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
Surrey County Council has welcomed the formation of a national task force aimed at combating disruption and damage caused by utility company roadworks. The Local Government Association revealed it formed the group after research showed the problem has cost taxpayers almost half-a-billion pounds over the past two years – the equivalent of filling eight million … Continue reading
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
Turnout at this week’s county council elections could surpass the last time Surrey went to the polls after it was revealed 34,000 more people have registered to vote compared to 2009. On Thursday May 2, all 81 county council seats will be contested as Surrey residents decide who should represent them on the local authority. … Continue reading
Surrey County Council is to build pothole proof roads that are designed to last a decade before repairs are needed. A 10 year warranty means if there was a problem with a road, the cost of repairing it would fall to the contractor that built the road and not the council. Since the start of … Continue reading
A flight of 14 locks on the Basingstoke canal reopened this week letting boats navigate the stretch of waterway for the first time in four years. The locks at Deepcut have been closed since 2009 for structural repairs and the replacement of many of the gates which had reached the end of their useful life. … Continue reading
One of Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s investigation dogs Tilly appeared on ITV’s television show This Morning. Tilly and her handler Steve Craig appeared on the show alongside presenters Phillip Scofield and Holly Willoughby. Tilly demonstrated how her nose can help her sniff out the cause of suspcious blazes reducing the time and cost of investigating fires. The … Continue reading
Surrey will celebrate the joy of the written word on World Book Night during a jam-packed event featuring some of the hottest new authors on the literary scene. Novelists Elizabeth Haynes and Melissa Harrison, both Amazon rising stars, will be among 12 up-and coming-authors talking about their passion for writing and their work at Guildford … Continue reading
Steve Playle from Surrey County Council Trading Standards gives his reaction to the news that energy company SSE has been fined £10.5 million by energy regulator Ofgem. You can read a statement on the subject from Surrey County Council Trading Standards here.
Steve Playle, Surrey County Council Trading Standards Investigations and Enforcement Manager, said: “We’re pleased Ofgem has finally taken action, but as far as we and consumers are concerned this is two years too late. “Surrey County Council Trading Standards made history in May 2011 when we won a landmark prosecution against SSE for using misleading … Continue reading
Watch a video timelapse of Surrey County Council’s new Walton Bridge being built in just three minutes. The impressive structure is the first major road crossing of the River Thames to be built in more than 20 years. The bridge is due to open this summer. Please feel free to embed the video. Media looking for … Continue reading
With the Tour of Britain cycle race coming to Surrey for a second successive year this September, the event’s Technical Manager Andy Hawes talks through the route.