With Surrey County Council’s Cabinet due to consider a report on Tuesday about support arrangements for community-partnered libraries, Mary Lewis, Cabinet Member for All Age Learning, outlines plans to give volunteers a bigger role in running their local branches. More information can be found here.
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
These are the new facilities which have helped provide an extra 250 places at Salesian School in Chertsey. A new teaching block has been constructed which houses 12 classrooms while existing buildings have been renovated to create new science classrooms and a science lecture theatre. More information can be found here. Mary Lewis, Surrey County … Continue reading
A high-performing Tandridge primary school could be rebuilt on a new site and expanded to create 210 more school places under a proposal being developed by Surrey County Council. Warlingham Village Primary, which has an Ofsted “outstanding” rating, would be rebuilt nearby at significantly reduced cost to taxpayers under plans to help meet growing demand … Continue reading
Artist impressions have been unveiled by a newly launched property partnership to show how some of the first completed Surrey homes could look. Surrey County Council and Places for People have released images of planned developments at Dene Street, Dorking, and High Street, Egham. The two projects are set to provide 22 flats or houses … Continue reading
Months into the county council’s programme of road repairs following the investment of an extra £20 million in improvements across Surrey, here’s a map of work already completed and a video showing some ‘before’ and ‘after’ views. Surrey County Council Lead Cabinet Member for Place Colin Kemp said: “We’ve made an excellent start and many … Continue reading
Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides a round-up of the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.
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
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
Here’s a map of every Surrey road added to the county council’s programme of repairs so far following the investment of an extra £20 million. With many more set to benefit in the coming months, the map will be updated regularly to give a complete picture of the improvements being made to sections of road … Continue reading
Lead Cabinet Member for Place Colin Kemp has announced that more roads have been added to the county council’s programme of repairs across Surrey following the investment of an extra £20 million.
Thousands of amateur and professional cyclists will take to the streets of Surrey today as part of the sixth annual Prudential RideLondon cycling festival. Amateur riders will tackle one of three mass participation events – either a 100-mile sportive, a 46-mile ride or a new 19-mile event. Famous faces taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 … Continue reading
BMX bikers in Runnymede are riding high thanks to Surrey’s role in the Prudential RideLondon cycling festival. The Runnymede Rockets BMX Club received a £50,000 grant from the London Marathon Charitable Trust in 2015 to help towards a track upgrade. They’re among dozens of grassroots groups across Surrey to benefit from the Trust, which awards … Continue reading
A local charity in Windlesham has this week been awarded a £95,000 grant by The London Marathon Charitable Trust towards the building of a brand new pavilion at the village’s community-owned recreation ground, ahead of the annual RideLondon-Surrey cycling festival on Sunday 29 July. The grant will help support the creation of a new Windlesham … Continue reading