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Surrey road deals save £830 every hour for a year

Surrey County Council has saved local taxpayers more than £830 every hour for a year by driving harder bargains on road contracts. Striking better deals on contracts to improve and maintain roads has seen the council save £7.3 million in the first year. That equates to £833 every hour for 365 days. Nearly £5m of … Continue reading

Business backs road safety campaign

ExxonMobil, esure and Canon are among the household names backing a Surrey road safety campaign. The businesses are helping to educate young people about the consequences of dangerous driving. They are supporting the Safe Drive Stay Alive initiative in Surrey and have already pledged money or the free use of their facilities for the road … Continue reading

Cabinet member speaks about economic growth at Westminster event

Surrey County Council Cabinet member Tony Samuels today (25 April) spoke at a Westminster event looking at how councils and businesses can work better together to stimulate economic growth. The event also examined ways councils and firms could join forces to transform public services. Joining Mr Samuels for the discussion were Andy Bagnall, head of … Continue reading

Council beats £60 million savings target

Surrey County Council will save more than its target of nearly £60 million this year, figures reveal. Annual figures are expected to show the council has hit the savings target it set out to reach at the start of 2011/12 and saved an additional £4.1m when the financial year ends today. Saving £63.1m is equivalent … Continue reading

Surrey trials quad bike gritter

A quad bike gritter is the latest weapon in Surrey County Council’s armoury to tackle ice and snow this winter. The four-wheeler is being used on a trial basis to grit roads and clear snow at the same time in places ordinary trucks cannot go. Ian Lake, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and … Continue reading

Motorists to get road gritting updates on Twitter

Motorists can receive web updates this winter about roads that have been gritted. A ‘gritter Twitter’ service has been launched on the social networking site by Surrey County Council and BBC Surrey. The feed, that can be found at, provides regular updates on gritting activity together with traffic information, weather conditions and road closures. … Continue reading

Council’s new fleet of gritters ready to tackle severe weather

Surrey County Council has a new fleet of gritters equipped with the latest technology ready to keep motorists moving in severe winter weather. The 24 new vehicles* are ready to hit the road as part of the council’s pool of 40-plus gritters loaded with some of the 17,000 tonnes of salt stockpiled at depots across … Continue reading


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