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Latest service updates from Surrey County Council

A number of Surrey County Council’s services are now impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, and government guidance to slow its spread, protecting vulnerable people and key services and workers. Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council, said: “These are unprecedented times, and it calls for unprecedented action. We all must do everything we can to … Continue reading

Surrey County Council wins funding from EM3 LEP for electric vehicle charging points

Surrey County Council has been awarded £470,000 to install 80 fast on-street charging points for electric vehicles across Woking, Spelthorne, Guildford and Waverley Borough Councils in the next year. The partner boroughs have provided a combined match funding of £170,000 and along with an additional £15,000 private sector funding, the total project budget is £656,000. … Continue reading

Surrey County Council to receive LGA funding as part of “nudge” programme

Surrey County Council is to receive Local Government Association funding to find ways to encourage people living and working in Surrey to travel to work sustainably. Matt Furniss, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “This funding will help us identify different ways to encourage and enable Surrey residents and people working in the county to take … Continue reading

Surrey residents can continue using East Grinstead Household Waste Recycling Site

Surrey residents will continue to be able to use the East Grinstead Household Waste Recycling Site, following an agreement between Surrey and West Sussex County Councils. West Sussex County Council (WSCC) had decided that only West Sussex residents would be able to use its recycling sites from 1 December 2019. However, the councils have reached … Continue reading

All 15 community recycling centres to stay open

All 15 of Surrey’s community recycling centres (CRCs) will remain open and there will be no charges for wood waste, under proposals to be agreed by Surrey County Council’s cabinet. The recommendations to be discussed by the cabinet on Tuesday 29 October include: · Keeping Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham CRCs open on their current … Continue reading

VIDEO: First of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey planted

The first of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey were planted on Saturday (5 October) at the Surrey Hills Wood Fair. It was the launch of the Surrey County Council project to plant a new tree for every resident by 2030. The people who planted the first trees included Vice Lord Lieutenant of Surrey Bill … Continue reading

Cabinet Member calls for government support in tackling unauthorised waste sites

Surrey Councillor Mike Goodman has raised concerns that the current system of dealing with unauthorised waste sites isn’t effective in a letter to the Secretary of State. The Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste highlighted issues in the planning and licensing system for waste sites as well capacity issues within the Environment Agency in a … Continue reading

Tackling air quality around schools

Now children are back at school, Surrey County Council is encouraging parents and carers to switch off their car engines while they’re waiting to pick up children at the end of the day. This is to help improve air quality. Earlier in the summer Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, went out with … Continue reading

Be part of Surrey’s Greener Future

Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, would like to hear ideas from Surrey’s communities on how we can tackle climate change.  

Improved bus services from September

Surrey County Council has been working with local bus operators to offer residents improved services on a number of routes from Monday 2 September. The changes are: Service 28 – Woking, Brookwood, Pirbright, Worplesdon, Guildford The council has worked with Falcon Buses to provide an hourly service, an improvement on the current service which runs … Continue reading

Tackling climate change in Surrey

Residents can now share their views on how Surrey County Council can take action to tackle climate change in the county. The council wants to know what local communities are already doing to reduce their environmental impact, or what would encourage other people to change their behaviour at home and work. Local environmental groups, professionals, … Continue reading

A320 north corridor improvements are a regional priority

Responding to today’s news that the A320 north corridor has been identified as a priority road scheme for the south east, Surrey County Council’s Deputy Leader Colin Kemp said: “The A320 north corridor scheme is important for Runnymede borough’s local plan and also to increase capacity of the local road network which will support housing … Continue reading

VIDEO: New environmental initiatives announced by Mike Goodman

At the Surrey Rural Economy Conference today, Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, announced some of the ways Surrey County Council is supporting the environment and helping to tackle climate change. Work which has been supported by Michael Gove, Surrey Heath MP and Secretary of State for the Environment. The conference was organised … Continue reading

Surrey sets out plans for the environment

Welcoming the Government’s announcement that it’s setting a legal target for the UK to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, said: “We have been lobbying the Government to make a clear commitment to reach zero carbon emissions, so are delighted that this is becoming a priority. … Continue reading

Reality TV businessman guilty of allowing huge illegal rubbish tip to build up in Surrey countryside

A reality TV businessman has been found guilty of allowing thousands of tonnes of rubbish to be dumped illegally on green belt Surrey land he manages. In a case brought by Surrey County Council, Daniel Hill, 36, was convicted by a jury after piles of waste were repeatedly tipped at a site in Pirbright next … Continue reading

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