Surrey is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county of England, which can be found in the south eastern part of the country. The county shares boundaries with Greater London to the north and north-east, Kent to the east, East Sussex to the south-east, West Sussex to the south, Hampshire to the west and south-west and Berkshire to the north-west.
The historic county town of Surrey is that of Guildford and the county does include a wide raft of other notable settlements. Some of the best known of these include the likes of Woking, Ewell, Camberley and Staines, with all of these settlements being among those in the county which are home to more than 25,000 residents in their own right.
The Changing Face Of Surrey
In recent years, the history of the county of Surrey has largely been one of border changes, losses of swathes of territory and gains of other small pockets.
One of the biggest changes to the shape of the county of Surrey came in the year 1965, when the now London Boroughs of Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Sutton, and Richmond upon Thames were transferred from its area into Greater London.
This led to the, still existing, administrative anomaly of the seat of Surrey’s county council being found actually outside of the county in Kingston upon Thames. The most recent changes to Surrey’s boundaries came in 1974 when Gatwick Airport and an area of land around it were transferred into West Sussex, but after this, the county took the shape which is still recognisable today.
The Size And Population Of Modern Surrey
Today, the county of Surrey covers a total approximate land area of around 640 square miles which makes it only the 35th largest of England’s 48 counties. According to the latest census data, the county is home to over 1,000,000 permanent residents and this makes the population density a lofty 1,770 per square mile.
Being comparatively densely populated, therefore, suggests that the county of Surrey will inevitably be the location of a significant number of accidents and injuries. With that in mind, then, we will briefly turn our attention to the issues surrounding Surrey accident claim proceedings.
Surrey Accident Claim Proceedings
It is, if and when you suffer an injury that was not your fault that you are entitled to make a Surrey accident claim in pursuit of personal injury compensation. If this sounds like a situation you have encountered, you will likely want to know who you could trust to handle a Surrey accident claim.
The very best people to turn to for advice, guidance and assistance with any type of claim are undoubtedly Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach their advisers by calling either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 22nd November 2014
Author: David Brown