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Redeveloped maternity unit delivers better care for babies and parents

Royal Surrey’s Maternity Unit has received an exciting and innovative transformation to improve care for women and babies and reduce trauma by giving parents the chance to stay close to their sick or premature baby 24 hours a day. The maternity unit’s £4million makeover delivers two major improvements in patient …

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Ron Lazarus, a former local headmaster, is 100 not out!

Contributed by Sheila Sutherland On February 24th, Ronald Lazarus, formerly headmaster of Godalming Junior School, reached the amazing age of 100 years old. Ron now lives in Shalford having moved there in 1975 after living in the Godalming area for a few years. Ronald was born in Weymouth Dorset.  He …

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Nick Owen meets Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner

Nick Owen, journalist & presenter, meets David Munro who talks about his love for the County, his role and the challenges the Police Force face keeping Surrey safe. I’m spending a day with David Munro who is the Police and Crime Commissioner, seeking re-election to that job in May next …

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The census is coming…

Households across Surrey will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021 on 21 March. The census gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales and has been carried out every 10 years since 1801, except 1941. This will be the …

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New Year, new roles to lead and support Haslemere Museum

Haslemere Museum is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chairman of the Board of Trustees following the retirement of Alan Perry on 6th January 2021.   At the same virtual meeting it was confirmed that the new Chairman is Christopher Boobyer BSc (Hons). Chris Boobyer has held senior positions …

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Engaging the Community as Planning Starts for Regeneration of North Street, Guildford

Community engagement for the planning of the long overdue redevelopment of Guildford’s North Street is set to begin this month, as St Edward Homes is set to agree terms with Guildford Borough Council (acting as landowner and regeneration authority) on its landholdings. St Edward, a joint venture between the Berkeley …

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Farnham Repair Café launches Repair Connections

Saturday 21st November at 10am sees Farnham Repair Café launch a new virtual initiative – Repair Connections – aimed to bring the local community closer together in lockdown. The Farnham Repair Café (FRC) has built up a loyal local audience in recent years and it has become clear that people …

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The Wey & Arun Canal Trust embarks on another ambitious restoration project in Surrey

The Wey & Arun Canal Trust has begun work on a major restoration project in Surrey as the charity’s bid to resurrect the abandoned canal moves up a gear. In what will be a two- to three-year project largely carried out by volunteers, a new canal cut and two bridges …

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New local Covid Testing Site opens in Guildford

A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility has opened for those with symptoms to book appointments at the University of Surrey Campus, Guildford School of Acting Car Park 1, in Guildford as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities. Testing …

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Surrey Hills Artisan Trail

A self-guided Artisan Trail showcasing the best of Surrey Hills food, drink and craft artisans. Surrey Hills is launching its Artisan Trail on Sunday 18th October at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking to showcase the extraordinary range of local food, drink, art and crafts in the Area of Outstanding Natural …

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Slow down for the scarecrows!

Hambledon, like many other villages across the country, have set up Community Speed Watch groups to try and encourage drivers to slow down through villages and country lanes. This involves police-trained volunteers spending time by the roadside in set areas, recording and reporting drivers exceeding the limits. One of Hambledon’s …

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Park for Free After Three Dorking Initiative

From 2nd October 2020 to 29th January 2021 Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) working with Dorking Town Partnership will offer free parking every Friday from 3pm in St Martin’s Walk, Wathen Road, Southside and West Street car parks. The Park for Free after Three initiative, funded by Dorking Town Partnership, …

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Walking The Portuguese Coastal Camino in memory of my father

In memory of a beloved father and footballing legend My dear Dad, Ralph Morris, died in September 2019, aged 91. He was a gifted footballer in his younger years. During his National Service in Malaya in the late 1940s, he represented RAF Butterworth, playing with distinction all over the peninsula, …

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Get updates from your local MP

Our local MP Jeremy Hunt MP (South West Surrey) is sending out very useful email updates on a daily basis. To receive a daily update from from him, please email huntj@parliament.uk I’m not sure about others, but you may like to contact them as follows: Andrew Griffith (Arundel and South …

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