Hi-tech sensors fitted in everyday objects around the home are enabling older people to live independently for longer as part of a pioneering scheme in Surrey. The county council teamed up with Mole Valley District Council to trial the use of a revolutionary home monitoring system which can help identify early warning signs of declining … Continue reading
Surrey County Council is supporting an application from a community group to sponsor a family fleeing conflict in Syria to settle in Mole Valley. Mary Lewis, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families, took the decision on 22 January. More details are available here. Mrs Lewis said: “I’m pleased to support this community bid … Continue reading
You can download this image here. Not in photo: Michael More-Molyneux, Lord Lieutenant of Surrey Mike Hodge, Mayor of Farnham Town Council Malcolm Carter, Mayor of Haslemere Town Council Caption: County council chairman Peter Martin met with Surrey’s mayors and chairmen and the High Sheriff of Surrey for the first time since pledging his support … Continue reading
Yvonne Rees, Surrey County Council’s Strategic Director for Customers and Communities and the Chief Executive of Mole Valley District Council, has been appointed to a new joint role. She will take up the post of Joint Chief Executive of South Northamptonshire and Cherwell District Councils. Yvonne (pictured) said: “I’m delighted to be taking on this … Continue reading
Three organisations have secured a total of nearly £245,000 thanks to Surrey’s role in the Prudential RideLondon cycling festival – taking the sum handed to groups and charities in the county since the first event to more than £2 million. Cranleigh Riding for the Disabled Association Group received a grant of £150,000 towards improvements to the indoor … 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
A holiday camp for girl guides, village halls and a church community centre are among the projects across Surrey to benefit from a share of almost £300,000. They were on a list of nine projects to receive £140,000 from the county council, which boroughs and districts matched, to improve buildings. Girlguiding Surrey East secured £50,000 towards … Continue reading
You can download this image here. Not in photo: Mark Francis, Mayor of Spelthorne Borough Council Joanne Potter, Mayor of Surrey Heath Borough Council Melanie Odell, Mayor of Haslemere Town Council Caption: Chairman Sally Marks met with Surrey’s mayors and chairmen for the first time since pledging to promote businesses, champion the vital work of … Continue reading
One woman will help to steer two councils after being confirmed in a ground-breaking double leadership role. Yvonne Rees has been made Mole Valley District Council’s permanent chief executive while also continuing as a strategic director at Surrey County Council. The full press release is on Mole Valley’s website.
Yvonne Rees, Surrey County Council’s Strategic Director for Customers and Communities, will continue as Mole Valley’s Interim Chief Executive until March 2014. Her secondment was confirmed at a Mole Valley District Council meeting. For the full story, follow this link.
Mole Valley District Council and Surrey County Council are set to extend a ground-breaking staff sharing scheme that will save taxpayers around £100,000. Yvonne Rees, the county council’s Strategic Director for Customers and Communities, will continue as Mole Valley’s Interim Chief Executive until March 2014 under plans unveiled in a new report. Ms Rees would … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Strategic Director for Customers and Communities Yvonne Rees will take over as the Interim Chief Executive at Mole Valley District Council in September following the departure of Darren Mepham. Ms Rees will remain a strategic director at the county council and share her time between both authorities. It is believed to be … Continue reading
With 50 days to go until the start of the 2012 Games, a series of drop-in sessions are underway to help businesses and residents prepare for the Olympic events taking place in the county. Surrey is hosting the Olympic cycling road races on 28 and 29 July and the Olympic road cycling time trials on … Continue reading