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Surrey statement regarding CIPFA report

Following the publication of a review of the county council’s finance function by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), Surrey leader David Hodge said: “It’s well known that local government budgets across the country are under severe pressure. However we have a duty to ensure the council remains as financially sound as … Continue reading

Surrey responds to LGC claim about negative revenue support grant

Response to claims in the Local Government Chronicle that Surrey County Council has benefited most following the government’s announcement about addressing negative revenue support grant. Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge said: “In no way is Surrey County Council ‘the biggest winner’ from this announcement. In truth, we were the biggest loser when the government … Continue reading

Interim Director of Finance appointed

Surrey County Council has appointed Leigh Whitehouse as its Interim Director of Finance. Mr Whitehouse, pictured, is currently Interim Director for Finance and Corporate Services at the London Borough of Bexley and will join Surrey on 3 September subject to formal confirmation of his appointment as Section 151 officer at council in October. David Hodge, … Continue reading

Surrey County Council appoints three new Executive Directors

Surrey County Council has appointed three new executive directors to its top team following the appointment of Chief Executive Joanna Killian in March. Jason Russell and Michael Coughlin will become Executive Director for Highways, Transport & Environment and Executive Director for Customer, Digital & Transformation respectively, having taken on the roles as interims in recent … Continue reading

New chief executive starts at Surrey County Council

Joanna Killian started today as the new chief executive of Surrey County Council. Joanna Killian said: “I am delighted to be joining Surrey County Council, working with the Leader, his Cabinet and all members to deliver the best quality services and outcomes for residents. Surrey is a vibrant, successful county and a great place to … Continue reading

VIDEO: Plans for property joint venture signed off by Cabinet

Plans to join forces with Places for People Group to create a joint venture that will provide Surrey with extra housing were today signed off by the Cabinet. In the video below Tim Oliver sets out the aims of the council’s property strategy. The Cabinet Member for Property and Business Services highlights the need to … Continue reading

Trading standards impounds 2,600 fake Fingerling toys

Surrey trading standards officers have impounded 2,600 fake Fingerling toys brought in from China through Heathrow Airport. They barred the toys from entering the UK because they lacked crucial paperwork proving the products met safety standards and failed to include contact details for the manufacturer. Fingerlings – robotic animals such as monkeys and unicorns which … Continue reading

Surrey Leader announces Chief Executive David McNulty’s retirement

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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

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