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MAP: Surrey councils join forces to launch fly-tipping crackdown

Surrey’s councils have launched a fly-tipping crackdown to protect the countryside and save hundreds of thousands of pounds in clean-up costs. The number of fly-tipping incidents has risen nationwide in the last few years with 6,851 reported in Surrey alone in 2014/15 – up from 6,760 the year before. Surrey County Council and Surrey’s 11 … Continue reading

Councils seek contributions towards Thames flood defence scheme

Utility companies, local enterprise partnerships and businesses will be asked to contribute to a £300 million River Thames defence scheme under plans unveiled at a meeting with the government’s flooding envoy Philip Hammond. Seven councils whose residents and businesses were affected by last February’s floods will work to secure contributions from Thames Valley Berkshire, Enterprise … Continue reading

Flood defences protecting thousands of homes to be finished

Temporary defences to protect waterworks serving thousands of homes on the county border with London from flooding are set to be finished this evening in a joint project between councils and the military. In response to record water levels caused by rainfall on the Caterham Bourne, a joint emergency project by Surrey, Tandridge and Croydon … Continue reading

Surrey clears up after the floods

As river levels on the Thames start to fall, work is under way to help communities get back on their feet. Residents who are wondering what to do with their sandbags are assured that they are welcome to keep them for future use. It is not advisable to store wet ones, but dry ones are … Continue reading

Surrey councils set up flood recovery centres

As river levels on the Thames start to fall, work is under way to help communities get back on their feet. Councils across Surrey are setting up flood recovery centres where people can get information and advice to help them recover from the effects of the severe weather. Seven centres across Runnymede, Elmbridge and Spelthorne are … Continue reading

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