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VIDEO: New leader pays tribute to Surrey’s Christmas workers

At the final Cabinet meeting of the year new Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver thanks staff and councillors for their “excellent work” and pays tribute to those keeping vulnerable people safe over Christmas.

VIDEO: Round up of the work taking place on Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, rounds up the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

VIDEO: Meet the new members of leader Tim Oliver’s Cabinet team

Sinead Mooney, Matt Furniss and Julie Iles set out their priorities after being given roles in new Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver’s Cabinet team.

VIDEO: New Leader of Surrey County Council sets out his priorities

The new Leader of Surrey County Council Tim Oliver sets out his priorities.

Five things you didn’t know you could do online with Surrey libraries

Mary Lewis, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning, said: “These are just a selection of the digital services available through Surrey libraries but there is potential for us to go further and use technology in new and different ways. “We’re running a consultation on the principles that will help us reshape our library … Continue reading

VIDEO: Artificial intelligence project wins funding

Surrey County Council is among a group of local authorities that is set to receive £80,000 from the Local Digital Fund to look into using artificial intelligence and chatbots to help deal with people’s enquiries. Further information can be found here.

VIDEO: More than 200 roads improved already after £20m extra investment

Cabinet Member for Highways Colin Kemp has revealed that more than 200 roads have already been improved thanks to the investment of an extra £20 million in repairs. He told a Cabinet meeting that the work being done was “making a difference to Surrey’s roads” and added: “It would be so much better to have … Continue reading

VIDEO: Smaller ‘link’ libraries help bring books closer to communities

Smaller “link” libraries are helping to bring books closer to local communities particularly in rural areas. Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning, Mary Lewis, visited a community link library in Shere – one of three in Surrey. A consultation running until Friday 4 January 2019 is asking for people’s views on a proposed … Continue reading

VIDEO: Community hubs could bring libraries and other services under one roof

Residents are being asked for their views on whether libraries could bring together a range of local services in one place, as part of a consultation on a proposed strategy for libraries. Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning, Mary Lewis, is calling on residents to have their say. The consultation can be found … Continue reading

Environment Cabinet Member visits pupils learning about air pollution

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment dropped in on pupils at a Farnham primary school learning about the health issues caused by air pollution. Mike Goodman joined children at St Peter’s in Little Green Lane for a play about the benefits of improving air quality in Surrey, particularly around schools. It was staged as … Continue reading

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

Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team gives the latest updates about work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

VIDEO: Surrey leader David Hodge announces he is stepping down from the role

Leader of Surrey County Council David Hodge today told a meeting of the Full Council that he is stepping down from the role on 11 December. Below are highlights from his speech. Savings and efficiencies: “This Surrey (word removed) administration has reduced costs by over £540m over the last eight years and we are on … Continue reading

Surrey fire chief to lead civilian services at national Remembrance Sunday parade

Surrey’s fire chief is to lead members of the civilian services at the national service of remembrance at the Cenotaph on Sunday. Steve Owen-Hughes (pictured right) has been asked to lead one of two detachments of the Civilian Services Contingent, made up of staff from the fire, police, ambulance and prison services, as well as St … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Pfizer and Chipstead Golf Club land awards for community work

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer UK and Chipstead Golf Club were among those to secure awards for the contributions they make to local communities at an event organised by Surrey County Council. Tadworth-based Pfizer and Chipstead were named the winners of the We Are Surrey 2018 Social Value Awards at a ceremony in Egham while Playle and … Continue reading

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn’s round-up of work taking place on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team rounds up the latest news about work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

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