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Inspection report finds Surrey’s family support and early help services are making a ‘positive difference’

A report published today finds that Surrey’s family support and early help services are making a positive difference to children and families in Surrey who need help. The inspection report, from Ofsted, Care Quality Commission and His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) stated that the multi-agency service provision delivers a … Continue reading

Reigate Fire Station to be redeveloped and improved

On Wednesday (26 April), Surrey County Council’s (SCC’s) Cabinet approved initial plans to invest in and redevelop Reigate Fire Station. SCC is the fire and rescue authority for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service. The plans propose a part-demolish and rebuild of the current fire station, located at Wray Park, this includes: Surrey’s Chief Fire Officer, … Continue reading

Statement: Court grants permission for ULEZ Judicial Review  

Cllr Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council, said: “This is good news and I’m pleased that our challenge to the Mayor of London regarding ULEZ is proceeding. The impact on Surrey’s residents and businesses has been ignored by the Mayor and it’s frankly disgraceful that it’s taken legal proceedings to have our voices heard. … Continue reading

Surrey Chief Fire Officer appointed national road safety and road rescue lead

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s (SFRS) Chief Fire Officer, Dan Quin, has been appointed to head up the National Fire Chief Council’s (NFCC) road safety and road rescue teams. Dan will be undertaking the additional road safety lead element of the role, from March 2023, alongside his role as Chief Fire Officer, which he was … Continue reading

Continued support for Ukrainians in Surrey

Surrey County Council continues to provide support for Ukraine one year on since the country was invaded. The past year has seen widespread generosity from families in Surrey, who have opened up their homes and welcomed over 3000 Ukrainian guests through the Homes For Ukraine Scheme. Surrey communities, local councils, voluntary, charitable and faith groups … Continue reading

Surrey County Council and Elmbridge Borough Council agree funding for road improvements in Weybridge

Surrey County Council has secured £2.5 million Strategic Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding from Elmbridge Borough Council for road improvements in Weybridge. The total cost of the improvements is estimated as £5 million, with the remaining funds being provided by Surrey County Council. The proposed improvements to the roads include introducing a 20mph zone in the … Continue reading

Councils challenge ULEZ expansion decision in the courts 

A coalition of five councils has today (Thursday 16 February) launched a Judicial Review to challenge Transport for London (TfL) and the Mayor of London’s decision to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to outer London boroughs.  The London boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Harrow and Hillingdon and Surrey County Council have brought legal action … Continue reading

Surrey County Council proposes 2023/24 budget

Surrey County Council is planning to restrict a rise in Council Tax to 2.99% in the current budget plans for 2023/24. The council’s Cabinet agreed the draft budget today outlining the planned rise, which is lower than the vast majority of other councils in the UK and far lower than the rate of inflation. Surrey … Continue reading

Council Leader Tim Oliver responds to Autumn Statement

Cllr Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council, said: “Today’s autumn statement contained much that local government can be happy about, helping us ensure no-one is left behind. I am pleased to see that government has listened to our calls for a postponement of the adult social care reforms and for further support for the … Continue reading

Additional sponsorship payment for Ukrainian Host Families

Surrey County Council and local district and borough councils who are managing the “Homes for Ukraine” scheme locally have agreed an additional thank you payment, to be paid monthly to host families from end of November 2022 to March 2023.  This is acknowledging that the financial circumstances faced by host families in Surrey, who welcomed … Continue reading

Local authorities to protect much loved nature reserve 

Last week saw the official handover of Tice’s Meadow Nature Reserve to Surrey County Council. This much-loved wildlife haven on the outskirts of Farnham saw its long-term future safeguarded when a partnership of six councils came together in December 2021 to purchase the site and protect it as a natural space.  Surrey County Council acquired … Continue reading

It’s time to help shape Farnham’s future

People who live, visit, study or travel in Farnham are all encouraged to engage in a major consultation which is proposing substantial changes to the town centre. The Farnham Infrastructure Programme, which is made up of Surrey County Council, Waverley Borough Council, Farnham Town Council and Jeremy Hunt MP, has been looking for ways to … Continue reading

Pay offer agreed between council and unions

Surrey County Council’s lowest paid staff are set to receive a pay boost after unions and council officers agreed a proportionate pay offer that sees pay increases on a sliding scale. The offer will give people at the lowest pay grade a 7.85% increase and will exceed the UK Living Wage Foundations National Living Wage … Continue reading

Council Leader Tim Oliver statement on new University of Surrey medical school

Commenting on the establishment of a medical school at the University of Surrey, Cllr Tim Oliver, SCC leader, said: “The creation of a medical school at the University of Surrey is amazing news and coming so soon after the outstanding research and evaluation framework results, firmly establishes it as a top-tier university with a global … Continue reading

WeyBetter Weybridge public exhibition to update on plans to create a state-of-the-art community and health and wellbeing hub for local people

On Friday 20 May, Surrey County Council, North West Surrey Alliance, NHS Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group and Elmbridge Borough Council are hosting a public exhibition in St James Church, Weybridge. Dr Ben Spencer, MP for Runnymede and Weybridge will also be in attendance to speak to residents. The event is to share the work … Continue reading


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