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BBC Surrey interview with Linda Kemeny about schools funding

Listen to the county council’s Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Educational Achievement Linda Kemeny discuss funding for schools most in need with BBC Surrey presenters James Cannon and Suzanne Bamborough. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Paperless billing set to save councils and businesses hundreds of thousands

Surrey and East Sussex have joined forces to launch a paperless billing service that will save the two county councils and businesses hundreds of thousands of pounds a year. The new electronic system, which is expected to be introduced next month, cuts costs by automating most of the invoicing and payment process. Using the technology … Continue reading

Surrey rallying cry for Crossrail 2

As Transport for London launched a consultation on Crossrail 2, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman said: “This train link is vital for commuters and businesses – not only will the planned railway reduce overcrowding, it will boost the economy in Surrey, London and the wider region. That’s why we’ve launched a study looking at … Continue reading

Surrey maintains its strong performance at GCSE

Surrey County Council is among the top-performing authorities at GCSE, according to an official breakdown of exams taken in 2015. Figures released by the Department for Education show that almost two-thirds of pupils passed five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and maths, making Surrey 16th out of 150 education authorities in England. … Continue reading

Jail sentence for Surrey rogue trader

A landscape gardener who ripped off elderly and vulnerable residents by overcharging for shoddy work has been jailed for three-and-a-half years. Benjamin Brown, 62, was stopped in his tracks by Surrey County Council’s trading standards officers and pleaded guilty in June to fraud and money laundering offences relating to sums up to £665,000. He was … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Canadian rugby team visit Witley Camp; Fire station opening doors to public; New first aid course for schools

Canadian rugby team visit Witley Camp A Canadian rugby team playing in an international competition running alongside the World Cup has visited a former Surrey military camp to learn about their First World War ancestors. The Canadian Defence Rugby Team took a tour of Witley Camp, near Guildford, where volunteers recently participated in an archaeological … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Hundreds descend on Surrey Opportunities Fair

Hundreds of young people attended Surrey County Council’s opportunities fair, the county’s biggest jobs, apprenticeships and skills fair, this week. Surrey County Council’s deputy leader Peter Martin: “We’re doing all we can to help young people get on the first rung of the ladder in their chosen career and the Surrey Opportunities Fair gives them … Continue reading

Striking better deals saves more than £8 million in six months

Striking better deals has seen the county council save Surrey taxpayers more than £8 million in just six months. The money saved, which has come through negotiation work done by the council’s procurement team and staff in other services, means more than £33 million has now been saved in the last 18 months, sending the … Continue reading

Surrey leader welcomes business rates announcement

The government’s announcement that all business rates will go to councils was welcomed by Surrey leader David Hodge at Full Council this week.

ROUND UP: Take part in Special Education Needs survey; Volunteer to visit a child in care

Take part in Special Education Needs survey Families using Surrey’s Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) services are being asked to take part in a national survey. The survey, which is supported by the Department for Education, is being sent out by Surrey County Council on behalf of Lancaster University and the charity In Control. … Continue reading

Pioneering autism centre opens at Surrey school

A first-of-its-kind autism centre was officially opened at a mainstream secondary school in Chertsey on Monday 12 October. Almost 100 students, parents and staff attended the launch of the NAS Cullum Centre at Salesian School, which will give students on the autism spectrum specialist support so they can reach their full potential. This is the … Continue reading

Cobham Chatterbus proving successful six months on

More than 6,600 passengers have used one of Surrey’s first community bus services since its launch six months ago. The Cobham Chatterbus, which is funded by partners including Surrey County Council, Chelsea Football Club Foundation and Elmbridge Borough Council, is designed to help local residents get to the shops, work, schools and train stations along … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Rich history recognised; Deciding your next career step; How to become a county councillor

Rich history recognised More than 250 people flocked to this year’s Surrey Heritage Showcase featuring advice on creating a family tree and activities for children. The event in Shere, which was opened by Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks, gave those attending the chance to learn more about the rich history of the village and … Continue reading

More than 180,000 miles of roads set to miss out on new fund

As car sales accelerated to an all-time September high, it was revealed that more than 180,000 miles of roads nationwide are set to miss out on a new highways fund – despite covering more than 41 times the distance of routes that will benefit. Today’s news that more than 462,000 new cars were registered last month … Continue reading

Father and son roofing duo sentenced

A Surrey father and son have been ordered to pay more than £4,000 after admitting rogue trading offences. Frank Wenman Snr and Frank Wenman Jnr, of Dunsfold, near Godalming overcharged for poor quality roofing and driveway work at two homes last year. They were sentenced by Wycombe magistrates following a prosecution brought by Buckinghamshire and … Continue reading


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