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VIDEO: New chairman and vice-chairman elected

Peter Martin has been elected as the new chairman of Surrey County Council following Sally Marks’ two years in post. Mr Martin takes on the role after serving as deputy leader between 2011 and 2017 and will be supported by Tony Samuels who becomes vice-chairman. The county councillor for Godalming South, Milford and Witley chaired his first … Continue reading

VIDEO: Leader’s speech to council’s annual meeting

After being re-elected Surrey Leader today at the county council’s annual meeting, David Hodge: says thoughts are with “those who have been affected by the terrible events in Manchester last night” welcomes Mary Lewis, Denise Turner-Stewart, Colin Kemp and Tim Oliver to the new Cabinet and John Furey as Deputy Leader outlines challenges as funding … Continue reading

Trading standards warning to retailers as new laws on tobacco and vaping come into force

With new rules on tobacco products and e-cigarettes now in force, Steve Ruddy, head of Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards, said: “These new laws aim to protect people’s health and include standard plain packaging for cigarettes, a ban on 10-packs and limits on the strength of vaping liquids and the size of containers that hold … Continue reading

AUDIO: BBC Surrey interviews trading standards’ Steve Ruddy about rogue traders

Listen to BBC Surrey’s interview on Friday evening with Steve Ruddy, head of Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards, about the work being done to tackle rogue traders. It followed last week’s joint trading standards and police crackdown on doorstep scammers. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

VIDEO: Foster families back call for 100 more foster carers in Surrey

Foster families are backing a push to recruit 100 more foster carers to help transform children’s lives in Surrey. Alison, of Walton-on-Thames, has fostered more than 50 children over the past 12 years. She said: “Get in touch and find out if fostering is for you. Seeing the difference you can make to young people … Continue reading

MAP: Crackdown targets rogue traders in Surrey

Rogue traders and doorstep scammers in Surrey were targeted during a joint trading standards and police crackdown this week. Trading standards officers teamed up with the police to check vans and lorries, patrol rogue trader hotspots and pursue ongoing investigations into fraud and money laundering. A suspect in a doorstep crime incident in Ashford was … Continue reading

VIDEO: Pavement Horizon project reaches first anniversary and nearly 56 miles

As Surrey County Council’s Pavement Horizon project reached its first anniversary today, it was revealed that the drive to overhaul footpaths was close to covering 56 miles. New Cabinet Member for Highways Colin Kemp confirmed the progress being made as he checked out work at Oakwood Road in Windlesham. The scheme was launched by John Furey … Continue reading

Surrey’s Cabinet members set out their priorities

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Surrey leader unveils new Cabinet team

Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge today unveiled his new Cabinet team. John Furey is the new Deputy Leader with Colin Kemp taking over responsibility for highways. Newly elected county councillor Tim Oliver will cover property and business services and Denise Turner-Stewart will oversee the communities portfolio. Below is a list of the new Cabinet … Continue reading

Election results declared

The votes have been counted in all 81 divisions for the 2017 Surrey County Council election and a list of the results by division are below in alphabetical order. View an interactive map featuring individual results and vote percentages on our election dashboard. The political composition of the council can be found below: 61 Conservative 9 … Continue reading

Polls open across Surrey

Residents started heading to the polls this morning to vote in the Surrey County Council elections. Doors opened at polling stations across the county at 7am and residents can have their say about who represents them until 10pm. More than 850,000 people are eligible to vote. David McNulty, the Returning Officer for the Surrey elections, encouraging voters to … Continue reading

More than 850,000 registered to vote in county council election

More than 850,000 people are eligible to vote in this year’s county council election tomorrow (Thursday). The number of people registered to have their say in each borough and district and where Friday’s counts will take place are as follows: Elmbridge – 98,738 (Esher Hall, Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9AJ) Epsom & … Continue reading

Fostering events in Surrey

Potential foster carers can find out more about the role at a series of events being held by Surrey County Council. Children’s authors Carolyn Robertson and James Craker will be talking about how their experiences of fostering and adoption influenced their writing in an event at Woking Library on Wednesday 10 May. The free event … Continue reading

Six in seven Surrey pupils offered their first choice primary school

Six in seven Surrey applicants for reception class places this September have been offered their first choice school. Figures from Surrey County Council for national primary school offer day show that 86 per cent of applicants were offered the school they put first on their list – up from 82 per cent last year. Primary … Continue reading

Property company ordered to pay £460,000 following fatal fire at Surrey retirement home

A property company was today ordered to pay fines and costs of £460,000 for fire safety breaches at a retirement home where an elderly woman died in a fire. FirstPort Limited, formerly Peverel Management Services, was prosecuted by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service following a fire at Gibson Court, Hinchley Wood in September 2011. The … Continue reading

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