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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

Council office sharing saves £700,000

Surrey County Council has saved taxpayers around £700,000 in the last year thanks to sharing buildings with other organisations. The saving – enough money to pay for a year of residential care for 28 people or 70 school places – comes because sharing more buildings means paying less for rent, heating and repairs. Around 1,000 … Continue reading

Surrey County Council leader David Hodge gives statement to Full Council

Surrey County Council’s leader today made a personal statement following the council’s decision on allowances. David Hodge told Full Council he had decided to accept only the level of allowances recommended by the independent remuneration panel (IRP). Deputy Leader Peter Martin has made the same decision. In his statement, Leader David Hodge said: “When I … Continue reading

County Council meeting agenda

For the agenda of the Council meeting on Tuesday, 15 July, visit the council’s website.

Multi-million-pound Surrey regeneration plans approved

A major community regeneration project in Surrey can get started after receiving planning approval. Surrey County Council, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council and Raven Housing Trust will transform the Portland Drive area of Merstham with flats, shops, a youth skills centre, library, community centre and a supermarket after councillors gave the go-ahead. Surrey County Council … Continue reading

Davies Commission boosts Surrey on airport infrastructure call

Surrey County Council’s Leader has received a crucial boost over Heathrow and Gatwick expansion after the Government’s decision-making body said it would look at infrastructure first. A fortnight ago David Hodge told aviation experts that infrastructure must come before any airport expansion. Yesterday, the Davies Commission confirmed to South East politicians that it will consult … Continue reading

Key facts ahead of public sector unions’ national strike

Ahead of Thursday’s national public sector strike, please find more details below: Who is on national strike? The following public sector unions will be on national strike tomorrow: the National Union of Teachers (NUT), the Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU), UNISON, Unite, the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) and the GMB union. When is the … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Gloucester visit flooded Surrey

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester have visited Surrey to meet with the staff, agencies and volunteers who helped residents during the December and January floods. Surrey County Council Chairman David Munro, who was also present during the visit, said: “Our staff, firefighters and volunteers worked flat out to help more than 1,000 households during the … Continue reading

Deals worth more than £100m won from new South East online initiative

Businesses have won deals worth more than £100 million since an online initiative was launched by two South East councils. More than 80 contracts totalling £102m have been clinched after Surrey and East Sussex created the SE Shared Services website 10 months ago. The news comes after West Sussex County Council joined the initiative, which makes … Continue reading

Surrey leader welcomes multi-million-pound Government boost

Surrey County Council’s Leader has welcomed Government funding announced today as a first step towards long-term economic growth. Almost £50 million will go into schemes to boost Surrey businesses and transport links over the next six years following a Government announcement today on local Growth Deals through local enterprise partnerships (LEPs). David Hodge said: “We … Continue reading

Get in gear with the Reigate Cycle Festival

This year’s Reigate Cycle Festival will take place on Sunday 20 July, encouraging more local people to ditch their cars and get on their bikes instead. The festival, from 10am-5pm in Priory Park, is a family-friendly event including stunt demonstrations, expert advice on safety and maintenance, exhibits from cycling groups and shops, a large variety … Continue reading

Surrey graduates celebrate pioneering Masters degree

Surrey County Council employees have completed the UK’s first Masters course in roads engineering. The two-year course was launched in 2012 by the county council with the SE7 group of councils and the University of Brighton to train up the next generation of public sector highways managers, and has sparked interest from other academic institutions … Continue reading

Mitch Winehouse to speak at Surrey music conference

Mitch Winehouse will deliver the key note speech at Surrey Music Hub’s second annual music education conference at Guildford’s GLive on Monday 14 July from 10am to 4.30pm. Well-known as Amy’s father, he is also the founder of the Winehouse Foundation, established to support music and mental health projects in Surrey. The conference, organised by … Continue reading

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