Local Government Association

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Surrey County Council to receive LGA funding as part of “nudge” programme

Surrey County Council is to receive Local Government Association funding to find ways to encourage people living and working in Surrey to travel to work sustainably. Matt Furniss, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “This funding will help us identify different ways to encourage and enable Surrey residents and people working in the county to take … Continue reading

Surrey County Council appoints three new Executive Directors

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

Surrey featured in national report for work with young carers

On national Young Carers Awareness Day, Surrey has been highlighted in a new report by the Local Government Association for the good work the county council does. In it, John Bangs from the council’s adult social care team highlights how the authority, GPs and health service have worked together to help young carers who look after … Continue reading

Surrey leader takes on one of most influential roles in local government

David Hodge has become the first Surrey County Council leader to secure one of the most influential roles in local government. He has been elected leader of the Conservative group at the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents nearly 400 councils in England and Wales. At the same time, the Surrey leader has been installed … 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

World renowned rescue firm set to work with firefighters in UK first deal

A global leader in search and rescue will join forces with Surrey firefighters in the first deal of its kind in the UK. Specialist Group International will provide round the clock support to Surrey Fire and Rescue Service for operations where it has unique expertise, particularly in river and confined space rescues, following a decision by the … 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

National conference speech sets out vision for libraries

Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge today <WED JUNE 27> set out his vision for the future of libraries at one of the biggest political events of the year. He was asked to give a speech at the Local Government Association’s annual conference, which was attended by members of the Government, MPs, councillors, police chiefs and … Continue reading

Leader’s speech to the LGA conference

Leader’s speech to the Local Government Association annual conference – Wednesday June 27, 2012 Good morning and thank you for joining us today. Let me state up front, I am a passionate believer in public libraries being available to all. I also strongly believe that councils must use their assets wisely for the long term benefit of … Continue reading

LGA chairman visits Surrey to hear about one team approach

Leader David Hodge outlined Surrey County Council’s new agenda to get everyone working together as one team for the benefit of the county at a briefing for Local Government Association (LGA) chairman Sir Merrick Cockell. They were joined at County Hall by LGA vice-chairman Gary Porter, Surrey’s deputy leader Peter Martin and leaders from the county’s … Continue reading


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