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VIDEO: Plans to award contract that will save £26,000 a year on water bill signed off

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet has signed off plans to award a contract to a water supplier that new leader Tim Oliver explained will save an estimated £26,000 a year on current costs.

Riders raise record £13 million for charity

Participants in this year’s Prudential RideLondon events have raised more than £13 million for charity to set a European record for a one-day cycling event, beating the previous year’s record of £12.75 million. It brings the total raised for charity to more than £66 million in the first six years of the festival of cycling. … Continue reading

Reality TV businessman guilty of allowing huge illegal rubbish tip to build up in Surrey countryside

A reality TV businessman has been found guilty of allowing thousands of tonnes of rubbish to be dumped illegally on green belt Surrey land he manages. In a case brought by Surrey County Council, Daniel Hill, 36, was convicted by a jury after piles of waste were repeatedly tipped at a site in Pirbright next … Continue reading

Electric buses set to hit Guildford’s roads

Nine new fully electric, zero emission buses are set to be introduced on the Guildford park and ride service next month. Surrey County Council and Stagecoach have worked in partnership to bring the single-decker buses, built by Guildford based manufacturer Alexander Dennis, to the town. Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Environment Mike Goodman said: … Continue reading

VIDEO: New leader pays tribute to Surrey’s Christmas workers

At the final Cabinet meeting of the year new Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver thanks staff and councillors for their “excellent work” and pays tribute to those keeping vulnerable people safe over Christmas.

VIDEO: Round up of the work taking place on Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

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

VIDEO: Meet the new members of leader Tim Oliver’s Cabinet team

Sinead Mooney, Matt Furniss and Julie Iles set out their priorities after being given roles in new Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver’s Cabinet team.

VIDEO: New Leader of Surrey County Council sets out his priorities

The new Leader of Surrey County Council Tim Oliver sets out his priorities.

VIDEO: New Surrey County Council Leader announces plan to leave County Hall

The new Leader of Surrey County Council has used his acceptance speech to announce plans to leave County Hall in Kingston. Tim Oliver, the county councillor for Weybridge, was this morning (Tuesday 11 December, 2018) elected to lead the authority and immediately revealed the plans to fellow councillors. Taking over from David Hodge who stepped … Continue reading

Five things you didn’t know you could do online with Surrey libraries

Mary Lewis, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning, said: “These are just a selection of the digital services available through Surrey libraries but there is potential for us to go further and use technology in new and different ways. “We’re running a consultation on the principles that will help us reshape our library … Continue reading

VIDEO: Artificial intelligence project wins funding

Surrey County Council is among a group of local authorities that is set to receive £80,000 from the Local Digital Fund to look into using artificial intelligence and chatbots to help deal with people’s enquiries. Further information can be found here.

VIDEO: Environment Cabinet Member outlines electric vehicle plans

County council Cabinet Member for Environment Mike Goodman outlines Surrey’s plans to help establish a comprehensive network of vehicle charging points, create electric car clubs and promote low emission buses.

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn’s round-up of work taking place on Surrey’s roads

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

VIDEO: More than 200 roads improved already after £20m extra investment

Cabinet Member for Highways Colin Kemp has revealed that more than 200 roads have already been improved thanks to the investment of an extra £20 million in repairs. He told a Cabinet meeting that the work being done was “making a difference to Surrey’s roads” and added: “It would be so much better to have … Continue reading

Electric fire engine to visit Surrey this week

This vehicle will be taking to Surrey’s roads later this week when the fire service becomes the first in the country to try out an electric fire engine. Rosenbauer’s Concept Fire Truck, which has barely any exhaust emissions and boasts a range of other innovative features, will be based with Surrey Fire and Rescue Service … Continue reading

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