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Transcript of Surrey leader David Hodge’s statement on consultants myProteus

Transcript of Surrey County Council leader David Hodge’s statement about consultants myProteus at today’s Cabinet meeting. (Check against delivery) I recently took the decision to appoint consultants myProteus until the end of December. We’ve done a great deal of work in recent years to make sure residents still get good quality services from the county … Continue reading

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

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives an update on the work taking place on Surrey’s roads. In the video below she provides information about a scheme in Guildford to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists and gives a progress report on work taking place at the Runnymede roundabout to reduce congestion.

VIDEO: Reuse shops up and running at four Surrey recycling centres

Reuse shops which give a new lease of life to unwanted items dropped off at community recycling centres are up and running in Surrey. The Revive reuse shops are located at recycling centres in Leatherhead, Redhill, Witley and Redhill. The shops are treasure troves of interesting items selling everything from furniture, TVs and crockery to bikes, … Continue reading

86% of Surrey pupils offered their first choice primary school

Eighty-six per cent of Surrey children who applied for Reception Class places this year were offered their first choice school. Almost all applicants – 96 per cent – were allocated one of their top three preferred schools. Mary Lewis, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, said: “I’m really pleased we’ve been able to offer … Continue reading

VIDEOS: Cabinet Member Colin Kemp checks on work to deal with winter roads damage

Following Surrey County Council’s investment of an extra £5 million to deal with damage caused by the recent severe weather, work got under way today at Stoughton Road in Guildford and Seven Hills Road in Elmbridge. Cabinet Member for Highways Colin Kemp went along to check on progress. Colin Kemp gives a live update from … Continue reading

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn rounds up the latest news about work on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives an update on the work being done on Surrey’s roads. In the video below she provides the latest information about work taking place on Seven Hills Road in Elmbridge and Stoughton Road in Guildford as well as providing an update on the Runnymede roundabout scheme to … Continue reading

VIDEO: Work starts to tackle winter roads damage

Work has started to deal with damage to roads caused by ice and snow after Surrey County Council announced it was investing an extra £5 million last month. The council’s highways team is carrying out repairs at Ashurst Road in Ash Vale and today Cabinet Member for Highways Colin Kemp outlined immediate action at Seven … Continue reading

Round-up: Esso events about replacement fuel pipeline consultation; Library treasure hunt

Esso events about consultation on replacement fuel pipeline Esso is staging a series of events in Surrey for residents to find out more about its proposals for a replacement aviation fuel pipeline. It plans to replace around 55 miles of underground pipe and has launched a consultation about possible options. The next Surrey event will … Continue reading

VIDEO: Round-up of the latest work on Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team provides an update on the work taking place on Surrey’s roads, including advance warning of a bridge closure in Leatherhead next month for a resurfacing scheme.

Funding boost for veteran drop-in centres

Armed forces veterans will be better supported thanks to a funding boost of almost £150,000 for drop-in centres around the South East. The award – from the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant Fund – will go towards expanding local support for former military personnel who often find it harder to access public services. The … Continue reading

Sean Benton inquest: diagram of barracks released

An exhibit from the inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton has been released. Pte Benton died at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey in June 1995. The High Court ruled in October 2016 that the inquest into his death held in July 1995 should be quashed and a fresh inquest ordered. The new inquest … Continue reading

Gritters ready as snow forecast for the weekend

With temperatures set to drop and snow forecast in Surrey over the weekend, our gritters will be going out spreading salt over the weekend starting at 4am on Saturday morning. Surrey County Council stockpiled 14,500 tonnes of salt ahead of the winter and has a fleet of 39 gritters to help keep the county moving, … Continue reading

County council joins group pressing for investment in key rail line to London

A campaign to press for investment to boost capacity on the Brighton Mainline, which passes through east Surrey on its way to London, has been backed by the county council. The authority has announced that it has joined the Brighton Mainline Alliance, which is a group of organisations and businesses spearheaded by the Coast to … Continue reading

Surrey County Council reveals details on extra £5m investment to tackle winter road damage

Following the announcement by Surrey Leader David Hodge on BBC Surrey that the council is investing an extra £5 million in repairing the damage caused by the recent wintry weather, Cabinet member for Highways Colin Kemp gives more details.

New chief executive starts at Surrey County Council

Joanna Killian started today as the new chief executive of Surrey County Council. Joanna Killian said: “I am delighted to be joining Surrey County Council, working with the Leader, his Cabinet and all members to deliver the best quality services and outcomes for residents. Surrey is a vibrant, successful county and a great place to … Continue reading

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