matt furniss

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Ewell Village residents invited to have their say on the future of their village

Ewell residents are being asked to take part in a public consultation on a range of improvements to revitalise Ewell Village and help to make it a safer, more welcoming place for everyone. The consultation will take place online and in person, with a number of drop-in events scheduled. Residents have until the end of … Continue reading

Court allows additional grounds for challenge in ULEZ Judicial Review

The High Court has today (26 May 2023) announced it will allow further grounds for challenge as part of a Judicial Review by a coalition of councils into the proposed expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). At today’s hearing, the coalition comprising the London boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Hillingdon and Harrow, along with Surrey County Council … Continue reading

Boost for walking and cycling in Surrey

Surrey County Council has been awarded £997,843 to deliver improved facilities for walking and cycling throughout the county. The investment will see more cycle and walking routes being created across the county and the development of ‘Liveable neighbourhoods’. Liveable neighbourhoods are areas that are improved to be more people-centred with infrastructure and schemes such as … Continue reading

Door-to-door bus service expands in Mole Valley

Surrey’s first on-demand, shared bus service – Mole Valley Connect – is now available throughout the whole of the district to improve bus provision for residents. Since the service launched in June 2022 in the north of Mole Valley, over 11,600 trips have been taken. The four electric mini-buses can be booked on the Surrey … Continue reading

Statement: Surrey County Council expresses disappointment and frustration at proposed expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone

Surrey County Council has written to the Mayor of London to express its ‘absolute dismay’ that Transport for London (TfL) is continuing with plans to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) up to the boundary of Surrey without addressing the significant effects this would have on drivers in our county. In a formal response … Continue reading

Walkers and cyclists to benefit from more active travel schemes 

Surrey County Council has been awarded an additional £863,000 of government funding to further improve walking and cycling facilities in Surrey over the next twelve months.  The investment will see more cycle and walking routes being created across the county, cycle training expanded to include adults, business groups and children who aren’t in education, and … Continue reading

New walking and cycling facilities get the green light on the A3100

Walkers and cyclists who live and travel through Burpham are set to benefit from new, improved footways and cycle lanes in both directions between Boxgrove Roundabout and the New Inn Lane roundabout on the A3100, London Road from next year. Works are set to get underway on the Burpham active travel scheme for five months … Continue reading

Statement: Surrey County Council’s response to London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expansion

Surrey County Council is disappointed that the Mayor of London and Transport for London has adopted the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) without addressing the key financial impacts on Surrey’s residents. Everyone can agree that the ambition to reduce car travel in order to improve air quality in London should be supported. … Continue reading

Cabinet set to invest £30 million in capital projects in Surrey

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet is due to discuss £30 million of funding to deliver seven capital projects identified in the Surrey Infrastructure Plan. Projects include town centre and highway improvements, active and sustainable travel schemes, and flood alleviation schemes. £8.64million of the funding would come from Surrey County Council, with the rest coming from external … Continue reading

Have your say on bus services

Today marks the start of a nine-week consultation on the future for bus services in Surrey. The consultation is seeking residents’ views on three areas: Matt Furniss, Cabinet Member for Transport, Infrastructure and Economy said: “The bus industry is facing a challenging time, resulting from the drop in passenger numbers and rising costs following the COVID-19 … Continue reading

Surrey County Council to launch Surrey Skills Plan at Skills Summit November 10

A landmark event in Surrey next month will bring together education providers and businesses in a bid to turbo charge Surrey’s local economy. The Surrey Skills Summit at Sandown Racecourse on 10 November will give leading local businesses the opportunity to outline what skills they need in the years to come. Education providers including colleges … Continue reading

Make your journey an active journey

Surrey County Council will launch a new campaign on World Car Free Day, 22 September, to encourage residents to change the way they travel to stay healthy, save money and help the environment by reducing their carbon footprint. In Surrey, 41% of carbon emissions come from transport, with around half of that coming from private … Continue reading

Fly into the future of Farnham this summer

Virtual reality technology will enable people in Farnham to explore the potential future of the town centre by jet pack this Summer. The FREE immersive experience will be in various locations around Farnham from 16 August. This follows public exhibitions held in July by the Farnham Infrastructure Programme as part of the on-going consultation which … Continue reading

Highway verge cutting, weed control and on-street parking enforcement management to be taken back in-house

Surrey County Council is responsible for highway verge cutting and weed control, as well as on-street parking enforcement. It currently has agreements in place with eight district and borough councils to manage the verges on the county council’s behalf, and all on-street parking enforcement is managed by the districts and boroughs. From April 2023 the … Continue reading

Celebrate Surrey’s unmown verges this Summer

Surrey County Council will be cutting roadside verges less frequently to promote more biodiversity. Around 700 species of wildflower grow on roadsides, and with many native wildflowers at their colourful best in July, now is the time to enjoy yellow rattle, knapweed, cornflowers, oxeye daisies and foxgloves. These areas are great for nature, provide a … Continue reading


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