There are lots of ways you can have your say in Surrey. Here are just 10 of them.
Voting means you help choose who represents you on your local councils, in Parliament and in Europe.Your representatives make decisions on everything from roads and recycling, to education and climate change.To vote in any UK election, you must be on the electoral register.
You elect your councillor (This link will open in a new window) to represent you.They decide the priorities and objectives the council will pursue, as well as the amount the council spends. Surrey has 80 county, around 500 district and over 750 parish, village and town councillors - make sure you know who yours are. Contact them to discuss any local issues you have.You can also attend council meetings.You can even speak at some of them, or present a petition.
If we send you a survey, or ask you to join a residents' or citizens' panel, please take part. Sometimes we might ask you to take part in a consultation online.We need to find out what you think about the services we provide, so we can make them even better.
We want to hear from you when we are doing something right, as well as when things go wrong. If you have a compliment, comment or a complaint, don't just tell your friends and family, tell us!
Our website has lots of information about the services we provide, as well as local news and events. You can also report problems, pay for or request services, have your say or contact us via the internet, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
On this site you can find information about the Commissioner (This link will open in a new window) and their Office team, policing and crime in Surrey and how you can get involved in helping make our county a safer and more confident place to live and work. Contact Surrey Police & Crime Commissioner by e-mail to find more information.
You can influence what your local police team works on by taking part in regular panel meetings facilitated by the team. At the same time you can hear from them what they have been doing to reduce crime and keep your area safe.Visit www.surrey.police.uk (This link will open in a new window) or call 101 to find your local team.
There are lots of community groups covering a range of activities and interests.Why not join one and do your bit for your local area? Contact Surrey Community Action (This link will open in a new window) on 01483 566072, or e-mail email@example.com to find out how.
This unpaid work is carried out by offenders to pay back the community for their crimes. Projects can range from litter removal, clearing dense undergrowth, environmental projects, repairing and redecorating community centres or removing graffiti. Visit Surrey Probation Service (This link will open in a new window) for more details.
Your chance to influence the local NHS.You might want to suggest different ways services could be provided, or share your experiences of the care you and your family have received.You might like to attend a one off meeting about a particular topic, such as diabetes, respond to a survey, or become a member of a group or committee for a particular service, such as cancer care.Visit www.surreyhealth.nhs.uk (This link will open in a new window).
For further information please contact Customer Services on 01883 722000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to us at:
Tandridge District Council
8 Station Road East
Oxted RH8 0BT
If you have any comments about our services, please fill in our Contact us form.
Please complete our web survey (This link will open in a new window) to let us know what you think of our website.