Council reaches 200 apprentice places target in 100 days

Surrey County Council fill 200 apprentice places in 100 days, the success of the apprenticeship drive was confirmed as National Apprenticeship Week kicked off (6 February).

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Council commits additional investment to the Harlequin, despite opposition

Reigate & Banstead Council approved nearly £400,000 additional investment in the Harlequin Theatre in Redhill, despite strong opposition from Residents’ Association and Green Anti Cuts councillors who supported a motion to freeze the budget.

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Surrey’s public sector calls residents to have their say on services

Public bodies across Surrey have teamed up to call on local residents to have their say on services as the country braces itself for the tough times ahead. The initiative will give residents a unique opportunity to shape the delivery of future public services.

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Council publishes its spending online

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council has published its financial data online for the first time, allowing people to analyse its spending into categories and see the suppliers used by the Council.

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Arty Crafty has arrived in Merstham!

This new monthly art group is aimed at encouraging local dads, step-dads and other male carers to do art and craft activities with their children. The group has been started by Merstham dad Glyn Elliott and funded by Merstham Community Facility Trust.
The sessions run on the last Saturday of each month between 10.00 and 12.00 at the Merstham Community Facility, 44 Portland Drive and are free of charge. The next session will be on Satuday 27th March.

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Work starts on revamped Brook Road Open Space playground

Youngsters in Merstham will soon be able to benefit from a new and improved playground at Brook Road Open Space. Work to install the new play equipment is set to start on Monday 8 March 2010 and will be complete just in time for the Easter holidays.

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£65,000 for local youth projects up for grabs

Reigate & Banstead Youth Council (RBYC) is calling on the borough’s young people to bid for a share of £65,000 to help fund activities and projects that will benefit other young people in their community.
The money, allocated by the government, is to enable young people to have a greater choice and influence over provision and facilities in their local community, particularly those who are ‘disadvantaged’.

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