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County council seeks to protect prized Surrey countryside while meeting waste plan duty

Surrey County Council is seeking to protect prized countryside while fulfilling its legal duty to identify possible land for waste facilities. Residents are being urged to have their say on a 15-year draft waste local plan which aims to ensure that facilities needed in future to deal with business, household and demolition waste are in the … Continue reading

VIDEO: Streetlights to stay on an hour later

Streetlights will stay on an hour later to 1am in residential areas from next Thursday, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Highways Colin Kemp has announced.

Surrey County Council set to select new Chief Executive

The Head of Local Government for KPMG, Joanna Killian, is set to be Surrey County Council’s new Chief Executive. The former Essex County Council chief, who joined world-renowned business consultancy KPMG in 2015, was chosen after a selection process to find a replacement for David McNulty. Subject to Surrey’s Full Council approving the appointment next … Continue reading

VIDEO AND PICTURES: Display of falling poppies lights up County Hall

  A poignant display of falling poppies lit up County Hall to help mark Remembrance Day. The display saw poppies cascading down Surrey County Council’s headquarters as respects were paid to generations of British servicemen and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Two near lifesize silhouettes of First World War … Continue reading

Surrey rogue trader and money launderer son ordered to pay back more than £250,000 to scam victims

A Surrey rogue trader and his money launderer son have been ordered to return more than £250,000 to elderly residents who were charged extortionate sums for shoddy roofing and building work. Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards took John Green Senior and John Green Junior to court to recover as much as possible from the proceeds … Continue reading

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn’s Surrey roadworks update

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives an update on the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

VIDEO: Cabinet Member hits out at rail union’s strike plans

Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Transport Mike Goodman has hit out at the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union’s plans to strike tomorrow and Thursday. The strike will affect passengers using South Western Railway and Southern services.

VIDEO: Twice around the world – distance covered by Surrey gritters last winter

With temperatures expected to drop at night this weekend, it has been revealed that gritting lorries covered more than 50,000 miles of road last winter to keep Surrey moving – the equivalent of travelling twice around the world. The fleet of 39 gritters is once again prepared for action around the clock while the county … Continue reading

ROUND-UP: Road safety show opens up to the public; Starring role for actress at library; Heathrow consultation under way

Road safety show opens up to the public A public performance of Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s award-winning road safety show takes place in Dorking on Wednesday, November 8. Safe Drive, Stay Alive is aimed at 16 to 18-year-olds who are about to begin driving and features a live performance alongside a series of films … Continue reading

VIDEO: Take a tour of the new Merstham library

  Take a look inside the new Merstham library, which has opened as part of a scheme to give the area a facelift. As well as a range of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, it boasts internet-connected computer terminals, laptop plug-in points and free wi-fi. CD audiobooks and DVDs are available for hire and … Continue reading

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn’s Surrey roadworks update

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives the latest update on work taking place on Surrey’s roads. It includes details of a resurfacing scheme due to start next week in Leatherhead and a drainage project in Chipstead to reduce the chances of flooding.

ROUND-UP: Hundreds set to attend careers fair; Consultation on boundary review proposals

Hundreds set to descend on careers fair Hundreds of young people are expected to descend on Epsom next month for a major careers fair organised by Surrey County Council and the University of Surrey. It is aimed at young people looking for help in making choices about their career – whether they want information on … Continue reading

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn’s update on work on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives a round up of the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads. Schemes highlighted in this update include works to install a toucan crossing for pedestrians and cyclists on a busy road in the Banstead area. She also gives updates on a drainage project at Outwood … Continue reading

VIDEO: Latest news about work on Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides an update on the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads. In the video below, she highlights road resurfacing work on Hampton Court Bridge, a scheme in Epsom to cut congestion and a drainage project at Outwood Lane in Chipstead to reduce the chances of flooding.

Plans for more than 550 extra school places signed off

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet has approved plans for more than 550 extra school places to be created in Spelthorne and Tandridge. Plans to expand three schools were approved at a meeting on Tuesday 26 September – a secondary in Ashford, a secondary in Caterham and a junior school in Oxted. An extra 300 places are … Continue reading

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