A fleet of zero emission buses has been launched in Guildford in what is believed to be the first all electric park and ride service in the UK. The county council, borough council and Stagecoach worked together to bring the single decker vehicles to the town. “Introducing Surrey’s first electric #buses through securing £1.5m in funding … Continue reading
A reality TV businessman has been found guilty of allowing thousands of tonnes of rubbish to be dumped illegally on green belt Surrey land he manages. In a case brought by Surrey County Council, Daniel Hill, 36, was convicted by a jury after piles of waste were repeatedly tipped at a site in Pirbright next … Continue reading
Nine new fully electric, zero emission buses are set to be introduced on the Guildford park and ride service next month. Surrey County Council and Stagecoach have worked in partnership to bring the single-decker buses, built by Guildford based manufacturer Alexander Dennis, to the town. Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Environment Mike Goodman said: … Continue reading
The new Leader of Surrey County Council has used his acceptance speech to announce plans to leave County Hall in Kingston. Tim Oliver, the county councillor for Weybridge, was this morning (Tuesday 11 December, 2018) elected to lead the authority and immediately revealed the plans to fellow councillors. Taking over from David Hodge who stepped … Continue reading
County council Cabinet Member for Environment Mike Goodman outlines Surrey’s plans to help establish a comprehensive network of vehicle charging points, create electric car clubs and promote low emission buses.
Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment dropped in on pupils at a Farnham primary school learning about the health issues caused by air pollution. Mike Goodman joined children at St Peter’s in Little Green Lane for a play about the benefits of improving air quality in Surrey, particularly around schools. It was staged as … Continue reading
County council Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport Mike Goodman is calling on residents to give their views on caring for Surrey’s countryside in a survey launched today.
Four Surrey-based charities are set to benefit from a windfall, thanks to Revive re-use shop customers, Surrey County Council and SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. The Revive shop charity scheme sees a portion of money raised from the four shops across Surrey donated to local charities which were chosen by customers. The first four charities … Continue reading
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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