It’s Flood Action Week, so it’s time for Surrey residents who live near rivers or other watercourses, or who can be impacted by surface water or groundwater flooding, to be prepared in case of severe weather over the winter months. Making sure you’re aware of your home’s flood risk and getting prepared in case of … Continue reading
The River Thames Scheme is starting the search for the firms which will build the £501m flood alleviation scheme, just weeks after the government gave the scheme the green light. Today the project team started the market engagement for contractors, with a call for interested firms to express their interest. The value of the contracts … Continue reading
Surrey County Council is working hard to protect communities from flooding – and there’s plenty that residents can do themselves to prevent flooding or minimise its impact. Check the risk and be prepared Residents are advised to check their flood risk by visiting flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk or calling the Floodline on 0345 988 1188. There is also … Continue reading
Over the weekend of Storm Dennis Surrey County Council’s highways team responded to hundreds of emergency call outs across the county. Crews were called out to more than 270 incidents ranging from fallen trees to roads that had flooded along with bridges and barriers that had been damaged. There’s more information online on how to … Continue reading
Plans to ease congestion, boost economic growth and make it quicker and easier to get around Guildford and other parts of the borough have been unveiled. Proposals include changes at key junctions on the A331 Blackwater Valley road, improved flood protection in the town centre and better bus services. Surrey County Council and Guildford Borough Council … Continue reading
Surrey residents and businesses affected by last winter’s floods now have more time to apply for a Government grant of up to £5,000 to protect their properties against future damage. The deadline for applying for the Repair and Renew Grant has been extended until March 20 2015. Successful applicants then have until the end of … Continue reading
Highlights: Without fairer government funding for school places every child can’t be guaranteed a school place Chancellor’s extra investment for Lower River Thames Flood Defence Scheme welcome but councils still have to find £40m Still awaiting news from government on extra investment needed for other flood schemes, including those for River Mole and River Bourne … Continue reading
Home Secretary Theresa May today joined Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge at Molesey Lock and Weir near Hampton Court to discuss the River Thames Scheme after the government announced £60m of extra funding for the flood defence project. Download the pictures here.
The news that the government is increasing funding for the River Thames Scheme by £60 million was today welcomed by Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Flooding Recovery John Furey.
Seven councils whose residents and businesses were affected by floods have signed a pledge to press for a £300 million river defence scheme from the government. Surrey, Richmond, Windsor and Maidenhead, Kingston, Elmbridge, Spelthorne and Runnymede councils signed the agreement alongside Thames Water, the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee and the Environment Agency to push … Continue reading
Picture caption: County council Leader David Hodge outlined Surrey’s bids for £27 million to improve flood defences to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt at a meeting to discuss how residents and businesses in Godalming are being better protected. Quote: Surrey leader David Hodge said: “It is great to work with Mr Hunt on helping Godalming residents … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has bid for £27 million from Whitehall to improve local flood defences. The council has asked for the money to better protect residents across the county from a repeat of last winter’s floods. Below is a video of John Furey, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Flooding Recovery, outlining the bid which … Continue reading
Surrey residents whose homes flooded last winter now have more time to apply for a Government repairs grant of up to £5,000. The county council has extended the deadline for residents and businesses to apply for the Repair and Renew grant, which was set up by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to reimburse … Continue reading
Seven local authorities whose residents and businesses were hit by February’s flooding have teamed up to push for £256 million river defences from Government. Surrey, Richmond, Kingston, Windsor and Maidenhead, Elmbridge, Spelthorne and Runnymede councils agreed last Friday to develop a business case for the River Thames Scheme, which would protect riverside homes and businesses … Continue reading
Bridges built by medieval monks and one of Britain’s great architects will be repaired in the coming months as a £23 million flood action plan continues in Surrey. The 13th Century Tilford Bridge and Sir Edwin Lutyens’ Hampton Court Bridge are among 39 river crossings being fixed as Surrey County Council continues to tackle severe … Continue reading