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VIDEO: Campaign reveals Surrey litter hotspots

Motorway junctions, train stations and town centres are being targeted as part of a countywide litter campaign launched by Surrey County Council leader David Hodge.  

Roads project saves £3m as multi-million-pound flood repairs continue

A budget to fix flood-damaged Surrey streets has had a £3 million boost thanks to savings found in the first year of a major county council roads programme. As Surrey County Council continues to clear up at least £15 million of damage to streets flooded since Christmas, road bosses have delivered £3 million of savings … Continue reading

Surrey and Buckinghamshire trading standards to develop proposals to join forces

Scammers and con artists targeting Surrey and Buckinghamshire residents face a stronger crackdown under proposals to team up the counties’ trading standards services. Both county councils’ trading standards services are developing proposals to team up to protect the public even more against consumer rip-offs and to support local businesses. If the plans are approved by … Continue reading

Surrey to get new secondary school

A brand new secondary school for at least 900 pupils is set to be built in Surrey and opened in 2017 as the county council continues its largest-ever schools investment to meet spiralling demand for places. The council plans to turn the Runnymede Centre in Addlestone into an 11-16 secondary school with capacity for six classes … Continue reading

Council welcomes improvements to Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling festival

Feedback from Surrey County Council and residents has helped organisers of this summer’s major cycling festival to re-open roads along the route up to three hours earlier. The London & Surrey Cycling Partnership (LSCP), the event organisers, has introduced route changes and event improvements. Approximately half of the roads in Surrey will open up to … Continue reading

County council in groundbreaking deal to help small businesses nationally

The county council’s trading standards team has linked up with a national body to simplify rules for local shopkeepers and encourage economic growth. For more information, click here to visit the Association of Convenience Stores press release.

Residents to be given flood advice

The National Flood Forum will provide Surrey residents with advice about what to do after the recent flooding at Guildford, Tandridge and Leatherhead next week. For more information about the dates and locations, visit the Surrey County Council website.

Most Surrey children get secondary school place of choice

Surrey continues to provide most children with a secondary school place of their choice. The news comes as children find out this week which school they have got a place at in September. 83% get their first preference 94% get one of their top three preferences Linda Kemeny said: “I am delighted that so many … Continue reading

Council website gets top rating

Surrey County Council’s website has been awarded a maximum four-star rating in a new national report while also being one of a handful labelled a “favourite site”. The annual report by the Society of Information Technology Management (Socitm) rates the performance of council websites each year and Surrey’s newly designed site was among just 31 … Continue reading

Flood defences protecting thousands of homes to be finished

Temporary defences to protect waterworks serving thousands of homes on the county border with London from flooding are set to be finished this evening in a joint project between councils and the military. In response to record water levels caused by rainfall on the Caterham Bourne, a joint emergency project by Surrey, Tandridge and Croydon … Continue reading

Joint emergency flood response to protect around 47,000 families

A joint operation between councils and the military started today to prevent flooding from shutting down a waterworks that serves thousands of homes on the county border with London. In response to record water levels caused by rainfall on the Caterham Bourne, a joint emergency project by Surrey, Tandridge and Croydon councils, plus the military and the Environment Agency, … Continue reading

VIDEO: Leader on flood recovery effort

Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge on the impact of flooding in the county and the council’s partnership recovery effort: “Our staff and members have been working around the clock with the police, the Environment Agency, the military, local councils and other agencies to support our communities to get through a situation that has, for many … Continue reading

Surrey roads flooding repair bill for Christmas alone hits £12.5m

The repair bill to fix Surrey’s flood-affected roads and bridges over Christmas has spiralled to £12.5 million – before this month’s flooding is even taken into account. A major clear-up of the 2,500 worst-affected Surrey roads is underway after devastating flooding twice hit the county over Christmas and again this month. Over Christmas, heavy storms … Continue reading

Emergency project launched to protect waterworks

A waterworks serving up to almost 50,000 homes in Surrey and London will be protected under an emergency flood relief project started today (Friday). The Environment Agency and Tandridge, Croydon and Surrey councils have teamed up to create an emergency plan to stop record levels of water from the Caterham Bourne from flooding Kenley waterworks. If … Continue reading

Push to re-open flood-hit schools

County council staff are working round the clock so schools in flood-hit areas open as usual after the half-term break. Education and property teams are putting in a big effort alongside schools to ensure pupils can return to classrooms on Monday. As flood water levels begin to drop, a clean-up operation is in full swing … Continue reading

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