The total awarded to community groups thanks to Surrey’s role in Prudential RideLondon is now more than £3.3million. In 2019 alone, more than £400,000 worth of grants has been awarded – including £150,000 towards the installation of an artificial grass pitch for multi-sport use at Cobham Rugby and Sports Association and £70,000 towards improvements to … Continue reading
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced £1 million of funding for the work of Transport for the South East (TfSE). The money will help to pay for the development of a transport strategy for the region as TfSE moves towards becoming a statutory body in the next two years. It came as a study commissioned … Continue reading
After being re-elected Surrey Leader today at the county council’s annual meeting, David Hodge: says thoughts are with “those who have been affected by the terrible events in Manchester last night” welcomes Mary Lewis, Denise Turner-Stewart, Colin Kemp and Tim Oliver to the new Cabinet and John Furey as Deputy Leader outlines challenges as funding … Continue reading
Surrey County Council leader David Hodge told today’s Cabinet meeting that finding savings of £123 million over the next year means difficult decisions lie ahead.
Leader David Hodge told a meeting of today’s Cabinet that Surrey County Council “simply can’t cope” with the scale of funding cuts at the same time as helping the vulnerable and providing extra school places. He warned that without extra support from the government the council faces making “difficult decisions” to ensure it continues to deliver … 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.
Chancellor Philip Hammond became the latest Surrey MP to visit County Hall when he met deputy leader Peter Martin today to discuss council issues such as rising demand for services, budget pressures and devolution. Adult social care funding was among the topics discussed – rising demand for support means the council needs to spend an … Continue reading
Highlights from David Hodge’s speech at today’s Full Council meeting: Ministers have listened to the case made by Surrey for local government as a whole about pressures faced Surrey secured more than £24 million of the extra £300m funding announced by the government for councils nationally over the next two years Grant of £11.9m this year … Continue reading
Following the Government’s announcement that Surrey County Council has been awarded more than £41 million in extra funding over the next two years for a ‘significant and unexpected’ increase in demand for school places, leader David Hodge said: “We have pushed long and hard for a fair settlement with the help of Surrey MPs and … Continue reading
Speaking following yesterday’s (8 December) announcement of the local government finance settlement for next year, Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge said: “Surrey’s grant allocation will reduce by 10% next year or nearly £16m. However, this is in line with what we were expecting and we’re well placed to manage it. “There will continue to … Continue reading