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VIDEO: Users of Surrey Performing Arts Library may be able to run the service

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

VIDEO: Plans set out to improve bus services and make savings

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.

MAP: More roads benefit from extra £20m investment

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 appoints three new Executive Directors

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

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn rounds up the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, rounds up the latest news about work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

The top four scams reported to Surrey trading standards and how to protect yourself

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

VIDEO: Cabinet Member announces countryside consultation

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

VIDEO: Rise in food waste recycling saves £200,000 in a year

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

VIDEO: First roads set to benefit from £20m investment revealed

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 asks residents to say what matters to them and help shape Surrey’s future

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.

New 19-mile event added to Prudential RideLondon

A new 19-mile mass participation cycling event on traffic-free roads was launched today as part of Prudential RideLondon 2018, the cycling festival taking place in London and Surrey on 28-29 July. It will start at Sandown Park, Esher, and take in the final 19 miles of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 route, going through south west … Continue reading

Sniffer dog Pippa to show off her skills at roadshows highlighting illegal tobacco trade

Sniffer dog Pippa will show off her skills in detecting illegal tobacco on a roadshow tour of Surrey to highlight the dangers of the counterfeit trade. Pippa (pictured) will be in action next week at roadshows in Camberley, Guildford, Staines and Epsom. The events are being staged by trading standards officers and health advisers to … Continue reading

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

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, rounds up the latest Surrey roadworks information.

VIDEO AND MAP: RideLondon’s multi-million pound boost for Surrey sporting good causes

Grassroots groups have been awarded more than £3million to improve sport and leisure facilities thanks to Surrey’s role in the Prudential RideLondon cycling festival. Dozens of Surrey projects have secured grants from The London Marathon Charitable Trust since the inaugural RideLondon-Surrey events in 2013. The London Marathon Charitable Trust awards grants to recreational projects in … Continue reading

Sean Benton inquest: Statement of Brigadier Christopher Coles released

A witness statement from the inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton has been released. Third Witness Statement of Brigadier Coles This statement is released on the basis that it is treated as being read evidence in the inquest into the death of Sean Benton, however the constraints on Court time prevented it being … Continue reading

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