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Surrey Leader announces Chief Executive David McNulty’s retirement

  Photos of David McNulty can be downloaded here.

VIDEO: New chairman and vice-chairman elected

Peter Martin has been elected as the new chairman of Surrey County Council following Sally Marks’ two years in post. Mr Martin takes on the role after serving as deputy leader between 2011 and 2017 and will be supported by Tony Samuels who becomes vice-chairman. The county councillor for Godalming South, Milford and Witley chaired his first … Continue reading

Surrey leader unveils new Cabinet team

Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge today unveiled his new Cabinet team. John Furey is the new Deputy Leader with Colin Kemp taking over responsibility for highways. Newly elected county councillor Tim Oliver will cover property and business services and Denise Turner-Stewart will oversee the communities portfolio. Below is a list of the new Cabinet … Continue reading

Election results declared

The votes have been counted in all 81 divisions for the 2017 Surrey County Council election and a list of the results by division are below in alphabetical order. View an interactive map featuring individual results and vote percentages on our election dashboard. The political composition of the council can be found below: 61 Conservative 9 … Continue reading

Polls open across Surrey

Residents started heading to the polls this morning to vote in the Surrey County Council elections. Doors opened at polling stations across the county at 7am and residents can have their say about who represents them until 10pm. More than 850,000 people are eligible to vote. David McNulty, the Returning Officer for the Surrey elections, encouraging voters to … Continue reading

More than 850,000 registered to vote in county council election

More than 850,000 people are eligible to vote in this year’s county council election tomorrow (Thursday). The number of people registered to have their say in each borough and district and where Friday’s counts will take place are as follows: Elmbridge – 98,738 (Esher Hall, Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9AJ) Epsom & … Continue reading

Fostering events in Surrey

Potential foster carers can find out more about the role at a series of events being held by Surrey County Council. Children’s authors Carolyn Robertson and James Craker will be talking about how their experiences of fostering and adoption influenced their writing in an event at Woking Library on Wednesday 10 May. The free event … Continue reading

Time running out to register to vote

Residents across Surrey are reminded that time is running out to make sure they are on the register to vote in next month’s Surrey County Council elections. Voters will go to the polls on Thursday 4 May to have their say on who will fill the 81 seats available on the council. To be able … Continue reading

Candidates for county council elections

A full list of the candidates put forward to contest next month’s Surrey County Council elections by division can now be found on the authority’s website. Voting takes place between 7am and 10pm on Thursday, 4 May. Residents who have not yet registered to vote are reminded that the deadline is Thursday, April 13. To do … Continue reading

Work on new homes for people with autism begins

Latest artist’s impressions of planned new homes for people with autism revealed. All the images can be downloaded at http://www.flickr.com/surreynews Work to build new homes for people with autism and complex conditions has begun after the first shovel was put into the ground by the county council’s chairman. Sally Marks marked the start of the building … Continue reading

Surrey on track to save more than £150m from striking better deals

Surrey County Council is on track to save local taxpayers more than £150 million since 2010 at a rate of almost £60,000 every day through striking better deals. Annual figures are set to show savings from negotiating better contracts of £14 million for the 2016/17 financial year when it ends this month. Reaching that sum … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey book award shortlist revealed; Consultation on boundary review proposals

Surrey book award shortlist revealed The shortlist for an annual book award which is decided by children from 10 Surrey primary schools has been revealed by the county council’s library service. The Surrey Libraries’ Children’s Book Award celebrates the best fiction for readers aged seven to nine. The five books shortlisted this year are: • … Continue reading

VIDEO: Cabinet unanimously approves plans for 15% council tax rise

Members of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet today unanimously approved a proposal to increase council tax by 15%. The Cabinet’s recommendation will now be considered at a meeting of Surrey’s Full Council on Tuesday 7 February.

David Hodge, Leader of Surrey County Council, announces proposal to seek a council tax rise of 15%

David Hodge, Leader of Surrey County Council, has announced a proposal to seek a council tax rise of 15%. He said: “We have to set a budget that will protect vital services for Surrey residents. “Government has cut our annual grant by £170m since 2010 – leaving a huge gap in our budget. “Demand for … Continue reading

VIDEO: Council “simply can’t cope” with scale of funding cuts – Surrey leader

Leader David Hodge told a meeting of today’s Cabinet that Surrey County Council “simply can’t cope” with the scale of funding cuts at the same time as helping the vulnerable and providing extra school places. He warned that without extra support from the government the council faces making “difficult decisions” to ensure it continues to deliver … Continue reading

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