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
i Surrey County Council leader David Hodge today announced a new Cabinet member. Linda Kemeny has been selected for the role of Cabinet Member for Children and Learning. Mr Hodge said: “I’m delighted to welcome Linda Kemeny to the county council Cabinet. I believe she will be a great asset. Mrs Kemeny said: “I am … Continue reading
Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge said: “I regret that Tim Hall has decided to step down from the Cabinet for family reasons. “I have accepted Tim’s decision and an announcement about a new appointment to the Cabinet will be made shortly. “I would like to express my thanks and appreciation for Tim’s service on … Continue reading
Surrey County Council leader David Hodge today announced two new Cabinet members. Mr Hodge said: “I’m delighted to welcome John Furey and Denise Le Gal to the Cabinet. I’m sure they will be a great asset to Surrey and will help the council go from strength to strength.” The members of the new Cabinet and … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Cabinet today approved a plan to reject the Coalition’s council tax freeze. The Cabinet agreed a proposal to increase council tax by 2.99% in April. Its recommendation will go forward to a meeting of Surrey’s Full Council on Tuesday 7 February where a final decision will be taken.
Plans for community libraries agreed Surrey County Council’s Cabinet today agreed plans to allow communities to take over the running of their local libraries. The initiative is part of the county council’s aim to keep all 52 of its libraries open despite the fact other local authorities are closing branches across the country due to … Continue reading