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A320 north corridor improvements are a regional priority

Responding to today’s news that the A320 north corridor has been identified as a priority road scheme for the south east, Surrey County Council’s Deputy Leader Colin Kemp said: “The A320 north corridor scheme is important for Runnymede borough’s local plan and also to increase capacity of the local road network which will support housing … Continue reading

Audio: Figures show reduction in Surrey road fatalities

Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Highways Matt Furniss speaks to BBC Surrey following government statistics showing fatalities on Surrey’s roads have fallen. -Audio from BBC Surrey

Tina Thorburn’s latest roadworks update

An update on the works taking place on Surrey’s roads from the county council’s highways team. More information on these roadworks along with details of other works is available at surreycc.gov.uk/roadworks.

New Regional Adoption Agency

Quicker matching and widened choice of families for children From April 2020 ‘Adoption South East’, Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) will provide adoption services as a collaboration between Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Councils. ‘Adoption South East’ (ASE) will aim to find families for up to 150 children annually, and support several … Continue reading

AUDIO: Water safety interview with Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

Group Commander, Community Safety and Risk Reduction Paul Kenny from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service speaks to BBC Surrey about staying safe around water. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Guildford MP praises dedication of Surrey social workers

Education Minister Anne Milton MP congratulated Surrey County Council social workers this week for the ‘passion and energy’ they’ve shown as they strive to improve services for children and families in Surrey. The Guildford MP met staff working in the new Children’s Single Point of Access (C-SPA), which is the gateway to all support, information … Continue reading

County council outlines plans for 725 new homes to help older people live independently

Up to 725 affordable homes specially designed to help older people live independently will be provided within 10 years under plans outlined by Surrey County Council. The plans will also involve expanding the provision of supported housing for people with learning disabilities or autism to help them exercise choice and control over their daily lives. … Continue reading

Water Safety Event – Virginia Water

Members of the public are invited to a water safety event this Sunday from 11.00am. Details on the event are below: What- Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) are working with local authorities, and partner agencies to organising a water safety event to unveil public throwlines for use in an emergency. RNLI, Surrey Search and … Continue reading

Tina Thorburn’s latest roadworks update

An update on the works taking place on Surrey’s roads from the county council’s highways team. More information on these roadworks along with details of other works is available at surreycc.gov.uk/roadworks.

VIDEO: New environmental initiatives announced by Mike Goodman

At the Surrey Rural Economy Conference today, Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, announced some of the ways Surrey County Council is supporting the environment and helping to tackle climate change. Work which has been supported by Michael Gove, Surrey Heath MP and Secretary of State for the Environment. The conference was organised … Continue reading

Tim Oliver speech to Full Council July 2019

Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver addressed Full Council Tuesday 9 July. Highlights from his speech included:- Progress made by Children’s Services following June Ofsted Monitoring visit. Confirmation of Surrey Libraries consultation starting in September about how the library service can be modernised, provide opportunities for everyone to learn, access information, acquire new skills and … Continue reading

Surrey Cabinet Member attends Westminster launch of cross-party group on adult social care

Surrey Cabinet Member Sinead Mooney took part in the launch of a parliamentary group set up to influence adult social care policy and push for reform. Mrs Mooney attended the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Adult Social Care in Westminster on Wednesday 3 July. The group’s future work programme will involve MPs and … Continue reading

Fraudster jailed after conning elderly people for unnecessary home insulation

A boss who defrauded elderly people to fund a lavish lifestyle has been jailed for three years, after a prosecution by trading standards. Adam Craig Roberts, 34, from Bournemouth pleaded guilty to fraudulently misleading often elderly people across the south of England to encourage them to buy home insulation. He was sentenced at Guildford Crown … Continue reading

VIDEO: Tina Thornburn’s latest roadworks update

Further improvements to delivery of Children’s Services in Surrey

This week Cabinet approved the latest enhancement to the improved delivery of Children’s Services in Surrey. Approval of a new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) within Children’s Services is part of the council’s continuing commitment to ensuring children in Surrey get the “right help, care and protection at the right time so they can thrive”. This … Continue reading

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