Go #KnifeFree

99% of young people in England and Wales live knife free. While those that carry knives often claim to do it to feel safer, carrying a knife can get you into dangerous situations. When you carry a knife, you are risking everything.

No closure for Douglas Brunton Centre

The Housing Committee on 21 June agreed to look at the option of leasing a large part of the Douglas Brunton Centre (DBC) in Caterham to St Catherine’s Hospice.

If part of the building is leased to the hospice several new services will be available and there will be changes to existing services, some of which will move to alternative near-by locations. The centre is not closing, there are no plans for inpatient facilities to be provided by the hospice and no plans to convert the centre to solely office use or homes.

Transformation programme to deliver a new approach for customers

Next week’s Strategy and Resources Committee on 26 July will discuss a new organisational structure for the Council. This is part of the Council’s radical transformation programme, called Customer First, which will provide a new operating model, based on principles which put the customer first and drive efficiency.