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
On national Young Carers Awareness Day, Surrey has been highlighted in a new report by the Local Government Association for the good work the county council does. In it, John Bangs from the council’s adult social care team highlights how the authority, GPs and health service have worked together to help young carers who look after … Continue reading
Following the launch of a report by the Centre for London and the Southern Policy Centre about the capital and the South East working more closely together to address the challenges of economic and population growth, Surrey County Council deputy leader John Furey said the move could offer “huge opportunities”. The report, entitled Next-door Neighbours … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has announced its proposed council tax increase for next year.
Farm Project recognised for helping young people A Surrey County Council project where disadvantaged young people get hands-on work experience with animals and farming has been named as one of the best in the country at the Children and Young People Now Awards. The Farm Project, in Outwood, Tandridge, provides a relaxed atmosphere to help … Continue reading
Here are the latest pictures of the county council’s scheme to widen and resurface Runnymede roundabout, which aims to reduce congestion at one of Surrey’s worst traffic blackspots. Colin Kemp, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Good roads help businesses grow and residents go about daily life.” More information about the project can … Continue reading
The county council has launched a training course for frontline public services staff across Surrey to help meet the needs of military personnel and veterans. The online course explains how the council and many other public bodies are committed through the Armed Forces Covenant to ensuring servicemen and women, as well as reservists and veterans, … Continue reading
Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives her first update of the year on work taking place on Surrey’s roads. All work being done can be found by using a map on the council’s website.
Surrey County Council’s Ben Byrne has been made a member of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. Mr Byrne is the county council’s Head of Early Help and Family Services having previously been Head of Youth Justice and Youth Support. More information can be found in a media release from the Ministry of Justice.
Surrey’s Chief Fire Officer has been awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal in the New Year Honours. Russell Pearson was honoured for outstanding service to the emergency services and the public. Mr Pearson joined Surrey Fire and Rescue Service in 1992 and was appointed Chief Fire Officer in 2007. David Hodge, Leader of Surrey County … Continue reading
Statement on behalf of the county council and all borough and district councils in Surrey: “The Government’s announcement that Surrey’s councils have been successful in their bid to be a business rate retention pilot area is good news. The extra funding will help us to continue providing services in the face of rising demand but … 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
Plans to join forces with Places for People Group to create a joint venture that will provide Surrey with extra housing were today signed off by the Cabinet. In the video below Tim Oliver sets out the aims of the council’s property strategy. The Cabinet Member for Property and Business Services highlights the need to … Continue reading
Plans to expand a Farnham secondary school to create an extra 150 places have been approved at a meeting of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet. A new sports hall and other facilities will be provided at Farnham Heath End School to help meet rising demand for secondary places in the Farnham area. More information is available here. … Continue reading
Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides the latest news about work taking place on Surrey’s roads, including information on overnight lane closures at the Runnymede roundabout.