Some information on this website may be out of date following the recent announcement of the death of The Queen

News feature

25th November 2022

White Ribbon Day

Founded in 1984, I Choose Freedom has provided refuge and freedom for thousands of women and children fleeing Domestic Abuse. […]

Read More
news image-6130
Tree of Trees – Final three Surrey Trees planted

The Lord-Lieutenant has finished planting the last three ‘Tree of Trees’ from The Queen’s Green Canopy. On Friday 18th November, […]

Read More
news image-6120
The Lighthouse – New Royal Patron

HRH The Countess of Wessex is to become Patron of The Lighthouse. The announcement was made during a royal visit […]

Read More
news image-6110
Remembrance in Surrey

On Remembrance Sunday, The Lord-Lieutenant attended the RAF Memorial in Runnymede. Deputy Lieutenants represented The Lord-Lieutenant at services across the […]

Read More
news image-6099
HRH The Earl of Wessex visit to Woking’s New Victoria Theatre

On Wednesday 9th November HRH The Earl of Wessex visited Woking’s New Victoria Theatre today to meet Northern Ballet’s new […]

Read More
news image-6094
Lieutenancy award presentation

On Thursday 3rd November The Lord-Lieutenant presented a Lieutenancy Award to David, who lives in The Meath’s Supported Living Accommodation […]

Read More
news image-6088
Tree of Trees – Surrey Organisations recognised by The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative

On Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th November trees were planted by the Lord-Lieutenant at The Meath Epilepsy Charity, Godalming; Watts […]

Read More
news image-6070
Warm Hubs launched across Surrey

This Winter, Surrey County Council, district, borough town & parish councils have been working together with Surrey’s fantastic faith and […]

Read More
news image-6064
Royal British Legion Surrey Poppy Launch

On Friday 28th October, the 2022 Surrey Poppy Launch took place in All Saint’s Church, the former Guard’s Chapel, at […]

Read More
news image-6005
SECAmb Awards South East Coast Ambulance Awards

On 6th October, Long service and special achievements awards were presented at the first of South East Coast Ambulance Service […]

Read More
news image-6017
Lord-Lieutenants Awards Ceremony

On Thursday 20th October, South East Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (SERFCA) hosted the prestigious Lord-Lieutenant Award Ceremony at Guildford […]

Read More
news image-5997
Surrey Investitures

The six Surrey residents awarded British Empire Medals in the Birthday Honours list 2022 attended an Investiture at Loseley House […]

Read More
news image-5984
The Princess of Wales visit to the Royal Surrey Hospital

On Wednesday 5th October, Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales made a visit to Royal Surrey Foundation Trust’s outstanding-rated […]

Read More
news image-5969
Surrey Stands With Ukraine’

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Sir Stephen Lamport, was guest of honour at an evening of Ukrainian music organised in Epsom Methodist […]

Read More
news image-5888
The Proclamation of the Accession of His Majesty King Charles III in Surrey

At 1pm on Sunday 11th September the High Sheriff of Surrey read read out the Proclamation of the Accession of […]

Read More
news image-5921
Statement from The Queen’s Green Canopy

‘Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, and the wishes of our Patron, His Majesty The King, The Queen’s […]

Read More
news image-5895
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Extracts from an address given on 11th September by Vice Lord-Lieutenant – Sir Stephen Lamport GCVO DL at a Service of […]

Read More
news image-5849
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a licence to thrill for Surrey business

The Surrey Hills offers natural beauty and a much-needed opportunity to get away from it all for many of its […]

Read More
news image-5823
Surrey Matters – August Edition

The August edition of Surrey Matters is out. See what you can do in Surrey over the school holidays including […]

Read More
news image-5840
The Big Surrey and Sussex Thank You 2022

To say thank you to everyone who worked in health and care through the pandemic and as we recover, SASH […]

Read More
news image-5813
South Asian Heritage Month

South Asian Heritage Month runs from Monday 18 July to Wednesday 17 August every year. It seeks to raise the […]

Read More
news image-5796
Surrey Lieutenancy Sword

On 26 July 2022, Deputy Colonel of The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (PWRR), Colonel Patrick Crowley MBE DL, presented […]

Read More
news image-5789
HRH The Duchess of Gloucester marks 125 years of charity Turn2us with visit to Merlewood Care Home

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester visited Merlewood Care Home in Virginia Water on 20th July, the inaugural home […]

Read More
news image-5766
Surrey Culture -new website

Surrey County Council has been working with partners to develop a new website for Surrey residents and visitors to explore […]

Read More
news image-5762
Become a culture explorer and collect a culture passport from your library

Become a Surrey Culture Explorer and go on exciting adventures with a chance to win amazing prizes! The Surrey Culture Explorer […]

Read More
news image-5665
Samaritans in Surrey- Samaritans Awareness Day

Samaritans vision is that fewer people die by suicide. But they are noy just there for the suicidal. They are […]

Read More
news image-5655
Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

As regional chairman for the SE Lord Lieutenants on the Queen’s Award for Enterprise the Lord Lieutenant attended a celebratory […]

Read More
news image-5643
The Challengers big play appeal

The Lord-Lieutenant as Patron of Challengers, has learned about their exciting new campaign ‘The Big Play Appeal’ to build a […]

Read More
news image-5639
Mark Rowley appointed new commissioner of the Metrpolitan Police Service.

The Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to hear that Sir Mark Rowley has been named as the new commissioner of the Metropolitan […]

Read More
news image-5632
Celebration for The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2022

As Regional Chairman for the SE Lord-Lieutenants on Queen’s Awards for Enterprise the Lord-Lieutenant attended a celebratory reception hosted by […]

Read More
news image-5588
SECAmb’s open its tenth Make Ready Centre

On Wednesday 6th July The Lord-Lieutenant joined the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb) to officially open […]

Read More
news image-5581
Farnham Homes for Ukraine

In Churt seven families have signed up for the Homes for Ukraine Scheme. The group have their own website: Home […]

Read More
news image-5578
Homes for Ukraine – Perspective by Deputy Lieutenants Bill & Bridget Biddell

Bill & Bridget Biddell have opened their home in Hampton to a Ukrainian Family Time has moved on, and the […]

Read More
news image-5561
War changes Everything – Moldova’s response to the Ukraine refugee crisis

Written By Peter Curran It’s war. Everything is destroyed,’ said Valerii, a Ukrainian refugee from Donetsk. He fled with his […]

Read More
news image-5535
Surrey Hills Enterprises’ 10th Anniversary – Fetcham Park

On 21st June, The Lord-Lieutenant attended a special event at Fetcham Park to mark the 10th anniversary of community interest […]

Read More
news image-5622
HRH The Princess Royal visits the Woodland Trust’s First World War memorial site for England

HRH The Princess Royal visited Langley Vale Wood, formerly an intensively managed farmland, owned and managed by the Woodland Trust, […]

Read More
news image-5524
Surrey – the UK hub of disability motorsport

I recently had the privilege of visiting the home of one of the most pioneering motorsport organisations which is based […]

Read More
news image-5520
The Queen Elizabeth II Stand, Epsom Downs

On 2 June, on the eve of this year’s Derby weekend and as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations at […]

Read More
news image-5505
Papa India 50th Anniversary Commemorations

On Saturday 18th June, The Lord-Lieutenant attended the Papa India 50th Anniversary Commemorations at St Mary’s Church and at the […]

Read More
news image-5498
Platinum Jubilee Celebrations across Surrey

The Platinum Jubilee celebrations started with Trooping the Colour and the Thanksgiving Service at St Pauls. On Saturday 4th June, […]

Read More
news image-5476
Surrey Charities Roadshow

On Thursday 16th June, Guildford Cathedral held an inaugural ‘Surrey Charities Roadshow’  Opened by the High Sheriff of Surrey, His […]

Read More
news image-5434
Walton Firs Celebration Day

On Saturday 11th June, The Lord-Lieutenant, along with Deputy Lieutenant, Sally Varah MBE, visited Walton Firs in Cobham to present […]

Read More
news image-5467
Ukrainian Refugee Support Hub in Woking

The Lighthouse in Woking – known for its diversity and resourcefulness in supporting people in need – responded to the […]

Read More
news image-5335
The Surrey History Centre

The Surrey History Centre is a remarkable cultural asset in Surrey which houses a vast collection of historical county records […]

Read More
news image-5371
Three Surrey volunteer groups honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2022 

The volunteers from three Surrey groups, who dedicate their valuable time and experience to help individuals and communities across this […]

Read More
news image-5394
Principal of Royal Holloway honoured with CBE for services to higher education and technology

The Lord-Lieutenant is delighted that Professor Paul Layzell, Principal of Royal Holloway, University of London, and a Deputy Lieutenant of […]

Read More
news image-5347
Surrey residents named in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2022

The Surrey Lieutenancy is delighted to congratulate the Surrey residents who have been recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours […]

Read More
news image-5361
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: A Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration Sunday 5th June

On the 5th June, we will be holding The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: A Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration at Guildford Cathedral.  This is […]

Read More
news image-5281
Lord-Lieutenant visits Surrey-based motorsport pioneers

On Wednesday 11th May, the Lord-Lieutenant spent the afternoon with Team BRIT at its base at Dunsfold Aerodrome near Cranleigh, […]

Read More
news image-5287
‘I Choose Freedom’ Launch

On Tuesday 17th May, The Lord-Lieutenant attended the launch of ‘I Choose Freedom’ the new name for Reigate and Banstead […]

Read More
news image-5267
International Nurses Day

On Thursday 12th May the Lord Lieutenant was welcomed to The Royal Surrey in Guildford, to mark International Nurses Day. […]

Read More
news image-5260
Surrey Day 2022

On Saturday 8th May, Surrey Day, The Vice Lord Lieutenant, Sir Stephen Lamport, and his wife Angela, Lady Lamport visited […]

Read More
news image-5227
Holme Farm launches on Surrey Day

On Saturday 8th May, Surrey Day, around 500 people attended the Holme Farm Launch at Clifton Garden Centre in Weybridge, […]

Read More
news image-5187
Surrey Day

On Saturday 7th May, The Lord- Lieutenant, his wife Sarah, and granddaughter River celebrated Surrey Day 2022 with visits across […]

Read More
news image-5170
The Surrey Tree of Life Memorial unveiling

On Thursday 5th May, the Lord-Lieutenant attended, alongside Rabbi Alex Goldberg, Dean of Religious Life and Belief, the official unveiling […]

Read More
news image-5175
Surrey Day 7th May 2022

Join us in celebrating Surrey Day on May 7th, 2022, with a full line-up of fun and festivities including walks along the North […]

Read More
news image-5165
Platinum Jubilee Book

Children in state-funded primary schools across the United Kingdom will, from mid-May, begin to receive a free commemorative book to […]

Read More
news image-5154
Design a Jubilee Crown

This year marks a very special anniversary as Her Majesty The Queen becomes the first British Monarch in history to […]

Read More
news image-5157
A gallop through history

In celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, a very special event will take place in the […]

Read More
news image-5145
Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Eternal Garden opening

On Thursday 28th April the Lord-Lieutenant attended the official Eternal Garden opening at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey. The Eternal […]

Read More
news image-5139
Surrey Day 7th May

Surrey Life editor Faye Bartle with broadcaster Eamonn Holmes - Credit: Archant

Read More
news image-5124
Spelthorne honours volunteers

On Tuesday 19th April, The Lord- Lieutenant attended the Spelthorne Civic Trust Awards where Spelthorne Borough Council paid tribute to […]

Read More
news image-3649
Congratulations to the 4 companies in Surrey who are winners of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2022!

Many congratulations to all businesses recognised with a Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2022, especially to the 4 winning Surrey companies, […]

Read More
news image-5006
Platinum Champions Awards- Nominations open until 18 April

In honour of Her Majesty The Queen and the great example she has set in her 70 years of service, […]

Read More
news image-5105
Little Bakers, Big Hearts for Ukraine

On Sunday 3rd April 2022 the Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to join the Little Bakers and their families. At this event […]

Read More
news image-5077
The War in Ukraine: Update from the Surrey Lieutenancy

As we all watch the events in Ukraine unfold with horror, at last there is a really positive story in […]

Read More
news image-5098
Surrey Heritage Awards 2022

The Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Michael More-Molyneux, presented the trophies at the Surrey Heritage Awards 2022, held at the Brooklands Museum, Weybridge […]

Read More
news image-5093
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2023

The nomination window for the next round of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) will open as usual on […]

Read More
news image-5089
World Health Day 7th April 2022

The team at Surrey Research Park are passionate about enabling a healthy community and we encourage you to focus on […]

Read More
news image-5082
Surrey Investitures

On 29th March, the Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to present National Honours at Loseley House to the following Surrey residents: Lt […]

Read More
news image-5038
Platinum Jubilee & Queens Green Canopy visits to Wonersh and Shamley Green villages

On Thursday 17th March, The Lord-Lieutenant made a Platinum Jubilee visit to Wonersh. First stop was Wonersh & Shamley Green […]

Read More
news image-5033
Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation presented to The Well Being volunteer team

On Thursday 17th March, on behalf of the Lieutenancy, Deputy Lieutenant Martin Gerrard QPM, presented a Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation […]

Read More
news image-5030
Queen’s Green Canopy planting in Farnham

On Friday 11th March, an avenue of 40 mature trees was planted alongside the river in Farnham to commemorate Her […]

Read More
news image-5025
Queen’s Green Canopy Tree Planting at Nonsuch Park

On National Tree Planting Day, Friday 11th March, on behalf of the Lieutenancy, Deputy Lieutenant, Brigadier Roger Hood, joined by […]

Read More
news image-5021
Surrey Heritage Awards 2022 Shortlist Announced

Surrey Historic Buildings Trust has announced the shortlist for the Surrey Heritage Awards 2022. Six projects have been shortlisted for […]

Read More
news image-5016
A Prayer for Ukraine

The Dean of Guildford said “We have all seen the news in these past days regarding Ukraine and the horrors […]

Read More
news image-5003
The Octagon Centre receives a Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation

The Octagon Centre receives a Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation On Sunday 6th March, The Octagon Centre at St Mary The […]

Read More
news image-5013
Big Jubilee Read

The Reading Agency and BBC Arts have announced they are delivering the Big Jubilee Read, a reading for pleasure campaign […]

Read More
news image-4991
#BreakTheBias

International Women’s Day invites us all to imagine a gender-equal world, free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination; a world that’s […]

Read More
news image-4884
Local mental health charity Oakleaf celebrates 25th Anniversary

For a quarter of a century Oakleaf Enterprise has been working tirelessly to support adults, aged 16-67, who are struggling […]

Read More
news image-4981
Inspiring Surrey volunteer groups nominated for 2022 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Volunteers from three Surrey groups, who dedicate their valuable time and experience to help individuals and communities across the county, […]

Read More
news image-4977
Allianz Tree Planting Day Celebrates Surrey Hills Sustainability

The Lord Lieutenant attended the Allianz Tree Planting Day, held on Friday 25th February at Knowle Park in Cranleigh, and […]

Read More
news image-4956
Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation presented to The Amber Foundation

To mark the invaluable support provided by The Amber Foundation here in Surrey to those who needed a home and […]

Read More
news image-4929
Guildford Samaritans and HMP Send Listeners receive Lieutenancy Certificates of Appreciation

Dedicated volunteers at Guildford Samaritans were awarded the Surrey Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation virtually during their AGM in November 2021. […]

Read More
news image-4876
Surrey Matters – Surrey’s new online magazine

Surrey County Council has unveiled a new look Surrey Matters – the council’s online magazine for residents. The website has […]

Read More
news image-4865
Queen’s Green Canopy Tree planting – National Tree Planting Day Friday 11th March

National Tree Planting Day is to be held on Friday 11th March and we are hoping that as many civic […]

Read More
news image-4849
Holocaust Memorial Day – Thursday 27th January

On Thursday 27th January at 6pm via YouTube, The University of Surrey are hosting a Holocaust Memorial Day event to […]

Read More
news image-4845
The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem presented in Surrey

On Tuesday 18th January the Lord-Lieutenant invested Karen Royle MStJ with the insignia as a member of The Most Venerable […]

Read More
news image-4823
Lieutenancy Award presented to Yameem Deedar of the Shahin Tandoori

On Saturday 8th January on behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant, Deputy Lieutenant, David Hypher OBE presented Yameem Deedar with a Lieutenancy […]

Read More
news image-4815
Lieutenancy Certificates of Appreciation presented in Godalming

On behalf of the Lieutenancy, Deputy Lieutenant, Commander Susan Lochner JP RN presented Lieutenancy Certificates of Appreciation to Acorn, Cook, […]

Read More
news image-4838
Sound and Art at Guildford Cathedral

SOUND AND LIGHT ART is projected in the Cathedral transforming and enveloping the space. See the very edge of the […]

Read More
news image-4796
Surrey residents named in New Year Honours List 2022

The Surrey Lieutenancy is delighted to congratulate the 36 Surrey residents who have been recognised in the 2022 Queen’s New […]

Read More
news image-4774
Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation presented to Sainsburys in Staines

On Tuesday 21st December, on behalf of the Lieutenancy, Deputy Lieutenant Nick Wood-Dow presented Sainsburys in Staines with a Lieutenancy […]

Read More
news image-4768
Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation presented to Bocketts Farm Park

On Monday 20th December on behalf of the Lieutenancy, Deputy Lieutenant, Michael Hayman MBE presented Bocketts Farm Park with a […]

Read More
news image-4765
Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation presented to the team at Epsom and Ewell Scout Shop in Stoneleigh

On the 13th December Deputy Lieutenant, Martin Gerrard QPM presented a Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation to the team at Epsom […]

Read More
news image-4756
Lieutenancy Award presented to Shackleford resident, Quintus Van Koetsveld

On 16th December the Lord-Lieutenant presented Quintus Van Koetsveld with a Lieutenancy Award for his huge contribution to the village […]

Read More
news image-4751
Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation presented to The Witness Service

To mark the invaluable support provided by the Witness Service here in Surrey to those who came to court to […]

Read More
news image-4738
Shepperton Studios takes part in Queen’s Green Canopy to begin its planting programme

The Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to attend the tree planting on 2nd December at Shepperton Studios where four cherry trees were planted […]

Read More
news image-4732
TensCare Presented with Queen’s Award for Enterprise

The Lord-Lieutenant presented a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade to TensCare, a company best known for their unrivalled […]

Read More