Summary of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Meeting (28th September 21)

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet met this week and the important announcements are summarised below:

Highways Contract

Cabinet approved a new highways contract for Surrey from April 2022.

The successful contractor will be announced in October and will be responsible for delivering vital road repairs, resurfacing and specialist projects as well as the upkeep of drains and verges, winter gritting and snow clearing.

High-quality works, ‘right first time’ and good communication with residents are amongst the key criteria for bidders.

The full report is available here.

Green Homes Grant

Cabinet approved £3.2m funding for low-income households and residents in fuel poverty for improvements which will save carbon and reduce fuel bills.

The funding will provide a full grant to low-income households to help towards installing insulation, renewable energy and low carbon heating measures. This will be vital in helping Surrey achieve net-zero by 2050, with 28% of the county’s carbon emissions coming from housing.

The funding will also be important in tackling fuel poverty. For any residents living in a cold, damp home can be very damaging to physical and mental health making health conditions such as respiratory diseases, COPD and asthma, worse.  Information, advice and support is available here.

The full report is available here.

Safety Cameras

Cabinet agreed a new safety camera policy, drawn up in collaboration with Surrey Police, which will see more speed cameras installed on Surrey’s roads.

The aim of the policy is to ensure Surrey’s highways are safer, whilst also reducing congestion and improving air quality.

The cameras will be prioritised at the worst accident hot spots, and where the local community are facing excessive speeds from motorists.

The full report is available here.

Surrey Outdoor Learning & Development – investment in Thames Young Mariners site 

Cabinet approved a £6.2m investment in upgrading the Thames Young Mariners site used by Surrey Outdoor Learning & Development – which will mean a modern, state of the art facility for the young people of Surrey to use in their outdoor education.

The facility will have a positive impact on the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults, and will also bring more revenue into the council in future years as the facilities are used by other local authorities.

The full report is available here.

Surrey Online School

Cabinet agreed a paper around future procurement of Surrey Online School – an innovative service providing an online, high-quality learning experience in a live, safeguarded environment for Surrey children, including those who are vulnerable and may have additional needs.

The full report is available here.

Mole Bridge replacement (East Molesey) 

Cabinet gave the go-ahead to replace Mole Bridge on Esher Road, East Molesey.

The new bridge will have wider carriageway lanes & footpaths, improved visibility and will need less maintenance.

Work should begin in June.

The full report is available here.


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