Ian Lake

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Ian Lake interviewed on BBC Surrey about the Eco Park

Surrey County Council Cabinet member for Transport and Environment Ian Lake was interviewed on BBC Surrey about plans to create an Eco Park to treat waste and generate green electricity which were given the go-ahead by the Government. Click below to listen to the interview. -Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Winter preparation plans featured on BBC Surrey radio

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment Ian Lake today (02 December) featured in a BBC Surrey piece discussing the county council’s preparations for any severe weather this winter. Click below to listen to the feature – Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey radio

Surrey plans to trial all-terrain vehicle to tackle snow

This year Surrey County Council plans to trial a new mini all-terrain vehicle to tackle snow in places ordinary gritters just cannot reach. Ian Lake, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, said: “This is a new departure for us to try so we can get to those hard to reach places across … Continue reading

Farmers and Surrey 4×4 Response prepared to combat extreme winter weather

Surrey County Council has signed up an army of farmers to clear roads and a fleet of 4×4 vehicles to help the vulnerable during severe winter weather. This year an additional 15 farmers have been enlisted to use tractors and ploughs to clear snow-covered routes for drivers, taking the total number to 50. Surrey County … Continue reading

Food waste reduced by 1.1 million tonnes – enough to fill Wembley Stadium

Following an announcement by waste reduction organisation WRAP that household food waste in the UK fell by 1.1 million tonnes over three years, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment Ian Lake said: “It’s encouraging to see people are throwing out less food which saves money and benefits the environment. However, there is … Continue reading

Motorists to get road gritting updates on Twitter

Motorists can receive web updates this winter about roads that have been gritted. A ‘gritter Twitter’ service has been launched on the social networking site by Surrey County Council and BBC Surrey. The feed, that can be found at, provides regular updates on gritting activity together with traffic information, weather conditions and road closures. … Continue reading

Council’s new fleet of gritters ready to tackle severe weather

Surrey County Council has a new fleet of gritters equipped with the latest technology ready to keep motorists moving in severe winter weather. The 24 new vehicles* are ready to hit the road as part of the council’s pool of 40-plus gritters loaded with some of the 17,000 tonnes of salt stockpiled at depots across … Continue reading

Chance to help shape bus services in Surrey

Surrey County Council is set to launch the third phase of a bus review that has already seen passengers have their say on shaping services while also saving £2.5 million. The final stage of the review, covering Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley, Guildford and Waverley, starts on 1 November. A public consultation will run until … Continue reading

Surrey stockpiles record amount of salt

A record amount of salt is being stockpiled by Surrey County Council to tackle severe winter weather. A fleet of trucks has been making deliveries to take salt stocks up to nearly 17,000 tonnes from last winter’s 13,000 tonnes. More than 40 gritters are standing by at depots including Merrow, near Guildford, Witley, Bagshot and … Continue reading

Area the size of 25 Wembley football pitches repaired after winter road damage

Surrey County Council has repaired enough road to cover 25 Wembley football pitches after a successful call for extra government funding. The council has fixed 180,000 squares metres of highway after being awarded £4.17 million in March to fix roads damaged by snow and ice last winter. Damage has been tackled on 59 stretches of … Continue reading

Climb the height of Snowdon and Ben Nevis – without leaving Surrey.

Walkers can now climb the height of Snowdon and Ben Nevis combined without ever leaving Surrey, following the overhaul of a 100-mile trail*. The Greensand Way, nestled between the famous North and South Downs, fell into neglect over the past decade, making it difficult to follow in some areas. Dubbed one of Britain’s “best kept … Continue reading

Families bin £50 worth of food each month – that’s one in five shopping bags

Hard-pressed families are wasting around £50 a month by throwing out food that can still be eaten – the equivalent of binning one in every five shopping bags. National figures show* people in the UK spend £12 billion a year throwing away perfectly good food and in Surrey alone it costs the county council £7.6 … Continue reading

County council working to fill grit bins

With another big freeze expected this winter, highways teams are working their way round Surrey to fill more than 1,700 grit bins. This weekend the Met Office forecast snow in some parts of the country this week following Exacta Weather’s prediction last week of heavy snowfall across most parts of the UK this winter and … Continue reading

Mobile service for Surrey buses a success

New technology has proved a success in helping to make rushing for a bus in Surrey a thing of the past. More than 1,000 passengers a month are using Surrey County Council’s mobile phone web service to check bus times.* Latest figures for this year show the service has been used an average of 1,038 … Continue reading

Paralympic hopeful urges people to snap up tickets for the Games

Paralympic hopeful urges people to snap up tickets for the Games A Croatian Paralympic hopeful training in Surrey has urged people to snap up London 2012 tickets which go on sale on Friday. Swimmer Dino Sinovcic spent the week training at Surrey Sports Park, in Guildford, as part of his preparations for the Paralympic Games. … Continue reading


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