£6 million is now the estimated repair bill to fix surreys flood damaged roads and bridges.
Torrential rain, strong winds and burst riverbanks over the christmas period meant county council roads teams had to work around the clock to clear hundreds of flooded roads and fallen trees. The county council’s fire and rescue service also responded to thousands of calls £800,000 alone is expected to be needed to rebuild Flanchford Road bridge near Reigate. When final estimates are in, the roads repair bill could rise above £10 million, and there could be more flooding yet to come.
A pensioner from Crawley has had distinctive items stolen from her after a burglar broke into her home while she slept.
The 89 year old womans home in Cuckmere Crescent was broken into between 9.30pm and 8.30am last Friday.
A Sony Bravia TV was stolen along with a bottle of brandy, a 12-inch high castle made of stained black wood and featuring chains for a drawebridge, decanters and glasses, two six inch shell cases and two small brass ornamental cannon.
Anyone with information should call sussex police on 101.
A 13 year old pedestrian has suffered serious head injuries following a collision with a car in Southgate Avenue Crawley.
This incident happened at 5.27pm on Tuesday 28th January. The girl from Crawley was taken to hospital where she is now in a stable condition.
The driver of the Audi car involved, a 42-year-old from Bedfordshire, was uninjured.
Anyone who saw the collision is asked to contact police on 101.
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An action group put together to save Dunottar School is gathering momentum.
More and more volunteers are joining the group and fundraising is going well. They plan to have a five year business plan in place within the next two weeks.
£15,500 in funds has already been offered and pledges are pouring in. A ‘Love Dunottar Day’ is also to be staged on Saturday 15 February to showcase the school, celebrate the students’ talents and contribute to the fighting fund.
For further information contact [email protected], follow @SaveDunottar or visit www.DunottarVoice.com
Surrey Leads Way With Innovative App
Surrey County Council’s become the first local authority in the country to sign up for an innovative app that helps make caring easier for people who juggle work and looking after a loved one.
The App -Jointly- helps those supporting family or friends keep track of medication, appointments and tasks as well as connecting groups of carers so they can share information.
Surrey plans to roll out the technology to thousands of people from next month for free.
Jointly works on smartphones, tablets, laptops and home computers.
The app is available at the Apple and Google Play store.
More information here: Carers UK press release.