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Surrey responds to LGC claim about negative revenue support grant

Response to claims in the Local Government Chronicle that Surrey County Council has benefited most following the government’s announcement about addressing negative revenue support grant. Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge said: “In no way is Surrey County Council ‘the biggest winner’ from this announcement. In truth, we were the biggest loser when the government … Continue reading

Interim Director of Finance appointed

Surrey County Council has appointed Leigh Whitehouse as its Interim Director of Finance. Mr Whitehouse, pictured, is currently Interim Director for Finance and Corporate Services at the London Borough of Bexley and will join Surrey on 3 September subject to formal confirmation of his appointment as Section 151 officer at council in October. David Hodge, … Continue reading

VIDEO: Leader David Hodge’s Full Council speech

Surrey leader David Hodge calls for local government to be given a bigger role in health.   Highlights: David Hodge calls on #government to give #localgov powers to scrutinise #doctors & community health services & “responsibility for commissioning all #publicservices that deliver #health & wellbeing services” in their areas — Surrey News (@SurreyNews) July 10, … Continue reading

Surrey County Council appoints three new Executive Directors

Surrey County Council has appointed three new executive directors to its top team following the appointment of Chief Executive Joanna Killian in March. Jason Russell and Michael Coughlin will become Executive Director for Highways, Transport & Environment and Executive Director for Customer, Digital & Transformation respectively, having taken on the roles as interims in recent … Continue reading

Leader asks residents to say what matters to them and help shape Surrey’s future

Leader of Surrey County Council David Hodge asks residents to say what matters to them and help shape Surrey’s future by completing the online survey found here.

VIDEO: Surrey leader announces extra £15m investment in roads

County council leader David Hodge announces an extra £15 million is being invested in “extensive repairs” to Surrey’s roads in his Full Council speech today.

VIDEO: Leader David Hodge’s speech to Full Council

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.

Transcript of Surrey leader David Hodge’s statement on consultants myProteus

Transcript of Surrey County Council leader David Hodge’s statement about consultants myProteus at today’s Cabinet meeting. (Check against delivery) I recently took the decision to appoint consultants myProteus until the end of December. We’ve done a great deal of work in recent years to make sure residents still get good quality services from the county … Continue reading

Surrey County Council reveals details on extra £5m investment to tackle winter road damage

Following the announcement by Surrey Leader David Hodge on BBC Surrey that the council is investing an extra £5 million in repairing the damage caused by the recent wintry weather, Cabinet member for Highways Colin Kemp gives more details.

New chief executive starts at Surrey County Council

Joanna Killian started today as the new chief executive of Surrey County Council. Joanna Killian said: “I am delighted to be joining Surrey County Council, working with the Leader, his Cabinet and all members to deliver the best quality services and outcomes for residents. Surrey is a vibrant, successful county and a great place to … Continue reading

AUDIO: Surrey leader’s interview on BBC Surrey about council tax

Leader David Hodge was interviewed today on BBC Surrey about the proposed council tax increase for next year that was discussed by Cabinet yesterday. It will be considered by Full Council on 6 February. – Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

VIDEO: Surrey leader announces proposed council tax increase

Surrey County Council has announced its proposed council tax increase for next year.

Training launched for frontline Surrey staff to help meet needs of armed forces community

The county council has launched a training course for frontline public services staff across Surrey to help meet the needs of military personnel and veterans. The online course explains how the council and many other public bodies are committed through the Armed Forces Covenant to ensuring servicemen and women, as well as reservists and veterans, … Continue reading

Surrey’s Chief Fire Officer recognised in New Year Honours

Surrey’s Chief Fire Officer has been awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal in the New Year Honours. Russell Pearson was honoured for outstanding service to the emergency services and the public. Mr Pearson joined Surrey Fire and Rescue Service in 1992 and was appointed Chief Fire Officer in 2007. David Hodge, Leader of Surrey County … Continue reading

ROUND-UP: Surrey’s pledge to tackle domestic abuse; Hard work pays off for adult learners; Catering team lands award

Surrey’s pledge to tackle domestic abuse Surrey has become one of the first counties in the UK to receive White Ribbon status for its commitment to tackling domestic violence and abuse. The White Ribbon Campaign is a global movement which asks supporters to pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about male violence against … Continue reading

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