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Former world cycling champion to compete in Surrey

Former world road race champion Philippe Gilbert today confirmed he will join a stellar cast of cyclists on Surrey’s roads next month. The Belgian rider will compete in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic with the likes of former Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins, sprint star Mark Cavendish and defending champion Adam Blythe on 2 … Continue reading

£200,000 Surrey scam victim appears on BBC programme

A Surrey pensioner conned out of more than £200,000 over 56 years before the county council’s trading standards team convinced her to stop handing over cash to horoscope tricksters and other scammers has appeared on television. Sylvia Kneller, from Farnham, spoke out on the BBC’s Inside Out South to help others. She talks about her … Continue reading

Prudential RideLondon 2014 dates

Next year’s Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling will take place on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 August. The exact routes and timings for the 2014 events will be confirmed later this year after a review of this year’s action. A press release is on the Prudential RideLondon website. The BBC will broadcast extensive coverage of … Continue reading

Gritting in Top Gear

Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson experienced first hand the county council’s efforts to keep Surrey moving during winter weather on Sunday night’s show. The presenter was road testing a car he had designed and built himself when he drove up behind a gritting lorry operated by the council’s contractor May Gurney. John Furey, Surrey County Council’s … Continue reading

BBC radio interview – investing in Surrey

Peter Martin, deputy leader of Surrey County Council, was interviewed on BBC Surrey radio about the benefits of Government investment in Surrey and the rest of the South East. The interview came after research revealed the region will contribute more than a third of the nation’s entire tax income this year. The interview was broadcast … Continue reading

Guardian profiles Cabinet Member

Surrey County Council Cabinet Member Tony Samuels explains his motivation for becoming a councillor in a Guardian profile. The Cabinet Member for Assets and Regeneration Programmes revealed that his upringing had a lot in common with the star of the BBC’s The Apprentice series Lord Sugar.

Libraries plans feature on BBC Sunday Politics

Surrey County Council’s plans to support communities in running 10 libraries was featured on the BBC’s Sunday Politics. On the programme, Surrey’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games Helyn Clack explained the aim of the plans was to “keep all 52 libraries open” while elsewhere in the country branches are closing. The story … Continue reading

BBC Surrey interview about new Guildford fire station

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s Gavin Watts was interviewed by BBC Surrey’s Sarah Gorrell about plans for a new fire station in Guildford. Courtesy of BBC Surrey.

Watch a BBC TV news interview on the libraries judicial review

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games Helyn Clack was interviewed by BBC South Today television news about the judicial review into the county’s libraries plans. You can watch the story on the BBC’s iplayer until 6pm tonight <April 4>. The libraries story starts four minutes and 50 seconds into … Continue reading

Listen to a BBC Radio 5 Live interview on the libraries judicial review

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games Helyn Clack was interviewed by BBC Radio 5 Live’s Shelagh Fogarty about the judicial review into the county’s library plans. You can listen to the interview on the BBC’s iplayer. The interview starts one hour, six minutes and 30 seconds into the programme. … Continue reading

Surrey History Centre scoops national award at the Who Do You Think You Are Live event

Surrey County Council’s History Centre won the Archive of the Year Award at Who Do You Think You Are Live in London’s Olympia. The national award was voted for by readers of Your Family History Magazine who were impressed with the quality of Surrey’s archive, its ease of access and friendly, professional service. Julian Pooley, … Continue reading

David Hodge interviewed on national television

The Leader of Surrey County Council, David Hodge, was interviewed on national television over the weekend explaining why the authority is considering taking a stand and declining the Government’s council tax freeze to save the county from a financial black hole. BBC Breakfast http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-16670351 Channel 4 News http://www.channel4.com/news/councils-have-moral-duty-to-freeze-tax

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