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.
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
People will be asked for their ideas on how to make it safer and easier to cycle, walk and drive around the Guildford gyratory, during a three day exhibition. Surrey County Council and Guildford Borough Council will be drafting a plan to improve Guildford’s busy town centre in a bid to nurture economic growth and … Continue reading
A rallying cry has been sounded for people to support Surrey’s inclusion in Crossrail 2, which could have benefits across the South East. Mayor of London Boris Johnson today launched a consultation into the new cross London rail line, which could increase capacity on the South West Main Line by up to 40% at peak … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
Apprenticeships are rocketing across Surrey – with a near 20% surge in a year. The number of new apprentices aged 16 to 18 shot up by 19.2% to 690 in the last financial year. And apprenticeships in the 19-24 age group climbed by 16.5% in the same period, with almost 100 extra places filled. The … Continue reading