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Sean Benton inquest: diagram of barracks released

An exhibit from the inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton has been released. Pte Benton died at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey in June 1995. The High Court ruled in October 2016 that the inquest into his death held in July 1995 should be quashed and a fresh inquest ordered. The new inquest … Continue reading

Gritters ready as snow forecast for the weekend

With temperatures set to drop and snow forecast in Surrey over the weekend, our gritters will be going out spreading salt over the weekend starting at 4am on Saturday morning. Surrey County Council stockpiled 14,500 tonnes of salt ahead of the winter and has a fleet of 39 gritters to help keep the county moving, … Continue reading

County council joins group pressing for investment in key rail line to London

A campaign to press for investment to boost capacity on the Brighton Mainline, which passes through east Surrey on its way to London, has been backed by the county council. The authority has announced that it has joined the Brighton Mainline Alliance, which is a group of organisations and businesses spearheaded by the Coast to … 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 news on work planned in Surrey.

Surrey County Council reveals details on extra £5m investment to tackle winter road damage

Following the announcement by Surrey Leader David Hodge on BBC Surrey that the council is investing an extra £5 million in repairing the damage caused by the recent wintry weather, Cabinet member for Highways Colin Kemp gives more details.

Sean Benton inquest: order made on reporting of witness evidence

His Honour Peter Rook QC, who is conducting an inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton, has made an order postponing any reporting of Mr Martin Holder’s evidence until noon on Friday 9 March or further order. The order was made under the Contempt of Court Act 1981. Further submissions on whether the order … Continue reading

New chief executive starts at Surrey County Council

Joanna Killian started today as the new chief executive of Surrey County Council. Joanna Killian said: “I am delighted to be joining Surrey County Council, working with the Leader, his Cabinet and all members to deliver the best quality services and outcomes for residents. Surrey is a vibrant, successful county and a great place to … Continue reading

84% of Surrey pupils offered their first choice secondary school despite rise in applications

Surrey has offered five out of six applicants their first preference secondary school despite an eight per cent rise in applications. The county council processed 851 more applications this year than last – enough to fill an entire new secondary school. Figures for secondary school “national offer day” show: *83.6% of Surrey applicants were offered … Continue reading

Recycling company fined £30,000 after fire at Surrey plant

A recycling company has been fined following an explosion and fire at their site in Surrey which left a worker in an induced coma. Ereco EMEA Corporation Ltd, of Lewes Road, East Sussex, was fined £30,000 following a joint investigation by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and the Health and Safety Executive. It was also … Continue reading

Snow in Surrey

With snow falling in Surrey, the council’s fleet of gritters has been out spreading salt on the county’s roads. Surrey County Council stockpiled 14,500 tonnes of salt ahead of the winter and has a fleet of 39 gritters to help keep the county moving, while an army of farmers equipped with spreaders and ploughs are ready … Continue reading

10 things you didn’t know about gritting and the council’s winter operation

One of our gritters heading out from the depot at Merrow heading across #Surrey this afternoon #UKSnow — Surrey News (@SurreyNews) February 26, 2018 With snow falling in Surrey today and temperatures due to plunge overnight here are 10 things you didn’t know about gritting and the county council’s winter operation. More than 14,500 … Continue reading

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

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides the latest information about work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

Surrey keeps Epsom and Ashford hospital bus services running

Surrey County Council has worked with Transport for London (TfL) to keep the 166 bus between West Croydon and Epsom Hospital running and to ensure the 216 service continues to serve Ashford Hospital. Cabinet Member for Transport Mike Goodman (pictured) said: “There’s a vital need to fund these services in Surrey to help people get … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Surrey History Centre archive chronicles real people and events behind new Journey’s End film

A treasure trove of letters and photos chronicling the real people and events behind the major new British film Journey’s End is accessible to everyone through the Surrey History Centre. The archive documents the life of RC Sherriff, who drew on his experiences serving in the First World War to write the renowned 1920s play … Continue reading

Surrey County Council statement on Bureau of Investigative Journalism report

Following a report by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism about Surrey County Council’s finances, a spokesman said: “We’ve agreed a three-year budget despite the severe financial pressure we – and councils across the country – are under due to rising demand for our services and falling government funding. We’ve been successfully managing the growing need … Continue reading


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