Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides a round-up of the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.
Response to claims in the Local Government Chronicle that Surrey County Council has benefited most following the government’s announcement about addressing negative revenue support grant. Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge said: “In no way is Surrey County Council ‘the biggest winner’ from this announcement. In truth, we were the biggest loser when the government … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has appointed Leigh Whitehouse as its Interim Director of Finance. Mr Whitehouse, pictured, is currently Interim Director for Finance and Corporate Services at the London Borough of Bexley and will join Surrey on 3 September subject to formal confirmation of his appointment as Section 151 officer at council in October. David Hodge, … Continue reading
Here’s a map of every Surrey road added to the county council’s programme of repairs so far following the investment of an extra £20 million. With many more set to benefit in the coming months, the map will be updated regularly to give a complete picture of the improvements being made to sections of road … Continue reading
Lead Cabinet Member for Place Colin Kemp has announced that more roads have been added to the county council’s programme of repairs across Surrey following the investment of an extra £20 million.
Thousands of amateur and professional cyclists will take to the streets of Surrey today as part of the sixth annual Prudential RideLondon cycling festival. Amateur riders will tackle one of three mass participation events – either a 100-mile sportive, a 46-mile ride or a new 19-mile event. Famous faces taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 … Continue reading
BMX bikers in Runnymede are riding high thanks to Surrey’s role in the Prudential RideLondon cycling festival. The Runnymede Rockets BMX Club received a £50,000 grant from the London Marathon Charitable Trust in 2015 to help towards a track upgrade. They’re among dozens of grassroots groups across Surrey to benefit from the Trust, which awards … Continue reading
A local charity in Windlesham has this week been awarded a £95,000 grant by The London Marathon Charitable Trust towards the building of a brand new pavilion at the village’s community-owned recreation ground, ahead of the annual RideLondon-Surrey cycling festival on Sunday 29 July. The grant will help support the creation of a new Windlesham … Continue reading
British cycling star Mark Cavendish has confirmed he will race in Sunday’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic. Sprinter Cavendish was eliminated from this year’s Tour de France last week when he was unable to finish a tough mountain stage within the time limit. The 33-year-old, who has won 30 stages of the Tour, said: “I’m delighted to … Continue reading
Watch the Scilly Isles roundabout in Esher get a new road surface – in less than a minute. The work was done following the county council’s investment of an extra £20 million in improving the roads most in need of repair across Surrey. Surrey County Council Lead Member for Place Colin Kemp said: “Thousands of drivers … Continue reading
Eight Surrey foster carers along with four care and family support workers have become the first in the country to gain a new qualification aimed at helping vulnerable children reach their potential. The group achieved the award after studying an approach to caring that is already well-regarded in other countries for helping children overcome troubled … Continue reading
Sprint stars Elia Viviani and Sam Bennett – who were rivals at this year’s Giro d’Italia – will line up for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday. Viviani won four stages of the three-week Italian race while Bennett won three stages including the final stage in Rome. The pair will renew their rivalry at the … Continue reading
His Honour Peter Rook QC has today handed down his findings of fact and conclusions in respect of the inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton, a trainee soldier, at Deepcut Army Barracks on 9 June 1995. He has concluded that Sean died as a result of suicide when, in the early hours of … Continue reading
Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives her latest round-up of the work taking place on Surrey’s roads, including resurfacing at the Chequers Roundabout in Horley.
These are the serious injuries suffered by a Surrey resident after he started up a gas camping stove he bought online. The stove engulfed Marcus Oliver in a fireball when he turned it on, leaving him with burns to his face, hands and arms. Three firms – the retailer, distributor and importer of the product … Continue reading
This year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will feature a trio of TV presenters who are more used to announcing the news than making it. The BBC Breakfast duo of Louise Minchin and Naga Munchetty and Sky News’s Dermot Murnaghan are three of the best-known presenters in the country. But the trio will swap the TV studios … Continue reading
Surrey firefighters have issued fire and water safety warnings following a spate of incidents linked to the warm weather. Fires can start and spread more quickly on dry sunny days so Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care with barbecues and cigarettes and avoid having bonfires. And while it may … Continue reading
Surrey leader David Hodge calls for local government to be given a bigger role in health. Highlights: David Hodge calls on #government to give #localgov powers to scrutinise #doctors & community health services & “responsibility for commissioning all #publicservices that deliver #health & wellbeing services” in their areas — Surrey News (@SurreyNews) July 10, … Continue reading
Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards has won a national award for its work to cut red tape for businesses and boost the economy. The service* was recognised by the Government’s Office for Product Safety and Standards for its partnership work with dozens of businesses to help them comply with regulations, supporting their growth. It was … Continue reading
Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides her latest update about the work taking place on Surrey’s roads, including information about the Meadows roundabout scheme in Camberley to reduce congestion.
Four Surrey-based charities are set to benefit from a windfall, thanks to Revive re-use shop customers, Surrey County Council and SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. The Revive shop charity scheme sees a portion of money raised from the four shops across Surrey donated to local charities which were chosen by customers. The first four charities … Continue reading
Surrey’s performing arts library is set to be moved to a new home to ensure its stock is kept together while the county council works with a new charity on plans for users to run the service themselves. Proposals for securing the future of the performing arts library while making savings for Surrey taxpayers will … Continue reading
With the Cabinet due to consider a report on Tuesday about awarding new bus contracts, Mike Goodman outlines plans to improve to some services, make savings and use more environmentally friendly vehicles.
More roads have been added to the repairs list following the county council’s investment of an extra £20 million in making improvements across Surrey. Last month the council revealed that an additional £15m was being invested in “extensive repairs”. That was on top of the extra £5m announced in March. Lead Cabinet Member for Place Colin … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has appointed three new executive directors to its top team following the appointment of Chief Executive Joanna Killian in March. Jason Russell and Michael Coughlin will become Executive Director for Highways, Transport & Environment and Executive Director for Customer, Digital & Transformation respectively, having taken on the roles as interims in recent … Continue reading
Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, rounds up the latest news about work taking place on Surrey’s roads.
During Scams Awareness Month, Surrey trading standards is highlighting the top four most common scams in the county and the ways residents can protect themselves. Scams Awareness Month is a national campaign throughout June aimed at ensuring people “don’t miss a trick” when it comes to scams. Doorstep scams The most common scam reported in … Continue reading
Mike Goodman has revealed plans to ask residents for their views in the autumn on where the money generated by charging at county council car parks should be spent in a consultation about Surrey’s countryside. The announcement came as the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport confirmed that parking charges will be introduced at Newlands … Continue reading
Surrey residents saved an extra £200,000 to help protect essential services last year just by putting more food waste in caddies. Food waste is more expensive to dispose of when it’s thrown in with the rubbish instead of being put in caddies for recycling. The Surrey Waste Partnership – made up of Surrey County Council … Continue reading
The first roads that are set to benefit from Surrey County Council’s investment of an extra £20 million have been revealed by Lead Cabinet Member for Place Colin Kemp after the authority announced last month that a further £15m was being invested in “extensive repairs” to Surrey’s roads on top of the £5m previously confirmed.
Leader of Surrey County Council David Hodge asks residents to say what matters to them and help shape Surrey’s future by completing the online survey found here.