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VIDEO: Leader sets out challenges and opportunities for county council

Leader David Hodge sets out challenges and opportunities for county council at a meeting of Full Council on 9th October.  

VIDEO: Mike Goodman calls for residents to give their views on caring for Surrey’s countryside

County council Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport Mike Goodman is calling on residents to give their views on caring for Surrey’s countryside in a survey launched today.

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

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives her latest round-up of the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

VIDEO: Teen artist with cerebral palsy pays tribute to foster family after landing university place

A Surrey teenager with cerebral palsy whose art work has been displayed for the first time has told how his foster family supported him to succeed. Connor Brown, 19, is beginning a degree in fine art practice after taking A-levels in graphic design and photography, overcoming a disability which affects his fine motor skills. Connor’s … Continue reading

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn’s roadworks round-up

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives her latest round-up of the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

VIDEO: Volunteers set to be given bigger role in running community-partnered libraries

With Surrey County Council’s Cabinet due to consider a report on Tuesday about support arrangements for community-partnered libraries, Mary Lewis, Cabinet Member for All Age Learning, outlines plans to give volunteers a bigger role in running their local branches. More information can be found here.  

Surrey statement regarding CIPFA report

Following the publication of a review of the county council’s finance function by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), Surrey leader David Hodge said: “It’s well known that local government budgets across the country are under severe pressure. However we have a duty to ensure the council remains as financially sound as … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: 250 extra places created at Salesian School

These are the new facilities which have helped provide an extra 250 places at Salesian School in Chertsey. A new teaching block has been constructed which houses 12 classrooms while existing buildings have been renovated to create new science classrooms and a science lecture theatre. More information can be found here. Mary Lewis, Surrey County … Continue reading

Proposal being drawn up to expand and relocate high-performing Tandridge school

A high-performing Tandridge primary school could be rebuilt on a new site and expanded to create 210 more school places under a proposal being developed by Surrey County Council. Warlingham Village Primary, which has an Ofsted “outstanding” rating, would be rebuilt nearby at significantly reduced cost to taxpayers under plans to help meet growing demand … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Artist impressions of Surrey homes being developed by new joint venture

Artist impressions have been unveiled by a newly launched property partnership to show how some of the first completed Surrey homes could look. Surrey County Council and Places for People have released images of planned developments at Dene Street, Dorking, and High Street, Egham. The two projects are set to provide 22 flats or houses … Continue reading

MAP, VIDEO: Roads repaired so far from extra £20m investment

Months into the county council’s programme of road repairs following the investment of an extra £20 million in improvements across Surrey, here’s a map of work already completed and a video showing some ‘before’ and ‘after’ views. Surrey County Council Lead Cabinet Member for Place Colin Kemp said: “We’ve made an excellent start and many … Continue reading

Surrey’s Leader calls on residents to have their say on county’s vision

David Hodge issues final call for Surrey residents to set out their views for the county’s future ahead of online survey closing on 3 September.

VIDEO: Latest updates on work taking place on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides the latest news on work taking place on Surrey’s roads. Updates include Young Street in Fetcham, South Street in Epsom and Operation Horizon work to improve our roads in Wonnersh and Smallfield.  

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

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides a round-up of the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

Surrey responds to LGC claim about negative revenue support grant

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

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