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

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides an update on the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads. In the video below, she highlights road resurfacing work on Hampton Court Bridge, a scheme in Epsom to cut congestion and a drainage project at Outwood Lane in Chipstead to reduce the chances of flooding.

Plans for more than 550 extra school places signed off

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet has approved plans for more than 550 extra school places to be created in Spelthorne and Tandridge. Plans to expand three schools were approved at a meeting on Tuesday 26 September – a secondary in Ashford, a secondary in Caterham and a junior school in Oxted. An extra 300 places are … Continue reading

Surrey County Council launches consultation on charging at rural car parks

  Cabinet Member for the Environment Mike Goodman said: “This consultation is a vital part of our plans to preserve and improve Surrey’s beautiful countryside for years to come. “We want to hear our residents’ views on what matters to them as we face the challenge of dealing with unprecedented budget pressures, particularly from rising … Continue reading

Plans unveiled to tackle congestion and boost economic growth in Guildford

Multi-million pound plans designed to tackle congestion, boost economic growth and help people get around safely have been unveiled for one of Guildford’s busiest routes. Surrey County Council and Guildford Borough Council aim to bid for almost £4 million of funding from local enterprise partnership Enterprise M3 to improve the route between Surrey Research Park and the … Continue reading

ROUND-UP: Fire stations stage charity car washes; Performing arts library consultation open until next month

Fire stations to stage charity car washes Two Surrey fire stations will be staging car washes this weekend for charity. Firefighters from the Farnham and Epsom stations in Guildford Road and Church Street respectively will be raising money for the Fire Fighters Charity on Saturday between 10am and 4pm. On Sunday, firefighters from Woking will … Continue reading

AUDIO: BBC Surrey features council’s bid for funding to improve safety on A217

Road Safety Foundation research director Dr Suzy Charman and Duncan Knox, from Surrey County Council’s road safety team, discuss the authority’s planned bid for up to £900,000 of funding to make improvements to the A217 between Reigate and Horley with BBC Surrey presenter James Cannon. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

All Surrey community recycling centres to stay open under new proposal

Following the consultation on changes to Surrey’s community recycling centres, Mike Goodman, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, said: “We’d like to thank residents for their feedback on our proposals – we’ve listened and as a result I’ll be recommending to the Cabinet that we keep all our community recycling centres open. … 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 news about work taking place on Surrey’s roads, including anti-skid surfacing at the A31 Runfold roundabout.

Statement regarding proposed play trail at Newlands Corner following decision by the Planning Inspectorate

  Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Environment Mike Goodman said: “As the Planning Inspectorate has now told us a public inquiry into the educational play trail is needed, we have decided not to pursue this proposal at the moment. “While we fully intend to revisit our plans for the trail at a later date … Continue reading

Trading Standards intercepts dangerous baby toys

With seams that come apart in your hands and beaded eyes that fall off with barely a tug, these toys are among the dangerous products that Surrey trading standards officers have stopped from ever reaching consumers. The soft toys were attached to baby play gyms designed for young babies. They were part of a large … Continue reading

Surrey wins £1.5million to bring electric buses to Guildford park and ride

Following the news that £1.5million in Government funding has been awarded to bring electric buses to the Guildford park and ride service, Mike Goodman, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, said: “This is great news for Guildford which will get a new fleet of electric buses for its park and ride routes. “Not only … Continue reading

New train operator improvements “vital for passengers and businesses”

On South Western Railway’s first full day of operations after taking over running the train network covering much of Surrey from South West Trains, Cabinet Member for Transport Mike Goodman said: “With Surrey generating almost £40 billion a year for the UK economy and 130,000 residents going into London daily, this network is vital for … Continue reading

Passengers will feel “angry and frustrated” by rail fares rise

Following today’s news of a 3.6% rise in rail fares in January and a train derailment near Waterloo bringing more disruption for passengers already affected by improvement work at the station, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman (pictured) said: “With the current disruption of Waterloo services, I can see why many passengers will … Continue reading

VIDEO: The latest news about work on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team gives an update on all the latest major work taking place on Surrey’s roads. The video below features news about a scheme starting this month to resurface part of Kingston Road in Leatherhead and a progress report on work taking place on the A22 near South Godstone.

Sniffer dogs to take centre stage at roadshows highlighting illegal tobacco trade

Specially trained sniffer dog Phoebe will showcase her skills at roadshows around Surrey to highlight the dangers of illegal tobacco. Phoebe (pictured) will join trading standards and public health teams in Redhill, Woking, Staines and Guildford next week as part of a crackdown on the counterfeit tobacco trade. The roadshows aim to raise awareness of … Continue reading

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