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VIDEO: David Hodge outlines transformation plans and financial pressures

Leader David Hodge discusses a series of strategies that were approved at a meeting of the Full Council and Surrey County Council’s plans to transform services in the face of financial pressures.

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

Public consultations launching on plans to transform services in face of financial pressures

Surrey County Council is launching five consultations as part of its transformation plans and to tackle the financial pressures facing the authority. Context: The authority is facing huge financial pressures due to reducing government grant despite growing demand for children’s and adult care services. Despite saving £540m from its annual budget since 2010 the pressures … Continue reading

Surrey’s Leader calls on residents to have their say on county’s vision

David Hodge issues final call for Surrey residents to set out their views for the county’s future ahead of online survey closing on 3 September.

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

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