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VIDEO: Artificial intelligence project wins funding

Surrey County Council is among a group of local authorities that is set to receive £80,000 from the Local Digital Fund to look into using artificial intelligence and chatbots to help deal with people’s enquiries. Further information can be found here.

Social networking pioneer to speak at rural conference

Social networking pioneer Penny Power OBE is among the speakers lined up for Surrey’s Countryside and Rural Enterprise Conference next week looking at how working better together and innovation can enhance the county’s rural areas. The entrepreneur and author, who founded the UK’s first social network for business in 1998, will be speaking about digital … Continue reading

Innovation drive receives £100,000 boost

A £100,000 funding boost from Eric Pickles for innovative work being done by emergency services, health organisations and councils in Surrey and Sussex was today described as a “big vote of confidence”. The cash from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government is aimed at helping the work to transform public services and … Continue reading

VIDEO: Innovation key for Surrey

Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge outlined the importance of unlocking innovative ideas to transform services at a meeting of the Full Council. It came after Surrey was named as part of a new ground-breaking nationwide network to drive forward innovation and potentially save millions from the public purse by Secretary of State for Communities … Continue reading

Leader’s statement on the Queen’s Speech

Today’s Queen’s Speech was a shot in the arm for Surrey County Council according to leader David Hodge, who says the government’s vision matches his own in many ways. He said: “Last week the Surrey public gave us a vote of confidence for the work we’re doing and that was echoed when the government’s plans … Continue reading

Mobile version of website for older people and carers set for launch

Older people and carers will soon be able to get the lowdown on care, community and health matters on the go. Surrey County Council is launching a mobile version of its Surrey Information Point website. It will mean people can easily access local information, such as help at home, support for carers and social activities, … Continue reading

Council publishes findings of independent review

 An independent peer review by the Local Government Association has just reported its findings on Surrey County Council. The summary report concluded that the county council has taken “huge strides” in the past four years and is now in a position “to take off”. It also identified that “significant levels of savings have been achieved … 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

Innovation in Surrey showcased to world

As David Cameron wooed business in India, Surrey County Council was showcasing innovation to the world in a bid to help businesses win new investment. A 20-strong party from across the world arrived in Surrey for a two-day ‘innovation tour’ at the same time as the Prime Minister began his trip to the booming subcontinent. … Continue reading

Council wins national innovation award

Surrey County Council has won a national award for its innovative use of technology. The authority is trialling a scheme that sees staff using their own laptops, smartphones or other devices to do their job as part of its ‘modern worker’ programme. It has earned the council a 2012 innovation award from the Society of … Continue reading


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