Surrey and Buckinghamshire’s trading standards service has celebrated forging partnerships with 100 businesses to help them thrive. The service welcomed Squire’s Garden Centres as the 100th firm to join its scheme to cut red tape for businesses, supporting them to grow and provide excellent service to customers. To mark the milestone, trading standards officers teamed … Continue reading
Responding to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government announcement of a £95 million grant to support road improvements and unlock new housing on the A320 Guildford Road in Woking, Colin Kemp, Deputy Leader of Surrey County Council, said: “We’re delighted that this funding has been awarded as it will help deliver infrastructure improvements … Continue reading
A doorstep rogue trader has admitted fleecing a retired Surrey teacher with excessive charges for substandard work to her house and garden. Tom Watson pleaded guilty to running a fraudulent business after he was brought to court by Surrey trading standards officers. Their investigation found that the former teacher, an elderly widow from Stanwell, had … Continue reading
A pair of sniffer dogs uncovered a stash of illegal cigarettes and tobacco hidden in a box of crisps in an Epsom shop. The duo guided trading standards officers to the illicit packs after the team paid a visit to Simran Mini Supermarket, trading as Save & Smile, last summer. Pippa alerted officers to the … Continue reading
Surrey’s trading standards team – jointly run with Buckinghamshire – has been awarded a contract to help protect consumers and businesses from misleading print and other non-broadcast advertising. The service has been appointed by National Trading Standards to provide enforcement services to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). It means the ASA will now refer businesses and … Continue reading
Sprint stars Elia Viviani and Sam Bennett – who were rivals at this year’s Giro d’Italia – will line up for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday. Viviani won four stages of the three-week Italian race while Bennett won three stages including the final stage in Rome. The pair will renew their rivalry at the … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has appointed three new executive directors to its top team following the appointment of Chief Executive Joanna Killian in March. Jason Russell and Michael Coughlin will become Executive Director for Highways, Transport & Environment and Executive Director for Customer, Digital & Transformation respectively, having taken on the roles as interims in recent … Continue reading
Multi-million pound schemes to reduce congestion and boost economic growth have taken a big step forward after plans were sent to local enterprise partnership Enterprise M3 to be considered for further funding.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced £1 million of funding for the work of Transport for the South East (TfSE). The money will help to pay for the development of a transport strategy for the region as TfSE moves towards becoming a statutory body in the next two years. It came as a study commissioned … Continue reading
After improvements to reduce congestion and support economic growth were discussed at a Cabinet meeting, here are 10 things you may not know about the Meadows roundabout in Camberley. The current layout took shape in the late 1980s and it is now Surrey’s most congested junction. At the height of the morning commute, around 5,400 … Continue reading
After attending a South East England Councils event on infrastructure and housing, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Highways Colin Kemp called for investment in the likes of Crossrail 2, the North Downs Line and the A3 trunk road to support economic and population growth in the powerhouse economies of the region.
Plans to ease congestion, boost economic growth and make it quicker and easier to get around Guildford and other parts of the borough have been unveiled. Proposals include changes at key junctions on the A331 Blackwater Valley road, improved flood protection in the town centre and better bus services. Surrey County Council and Guildford Borough Council … Continue reading
The organisers of Prudential RideLondon have announced that riders in the 2017 events raised £12.75 million for charity to set a new European record for a cycling event, beating the previous record of £12 million. It means cyclists have raised more than £53 million for charity over the first five years of the cycling festival. … Continue reading
Surrey County Council is seeking to protect prized countryside while fulfilling its legal duty to identify possible land for waste facilities. Residents are being urged to have their say on a 15-year draft waste local plan which aims to ensure that facilities needed in future to deal with business, household and demolition waste are in the … Continue reading
A Surrey rogue trader and his money launderer son have been ordered to return more than £250,000 to elderly residents who were charged extortionate sums for shoddy roofing and building work. Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards took John Green Senior and John Green Junior to court to recover as much as possible from the proceeds … Continue reading