - Supporting businesses to reopen safely

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 08:52
Date: Tuesday, 6 April, 2021

The Prime Minister has now confirmed the next stage of the Government’s roadmap will take place on Monday 12 April 2021.

This means that non-essential retail can reopen and hospitality venues will be allowed to serve people outdoors. There will be no curfew and alcoholic drinks do not need to be accompanied by a substantial meal. Customers, however, must order, eat and drink whilst seated and wider social contact rules will still apply in all these settings to prevent indoor mixing between different households.

Our Environmental Health Team and our COVID Marshals will be supporting the safe re-opening of pubs, cafes and restaurants from 12 April with regular daytime and evening patrols. 

The team will also continue to advise food businesses on safe working detailing the steps that need to be taken covering food safety, hygiene, permitted outdoor structures and staff wellbeing.

Free pavement licences

To support hospitality businesses to be able to trade outside SHBC’s Licencing Committee has decided to waive the £100 fee for a Pavement Licence and to refund the fee to those who had already paid. 

Businesses do still need to apply for a licence which can be done on this link - https://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/pavement-licences

Signage

We can provide posters and social distancing floor stickers for your business.  Please contact our Economic Development Team to request these.  Email economic.development@surreyheath.gov.uk.

If your business is based in Camberley town centre – Collectively Camberley can provide your business with a reopening pack.  Email Kyle@collectivelyCamberley.co.uk to order.

 

 

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SHBC encourages people to register to vote ahead of local elections

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 11:43
Date: Wednesday, 24 March, 2021On Thursday 6 May residents in Surrey Heath will have their say on who represents them at local elections.     In order to vote in these important elections, residents must be on the electoral register. With the deadline to register to vote fast approaching, Surrey Heath is urging people who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.    The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday 19 April. It takes just five minutes to apply online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.     This year residents in Surrey Heath will be voting in a number of different elections and will select: 
  • County councillors, who represent their local area and residents, and contribute to the development of policies in areas such as transport, social care or housing 
  • The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the Surrey Police area, who oversees your local police force and ensures they are prioritising what matters to you. 
Local Government by-elections will also be taking place to:  
  • Elect a councillor for Bagshot ward of Surrey Heath Borough Council 
  • Elect three councillors to Bagshot ward of Windlesham Parish Council 
  • Elect two councillors to Chobham Parish Council. 
Richard Payne, Local Returning Officer and Electoral Registration Officer for Surrey Heath, said: “Time is running out to make sure you can take part in these elections. They are an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Surrey Heath. If you’re not registered by midnight on 19 April, you won’t be able to vote.”    Ailsa Irvine, Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance at the Electoral Commission said: “You can’t have your say in these important elections unless you are registered to vote. It’s quick and easy – it takes just five minutes online at gov.uk/registertovote.    “If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered to vote.     “If you were registered to vote in the last election and your details have not changed, you don’t need to take any action. If in doubt, you can check with your local authority on vote@surreyheath.gov.uk or 01276 707165.”    Voters have a range of options for casting their ballot – in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote. For those who choose to vote in person, polling stations will be safe places to vote on 6 May.     The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on 20 April, and for a proxy vote the deadline is 5pm on 27 April.     For information on elections in your area, how to register to vote, or how to apply to vote by post or by proxy, voters can visit electoralcommission.org.uk/voter. This page will continue to be updated ahead of the polls.     More information on Elections in Surrey Heath     
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Notice of Election – 6 May 2021

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 14:35
Date: Monday, 22 March, 2021Surrey Heath Borough Council has published the Notice of Election for the forthcoming local elections.    Elections will be taking place on Thursday, 6 May 2021 to:    • Elect the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Police area    • Elect councillors to Surrey County Council    Local Government by-elections will also be taking place to:    • Elect a councillor for Bagshot ward of Surrey Heath Borough Council;    • Elect three councillors to Bagshot ward of Windlesham Parish Council;    • Elect two councillors to Chobham Parish Council    Nominations to stand in these elections open at 10am on Tuesday, 23 March 2021. Candidates have until 4pm on Thursday, 8 April 2021 to deliver their nomination papers. All nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Local Returning Officer at the SHBC offices in Knoll Road, Camberley, between 10am and 4pm on the relevant dates. Potential candidates should contact Democratic Services on 01276 707319 or vote@surreyheath.gov.uk to receive further information or to make an appointment to submit nomination papers.    More information on the 6 May 2021 elections 
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SHBC and Eco Green Communities - tackling dog fouling together

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Fri, 03/19/2021 - 07:55
Date: Friday, 19 March, 2021 Surrey Heath Borough Council and their partners Eco Green Communities continue to help tackle dog fouling through their improved free dog waste bag stations.    The 80 stations across the Borough dispense free biodegradable dog waste bags to help local dog walkers pick up after their pet.    And soon each station will also include a QR code which users can scan with their smartphone to quickly and easily let the Council know when the bags on a particular station need refilling.     SHBC teamed up with Eco Green Communities (formerly TiksPac) in 2016 and trialled six stations, with the aim of reducing the impact of dog fouling in the parks and open spaces of Surrey Heath.  Due to their impact, the following year forty stations were placed at various popular dog walking locations, and where fouling had been a problem. Sponsored by local businesses, the stations meant that having no bag was no longer an excuse for people to not pick up after their pet.     Supported by SHBC’s canine campaigner Keith the black labrador, locals are encouraged to #BagItAndBinIt, to help keep Surrey Heath clean, green and safe.    Promoting the use of fully compostable bags at the stations also encourages residents to reduce the usage of single use plastics, empowering everyone to do the right thing, therefore benefitting the whole community.     The network was doubled to 80 stations in 2019, and more than 500,000 bags have been dispensed through the stations in the Borough since they were introduced.    That equals less single use plastic in the environment, and potentially more than half a million dog poos picked up which otherwise may have been left spoiling the surroundings for others.     Surrey Heath Portfolio Holder for Environment and Health Cllr David Mansfield said: “This initiative encourages the thousands of dog owners across Surrey Heath to take responsibility for cleaning up after their pets.     “Since the initial installation of the TiksPac stations, now provided by Eco Green Communities, we have seen a reduction in dog fouling within those locations. We hope the introduction of the QR code on the stations to allow efficient refilling will improve the service further.”    Julie Cook of Eco Green Communities said: “By sponsoring these stations local companies are helping to reduce dog fouling, which is a perennial problem for many local authorities.  With the current situation, people are more often out walking and making use of local public open spaces, so dog fouling and littering problems are more prominent than ever.      “The benefits of tidy and clean outdoor spaces go beyond the environmental impact and encompass our mental health and wellbeing as well; this is significant now that we are being encouraged to stay local and enjoy where we live.    “A survey of the councils we’re working with has shown that where stations are installed there’s an average decrease in dog fouling complaints of almost 50%, and a 57% decrease in overall littering in the same areas. That has to be a positive result.”    Since installation, this project has been sponsored by the following companies:  • Dapper Dogs by Debbie  • Blackwater Vets Ltd  • Dog Trouble  • Kingswood Vets  • IW Group Services  • Mercury Electroplating Ltd  • Natural Instinct Ltd  • Pets Abroad UK  • PetPlan Insurance    Thanks to those sponsors who have supported this scheme in Surrey Heath so far, and those who continue to sponsor the stations going forward - Petplan, Blackwater Valley Vets, Dapper Dogs by Debbie and Pets Abroad UK.    More information, including a full list of station locations: surreyheath.gov.uk/dogfouling     Interested in sponsoring the stations? Contact caroline@ecogreencommunities.com
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Camberley Theatre to go purple in celebration of Census 2021

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 03/18/2021 - 13:16
Date: Thursday, 18 March, 2021Camberley Theatre will join more than a hundred buildings and landmarks across England and Wales by lighting up purple to celebrate the upcoming census and its importance to communities.   The event is being organised by The Office for National Statistics (ONS) to raise awareness of census day on March 21, a survey that happens every ten years and gives a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales.   Other iconic landmarks including the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, BT Tower in London and Blackpool Tower are signed up for the celebration, which will see them light up in the Census 2021 brand colour from Friday March 19 through to March 21.   The census helps inform the provision of public services throughout the UK, such as determining the appropriate number of school places and hospital beds that are needed to properly serve their communities.    Pete Benton, ONS Director of Census Operations, commented:    “The census is such an important undertaking that helps inform the vital services we all rely on every single day within our communities.   “We wanted to shine a (purple!) light on the buildings and landmarks that matter most to their local areas, highlighting the importance of the census in helping shape the communities we live in.   “We’re thrilled with all the support we have received so far and would like to thank Camberley Theatre for their participation. Now is the time for everyone to complete their census and be part of history”   Camberley Theatre will light up purple from 20:21 on 19 March until 21 March.   Every household in England and Wales will now be receiving their census letters with unique access codes enabling them to fill in their census online.  Census day is March 21, but you can fill yours in as soon as you receive your letter if you’re confident there will be no change in who usually lives in your household.  Papers forms are available for those who need it, plus a range of other support. If you need any help, or to request a paper form, you can visit the Census website.  Our census support centre (freephone 0800 141 2021 in England and 0800 169 2021 in Wales) is available if you can’t find the help you need online.   For further information on Census 2021, visit the Census website.  
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Employment Committee Meeting - 25 March 2021

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 03/18/2021 - 09:31
Date: Thursday, 25 March, 2021An Employment Committee meeting will take place on Thursday, 25 March from 7pm.  This will be livestreamed on our SHBC YouTube page.   View the agenda for this meeting.
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Licensing Committee Meeting - 24 March 2021

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 03/18/2021 - 09:22
Date: Wednesday, 24 March, 2021A Licensing Committee Meeting will take place on Wednesday 24 March from 7pm. This will be livestreamed on our SHBC YouTube page.   View the agenda for this meeting.
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Extraordinary Council Meeting - 19 March 2021

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Thu, 03/18/2021 - 09:03
Date: Friday, 19 March, 2021An Extraordinary Council meeting will take place on Friday 19 March from 6pm. This will be livestreamed on our SHBC YouTube page.   View the agenda for this meeting.    
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Update: Enhanced site protection at The Grove, Frimley

Surrey Heath Council News Feed - Wed, 03/17/2021 - 10:51
Date: Wednesday, 17 March, 2021 Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to our consultation about additional security measures around The Grove, Frimley.    The majority of responses were not in favour of installing earth bunds, but would prefer to see the extension of the existing bollards around the whole of the green space.   Acting on the feedback received, we are in the process of obtaining quotations for these works and will update with more information when available.
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