Helpful Tips If you are moving to Surrey

Posted on November 25, 2015 by W.H.Cox

WH Cox & Son have been moving people to Surrey for the last forty years. This beautiful home county of gentle, rolling hills, verdant meadows, quaint villages and lively, bustling towns is a very popular choice for families looking to escape London while simultaneously remaining close to it and well-connected. Indeed, several London boroughs, including Lambeth, Croydon, Richmond, Wandsworth and Southwark, were once part of Surrey. If you’re moving to this county, perhaps for the first time, then it helps to be as clued up as possible about local amenities – such as schools and places of cultural interest. Because we’re a Surrey-based removals company, with four decades’ worth of happy clients to our name, we’ll be able to help you through the moving process from start to finish, giving you the kind of trouble-free moving you didn’t even dare think was possible.

Surrey County Council (www.surreycc.gov.uk) is a great resource for people who are thinking about making the move. It’s a gateway to every last bit of useful information you could possibly need, including local libraries, parking permits, council tax bands, and electoral rolls. If you’ve already got a particular area of Surrey in mind, then you can find out where your nearest primary and secondary schools are located as well as pertinent information about childcare and early education. If you’re community minded and know in advance that you’ll want to seek out volunteering opportunities, then visit www.ncvo.org.uk (for national organisations) and Surrey Community Action (www.surreyca.org.uk) for local ones. Another excellent resource is Surrey Information Point (www.surreyinformationpoint.org.uk) where you’ll find financial advice, transport info, local work and voluntary opportunities, and details of things to do in the immediate vicinity. Then there’s Surrey Community Info (www.surreycommunity.info) where you can search by area or category for information regarding careers, community safety, culture and heritage, health and much more besides. There is nothing like being able to make decision from an informed position. Since we’re local to Surrey, we will try to fill in any gaps you might have and we’re always happy to answer our clients’ additional questions.