National Fire Strikes This Weekend to Affect Surrey
National fire strikes will take place this weekend because of a dispute between central Government and the Fire Brigades’ Union over proposed changes to firefighters’ pensions.
The strikes will happen from 6pm to 10pm this evening (Friday 13th Dec) and 6pm to 10pm tomorrow (Sat 14th Dec).
SGI and non-striking firefighters will crew as many engines as they can on the day. However, there will be fewer fire engines than normal in Sussex and Surrey, so it’s important for local residents to take extra care.
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More potholes have been repaired in Surrey
Drivers all around surrey are set to have a happier new year as the council has announced new projects to get rid of more potholes from the roads!
Road teams have recently overhauled part of the A25, one of the county’s busiest commuter routes, and they are set to start work on another major route next month.
This comes as part of the county council’s five-year, £100 million project to overhaul more than 300 miles of the Surrey roads that need it most.
For more information on roads projects in your area, visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads.
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720 New School Places Created In Surrey
720 new school places are set to be created by the council as part of the biggest investment program in surreys history.
The council’s Cabinet will consider proposals to boost capacity at six schools including schools in the reigate area.
Surrey needs to find 16,000 extra school places by 2018 because of a rise in demand from an increasing birth rate. Of those, the council is aiming to create up to 3,000 by next September.
Crawley Firefighters to Hold Special Match Day on Dangers of Drink Driving
This Saturday, December 14th, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service will team up with Crawley Town Football Club to host a special match day event highlighting the dangers of drink driving.
Firefighters and Police will be on hand throughout the day talking about a safer, healthy alternative to alcohol – the Mocktail, and offering tips and advice on how to stay safe on the county’s roads.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service’s Coaching for a Safer Community team will also be running a number of displays, including a home fire escape plan drill and there’ll be an inflatable shoot-out goal for young people to put their skills to the test against the clock.
For more information about the issues surrounding alcohol and the roads, visit www.DrinkOrDrive.co.uk
Police renew appeal for missing Redhill Man
Surrey Police is renewing its appeal for help in tracing a young man who went missing from the Redhill area.
Amran Jabarkhil was last seen at around 11.45pm on Tuesday, 19 November and was believed to have been heading in the direction of Reigate.
Despite enquiries by officers, he’s not been seen or heard from since and police remain concerned for his welfare.
Amran, who is believed to be 17 and doesn’t speak English, has dark hair and possibly a beard or short stubble.
If you see him, please contact Surrey Police on 101