Surrey County Council’s leader today made a personal statement following the council’s decision on allowances. David Hodge told Full Council he had decided to accept only the level of allowances recommended by the independent remuneration panel (IRP). Deputy Leader Peter Martin has made the same decision. In his statement, Leader David Hodge said: “When I … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Leader has welcomed Government funding announced today as a first step towards long-term economic growth. Almost £50 million will go into schemes to boost Surrey businesses and transport links over the next six years following a Government announcement today on local Growth Deals through local enterprise partnerships (LEPs). David Hodge said: “We … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has welcomed grants to almost 30 grassroots Surrey groups thanks to the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling. More than £242,000 has been given to the groups, ranging from sports clubs to community playgrounds, thanks to grants of up to £10,000 each from the London Marathon Charitable Trust, which runs the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey … Continue reading
The Leader of Surrey County Council today welcomed a multi-million-pound Government grant to fix potholes – and called for Surrey to get a significant share following the devastating impact of recent floods. As the county council continues to clear up at least £15 million of flood damage to around 2,500 Surrey streets following recent floods, … Continue reading
Motorway junctions, train stations and town centres are being targeted as part of a countywide litter campaign launched by Surrey County Council leader David Hodge.
The county council’s trading standards team has linked up with a national body to simplify rules for local shopkeepers and encourage economic growth. For more information, click here to visit the Association of Convenience Stores press release.
Surrey County Council has received a £5.3 million Government boost towards its £15 million bill to fix flood-damaged roads. Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin today confirmed that Surrey will get £5.3 million to fix roads after much of the county was devastated by flooding that hit over Christmas and again in February. Surrey’s £5.3 million award, … Continue reading
Surrey firefighters are continuing to help the county’s flood-hit communities as part of the response to adverse weather in the region. The fire and rescue service currently have a number of High Volume Pumping (HVP) units in the Lower Thames area of Surrey. The intention is to help communities to begin recovering from the flooding and … Continue reading
Leader David Hodge presents to Full Council early plans for closer working between councils and emergency services in Surrey and Sussex. The Public Sector Transformation Network will be discussed at the next Cabinet on 22 October.
Exciting new proposals are set to be launched for the redevelopment of part of Woking Town Centre to be known as Victoria Square at a public exhibition from Thursday 12 September. Victoria Square will be delivered by Bandstand Square Developments Limited (BSDL) a joint venture between Moyallen, owners of Peacocks Shopping Centre, Surrey County Council and … Continue reading
Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge responds to the announcement by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles that Surrey has been selected as one of only nine areas to join the government’s Public Service Transformation Network. Find out more about the announcement here.
As winter weather strikes, Surrey County Council has welcomed a call by the Local Government Association for people to look out for the elderly and vulnerable in their communities during periods of ice and snow. David Hodge, county council leader, said: “Getting through any severe winter weather requires us all to play our part. The county council … Continue reading
People have been asked to help draw up a road repair hit list as part of a blitz on Surrey’s worst roads. The county council will use residents’ suggestions to help create a list of streets most in need of repair. These will then be overhauled as part of a five-year blitz on tackling the … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Strategic Director for Customers and Communities Yvonne Rees will take over as the Interim Chief Executive at Mole Valley District Council in September following the departure of Darren Mepham. Ms Rees will remain a strategic director at the county council and share her time between both authorities. It is believed to be … Continue reading
Surrey County Council is planning a bid to host a stage of the Tour de France following Team GB’s Olympic cycling success on the county’s roads. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of Surrey to watch cycling stars, including medal winners Bradley Wiggins, Lizzie Armitstead and Chris Froome, compete in the time … Continue reading