In an interview on BBC Surrey & Sussex yesterday, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children Mary Lewis spoke about the amazing work foster carers do to transform the lives of vulnerable children. Mary’s interview starts at 6:30. For more information on becoming a foster carer, you can phone the council’s fostering team on 0800 … Continue reading
Communities and prevention lead Rebecca Brooker talks to BBC Surrey about the work being done in the Surrey Heartlands area by the county council and the NHS to help people through social prescribing – activities or support to help combat loneliness, get fit or healthy and boost wellbeing. The interview followed the news that NHS … Continue reading
Leader David Hodge was interviewed today on BBC Surrey about the proposed council tax increase for next year that was discussed by Cabinet yesterday. It will be considered by Full Council on 6 February. – Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey
Listen to BBC Surrey’s interview on Friday evening with Steve Ruddy, head of Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards, about the work being done to tackle rogue traders. It followed last week’s joint trading standards and police crackdown on doorstep scammers. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey
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
Listen to Cabinet Member for Children and Families’ Wellbeing Clare Curran talk to BBC Surrey about the county council’s drive to recruit more social workers by offering incentive payments of up to £15,000. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey
Listen to BBC Surrey’s interview with Peter Martin about the county council’s new £3m fund to boost shopping areas. It came after the deputy leader signed off plans to contribute £100,000 towards improvements at four shopping streets in Spelthorne and £50,000 for schemes in Elmbridge. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey
Listen to rail passengers, county council Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman and Great Western Railway give their views on the enormous economic benefits of fully electrifying the North Downs Line to BBC Surrey. It has been estimated that upgrading the last two sections of the Reading to Gatwick like would generate 8,000 jobs … Continue reading
Following the news from consumer group Which? that a survey of rail passengers revealed complaints about poor service, Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning talked to BBC Surrey about the council’s push for Oyster-style ticketing on trains and buses in the county. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey.
Listen to Surrey County Council leader David Hodge telling BBC Surrey’s Jack Fiehn that investment in local infrastructure is needed before any new runway is built at either Heathrow or Gatwick. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey
Surrey County Council’s Cabinet has approved a proposal to increase council tax by 1.99% to take account of falling government grant and rising demand for services, particularly adult social care. The Cabinet’s recommendation will now go forward to a meeting of Surrey’s Full Council on Tuesday 10 February. Leader David Hodge was today interviewed by BBC … Continue reading
Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning Linda Kemeny was interviewed today by BBC Surrey’s James Cannon about the 4,100 extra classroom places created for the new academic year and the £215 million funding gap that the county council is finding harder and harder to fill. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey
Here is your chance to listen to a debate on the future of cycling in Surrey. Hosted by BBC Surrey, the 90-minute discussion at the University of Surrey was organised by Surrey County Council. The authority is currently consulting on its proposed cycling strategy. Panellists included representatives from the council, Surrey Police, British Cycling and those concerned … Continue reading
Cabinet Member for Community Services Helyn Clack spoke to BBC Surrey presenter James Cannon today about Surrey County Council’s cycling strategy. The interview came the day before a debate on the future of cycling in the county at the University of Surrey in Guildford. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey
Iain Reeve, Surrey County Council’s Assistant Director, Economy, Transport and Planning, is interviewed by BBC Surrey about the planned Crossrail Two rail project being vital for the county’s future. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey.