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Surrey welcomes funding that puts Crossrail 2 “firmly on track”

Following Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget announcement of £80 million to kick-start Crossrail 2, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman (pictured) said: “It’s great news that Crossrail 2 is now firmly on track. The new line signals quicker journeys for commuters who regularly pack like sardines into London-bound trains and will … Continue reading

Surrey calls for fairer funding deal for schools within 10 miles of London

As speculation grows that Chancellor George Osborne is poised to announce a school funding shake-up, Surrey County Council is pressing for a fairer deal for schools within 10 miles of London borough boundaries. Surrey schools close to London are being penalised to the tune of millions of pounds in funding compared to schools in the … Continue reading

More than 180,000 miles of roads set to miss out on new fund

As car sales accelerated to an all-time September high, it was revealed that more than 180,000 miles of roads nationwide are set to miss out on a new highways fund – despite covering more than 41 times the distance of routes that will benefit. Today’s news that more than 462,000 new cars were registered last month … Continue reading

Thousands of Surrey motorists hit road as summer holidays come to end

Thousands of extra motorists hit Surrey’s roads in the rush hour as the summer holidays end and children return to school, figures reveal. According to the latest county council statistics for 25 roads across Surrey*, traffic rose by more than 13% in September compared to the previous month. They show that an average of nearly 37,000 vehicles … Continue reading

Drive to overhaul roads saves £7 million

A drive to make Surrey’s roads more pothole-proof has also saved taxpayers more than £7 million. The second year of a scheme to replace more than 300 miles of road with surfaces that come with a 10-year repair guarantee saved £3.1m through smarter contracts and recycling. When added to the £4.1m saved in the first … Continue reading

Surrey has slowest rush hour roads of any county in country

Surrey has the slowest rush-hour roads of any county in the country with average speeds dipping as low as 14 miles per hour, official figures reveal. During the morning commute, motorists travel an average speed of just over 22.5mph on Surrey’s A roads – more than 18mph slower than the county with the fastest roads* … Continue reading

Call for Surrey to share in Budget roads bonanza

Surrey is calling on the Government to act so the county sees the benefit from a new dedicated roads fund announced in George Osborne’s latest Budget. Fears were raised that more than 3,300 miles managed by the county will miss out on the fund from Vehicle Excise Duty despite Surrey drivers contributing more than £100m* … Continue reading

Study looks at extending Crossrail 2 further into Surrey

As London Mayor Boris Johnson today unveiled a Crossrail 2 growth commission, the county council revealed it has launched a study to examine the benefits of stretching the planned rail link further into Surrey. Proposals for the cross-London line currently take in Shepperton, Epsom, Hampton Court, Chessington South and Surbiton stations on its southern tip. … Continue reading

Surrey leader’s Budget response

Following Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget announcement today, Surrey County Council leader David Hodge said: “Slow economic growth and a frosty reception on Twitter will likely be on the Chancellor’s mind today. Conveniently, the answer to at least one of his woes can be found in Surrey. Despite the UK growth forecast halving, the county’s economy … Continue reading

Surrey leader welcomes growth-boosting measures

Following Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, Surrey County Council leader David Hodge said: “The Government is right to prioritise growth-boosting measures such as infrastructure and help for small businesses. “Good road schemes, such as the recently announced M3 widening in Surrey, help businesses run more efficiently and create jobs and just like the Government we’re … Continue reading

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