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VIDEO: Smaller ‘link’ libraries help bring books closer to communities

Smaller “link” libraries are helping to bring books closer to local communities particularly in rural areas. Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning, Mary Lewis, visited a community link library in Shere – one of three in Surrey. A consultation running until Friday 4 January 2019 is asking for people’s views on a proposed … Continue reading

VIDEO: Community hubs could bring libraries and other services under one roof

Residents are being asked for their views on whether libraries could bring together a range of local services in one place, as part of a consultation on a proposed strategy for libraries. Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning, Mary Lewis, is calling on residents to have their say. The consultation can be found … Continue reading

Environment Cabinet Member visits pupils learning about air pollution

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment dropped in on pupils at a Farnham primary school learning about the health issues caused by air pollution. Mike Goodman joined children at St Peter’s in Little Green Lane for a play about the benefits of improving air quality in Surrey, particularly around schools. It was staged as … Continue reading

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

Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team gives the latest updates about work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

VIDEO: David Hodge outlines transformation plans and financial pressures

Leader David Hodge discusses a series of strategies that were approved at a meeting of the Full Council and Surrey County Council’s plans to transform services in the face of financial pressures.

VIDEO: Surrey leader David Hodge announces he is stepping down from the role

Leader of Surrey County Council David Hodge today told a meeting of the Full Council that he is stepping down from the role on 11 December. Below are highlights from his speech. Savings and efficiencies: “This Surrey (word removed) administration has reduced costs by over £540m over the last eight years and we are on … Continue reading

Surrey fire chief to lead civilian services at national Remembrance Sunday parade

Surrey’s fire chief is to lead members of the civilian services at the national service of remembrance at the Cenotaph on Sunday. Steve Owen-Hughes (pictured right) has been asked to lead one of two detachments of the Civilian Services Contingent, made up of staff from the fire, police, ambulance and prison services, as well as St … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Pfizer and Chipstead Golf Club land awards for community work

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer UK and Chipstead Golf Club were among those to secure awards for the contributions they make to local communities at an event organised by Surrey County Council. Tadworth-based Pfizer and Chipstead were named the winners of the We Are Surrey 2018 Social Value Awards at a ceremony in Egham while Playle and … Continue reading

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 latest news about work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

IN PICTURES: Trading standards impounds Halloween spider toys over safety fears  

Surrey trading standards officers have impounded dozens of Halloween spider toys to stop them posing a risk to children. They barred the products from entering the country through Heathrow Airport after finding sharp exposed wires in some and choking hazards in others. In a batch of 150 “spider web” sets, spider toys had legs which … Continue reading

Public consultations launching on plans to transform services in face of financial pressures

Surrey County Council is launching five consultations as part of its transformation plans and to tackle the financial pressures facing the authority. Context: The authority is facing huge financial pressures due to reducing government grant despite growing demand for children’s and adult care services. Despite saving £540m from its annual budget since 2010 the pressures … Continue reading

Surrey Waste Partnership win award for innovative recycling project

The Surrey Waste Partnership (SWP) has been recognised by a leading industry body for work that is helping Surrey residents who live in blocks of flats to recycle more. The partnership’s flats team won the Team of the Year prize awarded by the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) at its 2018 celebration awards. Working … Continue reading

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

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

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.  

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