Surrey County Council’s Cabinet met this week and the important announcements are summarised below: Residential care homes in Surrey Cabinet agreed with the recommendations outlined in a report on the future of the council’s residential care homes for older people. The decision was made to close all eight of the homes on a phased basis … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Cabinet met this week and the important announcements are summarised below: Budget 2022/23 Cabinet approved the draft 2022/23 budget paper. In terms of day-to-day spending, the budget breakdown is as follows: Adult Social Care takes up 39% of our budget Children’s Services 24% Environment/Transport/Infrastructure 14% Community Protection 4% Public Health 3% Customer … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Cabinet met this week and the important announcements are summarised below: Highways Contract Cabinet approved a new highways contract for Surrey from April 2022. The successful contractor will be announced in October and will be responsible for delivering vital road repairs, resurfacing and specialist projects as well as the upkeep of drains … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Cabinet met this week and the important announcements are summarised below: Covid response Cabinet discussed a report outlining how the council and the Local Resilience Forum responded – and are still responding – to the COVID pandemic. The report looked at the key lessons learned, and how the council can continue to … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Cabinet met this week and made a number of important announcements regarding the council’s future plans. These are summarised below: Strategy Cabinet outlined the council’s main strategy as Surrey comes out of the COVID pandemic, and emphasised the four key strategic objectives: Growing a sustainable economy Tackling health inequality Enabling a greener future … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s new Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Leader of the Council, Cabinet and Select Committee members were elected and confirmed today at the Council’s AGM. The meeting was held in person but with COVID-19 control measures in place, at the Council’s new HQ at Wodhatch Place, Reigate. Cllr Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey’s Conservative group, was … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Cabinet met this week and made a number of important announcements regarding the council’s future plans. These are summarised below: COVID response Cabinet announced that Surrey was on track to meet the mid-February target of vaccinating the top four cohorts within the population, amounting to 230,000 people. Leader Tim Oliver praised the … Continue reading
Surrey leader Tim Oliver used today’s annual meeting to reveal Cabinet changes and an overhaul of the county council’s scrutiny system. Dr Zully Grant-Duff (pictured right) has taken over as Cabinet Member for Corporate Services from Charlotte Morley, who has stepped down. Mr Oliver said: “Dr Grant Duff will be particularly focusing on the rollout … Continue reading
Guildford and Woking have emerged as the frontrunners to host Surrey County Council’s new HQ as councillors unveiled plans to cut the number of buildings it uses from 300 to 100 in an efficiency drive that aims to save tens of millions of pounds. The potential locations for Surrey’s new ‘civic heart’ by the end … Continue reading
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.