Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Community Services Helyn Clack has been interviewed by BBC Surrey about the £44 million boost to Surrey’s economy from last summer’s Games a year after the Olympic torch relay started. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey
David Munro has replaced Lavinia Sealy as the Chairman of Surrey County Council. Mr Munro stepped up from his previous position as Vice Chairman, with Sally Marks taking his place in that role. The county councillor for Farnham South took the chair at today’s (21 May 2013) meeting of the Full Council and in his … Continue reading
Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge today revealed his new Cabinet. At the first Full Council meeting since the elections, Mr Hodge confirmed Peter Martin will continue as Deputy Leader and unveiled four Cabinet Associate Members, who will provide support for portfolio holders. The full Cabinet list is below. Cabinet Member for Transport, Highways and … Continue reading
Leader David Hodge today unveiled a new county council Cabinet focused on improving Surrey’s roads, investing in schools and boosting apprenticeships. Other key priorities Mr Hodge set out at the first post-election meeting of the Full Council included investing in care for the vulnerable and tackling the problem of litter.
It’s full speed ahead in Surrey for superfast internet access with the roll out of high-quality broadband getting under way. Work has begun to give 15,000 more homes and businesses access to the high speed service by September, with Pixham Village the first community to benefit. The news comes after Surrey County Council selected BT … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Strategic Director for Customers and Communities Yvonne Rees, who is also Mole Valley District Council’s Interim Chief Executive, has taken part in a debate organised by the Guardian about councils working together. She emphasised how all Surrey’s local authorities are working together through Surrey Future to promote economic growth.
Surrey County Council’s IMT Group Manager Nick Roberts took part in a debate organised by the Guardian about how local authorities connect online. He highlighted a scheme to connect public services in Surrey and Berkshire. A round-up of the discussion can also be found on the Guardian’s website.
The Government has named Surrey one of the country’s top 10 councils to do business with as the authority revealed firms have won deals worth more than £400,000 from a new initiative. On the day leader David Hodge collected Surrey’s award at 10 Downing Street, the council announced 18 local firms had secured contracts totalling … 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.
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
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
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.