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Surrey councils successful in bid for Business Rate Retention pilot

Statement on behalf of the county council and all borough and district councils in Surrey: “The Government’s announcement that Surrey’s councils have been successful in their bid to be a business rate retention pilot area is good news. The extra funding will help us to continue providing services in the face of rising demand but … Continue reading

From the bizarre to the ridiculous…

Find below a press release from the Local Government Association which features Surrey County Council Asking if they can keep a crocodile in their back garden, seeking tips on how to marinade a juicy steak and trying to get their TV reception fixed are just some of the more unusual queries council call centres are … Continue reading

Task force to tackle disruption caused by utility companies welcomed

Surrey County Council has welcomed the formation of a national task force aimed at combating disruption and damage caused by utility company roadworks. The Local Government Association revealed it formed the group after research showed the problem has cost taxpayers almost half-a-billion pounds over the past two years – the equivalent of filling eight million … 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

LGA urges people to look out for vulnerable during winter

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

National fire role for county councillor

A Surrey councillor will act as a direct link between Government and fire and rescue services nationally, following a key appointment. Kay Hammond, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety, has been appointed Chairman of the Local Government Association’s (LGA) fire services management committee. The role puts her at the heart of national decision … Continue reading

Cabinet member speaks about improving health at national event

Surrey County Council plans for improving health and wellbeing that were praised by a minister were outlined at a major national event. Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health Michael Gosling set out Surrey’s approach to taking a bigger role in health at the Local Government Association’s annual conference. Changes being introduced next April … Continue reading

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