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County council outlines plans for 725 new homes to help older people live independently

Up to 725 affordable homes specially designed to help older people live independently will be provided within 10 years under plans outlined by Surrey County Council. The plans will also involve expanding the provision of supported housing for people with learning disabilities or autism to help them exercise choice and control over their daily lives. … Continue reading

Tina Thorburn’s latest roadworks update

An update on the works taking place on Surrey’s roads from the county council’s highways team. More information on these roadworks along with details of other works is available at surreycc.gov.uk/roadworks.

Tim Oliver speech to Full Council July 2019

Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver addressed Full Council Tuesday 9 July. Highlights from his speech included:- Progress made by Children’s Services following June Ofsted Monitoring visit. Confirmation of Surrey Libraries consultation starting in September about how the library service can be modernised, provide opportunities for everyone to learn, access information, acquire new skills and … Continue reading

Surrey Cabinet Member attends Westminster launch of cross-party group on adult social care

Surrey Cabinet Member Sinead Mooney took part in the launch of a parliamentary group set up to influence adult social care policy and push for reform. Mrs Mooney attended the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Adult Social Care in Westminster on Wednesday 3 July. The group’s future work programme will involve MPs and … Continue reading

VIDEO: Tina Thornburn’s latest roadworks update

Saluting our forces in Surrey

The men and women of the armed forces, past and present, were honoured today at a flag raising ceremony at County Hall, hosted by Surrey County Council Chairman Tony Samuels. The ceremony marks the start of Armed Forces Week when all across the country the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and famous … Continue reading

Trading standards celebrates working with 100 businesses

Surrey and Buckinghamshire’s trading standards service has celebrated forging partnerships with 100 businesses to help them thrive. The service welcomed Squire’s Garden Centres as the 100th firm to join its scheme to cut red tape for businesses, supporting them to grow and provide excellent service to customers. To mark the milestone, trading standards officers teamed … Continue reading

Private Geoff Gray inquest: Coroner to deliver conclusions on 20 June

His Honour Peter Rook QC, sitting as an Assistant Coroner for Surrey, has conducted an inquest into the death of Private Geoff Gray, he will deliver his conclusions on Thursday 20 June. Pte Gray was found dead at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey on 17 September 2001. The High Court ruled in November 2017 that … Continue reading

Surrey carers encouraged to look after themselves, too

Carers across Surrey are being encouraged to look after themselves as well as the loved ones they care for. As Carers Week draws to a close, they’re being urged to seek out the support that is available to them all year round. An estimated 115,000 people in Surrey are unpaid carers looking after family or … Continue reading

VIDEO: Leader announces CRC charges for wood and roofing felt deferred

Leader of Surrey County Council Tim Oliver has announced deferral of plans to charge for disposing of wood and roofing felt at Surrey’s CRCs to allow the county to draw up a coordinated waste strategy.  

Steve Owen-Hughes appointed Surrey’s Chief Fire Officer

Steve Owen-Hughes has been appointed Chief Fire Officer for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service. Mr Owen-Hughes (pictured right) joined the service in 2010 as Assistant Chief Fire Officer and has been acting in the role of chief for the past few months. He said: “It’s a great honour to have been appointed to serve Surrey … Continue reading

Surrey leader announces changes to Cabinet roles and scrutiny committees

Surrey leader Tim Oliver used today’s annual meeting to reveal Cabinet changes and an overhaul of the county council’s scrutiny system. Dr Zully Grant-Duff (pictured right) has taken over as Cabinet Member for Corporate Services from Charlotte Morley, who has stepped down. Mr Oliver said: “Dr Grant Duff will be particularly focusing on the rollout … Continue reading

VIDEO: Surrey leader indicates review of rural car park charging possible

Surrey leader Tim Oliver today indicated that a review of the rural car parking charges introduced last year could be possible if the county council cannot “clearly demonstrate” they are “directly contributing towards the upkeep of the countryside”. He also stressed his hope that there will be “a workable solution” to keep the county’s community … Continue reading

VIDEO: Round-up of work taking place on Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team rounds up the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

More than 1,500 responses received so far as fire consultation enters final week

With a week left to run in the fire service consultation on proposals to make Surrey safer, 1,550 responses have already been received. The key proposal is for a big increase in prevention work to stop incidents happening in the first place. Firefighters would go into many more homes, schools and workplaces to help people … Continue reading

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