Ian Lake

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Statement by David Hodge, Leader of Surrey County Council

Statement by David Hodge, Leader of Surrey County Council “I have today required Ian Lake and Denise Saliagopoulos to stand down from the Cabinet. This decision relates to matters that are now being referred to the council’s Standards Committee. Two new Cabinet members will be appointed shortly.”

Help for hard-up mums skipping meals to feed kids

Cash-strapped mums who are skipping meals to feed their children have been urged to take on the Love Food Surrey challenge to save up to £50 on their monthly shop. Shocking research has revealed one in five mothers in austerity Britain are missing meals because money is tight*. Surrey County Council’s Love Food Surrey campaign … Continue reading

Ian Lake interviewed on BBC Breakfast

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment Ian Lake was interviewed on BBC Breakfast today about deterring metal road sign thieves. The authority has been forced to install plastic road signs to foil the thieves, who are thought to steal metal versions for their scrap value. The plastic ones have no sell-on value. … Continue reading

Hidden treasures to be found at Surrey’s furniture reuse showrooms

An Edwardian nursing chair, a Georgian great grandfather clock and an Art Deco bedroom suite are examples of great finds at Surrey’s furniture reuse showrooms. Donations of unwanted items such as these to the Surrey Reuse Network* helped around 2,225 households furnish their homes for less, between April to September last year, according to research … Continue reading

London to Cape Town – the distance covered by Surrey’s gritters at the weekend

Surrey County Council’s fleet of gritting lorries treated almost 6,500 miles of roads as snow fell this weekend, which is further than travelling from London to Cape Town*. The gritters had 17,000 tonnes of salt to draw upon – 30% more than last year – which has been stored at depots across the county in … Continue reading

Prepared for snow and ice

A mountain of salt, a fleet of gritters and an army of volunteers are ready to be called on by Surrey County Council over the coming days, as forecasters predict sleet and snow. Surrey County Council has stockpiled 17,000 tonnes of salt – 30% more than last year – to be used by its 40-plus … Continue reading

County set to devolve highway grass cutting role

Surrey County Council is set to give boroughs, districts and parishes a stronger role in running local services by freeing them up to manage highway verge grass cutting and hedge trimming. Following on from a commitment by the county’s leader, David Hodge, that services for residents should be provided at the most appropriate level, the … Continue reading

Powers to cut road work disruption welcomed

Government plans* to give councils more power to cut chaos and congestion caused by utility company road works have been welcomed by one of UK’s largest local authorities. Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment Ian Lake, who oversees more than 3,000 miles of some of the country’s busiest roads, said: “When we … Continue reading

New streetlights helping to reduce light pollution

Countryside campaigners have given their support to a project to install 88,000 new white streetlights which is helping to reduce light pollution. Surrey County Council’s award-winning project* is more than a third of the way towards completion, with 36,000 old orange streetlights having been replaced by computer controlled white lamps. The Campaign to Protect Rural … Continue reading

Two weeks left to help shape bus routes

People have just under two weeks left to help shape the way bus services are run in Surrey. The county council has been consulting on the third and final phase of a bus review, which aims to ensure services are run where they are needed most while saving millions of pounds on spiralling subsidy costs. … Continue reading

Ian Lake and Norman Baker interviewed about new Walton bridge

Transport Minister Norman Baker today welcomed the start of work on the new Walton bridge over the River Thames in an interview alongside Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment Ian Lake. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Ian Lake interviewed about teaming up with the Ramblers

Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment Ian Lake interviewed on BBC Surrey about teaming up with the Ramblers to keep public paths in good condition. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Work to start on £32 million Walton bridge

Work starts next week on the first major new road bridge over the Thames in more than 20 years. Construction of the £32 million crossing between Walton-on-Thames and Shepperton will begin on 9 January after preparations were completed. The first phase of construction will see the bridge’s foundations laid before the main support arches are … Continue reading

Ramblers help council keep 2,000 miles of paths in good condition

A volunteer force of ramblers is teaming up with Surrey County Council to help keep the county’s 2,000 miles of public paths* in good condition. A team from the Surrey branch of the Ramblers will patrol the countryside to make sure paths that in total cover more than the distance between London and the Canary … Continue reading

Surrey trials quad bike gritter

A quad bike gritter is the latest weapon in Surrey County Council’s armoury to tackle ice and snow this winter. The four-wheeler is being used on a trial basis to grit roads and clear snow at the same time in places ordinary trucks cannot go. Ian Lake, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and … Continue reading


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