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Feedback spurs RideLondon route improvements

Surrey roads will re-open up to three hours earlier during this weekend’s second annual Prudential RideLondon cycling festival after the organisers acted on feedback from the county council and residents. The London & Surrey Cycling Partnership plans to re-open the outward 25-mile stretch between Hampton Court Bridge and Forest Green near Leith Hill on Sunday … Continue reading

Online initiative set to offer firms deals worth hundreds of millions

Deals worth hundreds of millions of pounds a year will be offered to local firms with the launch of a new online initiative. SupplytoSurrey will list contracts being offered by Surrey County Council, Surrey Police, the University of Surrey and the county’s 11 boroughs and districts. The site is being spearheaded by the county council … Continue reading

Surrey community groups thank Prudential RideLondon for cash boost

Community groups have hailed Prudential RideLondon’s cycling events for improving their local areas after Surrey County Council’s involvement in last year’s inaugural festival. Earlier this year, more than £242,000 was given to nearly 30 groups by the London Marathon Charitable Trust, which runs the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey events that attracted thousands of riders and spectators last … Continue reading

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

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