Multi-million pound schemes to reduce congestion and boost economic growth have taken a big step forward after plans were sent to local enterprise partnership Enterprise M3 to be considered for further funding.
Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives an update on the work taking place on Surrey’s roads. In the video below she provides information about a scheme in Guildford to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists and gives a progress report on work taking place at the Runnymede roundabout to reduce congestion.
Following Surrey County Council’s investment of an extra £5 million to deal with damage caused by the recent severe weather, work got under way today at Stoughton Road in Guildford and Seven Hills Road in Elmbridge. Cabinet Member for Highways Colin Kemp went along to check on progress. Colin Kemp gives a live update from … Continue reading
Work has started to deal with damage to roads caused by ice and snow after Surrey County Council announced it was investing an extra £5 million last month. The council’s highways team is carrying out repairs at Ashurst Road in Ash Vale and today Cabinet Member for Highways Colin Kemp outlined immediate action at Seven … 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
Statement on behalf of the county council and all borough and district councils in Surrey: “The Government’s announcement that Surrey’s councils have been successful in their bid to be a business rate retention pilot area is good news. The extra funding will help us to continue providing services in the face of rising demand but … Continue reading
Multi-million pound plans designed to tackle congestion, boost economic growth and help people get around safely have been unveiled for one of Guildford’s busiest routes. Surrey County Council and Guildford Borough Council aim to bid for almost £4 million of funding from local enterprise partnership Enterprise M3 to improve the route between Surrey Research Park and the … Continue reading
Specially trained sniffer dog Phoebe will showcase her skills at roadshows around Surrey to highlight the dangers of illegal tobacco. Phoebe (pictured) will join trading standards and public health teams in Redhill, Woking, Staines and Guildford next week as part of a crackdown on the counterfeit tobacco trade. The roadshows aim to raise awareness of … Continue reading
A drive to make Surrey’s roads more pothole-proof is also on course to save local taxpayers nearly £14 million – enough to overhaul almost 30 miles for free. The first three years of the project to reconstruct hundreds of miles of roads, which started in 2013, saved nearly £11.4m through striking better deals and improved … Continue reading
Nearly 42 miles of footpaths are set to be improved next year in Surrey to help people get to key community services – roughly the distance from Guildford to Portsmouth by car. Surrey County Council has revealed a provisional list of hundreds of pavements that are in line to be resurfaced from April as part … Continue reading
Utility companies will be banned from digging up the newly relaid setts on Guildford High Street until at least 2021. They will not be allowed to touch the setts, which were first laid in 1864, for five years except in the case of an emergency such as a gas leak. If that happens, any work … Continue reading
Nearly 75,000 adults in Surrey have ditched the car or public transport and taken up walking regularly in their daily lives in the last three years, according to official figures. Department for Transport statistics reveal that the number of residents making journeys of 10 minutes or more on foot three times a week has climbed … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has revealed plans to launch a study to examine the possibility of creating a rail link to Heathrow from the south in the month the airport celebrates its 70th anniversary. Around 9,000 people from Surrey work at the airport but there is currently no direct rail link from the county. It means … Continue reading
Plans to expand a Guildford secondary school to create an extra 100 places have been signed off. Guildford County School will take pupils in six forms of entry from September next year under plans approved by Surrey County Council’s Cabinet. The extra places are needed to meet rising demand for secondary school places in Guildford … Continue reading
A voluntary smoking ban is being launched in children’s play areas across Surrey. The scheme will rely on the goodwill of people using them and will be supported by signs featuring artwork by local children. It is being launched by boroughs and districts with the help of Surrey County Council’s public health team to coincide … Continue reading