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VIDEO: Proposal to charge at rural car parks at time of unprecedented financial pressure on essential services

Following a consultation on rural car parks, a Surrey County Council select committee will consider a report next week that recommends introducing charging at a time of unprecedented financial pressure on vital council services. The council’s Cabinet is set to make a decision next month.

Transport Secretary urged to confirm Crossrail 2 funding

With the Budget looming, Surrey County Council’s leader has called on Chris Grayling to “urgently identify the funding” to develop Crossrail 2. In a letter to the Transport Secretary, David Hodge describes Crossrail 2, which is set to serve Shepperton, Hampton Court and Epsom in Surrey, as a “once in a generation opportunity” to drive … Continue reading

VIDEO: Streetlights to stay on an hour later

Streetlights will stay on an hour later to 1am in residential areas from next Thursday, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Highways Colin Kemp has announced.

Surrey County Council set to select new Chief Executive

The Head of Local Government for KPMG, Joanna Killian, is set to be Surrey County Council’s new Chief Executive. The former Essex County Council chief, who joined world-renowned business consultancy KPMG in 2015, was chosen after a selection process to find a replacement for David McNulty. Subject to Surrey’s Full Council approving the appointment next … Continue reading

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn’s Surrey roadworks update

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives an update on the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

VIDEO: Cabinet Member hits out at rail union’s strike plans

Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Transport Mike Goodman has hit out at the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union’s plans to strike tomorrow and Thursday. The strike will affect passengers using South Western Railway and Southern services.

VIDEO: Twice around the world – distance covered by Surrey gritters last winter

With temperatures expected to drop at night this weekend, it has been revealed that gritting lorries covered more than 50,000 miles of road last winter to keep Surrey moving – the equivalent of travelling twice around the world. The fleet of 39 gritters is once again prepared for action around the clock while the county … Continue reading

ROUND-UP: Road safety show opens up to the public; Starring role for actress at library; Heathrow consultation under way

Road safety show opens up to the public A public performance of Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s award-winning road safety show takes place in Dorking on Wednesday, November 8. Safe Drive, Stay Alive is aimed at 16 to 18-year-olds who are about to begin driving and features a live performance alongside a series of films … Continue reading

VIDEO: Take a tour of the new Merstham library

  Take a look inside the new Merstham library, which has opened as part of a scheme to give the area a facelift. As well as a range of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, it boasts internet-connected computer terminals, laptop plug-in points and free wi-fi. CD audiobooks and DVDs are available for hire and … Continue reading

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn’s Surrey roadworks update

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives the latest update on work taking place on Surrey’s roads. It includes details of a resurfacing scheme due to start next week in Leatherhead and a drainage project in Chipstead to reduce the chances of flooding.

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn’s update on work on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives a round up of the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads. Schemes highlighted in this update include works to install a toucan crossing for pedestrians and cyclists on a busy road in the Banstead area. She also gives updates on a drainage project at Outwood … Continue reading

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

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides an update on the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads. In the video below, she highlights road resurfacing work on Hampton Court Bridge, a scheme in Epsom to cut congestion and a drainage project at Outwood Lane in Chipstead to reduce the chances of flooding.

Surrey County Council launches consultation on charging at rural car parks

  Cabinet Member for the Environment Mike Goodman said: “This consultation is a vital part of our plans to preserve and improve Surrey’s beautiful countryside for years to come. “We want to hear our residents’ views on what matters to them as we face the challenge of dealing with unprecedented budget pressures, particularly from rising … Continue reading

Plans unveiled to tackle congestion and boost economic growth in Guildford

Multi-million pound plans designed to tackle congestion, boost economic growth and help people get around safely have been unveiled for one of Guildford’s busiest routes. Surrey County Council and Guildford Borough Council aim to bid for almost £4 million of funding from local enterprise partnership Enterprise M3 to improve the route between Surrey Research Park and the … Continue reading

ROUND-UP: Fire stations stage charity car washes; Performing arts library consultation open until next month

Fire stations to stage charity car washes Two Surrey fire stations will be staging car washes this weekend for charity. Firefighters from the Farnham and Epsom stations in Guildford Road and Church Street respectively will be raising money for the Fire Fighters Charity on Saturday between 10am and 4pm. On Sunday, firefighters from Woking will … Continue reading

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