Denise Saliagopoulos

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Statement by David Hodge, Leader of Surrey County Council

Statement by David Hodge, Leader of Surrey County Council “I have today required Ian Lake and Denise Saliagopoulos to stand down from the Cabinet. This decision relates to matters that are now being referred to the council’s Standards Committee. Two new Cabinet members will be appointed shortly.”

Training the next generation of umpires and officials

More than 100 students have been training to become the next generation of umpires, scorers and team managers. The students took part in a day of sports leadership courses at Leatherhead Leisure Centre this week (27 February). The event, sponsored by Fusion Lifestyle, doubled as a recruitment day for young volunteers hoping to help out … Continue reading

Sneak preview of Woking library revamp

People will get a sneak preview at what Surrey’s biggest and busiest library will look like when its refurbishment is completed this summer. Surrey County Council is giving Woking library in Gloucester Walk a complete overhaul to make it the most modern and user friendly branch in the county. The plans will be on show … Continue reading

Library cards showcase athletes to celebrate 2012 Games

Library cards featuring local athletes are now available at Surrey County Council libraries. The cards were launched this week (1 March) to celebrate the 2012 Games and are free for new joiners. Existing members can upgrade to a 2012-themed card for only £2 and people can purchase the full set of cards for £5 as … Continue reading

Surrey History Centre scoops national award at the Who Do You Think You Are Live event

Surrey County Council’s History Centre won the Archive of the Year Award at Who Do You Think You Are Live in London’s Olympia. The national award was voted for by readers of Your Family History Magazine who were impressed with the quality of Surrey’s archive, its ease of access and friendly, professional service. Julian Pooley, … Continue reading

Boris says Olympic road race will be one of the ‘greats’

London and Surrey will host one of the world’s greatest cycle road races according to Boris Johnson. Meeting up with Surrey County Council’s Denise Saliagopoulos, who is overseeing Surrey’s involvement in the Games, the Mayor of London praised Surrey County Council’s Olympic preparations. Mr Johnson said: “I think Surrey is doing a great job of … Continue reading

Surrey children spread Olympic cheer with song to inspire athletes

A Surrey school choir has been spreading Olympic cheer and inspiring athletes to ‘be the best’ with a song to celebrate the 2012 Games. Students aged eight to 11 from St Dunstan’s Catholic Primary School, Woking, have already performed the tune in front of Team GB athletes Dave Daniell and Rachel Morris and to the … Continue reading

Box Hill to decide Olympic road race says USA cycle chief

The 2012 Olympic cycle road race will be won or lost on the Box Hill climb according to the leader of the USA Olympic cycling team. During a visit to Surrey to study the route, Ken Whelpdale also said that basing his team in Surrey to train will give the USA an advantage over its … Continue reading

Court orders pause to library plans

Surrey County Council has expressed its disappointment at a court ruling which pauses its plans to let communities run local libraries. The High Court today upheld an earlier decision to impose a temporary order which stops the authority from taking any ‘irrevocable action’ towards creating community libraries ahead of a judicial review of the council’s … 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

Denise Saliagopoulos interviewed about Surrey Olympic volunteers

Denise Saliagopoulos, Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games interviewed by BBC Surrey’s Sarah Gorrell about Surrey County Council’s call for Olympic volunteers. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Cycling festival announced for Surrey

Boris Johnson’s cycle revolution will make its way to Surrey next year for a festival that is expected to bring up to 35,000 cyclists to the county. The Mayor of London will outline plans for London and Surrey to host the ambitious event in a speech to business leaders at the World Economic Forum in … Continue reading

Surrey calls for court order on libraries plans to be reversed

Surrey County Council has asked the High Court to reverse a temporary order blocking its plans for community partnered libraries. David Hodge, Leader of Surrey County Council, said: “Our aim is to keep all of Surrey’s 52 libraries open and help them to thrive, while elsewhere in the country libraries are closing. “The first community … Continue reading

South Koreans learn from Surrey

A delegation of South Korean politicians and councillors visited Surrey to learn about the county council’s transport policies. The visitors from Gyeonggi Province wanted to find out how Surrey County Council maintains and improves its roads, tackles road safety issues and how it manages public transport. The delegation of councillors and local government officials were … Continue reading

Mark Cavendish backs P&G Surrey School Games

World cycling champion Mark Cavendish reckons this year’s P&G Surrey School Games is going to be the best yet. The Olympic gold medal hopeful has given his backing to the programme, organised by Surrey County Council, to get more young people involved in sport and cultural activities in the lead up to the 2012 Games. … Continue reading


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