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Flooding update

Surrey firefighters are continuing to help the county’s flood-hit communities as part of the response to adverse weather in the region. The fire and rescue service currently have a number of High Volume Pumping (HVP) units in the Lower Thames area of Surrey. The intention is to help communities to begin recovering from the flooding and … Continue reading

100 more pothole-proof roads in Surrey

From April to September, Surrey County Council highways teams reconstructed 107 roads, equivalent to £14.7 million of major repairs. Laid end-to-end, these major repairs would run 40 miles – the distance from London to Reading – and are part of a five-year, £100 million programme called Operation Horizon to overhaul more than 300 miles of … Continue reading

Cabinet Office praises Surrey’s roads programme

Surrey County Council’s new five-year approach to improving the county’s roads was today used as an example of excellent work by the Cabinet Office. The government department singled out Surrey’s programme as an example of how to “strip out inefficiencies” and deliver value for money for local taxpayers. Surrey has embarked on a project to … Continue reading

Getting down to the nitty-gritty of safe winter driving

A group of Surrey gritter lorry drivers were invited to take part in a winter driving skills course. Please find a press release produced by Mercedes-Benz World. Press release A group of gritter drivers received valuable winter driving skills coaching at Mercedes-Benz World on Wednesday as part of Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy’s bid to help Surrey … Continue reading

50 miles of road repaired for ‘free’

Almost 50 miles of road will be repaired at no expense to the taxpayer as part of Surrey County Council’s commitment to improving highways over the next five years. This was made possible when May Gurney worked with the authority and its supply chain to provide a 15% discount on Surrey’s £100 million roads contract, … Continue reading

Cabinet Office praises Surrey’s roads plan

Surrey County Council’s new five year approach to road maintenance planning has been used as an example of excellent work by the Cabinet Office. The Government department used Surrey’s highways programme as an example of ‘how to cut waste, improve efficiency and encourage a more collaborative supply chain’ in the procurement process. Please find the … Continue reading

Gritting in Top Gear

Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson experienced first hand the county council’s efforts to keep Surrey moving during winter weather on Sunday night’s show. The presenter was road testing a car he had designed and built himself when he drove up behind a gritting lorry operated by the council’s contractor May Gurney. John Furey, Surrey County Council’s … Continue reading

London to Bangkok – the distance covered by Surrey’s gritters

Surrey County Council’s fleet of gritting lorries treated more than 10,000 miles of road over four days, which is further than driving from London to Bangkok. The winter operation kicked into high gear on Friday morning as snow blanketed the county. From then, until the early hours of Monday the fleet covered 10,184 miles of … Continue reading

Media invite: Odds of a white Christmas slashed – come see our winter operation in action

With snow recently blanketing parts of England and the odds of a white Christmas slashed*, an army of gritters, ploughs and 4x4s are ready to treat roads during extreme weather this winter. Surrey County Council’s gritting lorries have already seen action this month as road temperatures plummeted below zero. Reporters, film crews, weather presenters and … Continue reading

Grit bins filled ahead of winter weather

All Surrey County Council’s 1,741 grit bins have been filled to help people treat roads and pavements in their communities this winter. The fill-up is part of the council’s plans to keep Surrey moving during freezing weather. The bins are being fitted with barcodes for the first time to enable the council to remotely monitor … Continue reading

Video: Winter – we’re prepared

Surrey County Council highlights some of the hardware it has ready to tackle ice and snow this winter. The county’s winter preparations include: * 16,000 tonnes of salt in stock * A fleet of 39 gritting lorries equipped with GPS trackers * Off road 4×4 vehicles ready to treat hard to reach places * An … Continue reading

County council and May Gurney win national award

Surrey County Council has won a national award with roads contractor May Gurney for making savings of £6m in a year. They have been jointly recognised by the Association of Consultant Architects after Surrey’s main contractor saved £4.1m on the previous road maintenance contract covering potholes, winter work and the upkeep of bridges. May Gurney … Continue reading

Cabinet Member shares platform with minister

Cabinet Member Tony Samuels shared a platform with government minister David Willetts at a national business event. Mr Samuels joined the Minister for Universities and Science at the Association of Business Schools’ annual conference to speak about how councils and businesses can work better together to promote economic growth. Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for … Continue reading

Salt stockpiled ready for winter

Salt stocks have swelled to 16,000 tonnes as Surrey County Council prepares to tackle ice and snow this winter. The stockpile is double the salt needed in an average Surrey winter and 60% more than was used to keep the county moving last season. The huge heap is also more than enough to see Surrey … Continue reading

Road repair hit list

People have been asked to help draw up a road repair hit list as part of a blitz on Surrey’s worst roads. The county council will use residents’ suggestions to help create a list of streets most in need of repair. These will then be overhauled as part of a five-year blitz on tackling the … Continue reading

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