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VIDEO: Mike Goodman calls for residents to give their views on caring for Surrey’s countryside

County council Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport Mike Goodman is calling on residents to give their views on caring for Surrey’s countryside in a survey launched today.

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn rounds up the latest 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.

VIDEO: Teen artist with cerebral palsy pays tribute to foster family after landing university place

A Surrey teenager with cerebral palsy whose art work has been displayed for the first time has told how his foster family supported him to succeed. Connor Brown, 19, is beginning a degree in fine art practice after taking A-levels in graphic design and photography, overcoming a disability which affects his fine motor skills. Connor’s … Continue reading

VIDEO: Volunteers set to be given bigger role in running community-partnered libraries

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.  

Surrey statement regarding CIPFA report

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

IN PICTURES: 250 extra places created at Salesian School

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

IN PICTURES: Artist impressions of Surrey homes being developed by new joint venture

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

MAP, VIDEO: Roads repaired so far from extra £20m investment

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

VIDEO: Latest updates on work taking place on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides the latest news on work taking place on Surrey’s roads. Updates include Young Street in Fetcham, South Street in Epsom and Operation Horizon work to improve our roads in Wonnersh and Smallfield.  

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

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