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Surrey Drives To Recruit More Children’s Social Workers

Social workers in Surrey are being offered incentive payments of up to £15,000 as part of the county council’s efforts to attract more to work.

New recruits to Surrey’s children’s services will receive £7,000 spread over the first four years of working for the council.

On top of a £2,000 starter payment, they will get £2,500 on each of their third and fourth anniversaries.

The campaign is particularly targeting experienced social workers considering the next step in their career. More information about Surrey’s training and rewards package can be found on the council’s website.

Tilgate Park Awarded TripAdviser Award

One of Crawley’s most popular parks has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence after receiving above average reviews for providing great service.

Tilgate Park is home to the Nature Centre, complete with new Australasian Zone, Walled Garden and café and a lake on which residents can fish and take part in water sports.

Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.

The Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have delivered quality.

Police Look For Gang Who Tried To Rob 16-Year-Old

Police in Crawley are investigating an attempted robbery in which the victim was a 16-year-old boy, cycling along a path crossing the railway line between Goffs Lane and Gossops Drive.

The Incident occurred around 10.20pm on Tuesday (21 June). The boy’s way was barred by four youths, one of whom pushed him off his bike. The boy was not injured.

His assailants were all aged 18-20, two white and two black.

If you have information about the incident please call Sussex Police on 1 0 1.

Rail Passengers Still Face Disruption After Strike

Rail passengers are still facing disruption on some Southern services following yesterday’s  24-hour strike which saw nearly 900 trains cancelled.

The company said train crew shortages and trains out of normal positions were causing delays and cancellations.

RMT union members walked out yesterday  over the introduction of driver-only trains and a change in the role of conductors.

Southern said it was running a normal timetable on Wednesday, but some services would have fewer carriages. However, passengers are still frustrated by the ongoing disruption .

Plan When To Vote For Tomorrow’s Referendum

Voters In the South of England  who are intending to vote at a polling station tomorrow are being advised to plan when and where they will cast their vote on polling day.

Research carried out for the Electoral Commission found that 35% of voters hadn’t planned what time they would be voting and the Commission is recommending that everyone makes sure they plan to go so they don’t miss out on the day.

All polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.

Residents should have received a poll card with details of where their polling station is.