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Surrey leader – local taxpayers “no longer” to be saddled with “enormous” cost for school places

Highlights from David Hodge’s statement on school places at today’s Cabinet meeting: Surrey facing a “crisis” over school places pressure Council to stop borrowing tens of millions to fund expansion Status quo would mean Surrey borrowing more than £200m over the next five years – money the county would not pay off for more than … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Sneak peek of planned school revamps

  Visit flickr.com/surreynews to download the pictures.   These are the first artists’ impressions of how two expanded schools will look under plans to create more than 550 extra places. They show the proposed extensions at Connaught Junior in Bagshot (120 places) and St Alban’s Primary, West Molesey (210). The county council’s Cabinet is set … Continue reading

Surrey Leader speech to Full Council meeting

Highlights: Without fairer government funding for school places every child can’t be guaranteed a school place Chancellor’s extra investment for Lower River Thames Flood Defence Scheme welcome but councils still have to find £40m Still awaiting news from government on extra investment needed for other flood schemes, including those for River Mole and River Bourne … Continue reading

More than one in 10 Surrey secondary applications from London

More than one in 10 applications for Surrey secondary school places next September came from London. Nearly 1,700 of the record 11,000 applications received by Surrey County Council came from bordering London boroughs like Croydon, Sutton and Kingston-upon-Thames. They account for 15% of the total submitted by the closing date for places in the next … Continue reading

Home Secretary Theresa May visits Thames flood defence scheme

Home Secretary Theresa May today joined Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge at Molesey Lock and Weir near Hampton Court to discuss the River Thames Scheme after the government announced £60m of extra funding for the flood defence project. Download the pictures here.

Surrey welcomes extra funding for Thames defences

The news that the government is increasing funding for the River Thames Scheme by £60 million was today welcomed by Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Flooding Recovery John Furey.

In pictures: Surrey firefighters tackle Staines blaze

Surrey given £1.5 million to invest in mental health services

To help drive forward work being done by public services, Kris Hopkins today gave Surrey £1.5 million to invest in improving help for people with mental health problems. The cash from the Local Government Minister is aimed at helping work to provide emergency support that will also potentially save £13 million. Surrey County Council leader David … Continue reading

ROUND-UP: Organisations honoured at inaugural Living and Ageing Well Awards; Council launches trading standards scheme with National Pawnbrokers Association

Organisations honoured at inaugural Living and Ageing Well Awards Surrey Libraries, The Village Centre of Englefield Green, and Lynne Baxter and the Mole Valley Ponderers were among those honoured at the inaugural Living and Ageing Well Awards at this month. The event, which was opened by Surrey County Council Chief Executive David McNulty, celebrates individuals, projects … Continue reading

Plans signed off for 420 extra Surrey school places

Plans to create an extra 420 places at two primary schools have been signed off by Surrey County Council. Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning Linda Kemeny has given the go-ahead for proposals to expand Hinchley Wood and The Greville by 210 places each. She said: “This will provide much-needed classroom space as part of our … Continue reading

Plans to create 330 extra Surrey school places get go-ahead

Plans to build new classrooms for 330 pupils at three Surrey schools have been given the go-ahead. Capacity will be boosted at West Byfleet Infant by 90 places and 120 more will be added at West Byfleet Junior. Another 120 extra places will be created at Connaught Junior School in Bagshot. Surrey needs to bridge a … Continue reading

Pledge signed to work for better Thames defences to protect 15,000 homes and businesses

Seven councils whose residents and businesses were affected by floods have signed a pledge to press for a £300 million river defence scheme from the government. Surrey, Richmond, Windsor and Maidenhead, Kingston, Elmbridge, Spelthorne and Runnymede councils signed the agreement alongside Thames Water, the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee and the Environment Agency to push … Continue reading

Council fills 280 apprenticeships in six months

As national figures for young people classed as not in education, employment or training were released today, Surrey County Council revealed that it has filled 280 apprenticeships in just over six months. Most of the roles were created through a cash incentive scheme for businesses and the others were arranged at the council and through contractors. Surrey … Continue reading

Treasury officials visit Surrey

Caption: A delegation from the Treasury has visited the county council to learn more about how innovation is being driven forward across Surrey. The seven-strong party was joined at County Hall by David Clark from the Public Service Transformation Network to hear about an initiative that has improved the lives of more than 400 families and a … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Sneak preview of school revamps

The first artist’s impressions of how an expanded Addlestone primary school will look have been unveiled by Surrey County Council. Sayes Court is set to double in size, with the revamped facilities providing an additional 210 places by next September. A new artist’s impression of the revamped Cranmere Primary School has also been released by the council. … Continue reading

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