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VIDEO: Cabinet Member announces countryside consultation

Mike Goodman has revealed plans to ask residents for their views in the autumn on where the money generated by charging at county council car parks should be spent in a consultation about Surrey’s countryside. The announcement came as the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport confirmed that parking charges will be introduced at Newlands … Continue reading

Surrey County Council launches consultation on charging at rural car parks

  Cabinet Member for the Environment Mike Goodman said: “This consultation is a vital part of our plans to preserve and improve Surrey’s beautiful countryside for years to come. “We want to hear our residents’ views on what matters to them as we face the challenge of dealing with unprecedented budget pressures, particularly from rising … Continue reading

County council signs off plan to make countryside sites self-sufficient in six years

Surrey County Council today signed off a plan to make countryside sites generate enough money to be self-sufficient within six years. The Cabinet approved a proposal to work with Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) to explore commercial opportunities to cover the cost of managing the county’s countryside by 2021 and pay for improved facilities. The proposals … Continue reading

New plans for Surrey’s countryside promise better facilities and savings for taxpayers

Surrey County Council has moved into a new phase in its agreement with Surrey Wildlife Trust to improve visitor facilities throughout the county while also saving money for local residents. A Cabinet meeting at the county council yesterday gave the green light to plans which will see the two organisations explore commercial opportunities such as … Continue reading

Ian Lake interviewed about teaming up with the Ramblers

Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment Ian Lake interviewed on BBC Surrey about teaming up with the Ramblers to keep public paths in good condition. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Ramblers help council keep 2,000 miles of paths in good condition

A volunteer force of ramblers is teaming up with Surrey County Council to help keep the county’s 2,000 miles of public paths* in good condition. A team from the Surrey branch of the Ramblers will patrol the countryside to make sure paths that in total cover more than the distance between London and the Canary … Continue reading

Climb the height of Snowdon and Ben Nevis – without leaving Surrey.

Walkers can now climb the height of Snowdon and Ben Nevis combined without ever leaving Surrey, following the overhaul of a 100-mile trail*. The Greensand Way, nestled between the famous North and South Downs, fell into neglect over the past decade, making it difficult to follow in some areas. Dubbed one of Britain’s “best kept … Continue reading

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