Surrey County Council has appointed Leigh Whitehouse as its Interim Director of Finance. Mr Whitehouse, pictured, is currently Interim Director for Finance and Corporate Services at the London Borough of Bexley and will join Surrey on 3 September subject to formal confirmation of his appointment as Section 151 officer at council in October. David Hodge, … Continue reading
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
Leader David Hodge used his speech at today’s Full Council to highlight the county council’s aim of working with Surrey’s boroughs and districts as well as other organisations to shape services around places and communities.
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
West Sussex, East Sussex and Surrey county councils will join forces to lead the call for greater powers and freedoms to be devolved to the South East. All three council leaders have signed a letter that has been sent this week to Greg Clark – Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government – in … Continue reading