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VIDEO: Surrey leader David Hodge announces he is stepping down from the role

Leader of Surrey County Council David Hodge today told a meeting of the Full Council that he is stepping down from the role on 11 December. Below are highlights from his speech. Savings and efficiencies: “This Surrey (word removed) administration has reduced costs by over £540m over the last eight years and we are on … Continue reading

Chinese transport officials visit Surrey

A delegation of Chinese transport officials have visited Surrey to learn about how the county council manages its roads. The visitors from the Jiangxi Provincial Transport Department in the south east of the country wanted to find out about the council’s approach to maintaining and improving its 3,300-mile network. Led by General Engineer Hu Zhao … Continue reading

Surrey’s chairmen and mayors meet at County Hall

You can download this image here. Not in photo: Michael More-Molyneux, Lord Lieutenant of Surrey Mike Hodge, Mayor of Farnham Town Council Malcolm Carter, Mayor of Haslemere Town Council   Caption: County council chairman Peter Martin met with Surrey’s mayors and chairmen and the High Sheriff of Surrey for the first time since pledging his support … Continue reading

Telegraph features letter from Mel Few about rising adult social care demand

A letter from Cabinet Member Mel Few explaining how rising demand for adult social care services is putting enormous pressure on Surrey County Council’s finances has been published by the Daily Telegraph (sixth in the list). It comes after analysis of Office for National Statistics data revealed that more than £1 million extra a week could be spent … Continue reading

Chancellor visits County Hall to meet Surrey’s deputy leader

Chancellor Philip Hammond became the latest Surrey MP to visit County Hall when he met deputy leader Peter Martin today to discuss council issues such as rising demand for services, budget pressures and devolution. Adult social care funding was among the topics discussed – rising demand for support means the council needs to spend an … Continue reading

Rising demand and pressures on council services discussed at meeting with Surrey MPs

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was among five Surrey MPs to visit deputy leader Peter Martin today for a briefing on county council issues, including rising demand for adult social care services. The Epsom and Ewell MP was joined at County Hall by Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah (East Surrey), Crispin Blunt (Reigate), Dominic Raab (Esher and … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Canadian rugby team visit Witley Camp; Fire station opening doors to public; New first aid course for schools

Canadian rugby team visit Witley Camp A Canadian rugby team playing in an international competition running alongside the World Cup has visited a former Surrey military camp to learn about their First World War ancestors. The Canadian Defence Rugby Team took a tour of Witley Camp, near Guildford, where volunteers recently participated in an archaeological … Continue reading

MP Philip Hammond gets progress report on new 900-place school

Picture caption: Runnymede and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond has visited Surrey County Council for a progress report on a new secondary school for 900-plus pupils at the Runnymede Centre in Addlestone. The Foreign Secretary also heard about the council’s £215 million funding gap for the 13,000 places required in the next five years. Quote: Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council’s … Continue reading

Princess Alexandra visits County Hall

Surrey County Council Chairman Lavinia Sealy greeted Princess Alexandra when she visited County Hall to attend a citizenship ceremony. The royal guest saw the new citizens swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen. Her visit was arranged as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Chinese education officials visit Surrey

A party from China has visited Surrey County Council to strengthen education links. Led by the Vice-President of Putuo Teachers’ College Mr Qu Zhijun, the 20-strong party from the district of Shanghai met council and school counterparts, including Chairman Lavinia Sealy, Cabinet Member for Children and Learning Linda Kemeny and Cabinet Member for Children and Families … Continue reading

Surrey and Buckinghamshire aim to work together

Surrey and Buckinghamshire have agreed to look for opportunities to work together to find better ways to spend public money more effectively. The agreement was reached at a meeting of Cabinet members from the two county councils at Surrey’s headquarters. Surrey leader David Hodge welcomed Buckinghamshire leader Martin Tett days after Local Government Association chairman … Continue reading

104 year-old to become Britain’s oldest new citizen

Detail: Surrey County Council hosted a citizenship ceremony for 104 year-old Taufeek Khanjar, who is believed to be the oldest person to become a new British citizen. Mr Khanjar is originally from Iraq and worked as a jewellery maker in Baghdad. He came to the UK six years ago to live with his daughter Nada … Continue reading

Media invite: 104 year-old to become Britain’s oldest new citizen

Reporters, photographers and film crews are invited to: What: Surrey County Council will host a citizenship ceremony for a 104 year-old man. He is believed to be the oldest ever person to become a new British citizen. When: 1.45pm, on Wednesday, 1 February. Where: County Hall, Penryhn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 2DN. Further information: Taufeek Khanjar, … Continue reading

Employment Minister among MPs visiting new Surrey leader

Employment Minister Chris Grayling was one of three Surrey MPs to visit new Surrey County Council leader David Hodge. He was joined at County Hall by Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab and Woking MP Jonathan Lord. Mr Hodge said: “Surrey has three Cabinet members in the coalition government and several other ministers so it’s … Continue reading

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