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Road repair software to save time and £100,000 a year

Surrey is set to get Google Street View-style software which will speed up road improvements and save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds. The county council is expected to save at least £100,000 and thousands of manpower hours per year when it becomes one of the first local authorities to introduce the software. Highways teams … Continue reading

Bids pour in for share of community cash

More than 60 bids have been lodged for a share of a £500,000 pot of cash to help people improve their local areas. Surrey County Council received 62 applications from groups before the latest deadline for cash. The Community Improvements Fund was launched by leader David Hodge with the aim of supporting residents’ efforts to independently enhance … Continue reading

Ex-world champion among stars to race on Surrey’s roads

A host of cycling stars, including former world road race champion Philippe Gilbert and multiple Tour de France stage winner David Millar, today confirmed they will compete on Surrey’s roads next month. Team Sky’s Ben Swift and Simon Yates, who made his Tour de France debut in this summer’s race, will also be on the start line … Continue reading

VIDEO: Cyclists’ survival guide to toughest Surrey climbs of Prudential RideLondon 100

Riders from Nuun-Sigma Sport cycling team have given top tips on conquering the three toughest climbs on this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.

Elite cycling teams to compete at RideLondon-Surrey

Team Sky will be among 10 squads currently competing in the Tour de France that will race on Surrey’s roads next month in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic. For the full list of 25 teams taking part and for more information, visit the Prudential RideLondon website.

RideLondon-Surrey dates announced for 2015

The ballot will open next month for the 2015 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey festival of cycling. For more information, visit the Prudential RideLondon website.

Plans to rebuild primary school signed off

A primary school will be completely rebuilt as part of plans signed off by Surrey County Council to create more than 500 extra places. The Cabinet has agreed to replace Hurst Park Primary in West Molesey with a brand new building with space for an additional 210 pupils. It will include 14 classrooms, an outdoor … Continue reading

Thrillers fuel near 100% rise in ebook lending

Surrey readers’ love of a thriller has fuelled a near 100% rise in ebook loans from libraries. The number of ebooks borrowed from Surrey County Council’s libraries in the first six months of this year climbed to 29,390 compared to 15,267 for the same period in 2013. This follows a growing trend which has seen online … Continue reading

Broadband project connects more than 68,000 businesses and homes

A project to make Surrey the best connected county in the country is three-quarters of the way to being completed. More than 68,000 businesses and homes that would otherwise have missed out on the opportunity of getting faster broadband are now connected to the high-speed technology. A further 16,000 properties are due to be covered … Continue reading

Surrey volunteers thanked for flood relief efforts

Scores of volunteers who worked tirelessly to keep Surrey residents safe during last winter’s floods have been thanked by Surrey’s Lord-Lieutenant Dame Sarah Goad and Surrey County Council Chairman David Munro. Mr Munro said: “From 4×4 vehicle drivers to those who assisted in relief centres and worked for the Red Cross, all the volunteers did … Continue reading

Minister signs deal to boost Surrey’s economy

Surrey County Council Deputy Leader Peter Martin was on hand to witness newly-appointed Minister of State for Universities and Science Greg Clark sign a deal giving Surrey multi-million-pound funding as part of a first step towards long-term economic growth. The deal was confirmed at the Farnborough International Airshow. For more information, visit the Enterprise M3 … Continue reading

£10m university technical college plans for Surrey

Plans have been revealed for a new £10m university technical college (UTC) focused on training the next generation of engineers and digital professionals. The proposal for a brand new ‘careers college’ in Guildford catering for up to 800 students from Surrey, London and Hampshire is contained in a Surrey County Council report. It comes after … Continue reading

Council office sharing saves £700,000

Surrey County Council has saved taxpayers around £700,000 in the last year thanks to sharing buildings with other organisations. The saving – enough money to pay for a year of residential care for 28 people or 70 school places – comes because sharing more buildings means paying less for rent, heating and repairs. Around 1,000 … Continue reading

Surrey County Council leader David Hodge gives statement to Full Council

Surrey County Council’s leader today made a personal statement following the council’s decision on allowances. David Hodge told Full Council he had decided to accept only the level of allowances recommended by the independent remuneration panel (IRP). Deputy Leader Peter Martin has made the same decision. In his statement, Leader David Hodge said: “When I … Continue reading

County Council meeting agenda

For the agenda of the Council meeting on Tuesday, 15 July, visit the council’s website.

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