Surrey Police launches campaign against car crime

Surrey Police has launched an initiative this week to tackle vehicle crime across the county. Activity will include neighbourhood officers and extra patrol teams focussing on the hot spot areas within Surrey and offenders known to be linked to vehicle crime. The Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) team will also be stopping vehicles which are known to have been stolen or have links to offenders. The overall aim is to reduce the offences of theft from and theft of motor vehicles.

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Police issue warning over bogus Census callers

Local Police have warned Merstham residents to be aware of the risk of bogus callers in the coming months, who might use the nationwide Census as an opportunity to catch residents off guard.

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Residents can now txt-check how long till the next bus

Running for the bus could be a thing of the past thanks to Surrey County Council’s new mobile phone text service. Bus users can now find out how long until the next three services are away by texting a unique bus stop code to 84268.

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Graeme Crome calls for Merstham crossing improvements

Merstham councillor is calling for urgent improvements to the Bletchingley Road zebra crossing follow safety concerns from many local residents. Graeme has become increasingly worried about the safety of children and parents who use the zebra crossing on Bletchingley Road to reach Merstham Primary School.

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Should Merstham follow Torbay’s approach to dog fouling problem

Merstham councillors are asking concerned local residents if the Council should follow Torbay’s controversial campaign for tackling dog fouling in Merstham.
Torbay’s successful but controversial campaign featured a hard-hitting image appearing to show a young child eating dog faeces which they found in a playground, with the headline “Children will put anything in their mouths”.

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Work begins to replace local streetlights

Work has began to rid Surrey of its night time orange glow and replace it with the clarity of brighter white lights, increasing visibility and making the county’s streets safer for motorists and pedestrians.

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Council puts extra funds into pothole repairs

Surrey County Council is taking immediate action to tackle the increase in potholes following the severe weather by investing an additional £½ million into pothole repairs.

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Drive SMART Campaign Tackles Speeding

A NEW campaign aimed at warning Merstham motorists about the potentially fatal consequences of speeding has been launched was launched as part of the Drive SMART initiative. The hard-hitting Ben campaign is the first single issue campaign that has been developed by the Surrey Safety Camera Partnership.

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