Surrey County Council’s cabinet is set to agree £270 million of funding for long term flood risk management work across Surrey to protect homes and roads. That includes a contribution to the River Thames Scheme, which will reduce flood risk to 15,000 properties and tens of thousands of people living and working near the Thames. … Continue reading
Plans to ease congestion, boost economic growth and make it quicker and easier to get around Guildford and other parts of the borough have been unveiled. Proposals include changes at key junctions on the A331 Blackwater Valley road, improved flood protection in the town centre and better bus services. Surrey County Council and Guildford Borough Council … Continue reading
The Prime Minister’s flood envoy for the Thames Valley, Philip Hammond, today visited County Hall for a meeting with Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge about the River Thames flood scheme. Foreign Secretary Mr Hammond, the MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, discussed the scheme with Mr Hodge and a representative from the Environment Agency. Mr … Continue reading
Utility companies, local enterprise partnerships and businesses will be asked to contribute to a £300 million River Thames defence scheme under plans unveiled at a meeting with the government’s flooding envoy Philip Hammond. Seven councils whose residents and businesses were affected by last February’s floods will work to secure contributions from Thames Valley Berkshire, Enterprise … Continue reading
Highlights: Without fairer government funding for school places every child can’t be guaranteed a school place Chancellor’s extra investment for Lower River Thames Flood Defence Scheme welcome but councils still have to find £40m Still awaiting news from government on extra investment needed for other flood schemes, including those for River Mole and River Bourne … Continue reading
Home Secretary Theresa May today joined Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge at Molesey Lock and Weir near Hampton Court to discuss the River Thames Scheme after the government announced £60m of extra funding for the flood defence project. Download the pictures here.
The news that the government is increasing funding for the River Thames Scheme by £60 million was today welcomed by Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Flooding Recovery John Furey.
Seven councils whose residents and businesses were affected by floods have signed a pledge to press for a £300 million river defence scheme from the government. Surrey, Richmond, Windsor and Maidenhead, Kingston, Elmbridge, Spelthorne and Runnymede councils signed the agreement alongside Thames Water, the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee and the Environment Agency to push … Continue reading
Picture caption: County council Leader David Hodge outlined Surrey’s bids for £27 million to improve flood defences to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt at a meeting to discuss how residents and businesses in Godalming are being better protected. Quote: Surrey leader David Hodge said: “It is great to work with Mr Hunt on helping Godalming residents … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has bid for £27 million from Whitehall to improve local flood defences. The council has asked for the money to better protect residents across the county from a repeat of last winter’s floods. Below is a video of John Furey, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Flooding Recovery, outlining the bid which … Continue reading
Surrey residents whose homes flooded last winter now have more time to apply for a Government repairs grant of up to £5,000. The county council has extended the deadline for residents and businesses to apply for the Repair and Renew grant, which was set up by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to reimburse … Continue reading
A drive to make more Surrey roads pothole-proof has saved taxpayers £4m in one year – but the county council has warned Surrey still faces a highways funding gap of around £60m from Whitehall. One year into its push to upgrade 300 miles of road with 10-year repair guarantees, the council has saved £4.4m through … Continue reading
Scores of volunteers who worked tirelessly to keep Surrey residents safe during last winter’s floods have been thanked by Surrey’s Lord-Lieutenant Dame Sarah Goad and Surrey County Council Chairman David Munro. Mr Munro said: “From 4×4 vehicle drivers to those who assisted in relief centres and worked for the Red Cross, all the volunteers did … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has welcomed a £3.8m Government boost towards its £23m repair bill to fix flood-damaged roads. The council has already fixed 36,000 potholes this year after the winter floods, and this extra Government cash would cover the cost of fixing another 78,000. Last month Surrey announced its £23m action plan to repair flood-damaged … Continue reading
Seven local authorities whose residents and businesses were hit by February’s flooding have teamed up to push for £256 million river defences from Government. Surrey, Richmond, Kingston, Windsor and Maidenhead, Elmbridge, Spelthorne and Runnymede councils agreed last Friday to develop a business case for the River Thames Scheme, which would protect riverside homes and businesses … Continue reading