Surrey County Council has announced its council tax proposal for 2019/20. The council’s Cabinet will make a formal recommendation on 29 January. A final decision will be taken at a meeting of Surrey’s Full Council on 5 February. Mel Few, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Finance, said: “Our focus has to be on ensuring … Continue reading
Sinead Mooney, Matt Furniss and Julie Iles set out their priorities after being given roles in new Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver’s Cabinet team.
County council leader David Hodge talks about a draft vision for Surrey’s future, transforming services, a change in Cabinet roles and road repairs in his Full Council speech.
Peter Martin has been elected as the new chairman of Surrey County Council following Sally Marks’ two years in post. Mr Martin takes on the role after serving as deputy leader between 2011 and 2017 and will be supported by Tony Samuels who becomes vice-chairman. The county councillor for Godalming South, Milford and Witley chaired his first … Continue reading
Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge today unveiled his new Cabinet team. John Furey is the new Deputy Leader with Colin Kemp taking over responsibility for highways. Newly elected county councillor Tim Oliver will cover property and business services and Denise Turner-Stewart will oversee the communities portfolio. Below is a list of the new Cabinet … Continue reading
Surrey County Council leader David Hodge told today’s Cabinet meeting that finding savings of £123 million over the next year means difficult decisions lie ahead.
Members of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet today unanimously approved a proposal to increase council tax by 15%. The Cabinet’s recommendation will now be considered at a meeting of Surrey’s Full Council on Tuesday 7 February.
Following the approval of plans to relocate Horley Library at today’s meeting of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet, Richard Walsh, Cabinet Member for Localities and Community Wellbeing said: “We have decided to relocate Horley Library to the centre of town so it is in a more accessible location. It will be similar in size the current … Continue reading
Plans to help older patients leave hospital at weekends have been signed off by Surrey County Council. The go-ahead has been given for a new deal to be signed to provide equipment that helps people stay in their own homes for as long as possible. Under the proposed contract signed off by the Cabinet items … Continue reading
Surrey County Council leader David Hodge today unveiled two new Cabinet Members at the annual Full Council meeting – Clare Curran and Richard Walsh. Click on the dots that appear in the picture below and watch the video underneath for more information about them and the rest of the team, including new Cabinet Associate Member … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has signed off plans to bulk buy energy with the aim of propelling savings to £3.5 million in five years. The Cabinet decided to renew an agreement with a public sector buying group that harnesses public services’ collective clout to secure the best possible fuel deal. It is hoped that using the … Continue reading
Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge today revealed his new Cabinet. At the first Full Council meeting since the elections, Mr Hodge confirmed Peter Martin will continue as Deputy Leader and unveiled four Cabinet Associate Members, who will provide support for portfolio holders. The full Cabinet list is below. Cabinet Member for Transport, Highways and … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has unveiled plans to go into business in a bid to generate income that can be ploughed back into services. The Cabinet is set to discuss launching a trading arm to charge other organisations for services provided by the council. Under the proposals, all the cash made will be reinvested in improving … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Cabinet has approved a plan to increase council tax by 1.99% to spend on essential services now and avoid crippling the authority’s finances in the future. The Cabinet agreed the proposal to reject the Government’s offer of a freeze because it would lead to a financial black hole of more than £50 … Continue reading
Technology will be at the forefront of the fight against ice and snow this winter, following a decision by councillors. Gritters equipped with GPS trackers, thermal mapping of salting routes and smart grit bins are all part of the plans to keep Surrey moving in bad weather. The use of GPS will allow the council … Continue reading