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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

VIDEO: Leader’s speech to council’s annual meeting

After being re-elected Surrey Leader today at the county council’s annual meeting, David Hodge: says thoughts are with “those who have been affected by the terrible events in Manchester last night” welcomes Mary Lewis, Denise Turner-Stewart, Colin Kemp and Tim Oliver to the new Cabinet and John Furey as Deputy Leader outlines challenges as funding … Continue reading

AUDIO: BBC Surrey interviews trading standards’ Steve Ruddy about rogue traders

Listen to BBC Surrey’s interview on Friday evening with Steve Ruddy, head of Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards, about the work being done to tackle rogue traders. It followed last week’s joint trading standards and police crackdown on doorstep scammers. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

VIDEO: Pavement Horizon project reaches first anniversary and nearly 56 miles

As Surrey County Council’s Pavement Horizon project reached its first anniversary today, it was revealed that the drive to overhaul footpaths was close to covering 56 miles. New Cabinet Member for Highways Colin Kemp confirmed the progress being made as he checked out work at Oakwood Road in Windlesham. The scheme was launched by John Furey … 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

Pavement Horizon close to covering 50 miles

Surrey County Council’s scheme to boost access to key community services is closing in on improving 50 miles of pavements. Almost 46 miles of footpaths have benefited from a new surface with nearly two more miles due to be completed by the end of the month. Among the latest to get the Pavement Horizon treatment are … Continue reading

Surrey demands meeting over refusal to hold Heathrow expansion events in two boroughs

Surrey County Council is demanding a meeting to discuss the government’s refusal to hold Heathrow expansion events in two boroughs that could be affected by aircraft noise from a planned third runway. Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman had called for public consultation events to be held in Elmbridge and Surrey Heath alongside … Continue reading

VIDEO: Highlights from leader David Hodge’s Full Council speech

Highlights – Surrey leader David Hodge says he: Puts “our residents first every step of the way” Made the case to the government for a fair deal for Surrey Trusted ministers to offer help towards the cost of adult social care Is sure the Chancellor’s Budget announcement about national funding “proves we made the right decision”. David … 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

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