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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

84% of Surrey pupils offered their first choice secondary school despite rise in applications

Surrey has offered five out of six applicants their first preference secondary school despite an eight per cent rise in applications. The county council processed 851 more applications this year than last – enough to fill an entire new secondary school. Figures for secondary school “national offer day” show: *83.6% of Surrey applicants were offered … Continue reading

Recycling company fined £30,000 after fire at Surrey plant

A recycling company has been fined following an explosion and fire at their site in Surrey which left a worker in an induced coma. Ereco EMEA Corporation Ltd, of Lewes Road, East Sussex, was fined £30,000 following a joint investigation by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and the Health and Safety Executive. It was also … Continue reading

Snow in Surrey

With snow falling in Surrey, the council’s fleet of gritters has been out spreading salt on the county’s roads. 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, while an army of farmers equipped with spreaders and ploughs are ready … Continue reading

10 things you didn’t know about gritting and the council’s winter operation

One of our gritters heading out from the depot at Merrow heading across #Surrey this afternoon #UKSnow pic.twitter.com/1BQqCqyamG — Surrey News (@SurreyNews) February 26, 2018 With snow falling in Surrey today and temperatures due to plunge overnight here are 10 things you didn’t know about gritting and the county council’s winter operation. More than 14,500 … Continue reading

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

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides the latest information about work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

Surrey keeps Epsom and Ashford hospital bus services running

Surrey County Council has worked with Transport for London (TfL) to keep the 166 bus between West Croydon and Epsom Hospital running and to ensure the 216 service continues to serve Ashford Hospital. Cabinet Member for Transport Mike Goodman (pictured) said: “There’s a vital need to fund these services in Surrey to help people get … Continue reading

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