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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
On South Western Railway’s first full day of operations after taking over running the train network covering much of Surrey from South West Trains, Cabinet Member for Transport Mike Goodman said: “With Surrey generating almost £40 billion a year for the UK economy and 130,000 residents going into London daily, this network is vital for … Continue reading
More than £3million-a-year could be saved if Surrey residents put all their food waste in their caddy rather than in their rubbish. It costs less than half to recycle food waste through anaerobic digestion compared to throwing it in with the rubbish which goes for expensive waste disposal. This means that recycling all food waste … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has launched a consultation on proposals to save up to £2 million-a-year from community recycling centres while maintaining a high quality service at a time of unprecedented financial pressure. With the council having to save more than £100million this year alone, residents are being asked for their views on options for making … Continue reading
Surrey County Council is challenging the government’s refusal to hold Heathrow expansion meetings in two boroughs which could be affected by aircraft noise from a proposed third runway. Public consultation events have been held in the Surrey boroughs of Runnymede and Spelthorne but no meetings are planned for Surrey Heath and Elmbridge even though the … Continue reading
Surrey County Council leader David Hodge is calling on Chancellor Philip Hammond to signal a “firm commitment” to Crossrail 2 in next Wednesday’s Budget. Last March the National Infrastructure Committee – the independent body advising the government on Britain’s long-term projects – urged ministers to prioritise developing the cross-London train line, which is set to … Continue reading
A drop of 1,100 tonnes in fly-tipped waste over the past 10 months has saved Surrey taxpayers £125,000. Figures from Surrey County Council show that 2,749 tonnes of fly-tipped rubbish were picked up by district and borough councils between April last year and January – a fall of 30 per cent on the previous 10-month … Continue reading
A plan for Surrey’s councils to create a new county-wide waste collection and disposal service saving taxpayers up to £12million-a-year has taken its first step forward. The joint service would bring benefits for residents including standard recycling and waste collections across the county while also generating savings to be shared across all councils. Four districts … Continue reading
Fully electrifying the North Downs Line will boost the government’s coffers by nearly £190 million. Upgrading the train line, which runs between Reading and Gatwick through Surrey, will generate an additional £89m a year in corporation tax and an extra £97m annually in income tax. News of the potentially massive financial boost for the government … Continue reading