Mayor of London Boris Johnson today launched a consultation into plans for a new railway line spanning London called Crossrail 2. During an interview on BBC Surrey radio, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment John Furey called for Surrey and the wider South East’s involvement in the project. You can listen to … Continue reading
Pedal power is gaining popularity in Surrey as new figures reveal the percentage of people cycling on a monthly basis has increased. Department for Transport stats have shown that 20% of Surrey folk ride a bike at least once a month – busting the national average of 15%. Elmbridge boasts the highest percentage of people … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has welcomed the formation of a national task force aimed at combating disruption and damage caused by utility company roadworks. The Local Government Association revealed it formed the group after research showed the problem has cost taxpayers almost half-a-billion pounds over the past two years – the equivalent of filling eight million … Continue reading
Today’s Queen’s Speech was a shot in the arm for Surrey County Council according to leader David Hodge, who says the government’s vision matches his own in many ways. He said: “Last week the Surrey public gave us a vote of confidence for the work we’re doing and that was echoed when the government’s plans … Continue reading
Ben Unsworth, Surrey County Council senior performance and research manager, has taken part in a debate organised by the Guardian about harnessing technology to improve social care services.
The votes have been counted in all 81 divisions for the 2013 Surrey County Council elections View an interactive map featuring individual results, turnout and vote percentages on our Elections Dashboard. The overall results are as follows: 58 Conservative 9 Liberal Democrats 9 Residents’ Association / Independents 3 UKIP 1 Labour 1 Green Party Turnout … Continue reading
Surrey County Council Senior Performance and Research Manager Ben Unsworth has participated in a debate organised by the Guardian about local elections. Voting started this morning in the 2013 county council elections, with polling stations opening across Surrey at 7am. Residents have until 10pm to vote. They can find out who their local candidates are … Continue reading
Voting is taking place in the 2013 county council elections. Polling stations across Surrey opened at 7am as early voters had their say in electing who should represent them on the county council. Voting is taking place throughout the day until polling stations close at 10pm. You can find out who your local candidates are and where you … Continue reading
Turnout at this week’s county council elections could surpass the last time Surrey went to the polls after it was revealed 34,000 more people have registered to vote compared to 2009. On Thursday May 2, all 81 county council seats will be contested as Surrey residents decide who should represent them on the local authority. … Continue reading
Around 200,000 people in Surrey are putting their health at risk by regularly drinking too much alcohol. One in four people aged over 16 in the county is estimated to drink more than the recommended safe limit of alcohol, which is four units a day at most for men and no more than three* for women … Continue reading
Following the news that four Surrey firms have won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Surrey County Council Strategic Director Julie Fisher said: “I’d like to congratulate all four companies for winning this prestigious award. It is fantastic news not just for the companies themselves but for Surrey as a whole. They prove that the county … Continue reading
BBC television news reported on Surrey County Council’s project to build pothole-proof roads that are designed to last a decade before repairs are needed. A 10 year warranty means if there was a problem with a road, the cost of repairing it would fall to the contractor that built the road and not the council. … Continue reading
A hard-hitting road safety campaign aimed to keep young people safe on the roads has featured in a BBC documentary. License to Kill highlighted how Safe Drive Stay Alive, led by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, uses powerful videos, eyewitness accounts and first hand experiences to educate young people about the potential dangers of the road. Documentary presenter … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Simon Pollock has participated in a debate organised by the Guardian about councils sharing services to save money. Surrey’s head of shared services highlighted a joint purchasing operation with East Sussex County Council and the work of the South East 7, a partnership of the region’s seven largest local authorities.
Nearly 430 people with disabilities were helped to find work in the past year through a Surrey County Council initiative. EmployAbility secured paid employment, voluntary work or a work experience role for 426 people in the last financial year. It also continued to help nearly 600 people in their jobs. The news follows an awards … Continue reading