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

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides a round-up of the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

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

MAP: All the roads benefiting from council’s extra £20m investment – so far

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

VIDEO: Colin Kemp announces more roads added to £20m repairs programme

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.  

VIDEO: RideLondon’s £50,000 funding boost puts BMX fans on right track

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

Mark Cavendish to race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic

British cycling star Mark Cavendish has confirmed he will race in Sunday’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic. Sprinter Cavendish was eliminated from this year’s Tour de France last week when he was unable to finish a tough mountain stage within the time limit. The 33-year-old, who has won 30 stages of the Tour, said: “I’m delighted to … Continue reading

VIDEO: Watch Scilly Isles roundabout get a new road surface – in less than a minute

Watch the Scilly Isles roundabout in Esher get a new road surface – in less than a minute. The work was done following the county council’s investment of an extra £20 million in improving the roads most in need of repair across Surrey. Surrey County Council Lead Member for Place Colin Kemp said: “Thousands of drivers … Continue reading

Surrey foster carers first in country to gain new qualification

Eight Surrey foster carers along with four care and family support workers have become the first in the country to gain a new qualification aimed at helping vulnerable children reach their potential. The group achieved the award after studying an approach to caring that is already well-regarded in other countries for helping children overcome troubled … Continue reading

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

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives her latest round-up of the work taking place on Surrey’s roads, including resurfacing at the Chequers Roundabout in Horley.

VIDEO and PICTURES: Firms ordered to pay £45,000 after Surrey man suffers horrific injuries from exploding gas camping stove

These are the serious injuries suffered by a Surrey resident after he started up a gas camping stove he bought online. The stove engulfed Marcus Oliver in a fireball when he turned it on, leaving him with burns to his face, hands and arms. Three firms – the retailer, distributor and importer of the product … Continue reading

Firefighters issue safety warnings following spate of incidents linked to warm weather

Surrey firefighters have issued fire and water safety warnings following a spate of incidents linked to the warm weather. Fires can start and spread more quickly on dry sunny days so Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care with barbecues and cigarettes and avoid having bonfires. And while it may … Continue reading

VIDEO: Leader David Hodge’s Full Council speech

Surrey leader David Hodge calls for local government to be given a bigger role in health.   Highlights: David Hodge calls on #government to give #localgov powers to scrutinise #doctors & community health services & “responsibility for commissioning all #publicservices that deliver #health & wellbeing services” in their areas — Surrey News (@SurreyNews) July 10, … Continue reading

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

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides her latest update about the work taking place on Surrey’s roads, including information about the Meadows roundabout scheme in Camberley to reduce congestion.

VIDEO: Plans set out to improve bus services and make savings

With the Cabinet due to consider a report on Tuesday about awarding new bus contracts, Mike Goodman outlines plans to improve to some services, make savings and use more environmentally friendly vehicles.

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