The scenes in America recently have been extremely hard to watch. But watch, and listen, we must. The callous murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in the US, was both shocking and disturbing. It is abundantly clear that the anger and frustration expressed by the black community across the world is … Continue reading
A new online wellbeing hub has launched today enabling Surrey residents to access a range of mental health and emotional wellbeing sessions virtually from the comfort of their own home. Surrey Virtual Wellbeing is designed to become a one-stop-shop where those who require mental health or emotional wellbeing support can view, register and access online … Continue reading
Following their declaration of a climate emergency in July 2019, Surrey County Council (SCC) has today approved Surrey’s Climate Change Strategy, a collective approach for how the County can be net zero carbon by 2050. The strategy was developed by Surrey’s 12 local authorities and is the result of a shared ambition across the county … Continue reading
Surrey’s coronavirus community helpline is receiving 250 calls a day from people needing support or volunteering to help others. Call handlers equipped to work remotely are making sure that vulnerable people who need support are matched with groups or services which can help. They are working closely with colleagues in Surrey’s district and boroughs councils … Continue reading
Food parcels are starting to be delivered from a Surrey hub to vulnerable people who are shielding from coronavirus. Guildford’s Spectrum Leisure Centre has been turned into a base for sending out food supplies on behalf of the Government to hundreds of people who are extremely vulnerable to Covid-19 due to medical conditions. An army … Continue reading
Surrey County Council Leader Tim Oliver speaks to BBC Surrey to provide an update on the response to COVID-19 and pay tribute to dedicated frontline staff. – Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey.
Surrey County Council has set up a Community Helpline number (0300 200 1008). The purpose of the community phone line is to help direct residents who need support, such as picking up shopping, prescription collections or having someone who can be a telephone friend, to services who can help. It also aims to provide advice … Continue reading
In the speech to Full Council, leader Tim Oliver acknowledged that “we are in the midst of a public health emergency, one that will test our resilience as an organisation and will need strong leadership to guide us through.” The leader praised the work already taking place in Surrey to deal with the impact of … Continue reading
A Farnham Project Board has been set up by Surrey County Council and agreed by Waverley Borough and Farnham Town councils to help deliver a 25-year Masterplan for Farnham and tackle the town’s air quality issues. The board will be chaired by the Leader of Surrey County Council and also include Waverley Borough Council, and … Continue reading
Surrey County Council have proposed an ambitious and forward-thinking budget for the new financial year 2020-21, with a huge investment programme for the County. While budget pressures remain, the council’s finances are back on a stable footing after two years of emphasis on efficiencies – with around £200m of cost reductions from the budget since … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has appointed three new executive directors to its top team following the appointment of Chief Executive Joanna Killian in March. Jason Russell and Michael Coughlin will become Executive Director for Highways, Transport & Environment and Executive Director for Customer, Digital & Transformation respectively, having taken on the roles as interims in recent … Continue reading
Leader of Surrey County Council David Hodge asks residents to say what matters to them and help shape Surrey’s future by completing the online survey found here.
Following the announcement by Surrey Leader David Hodge on BBC Surrey that the council is investing an extra £5 million in repairing the damage caused by the recent wintry weather, Cabinet member for Highways Colin Kemp gives more details.
The county council has launched a training course for frontline public services staff across Surrey to help meet the needs of military personnel and veterans. The online course explains how the council and many other public bodies are committed through the Armed Forces Covenant to ensuring servicemen and women, as well as reservists and veterans, … Continue reading
David Hodge, Leader of Surrey County Council, has announced a proposal to seek a council tax rise of 15%. He said: “We have to set a budget that will protect vital services for Surrey residents. “Government has cut our annual grant by £170m since 2010 – leaving a huge gap in our budget. “Demand for … Continue reading