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VIDEO: Surrey faces overspending as demand and cost pressures grow

Deputy leader Peter Martin has warned that increasing demand and cost pressures for key services like adult social care mean Surrey County Council is set to overspend by £6 million this year despite making savings of as much as £76m.

New contract to improve sexual health services and save £6 million

Plans to improve sexual health services in Surrey and save £6 million have been given the go-ahead. Central and North West London NHS Trust has been awarded a three-year contract to manage services covering contraception, STI testing and work with groups most likely to be affected by poor sexual health. Under the terms of the … Continue reading

Telegraph features letter from Mel Few about rising adult social care demand

A letter from Cabinet Member Mel Few explaining how rising demand for adult social care services is putting enormous pressure on Surrey County Council’s finances has been published by the Daily Telegraph (sixth in the list). It comes after analysis of Office for National Statistics data revealed that more than £1 million extra a week could be spent … Continue reading

Chancellor visits County Hall to meet Surrey’s deputy leader

Chancellor Philip Hammond became the latest Surrey MP to visit County Hall when he met deputy leader Peter Martin today to discuss council issues such as rising demand for services, budget pressures and devolution. Adult social care funding was among the topics discussed – rising demand for support means the council needs to spend an … Continue reading

Plans unveiled for 270 extra school places

Plans to create an extra 270 school places to meet demand from Surrey’s rising population will be considered by the county council’s Cabinet. A secondary school in Guildford will be expanded and an infants school in Sunbury-on-Thames will become an all-through primary under proposals being presented on 20 September. The proposal to provide an extra … Continue reading

VIDEO: Southern trains make commuters late once a week

Feel like you’re always delayed on Southern Rail trains? Well now official statistics confirm that suspicion – using the network has made you really late on the work commute once a week over a three-month period. New Office for Rail and Road figures reveal that almost one in 10 Southern trains were cancelled or delayed more than 30 minutes … Continue reading

More than £1 million extra a week to care for Surrey’s over-65s within 20 years

More than £1 million extra a week could be spent by Surrey County Council within 20 years on care for over-65s. Office for National Statistics figures reveal the number of people living past 65 is expected to rise 107,000 to 328,000 by 2036. Analysis of the data shows that of those an extra 2,600 over-65s … Continue reading

ROUND UP: County council adopts MND charter; Fire station opening doors to public; River Ash clean up day

County council adopts MND charter Surrey County Council has adopted a new charter to show its commitment to helping people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing Helyn Clack signed the Motor Neurone Disease Association’s five-point charter to help those suffering from the disease, which affects the brain and spinal cord. South Nutfield … Continue reading

County council creating apprenticeships and jobs through contracts

Firms have pledged to create 13 apprenticeships and 10 jobs for people in Surrey as part of contracts to carry out essential work for the county council. Cabinet Member for Business Services and Resident Experience Denise Le Gal today signed off plans to award separate deals to repair schools’ catering equipment and provide security services … Continue reading

Rising demand and pressures on council services discussed at meeting with Surrey MPs

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was among five Surrey MPs to visit deputy leader Peter Martin today for a briefing on county council issues, including rising demand for adult social care services. The Epsom and Ewell MP was joined at County Hall by Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah (East Surrey), Crispin Blunt (Reigate), Dominic Raab (Esher and … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: London to Esher – the distance covered by Pavement Horizon in four months

All the pictures are available to download on Flickr. Around 18 miles of footpaths have been overhauled in the first four months of Surrey County Council’s Pavement Horizon project – nearly the equivalent of driving from central London to Esher. Pavements at Hurstleigh Drive in Redhill and Wallace Close in Guildford are among those to benefit from … Continue reading

MAP: More than 3,000 extra school places created in Surrey

More than 3,000 extra school places have been created in Surrey this year to keep pace with rising pupil numbers. As the new school year begins, Surrey County Council revealed that 2,515 extra primary places have been created and 490 additional secondary places. The 3,005 new places are enough to fill 100 additional classrooms. It … Continue reading

VIDEO: From Jakarta to Epsom – Indonesian party visit Surrey

Government officials from Indonesia have called on the expertise of Surrey County Council. A 15-strong party from the National Institute of Public Administration visited the Focus Youth Centre in Epsom to find out how the authority transformed young people’s services. The civil servants from the Jakarta-based organisation responsible for developing public services were told how … Continue reading

Surrey welcomes Transport Secretary’s action to tackle Southern problems

Following the news that Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has unveiled a £20 million fund to improve Southern Rail’s services, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman (pictured) said: “This is great news and recognises the frustration felt by Surrey’s commuters about the delays, cancellations and disruption. “Not only will the Transport … Continue reading

Deals awarded to give patients returning from Surrey’s hospitals help seven days a week

Patients discharged from all Surrey’s hospitals will get help at home seven days a week after Surrey County Council sealed two new deals. Contracts have been awarded to the British Red Cross and Home Group to help people settle in at home after being discharged from hospital and reduce the chances of them being readmitted. … Continue reading


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