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VIDEO: Surrey leader announces extra £15m investment in roads

County council leader David Hodge announces an extra £15 million is being invested in “extensive repairs” to Surrey’s roads in his Full Council speech today.

VIDEO: Leader David Hodge’s speech to Full Council

County council leader David Hodge talks about a draft vision for Surrey’s future, transforming services, a change in Cabinet roles and road repairs in his Full Council speech.

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn rounds up the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives an update about the work taking place on Surrey’s roads. In the video below, she provides a progress report on the Runnymede roundabout scheme to cut congestion and gives details of work taking place at the Meadows roundabout in Camberley.

Ofsted publishes report following inspection of Surrey children’s services

Following an inspection of children’s services in Surrey earlier this year, Ofsted has published a report on their findings.     Responding to the report, Clare Curran, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, said: “We totally accept that the support we give to children and their families simply isn’t good enough and we’ve brought … Continue reading

AUDIO: As Foster Care Fortnight gets underway, BBC Surrey talks to a foster carer about her experiences

As Foster Care Fortnight gets underway, Cindy, a Surrey foster carer, tells BBC Surrey about the rewards of fostering. To find out more about fostering, visit Surrey County Council’s website, call 0800 096 9626 or email fostering.recruitment@surreycc.gov.uk. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey.  

VIDEO: Multi-million pound schemes to reduce congestion and boost growth move forward

Multi-million pound schemes to reduce congestion and boost economic growth have taken a big step forward after plans were sent to local enterprise partnership Enterprise M3 to be considered for further funding.

VIDEO: Overhaul of Southern’s timetable welcomed

Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Transport Mike Goodman has welcomed the overhaul of Southern’s train timetable, which comes into effect on Sunday 20 May.

£1m funding for Transport for the South East

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced £1 million of funding for the work of Transport for the South East (TfSE). The money will help to pay for the development of a transport strategy for the region as TfSE moves towards becoming a statutory body in the next two years. It came as a study commissioned … Continue reading

10 things you may not know about the Meadows roundabout and the scheme to reduce congestion

After improvements to reduce congestion and support economic growth were discussed at a Cabinet meeting, here are 10 things you may not know about the Meadows roundabout in Camberley. The current layout took shape in the late 1980s and it is now Surrey’s most congested junction. At the height of the morning commute, around 5,400 … Continue reading

Transcript of Surrey leader David Hodge’s statement on consultants myProteus

Transcript of Surrey County Council leader David Hodge’s statement about consultants myProteus at today’s Cabinet meeting. (Check against delivery) I recently took the decision to appoint consultants myProteus until the end of December. We’ve done a great deal of work in recent years to make sure residents still get good quality services from the county … Continue reading

VIDEO: Latest news about work on Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives an update on the work taking place on Surrey’s roads. In the video below she provides information about a scheme in Guildford to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists and gives a progress report on work taking place at the Runnymede roundabout to reduce congestion.

VIDEO: Re-use shops up and running at four Surrey recycling centres

Re-use shops which give a new lease of life to unwanted items dropped off at community recycling centres are up and running in Surrey. The Revive re-use shops are located at recycling centres in Leatherhead, Redhill, Witley and Woking. The shops are treasure troves of interesting items selling everything from furniture, TVs and crockery to bikes, … Continue reading

VIDEO: Trading standards warning after doorstep foam insulation sellers target residents

If you’re looking at reducing your energy costs visit Action Surrey here for free advice and a list of vetted installers. To report an incident contact trading standards through the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06. If you feel under real threat or in danger, contact the police on 101 or in … Continue reading

86% of Surrey pupils offered their first choice primary school

Eighty-six per cent of Surrey children who applied for Reception Class places this year were offered their first choice school. Almost all applicants – 96 per cent – were allocated one of their top three preferred schools. Mary Lewis, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, said: “I’m really pleased we’ve been able to offer … Continue reading

VIDEO: Volunteers’ “remarkable commitment” praised

Volunteers from across Surrey have been praised for their “remarkable commitment” to helping others at an event staged by county council chairman Peter Martin. Each volunteer was handed a certificate and a medal at the County Hall ceremony organised to celebrate “the unsung individuals” who work tirelessly in their communities. Jeremy Pursehouse, who was among … Continue reading

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