Surrey County Council has announced its council tax proposal for 2019/20. The council’s Cabinet will make a formal recommendation on 29 January. A final decision will be taken at a meeting of Surrey’s Full Council on 5 February. Mel Few, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Finance, said: “Our focus has to be on ensuring … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Cabinet will next week consider the authority’s proposals for a number of service changes following five public consultations which ended at the start of January. The consultations asked for Surrey residents to feedback on proposals relating to concessionary bus travel for disabled people, children’s centres, libraries, services for children and young … Continue reading
A roofing boss has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after failing to use scaffolding at a Surrey home and charging the elderly residents £7,200 for repairs when a worker fell through the roof. John Thompson (pictured right), 43, left a gaping hole in the couple’s roof when he sent a labourer up without providing scaffolding, … Continue reading
Suzannah Townsend from the county council’s adult social care team rounds up the news from across Surrey.
Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team rounds up the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.
Surrey County Council and partner agencies are today launching a new academy to train and support staff who work with children. Surrey Children’s Services Academy will support agencies across the county to work together to offer children and families the best possible help and care. The ambitious initiative is among the first of its kind in … Continue reading
Three fire services are joining forces for the first time to run a joint training course for full-time firefighters. Surrey Fire & Rescue Service, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service are running the 13-week course which started on Monday 14 January. Twenty-four recruits are taking part – 12 from Surrey, eight … Continue reading
A builder has been ordered to pay more than £4,000 after forging a building regulations certificate for a customer who raised concerns over his work. Thomas Peare, 28, of Langley Vale, near Epsom, was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay costs of £2,180 after pleading guilty to an offence under counterfeiting and forgery laws. He … Continue reading
Following today’s news about the NHS’ long-term plan, Surrey County Council Leader Tim Oliver said: “We’re really pleased to see this 10-year plan published – it contains a welcome focus on preventing ill health, providing early support and improving mental health services. “The extra funding to help health bodies and local government work together is … Continue reading
A fleet of zero emission buses has been launched in Guildford in what is believed to be the first all electric park and ride service in the UK. The county council, borough council and Stagecoach worked together to bring the single decker vehicles to the town. “Introducing Surrey’s first electric #buses through securing £1.5m in funding … Continue reading
Surrey County Council Leader Tim Oliver thanks everyone who took part in five public consultations on plans to transform services in the face of financial pressures and goes on to outline next steps. The consultations closed on Friday 4 January. A transcript of Tim Oliver’s video can be downloaded here.
Surrey County Council’s Cabinet has signed off plans to award a contract to a water supplier that new leader Tim Oliver explained will save an estimated £26,000 a year on current costs.
Participants in this year’s Prudential RideLondon events have raised more than £13 million for charity to set a European record for a one-day cycling event, beating the previous year’s record of £12.75 million. It brings the total raised for charity to more than £66 million in the first six years of the festival of cycling. … Continue reading
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
Nine new fully electric, zero emission buses are set to be introduced on the Guildford park and ride service next month. Surrey County Council and Stagecoach have worked in partnership to bring the single-decker buses, built by Guildford based manufacturer Alexander Dennis, to the town. Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Environment Mike Goodman said: … Continue reading