Highlights include: Looking at limiting “any necessary council tax rises” A progress report on the move out of County Hall and “closer to our residents” Plans for joint forums – “local partnership boards” Proposals for local agreements to make Surrey “a better place”.
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.
Peter Martin has been elected as the new chairman of Surrey County Council following Sally Marks’ two years in post. Mr Martin takes on the role after serving as deputy leader between 2011 and 2017 and will be supported by Tony Samuels who becomes vice-chairman. The county councillor for Godalming South, Milford and Witley chaired his first … Continue reading
Tens of millions of pounds to provide support for people with a learning disability have been “wiped clean off our books”, Surrey leader David Hodge told today’s Full Council meeting.
David Hodge used today’s Full Council meeting to talk about the successes of his five years as Surrey County Council’s leader, the challenges the authority faces and the opportunities for health and social care services.
David Hodge used today’s Full Council meeting to pledge support for arts and culture in the county. The Surrey County Council leader said they “educate us” and “contribute to our economic prosperity”. He also pointed to successes the council has been involved in, including: Last year’s celebrations of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in Runnymede Brooklands Museum’s work … Continue reading
Sally Marks has been elected the new Chairman of Surrey County Council following David Munro’s two years in post. Mrs Marks stepped up from her previous position as Vice Chairman with Nick Skellett now taking that role. The county councillor for Caterham Valley chaired Tuesday’s annual Full Council meeting and opened with her first speech … Continue reading
Surrey leader David Hodge used today’s annual Full Council meeting to make the case for handing local authorities more powers to improve services and boost economic growth.
Surrey County Council today confirmed a council tax rise to spend on essential services now and avoid crippling the authority’s finances in the future. At a meeting of the Full Council it was agreed to increase council tax by 1.99% in April. The three videos below set out Surrey’s case for the council tax rise, … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Cabinet has approved a plan to increase council tax by 1.99% to spend on essential services now and avoid crippling the authority’s finances in the future. The Cabinet agreed the proposal to reject the Government’s offer of a freeze because it would lead to a financial black hole of more than £50 … Continue reading
A new scheme to help people slash around £200 a year from their energy bills has been launched. The ‘switch and save’ scheme was officially unveiled by Surrey County Council leader David Hodge at today’s Full Council meeting. It comes after E.ON became the last of the major energy companies to push up prices when … Continue reading
(check against delivery) Watch a video of David Hodge’s speech here. Madam Chairman Almost a year ago today I stood before this chamber having been elected Leader of the council. In the speech I made to Full Council that day, I outlined my plans for my first year as Leader. And I gave my commitment to listen … Continue reading
Surrey County Council leader David Hodge used a meeting of the Full Council today to announce funding for a telecare initiative. Telecare equipment helps older people live independently in their own homes.
Today David Hodge, Leader of Surrey County Council, announced his plans for a Community Improvement Fund which will allow residents to bid for cash to support projects that improve local areas. Below is a transcript of the speech to Full Council, given on 13 December 2011. [Check against delivery] I’m sure you will agree that … Continue reading