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Upgrading North Downs Line will boost government coffers by almost £190m

  Fully electrifying the North Downs Line will boost the government’s coffers by nearly £190 million. Upgrading the train line, which runs between Reading and Gatwick through Surrey, will generate an additional £89m a year in corporation tax and an extra £97m annually in income tax. News of the potentially massive financial boost for the government … Continue reading

Financial pressures prompt proposals for changes to fire cover in Spelthorne area

Following the launch of a consultation on proposed fire service changes in the Spelthorne area, Kay Hammond, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Associate for Community Safety Services, said: “As residents of Spelthorne are aware, we’re planning to close Sunbury and Staines fire stations and open a new one at Fordbridge – the best possible location for … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Free training courses for voluntary groups; Fostering events in Surrey

Free training courses for voluntary groups More than 5,700 voluntary, community and faith sector (VCFS) groups are being offered training courses by Surrey County Council. The courses, which are also run by the authority for its own staff, are a mixture of e-learning and classroom based activities and help the VCFS deliver even more support … Continue reading

Record applications for secondary school places

Applications for places at Surrey secondary schools next September have reached a new high. Surrey County Council received 11,392 secondary school applications by the 31 October closing date* – 260 more than last year. The number of applications has risen steadily in recent years, with 1,343 more applying this year than in 2012. The increase … Continue reading

Deal to connect public services on course to save £3.5 million

Surrey County Council is on course to save £3.5 million after spearheading an initiative to replace scores of networks with just one. The authority handed BT a seven-year contract to create a single computer and communication system for a host of public services in Surrey and Berkshire in 2012 using cloud technology. Now Surrey has … Continue reading

VIDEO: Leader calls on MPs to help avert “damaging cuts”

Schemes to cut congestion at one of Surrey’s busiest roundabouts and expand a secondary school have been delayed after leader David Hodge urged MPs to help the county council “avoid damaging cuts”. The Cabinet put decisions about investing in improvements at Runnymede Roundabout and 250 extra places at Salesian School in Chertsey on hold until … Continue reading

Surrey schools within five miles of London lose out on £30million

Half of Surrey children go to school within five miles of a London borough – and miss out on £30million funding compared to pupils in the capital. Surrey receives £450 less per pupil from the Government than the average for London boroughs bordering the county even though schools either side of the boundary serve virtually … Continue reading

AUDIO: BBC Surrey features UTC Guildford

Listen to BBC Surrey talk to Linda Kemeny, the county council’s Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Educational Achievement, and Professor Paul Hogg, Vice Principal of Royal Holloway, University of London, as well as robotics students at Royal Holloway, about plans for Surrey’s first university technical college. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Fly-tipping in Surrey continues to drop

Fly-tipped rubbish dealt with in Surrey has dropped by more than half compared with a year ago, new figures from Surrey County Council have shown. Some 206 tonnes of fly-tipped waste were collected by district and borough councils in October compared with 469 in the same month last year  – a drop of 263 tonnes. … Continue reading

Council’s boost for local shopping parades and village stores

Nearly £50,000 of funding has been signed off by the county council to boost local shopping parades and village centres across Surrey. From Walton-on-Thames to Frimley and Lingfield to Egham, groups were celebrating being awarded up to nearly £14,500 each. At the same time 21 groups county-wide were handed up to £30,000 each from the council’s … Continue reading

MAP: Revealed – the 42 miles of pavements Surrey aims to improve next year

Nearly 42 miles of footpaths are set to be improved next year in Surrey to help people get to key community services – roughly the distance from Guildford to Portsmouth by car. Surrey County Council has revealed a provisional list of hundreds of pavements that are in line to be resurfaced from April as part … Continue reading

Specialist autism centre opens at Surrey school

Around 50 students, staff and parents gathered at Hinchley Wood School in Esher, Surrey, this week to mark the formal opening of the latest National Autistic Society Cullum Centre. It’s the third of four purpose-built specialist centres the charity and Surrey County Council are opening in the area, thanks to generous financial support from the … Continue reading

AUDIO: With gritters going out BBC Surrey interviews John Furey about the council’s winter preparations

Cabinet Member for Highways John Furey talked to BBC Surrey presenters James Cannon and Suzanne Bamborough today about the council’s preparations to keep the county moving in severe winter weather. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

IN PICTURES: Young people descend on Surrey careers fair

Epsom was full of opportunity as more than a thousand young people met with employers, further education colleges and training providers to find their perfect career match. The Surrey Opportunities Fair organised by the county council gave school leavers, unemployed young people and those seeking new opportunities a chance to find out about further education, training … Continue reading

Ciphers, robots and building your own internet: Surrey’s university technical college will equip students for jobs of the future

Decoding encrypted messages, making robots and building internets from scratch are some of the tasks students will be able to tackle at Surrey’s first university technical college. The college will open in Guildford to train the next generation of cyber security, computing and engineering experts. Students will specialise in either computer science or engineering – … Continue reading

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