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Court allows additional grounds for challenge in ULEZ Judicial Review

The High Court has today (26 May 2023) announced it will allow further grounds for challenge as part of a Judicial Review by a coalition of councils into the proposed expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). At today’s hearing, the coalition comprising the London boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Hillingdon and Harrow, along with Surrey County Council … Continue reading

Celebrating two years of Period Dignity in Surrey

Surrey County Council and Binti International celebrated the two-year anniversary of the ground-breaking Period Dignity initiative yesterday at Staines Library. Menstrual Health Day on 28 May will mark two years to the day since Surrey County Council proudly launched the initiative with charity Binti International, to provide free period products in selected locations across Surrey. … Continue reading

Boost for walking and cycling in Surrey

Surrey County Council has been awarded £997,843 to deliver improved facilities for walking and cycling throughout the county. The investment will see more cycle and walking routes being created across the county and the development of ‘Liveable neighbourhoods’. Liveable neighbourhoods are areas that are improved to be more people-centred with infrastructure and schemes such as … Continue reading

Surrey County Council reveals new murals under Iron Bridge in Staines-upon-Thames

Designed following engagement with local residents, two new murals have been painted under the Iron Bridge in Staines-upon-Thames. The images represent what the town means to residents, with local wildlife, buildings and history reflected in the artwork. Following the refurbishment of the Iron Bridge by Network Rail in 2022, Surrey County Council wanted to improve … Continue reading

Over £12m of grant funding for Surrey residents to help heat their homes

Over £12m of grant funding is now available for Surrey residents whose homes are not heated by gas, to make their homes more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Residents living in hard to heat homes and on lower incomes could receive up to £38,000 to fund measures that; improve a range of insulation including wall, … Continue reading

Door-to-door bus service expands in Mole Valley

Surrey’s first on-demand, shared bus service – Mole Valley Connect – is now available throughout the whole of the district to improve bus provision for residents. Since the service launched in June 2022 in the north of Mole Valley, over 11,600 trips have been taken. The four electric mini-buses can be booked on the Surrey … Continue reading

Ashley Tilling elected in Walton South & Oatlands by-election

Ashley Tilling (Liberal Democrats) has been elected as County Councillor for the Walton South & Oatlands division following the resignation of Conservative councillor Tony Samuels. Full result below: Election Candidate Party Votes % Outcome  Ashley Richard Tilling Liberal Democrats 2162 44% Elected  Hilary Clare Butler Conservative 2077 42% Not elected  Warren Weertman Labour and Co-operative … Continue reading

Inspection report finds Surrey’s family support and early help services are making a ‘positive difference’

A report published today finds that Surrey’s family support and early help services are making a positive difference to children and families in Surrey who need help. The inspection report, from Ofsted, Care Quality Commission and His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) stated that the multi-agency service provision delivers a … Continue reading

Reigate Fire Station to be redeveloped and improved

On Wednesday (26 April), Surrey County Council’s (SCC’s) Cabinet approved initial plans to invest in and redevelop Reigate Fire Station. SCC is the fire and rescue authority for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service. The plans propose a part-demolish and rebuild of the current fire station, located at Wray Park, this includes: Surrey’s Chief Fire Officer, … Continue reading

A joined-up approach to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls in Surrey

A new countywide, partnership strategy has been agreed to boost our collective efforts to end Violence Against Women and Girls in Surrey. Work will now commence with partners across Surrey on an action plan to support work over the next three-years The Surrey Partnership VAWG Strategy was developed with our key partners, including survivors and … Continue reading

Statement: Court grants permission for ULEZ Judicial Review  

Cllr Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council, said: “This is good news and I’m pleased that our challenge to the Mayor of London regarding ULEZ is proceeding. The impact on Surrey’s residents and businesses has been ignored by the Mayor and it’s frankly disgraceful that it’s taken legal proceedings to have our voices heard. … Continue reading

Surrey awarded £1.8m from Safer Roads Fund

Surrey County Council has been awarded £1.8m from the Department of Transport’s ‘Safer Roads Fund’. The funding forms part of a wider Government investment in the South East, which will see over £14.4m go towards improving the safety of four of the most dangerous roads in the area. In Surrey, the funding will go towards … Continue reading

Surrey Libraries receive £75k funding

Additional funding to Surrey Libraries has meant that they can continue to open up library spaces to even more possibilities for their residents. Increasingly libraries are being used for a whole range of different activities, ensuring that they are a space for residents of all ages to enjoy.  Libraries are about books and so much … Continue reading

Surrey County Council and Connected Kerb announce largest on-street EV chargepoint contract in the UK

Surrey County Council and Connected Kerb have agreed a contract to support the rollout of thousands of electric vehicle chargepoints across the county in the coming years. The contract, the largest in the UK to date, will release up to £60million of investment for Connected Kerb to install public EV chargepoints across the county. The … Continue reading

Protecting rare glow-worms at Norbury Park 

A colony of glow-worms, a declining species with no legal protection, were found residing within a small existing hedgerow during a recent recce to Norbury Park near Dorking.   Surrey County Council is nearing the end of this year’s tree planting season and modified the proposed hedge planting on site after the find. This was to … Continue reading


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