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£6m funding boost to make Surrey’s roads safer

Over £6m of additional funding will be dedicated to improving road safety around schools, making walking and cycling safer, and to tackle speeding at known collision hotspots across the county over the next three years. The new funding for a range of highways improvements, will be allocated as follows: £1m per year to improve road … Continue reading

Temporary bus pass available for Ukrainian nationals on the Homes for Ukraine scheme

Surrey County Council has worked with bus operators in Surrey to set up a scheme offering Ukrainian nationals a bus pass which will give them free travel on their most used bus route. The temporary bus passes are valid for three months from issue to help Ukrainians newly arrived in Surrey on the Homes for … Continue reading

Surrey County Council is asking residents to suggest locations for more electric vehicle chargepoints

As part of a programme to install thousands of Electric Vehicle (EV) chargepoints in Surrey over the coming years, Surrey County Council is asking residents where they would like to see an EV chargepoint installed in their area. Residents can suggest locations for EV chargepoints through an online map. There are already over 400 suggestions … Continue reading

Walkers and cyclists to benefit from £5.9m for active travel schemes

Surrey County Council has been awarded £5,959,396 of government funding to invest in more active travel improvement projects in Surrey. Building on the success of the first two rounds of the Active Travel Fund the county council has been awarded since 2020 with eight schemes, the new projects aim to enhance walking and cycling for … Continue reading

New provider to revamp Surrey’s roads

Surrey County Council (SCC) officially hands over its highways maintenance contract to a new contractor from today, as part of plans to further improve the county’s roads and associated highways infrastructure. Ringway, who will replace Kier, will carry out road repairs, resurfacing and specialist structural projects as well as the upkeep of drains, winter gritting … Continue reading

New traffic enforcement cameras proposed for Guildford congestion hotspot

This week marks the start of a consultation on new powers to introduce traffic enforcement cameras on some of Surrey’s busiest roads to reduce congestion and improve safety. As agreed by Cabinet at their meeting last week, Surrey County Council can now apply to the Department for Transport (DfT) for powers to introduce cameras to … Continue reading

Rewards for residents who leave the car at home

A free app launches in Surrey this week to reward residents who clock up their miles by walking, cycling, running, scooting or using public transport. With 41% of emissions in Surrey coming from transport, the BetterPoints app encourages residents to become more active whilst also helping the environment by reducing car travel for local journeys. The … Continue reading

Treated Vegetable oil to keep Surrey’s gritters moving this winter

Surrey’s 39 gritters will trial running on environmentally friendly Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel from this week, as part of Surrey County Council’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions across the county. HVO fuel reduces the carbon produced from combustion engines by up to 90%. For every 1,000 litres of diesel burned, 3.6 tonnes of greenhouse gas … Continue reading

A31 improvements go live 

Works to significantly ease congestion and help traffic flow on the busy A31 have completed this week. A new slip lane for vehicles travelling southbound on the A331, wishing to travel eastbound on the A31, has been constructed to remove the need for drivers to use the A331/A31 Runfold roundabout. Traffic lights have also been … Continue reading

Share your views on Surrey’s new Minerals and Waste Plan 

Surrey’s Minerals and Waste Plan outlines how we plan to ensure that there are enough minerals for construction in Surrey and enough facilities to manage our waste. Residents are being asked to share their views on the new 15-year draft plan which sets out issues and options, by completing the consultation survey which launches today. … Continue reading

BT handed £40,000 fine for works that risked harm

BT has been handed a £40,000 fine for failing to adequately guard their works and acting “recklessly” according to a judge. The firm was fined £40,000 plus costs at Guildford Magistrates Court in September for failing to properly guard works being carried out in Wings Road, Farnham during January of this year. It followed a … Continue reading

New on-demand bus service launches in Leatherhead

A digital demand responsive rural bus service that users can book via an app, online or by telephone, launches this week in West Leatherhead. Known as connect, the aim of the service is to increase accessibility and choice for bus travel in the more remote areas of Queen Elizabeth Foundation, Woodlands Road, Randalls Road (including … Continue reading

Surrey’s roads in new hands 

Surrey County Council (SCC) has awarded its highways maintenance contract to Ringway as part of plans to further improve the county’s roads and pavements. Ringway will carry out road repairs, resurfacing and specialist structural projects as well as the upkeep of drains, winter gritting and snow clearing. Ringway demonstrated their commitment to delivering high quality … Continue reading

Investment in average speed cameras to tackle resident concerns

Surrey County Council will be investing in more speed cameras for locations where excess speeds, congestion or poor air quality are a community concern. Road casualty hotspots remain the council’s top priority when deciding camera locations and they have proven to be very effective in helping to reduce the number of casualties by encouraging greater … Continue reading

Electric vehicle charging points trial begins in Farnham, Farncombe and Haslemere

The first on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging points in a major Surrey trial are now live in three towns in Waverley borough. It means drivers using EVs can now use two charging points in Hale Road, Farnham; four charging points in Summers Road, Farncombe; and four charging points in Farnham Lane/St Christopher’s Green in Haslemere. … Continue reading

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