Flooded homes will be exempt from paying council tax under a plan drawn up by Surrey councils and the police to help families affected by the recent severe weather. The county and local councils together with the Police and Crime Commissioner have agreed that residents whose homes have suffered internal flooding will not have to … Continue reading
The National Flood Forum will provide Surrey residents with advice about what to do after the recent flooding at Guildford, Tandridge and Leatherhead next week. For more information about the dates and locations, visit the Surrey County Council website.
A key road on the Surrey border with London is set to re-open next week as an emergency flood defence scheme continues to protect the water supply of around 47, 000 households. Last week, Surrey, Tandridge and Croydon councils, plus the military and Environment Agency, built four temporary reservoirs in Woldingham to prevent Caterham Bourne … Continue reading
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has received national recognition for a project to keep vulnerable people safe in their homes. The service won the Fire & Rescue Project of the Year at the at the annual Improvement and Efficiency Awards together with Surrey County Council’s adult social care team. The project aims to provide fire … Continue reading
Surrey continues to provide most children with a secondary school place of their choice. The news comes as children find out this week which school they have got a place at in September. 83% get their first preference 94% get one of their top three preferences Linda Kemeny said: “I am delighted that so many … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s website has been awarded a maximum four-star rating in a new national report while also being one of a handful labelled a “favourite site”. The annual report by the Society of Information Technology Management (Socitm) rates the performance of council websites each year and Surrey’s newly designed site was among just 31 … Continue reading
A popular infants’ school has been given the go-ahead to expand as the county council continues to push ahead with the biggest investment programme in Surrey’s history. Surrey is investing nearly £330 million to create 13,000 school places over the next five years to meet demand from a rising birth rate and a growing population … Continue reading
As National Apprenticeship Week kicked off today, young people showcased the benefits of their roles at Surrey County Council. The authority has created nearly 540 places in just 10 months through three schemes and is now investing £750,000 in filling 500 more by next April.
Surrey County Council is hopeful it could be in line for extra road repair cash as a government reward for giving taxpayers value for money. From next year, councils that prove they spend highways funding efficiently are set to get a bigger share of the country’s £200 million annual roads maintenance budget under plans recently … Continue reading
Surrey residents affected by recent flooding are being offered advice and support from a specialist flooding charity from next week. The National Flood Forum, a registered charity specialising in supporting people and communities affected by flooding, is working with local councils to give advice and practical tips. Using a dedicated flood recovery trailer, the Flood … Continue reading
Local businesses have won deals worth more than £8million since an online initiative was launched by Surrey County Council a year ago. More than 700 firms have already registered on the BuildSurrey site, which is part of the county council’s pledge to ensure 60% of its spending on goods and services goes to local … Continue reading
Temporary defences to protect waterworks serving thousands of homes on the county border with London from flooding are set to be finished this evening in a joint project between councils and the military. In response to record water levels caused by rainfall on the Caterham Bourne, a joint emergency project by Surrey, Tandridge and Croydon … Continue reading
A joint operation between councils and the military started today to prevent flooding from shutting down a waterworks that serves thousands of homes on the county border with London. In response to record water levels caused by rainfall on the Caterham Bourne, a joint emergency project by Surrey, Tandridge and Croydon councils, plus the military and the Environment Agency, … Continue reading
Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge on the impact of flooding in the county and the council’s partnership recovery effort: ”Our staff and members have been working around the clock with the police, the Environment Agency, the military, local councils and other agencies to support our communities to get through a situation that has, for many … Continue reading