Schemes to cut congestion at one of Surrey’s busiest roundabouts and expand a secondary school have been delayed after leader David Hodge urged MPs to help the county council “avoid damaging cuts”.
The Cabinet put decisions about investing in improvements at Runnymede Roundabout and 250 extra places at Salesian School in Chertsey on hold until next month after Mr Hodge highlighted that:
- The “financial crisis” the council faces “shows no sign of ending”.
- Demand for statutory services like adult social care and school places continues to rise, costing tens of millions of pounds extra each year.
- Surrey’s MPs are being urged to impress upon the government the urgency of the financial situation “to avoid damaging cuts”.
Watch the video below for Mr Hodge’s full statement and listen to the podcasts underneath it for more about the school and roundabout decisions.
Salesian: Linda Kemeny, David Hodge, Helyn Clack and Peter Martin give their views.
Runnymede: John Furey, David Hodge, Mel Few, Peter Martin and Denise Le Gal in discussion.