Council bosses are set to push for Government action on unregistered road cycling and give local people a greater voice if a new strategy is approved this month. Cycling has boomed in the county since it hosted the 2012 Olympic road races, including thousands either watching or riding in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey events. In September, … Continue reading
Council bosses have rejected permission for almost 250 inadequate roadworks in a fortnight since launching their new permit scheme. Earlier this month, Surrey County Council took control of who digs roadworks where, when and with whom. This will mean up to 2,400 fewer roadworks in the county every year, slashing congestion and saving Surrey’s economy … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has fixed the equivalent of nine rugby pitches after earmarking funds to tackle winter road damage. In September, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet allocated £5 million to fix more than 600 of the road surfaces most affected by ice and snow last winter. So far, the county council has completed 63,725 square metres … Continue reading
A high-tech glue has revolutionised Surrey’s road repairs and is set to save taxpayers millions by recycling old roads and making them new. Instead of ripping up old roads and laying new ones, Surrey County Council is now mixing a super-flexible glue with recycled tarmac to transform it into a brand new surface. In a … Continue reading
More than 50 young people are set to get a foot on the job ladder thanks to a county council employer shadowing scheme. Under the so-called work pairing scheme, 55 youngsters will be offered up to 26 weeks’ paid work experience with businesses that could, if successful, lead to an apprenticeship or other full-time employment. … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has responded to more than 80 incidents involving local flooding and fallen trees as storms have hit the area. Call centre staff have taken more than 400 calls, and 82 overnight were passed to rapid response crews specialising in clearing fallen trees, dealing with local flooding and keeping roads clear. Updates are … Continue reading
A Surrey County Council funding initiative that gives thousands of pounds to community groups for green travel returns to Merstham on Saturday 26 October. Last year, eight local groups in the ward won a share of £60,000 from Travel SMART, which supports and promotes projects aimed at improving travel and stimulating economic growth. The projects all … Continue reading
Leader David Hodge presents to Full Council early plans for closer working between councils and emergency services in Surrey and Sussex. The Public Sector Transformation Network will be discussed at the next Cabinet on 22 October.
Surrey County Council’s team behind the £32 million Walton Bridge has received a top highways industry award. Walton Bridge was the first new bridge over the River Thames in 20 years, and it opened to traffic in July 2013 both on time and on budget after an 18-month construction. Now Highways Magazine’s Excellence Awards have … Continue reading
There are more than 100 places left for Surrey residents to join a live radio debate on the future of cycling in the county. Surrey County Council is currently consulting on its proposed cycling strategy, and BBC Surrey is hosting the debate with a panel of guests at the University of Surrey in Guildford on 23 … Continue reading
A pioneering international project involving the county council is set to transform Surrey quarries into wildlife havens. The county council, alongside the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the public and private sectors in England and abroad, has unveiled a two-year, EU-funded action plan called Project Restore at a conference in County Hall. … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s barns have been filled up with 16,000 tonnes of salt ready to keep our roads moving when snow and ice hit. As well as a team of highways contractors from Kier and a fleet of specialist gritting vehicles, the council has more than 50 farmers on standby.
A new Facebook app has been launched by Surrey County Council to encourage the county’s residents to share recipes which turn lovely leftovers into tasty treats. Creating the app is the latest way the council’s Love Food Surrey campaign is helping residents to reduce the 75,000 tonnes of uneaten food which is thrown away in … Continue reading
Live connection, Bluetooth scanning, customer service? No, not your latest smartphone call centre, but a new way to help patients manage serious conditions. Surrey County Council has teamed up with local GPs to pioneer giving patients user-friendly electronic equipment to monitor their own long-term problems from home rather than visiting hospital as often. The new … Continue reading
An action plan to keep Surrey moving in severe winter weather was approved today. More than £2.5 million is being spent on a programme that includes using more than 40 specialist vehicles, hi-tech monitoring equipment, weather stations and 16,000 tonnes of grit to prepare for the winter ahead. At a meeting of Surrey County … Continue reading