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Sprint cycling rivals Viviani and Bennett line up for Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic

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 appoints three new Executive Directors

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

VIDEO: Multi-million pound schemes to reduce congestion and boost growth move forward

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.

£1m funding for Transport for the South East

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

10 things you may not know about the Meadows roundabout and the scheme to reduce congestion

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

VIDEO: Colin Kemp in infrastructure call

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 unveiled to ease congestion, improve transport links and boost economic growth

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

Prudential RideLondon raises record £12.75 million for charity in 2017

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

County council seeks to protect prized Surrey countryside while meeting waste plan duty

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

Surrey rogue trader and money launderer son ordered to pay back more than £250,000 to scam victims

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

VIDEO: Cabinet Member hits out at rail union’s strike plans

Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Transport Mike Goodman has hit out at the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union’s plans to strike tomorrow and Thursday. The strike will affect passengers using South Western Railway and Southern services.

VIDEO: The latest news about work on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team gives an update on all the latest major work taking place on Surrey’s roads. The video below features news about a scheme starting this month to resurface part of Kingston Road in Leatherhead and a progress report on work taking place on the A22 near South Godstone.

VIDEO: All the latest major news about Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides the first in a regular series of updates on the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads. Featured in the video below is information about the major scheme at Runnymede Roundabout and the road and drainage works on the A22 Eastbourne Road, plus an early reminder to … Continue reading

MAP: RideLondon’s £2.3million boost for Surrey good causes

Community groups and charities have secured almost £2.3million thanks to Surrey’s role in the Prudential RideLondon cycling festival over the past four years. Sixty-seven Surrey organisations have been handed grants from the London Marathon Charitable Trust, which gives out proceeds from RideLondon, since the inaugural event in 2013. The latest groups to receive grants are … Continue reading

Major scheme to cut congestion at Runnymede roundabout set to start

A major scheme will get under way this week to cut congestion at one Surrey’s worst traffic blackspots – Runnymede roundabout. Nearly 2.9 million vehicles use the roundabout annually between 8am and 9am and 5pm-6pm on weekdays. That rush-hour figure is expected to rise by around 390,000 by 2031. The roundabout will be widened, resurfaced … Continue reading

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