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MAP: More roads benefit from extra £20m investment

More roads have been added to the repairs list following the county council’s investment of an extra £20 million in making improvements across Surrey. Last month the council revealed that an additional £15m was being invested in “extensive repairs”. That was on top of the extra £5m announced in March. Lead Cabinet Member for Place Colin … Continue reading

VIDEO: First roads set to benefit from £20m investment revealed

The first roads that are set to benefit from Surrey County Council’s investment of an extra £20 million have been revealed by Lead Cabinet Member for Place Colin Kemp after the authority announced last month that a further £15m was being invested in “extensive repairs” to Surrey’s roads on top of the £5m previously confirmed.

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 Future launches to promote economic growth

Boosting investment in infrastructure is a key aim of a new group launched to promote economic growth in Surrey. Surrey Future brings together all Surrey’s councils and business leaders to take a co-ordinated approach to targeting projects for the next 20-plus years. Its immediate aims are: • Supporting the local economy by reducing roads congestion • Drawing … Continue reading

Surrey signs off £15 million investment in schools

Schools are set to undergo extensive building work after Surrey County Council signed off investment of £15 million to provide more places and new facilities for pupils. The cash will be invested in new buildings and upgraded facilities at Weydon Academy near Farnham and De Stafford School in Caterham. Two new teaching blocks will be … Continue reading

Videos: council tax rise to invest in essential services

Surrey County Council today confirmed a council tax rise to spend on essential services now and avoid crippling the authority’s finances in the future. At a meeting of the Full Council it was agreed to increase council tax by 1.99% in April. The three videos below set out Surrey’s case for the council tax rise, … Continue reading

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