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VIDEO: Plans set out to improve bus services and make savings

With the Cabinet due to consider a report on Tuesday about awarding new bus contracts, Mike Goodman outlines plans to improve to some services, make savings and use more environmentally friendly vehicles.

VIDEO: Cabinet Member announces countryside consultation

Mike Goodman has revealed plans to ask residents for their views in the autumn on where the money generated by charging at county council car parks should be spent in a consultation about Surrey’s countryside. The announcement came as the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport confirmed that parking charges will be introduced at Newlands … Continue reading

VIDEO: Rise in food waste recycling saves £200,000 in a year

Surrey residents saved an extra £200,000 to help protect essential services last year just by putting more food waste in caddies. Food waste is more expensive to dispose of when it’s thrown in with the rubbish instead of being put in caddies for recycling. The Surrey Waste Partnership – made up of Surrey County Council … Continue reading

VIDEO: Overhaul of Southern’s timetable welcomed

Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Transport Mike Goodman has welcomed the overhaul of Southern’s train timetable, which comes into effect on Sunday 20 May.

VIDEO: Re-use shops up and running at four Surrey recycling centres

Re-use shops which give a new lease of life to unwanted items dropped off at community recycling centres are up and running in Surrey. The Revive re-use shops are located at recycling centres in Leatherhead, Redhill, Witley and Woking. The shops are treasure troves of interesting items selling everything from furniture, TVs and crockery to bikes, … Continue reading

VIDEO: South Western Railway improvements welcomed

Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport Mike Goodman today welcomed the timetable improvements made by South Western Railway after Surrey County Council worked with the train company on making changes. More details can be found in an SWR press release.

County council joins group pressing for investment in key rail line to London

A campaign to press for investment to boost capacity on the Brighton Mainline, which passes through east Surrey on its way to London, has been backed by the county council. The authority has announced that it has joined the Brighton Mainline Alliance, which is a group of organisations and businesses spearheaded by the Coast to … Continue reading

Surrey keeps Epsom and Ashford hospital bus services running

Surrey County Council has worked with Transport for London (TfL) to keep the 166 bus between West Croydon and Epsom Hospital running and to ensure the 216 service continues to serve Ashford Hospital. Cabinet Member for Transport Mike Goodman (pictured) said: “There’s a vital need to fund these services in Surrey to help people get … Continue reading

VIDEO: Proposal to charge at rural car parks at time of unprecedented financial pressure on essential services

Following a consultation on rural car parks, a Surrey County Council select committee will consider a report next week that recommends introducing charging at a time of unprecedented financial pressure on vital council services. The council’s Cabinet is set to make a decision next month.

County council seeks to protect prized Surrey countryside while meeting waste plan duty

Surrey County Council is seeking to protect prized countryside while fulfilling its legal duty to identify possible land for waste facilities. Residents are being urged to have their say on a 15-year draft waste local plan which aims to ensure that facilities needed in future to deal with business, household and demolition waste are in the … Continue reading

VIDEO: Cabinet Member hits out at rail union’s strike plans

Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Transport Mike Goodman has hit out at the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union’s plans to strike tomorrow and Thursday. The strike will affect passengers using South Western Railway and Southern services.

Surrey County Council launches consultation on charging at rural car parks

  Cabinet Member for the Environment Mike Goodman said: “This consultation is a vital part of our plans to preserve and improve Surrey’s beautiful countryside for years to come. “We want to hear our residents’ views on what matters to them as we face the challenge of dealing with unprecedented budget pressures, particularly from rising … Continue reading

All Surrey community recycling centres to stay open under new proposal

Following the consultation on changes to Surrey’s community recycling centres, Mike Goodman, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, said: “We’d like to thank residents for their feedback on our proposals – we’ve listened and as a result I’ll be recommending to the Cabinet that we keep all our community recycling centres open. … Continue reading

Statement regarding proposed play trail at Newlands Corner following decision by the Planning Inspectorate

  Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Environment Mike Goodman said: “As the Planning Inspectorate has now told us a public inquiry into the educational play trail is needed, we have decided not to pursue this proposal at the moment. “While we fully intend to revisit our plans for the trail at a later date … Continue reading

Surrey wins £1.5million to bring electric buses to Guildford park and ride

Following the news that £1.5million in Government funding has been awarded to bring electric buses to the Guildford park and ride service, Mike Goodman, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, said: “This is great news for Guildford which will get a new fleet of electric buses for its park and ride routes. “Not only … Continue reading

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