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Utility companies banned from digging up Guildford setts until at least 2021

Utility companies will be banned from digging up the newly relaid setts on Guildford High Street until at least 2021. They will not be allowed to touch the setts, which were first laid in 1864, for five years except in the case of an emergency such as a gas leak. If that happens, any work … Continue reading

Surrey County Council apprenticeship drive helps 2,000

A Surrey County Council drive to create apprenticeships has helped more than 2,000 young people get a leg up on the career ladder in four years. That is roughly the equivalent of filling every role at Krispy Kreme’s UK headquarters in Camberley and McLaren Automotive’s base in Woking*. The milestone was revealed by deputy leader Peter … Continue reading

AUDIO: BBC interviews Peter Martin about new £3m fund for shopping areas

Listen to BBC Surrey’s interview with Peter Martin about the county council’s new £3m fund to boost shopping areas. It came after the deputy leader signed off plans to contribute £100,000 towards improvements at four shopping streets in Spelthorne and £50,000 for schemes in Elmbridge. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

VIDEO: More shopping areas set to benefit from Surrey County Council’s £3m fund

Four shopping areas in Spelthorne are next in line to benefit from a £3m fund created by Surrey County Council. The authority launched the fund, which will see £750,000 made available annually for boroughs and districts to improve secondary shopping centres in towns, last month when it awarded Mole Valley £200,000 to transform Leatherhead’s Church … Continue reading

Surrey County Council launches £3m fund to boost shopping areas in towns

Shopping streets in towns across Surrey are set to benefit from a new £3 million fund launched by the county council. The authority is making up to £750,000 available annually for boroughs and districts to improve secondary shopping centres. They will be able to put it towards retail areas beyond the centres of large towns … Continue reading

Build Surrey website helps businesses win deals worth more than £70 million

An online initiative launched three years ago offering contracts to local firms has helped businesses win more than £70 million worth of deals. The Build Surrey website was created as part of the authority’s efforts to promote economic growth and ensure more than 50% of its spending on goods and services goes to local businesses. … Continue reading

Surrey closes in on filling 2,000 apprentice roles

A Surrey County Council drive to create apprenticeships is closing on giving 2,000 young people a leg up on the career ladder in just over three years. The authority launched the apprentice push in July 2012 and by last February more than 1,500 roles had been filled. Now, with National Apprenticeship Week in full swing, … Continue reading

Crossrail 2 could go to Dorking and should extend to Woking

Crossrail 2 could go to Dorking and should extend to Woking. Those are two key findings of a study for the county council examining ways to get the maximum benefit for Surrey’s businesses and commuters from the proposed railway. Plans for the cross-London line currently take in Shepperton, Epsom, Hampton Court, Chessington South and Surbiton … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Hundreds descend on Surrey Opportunities Fair

Hundreds of young people attended Surrey County Council’s opportunities fair, the county’s biggest jobs, apprenticeships and skills fair, this week. Surrey County Council’s deputy leader Peter Martin: “We’re doing all we can to help young people get on the first rung of the ladder in their chosen career and the Surrey Opportunities Fair gives them … Continue reading

New speedy charger as electric car demand accelerates in Surrey

County council deputy Leader Peter Martin unveiled a new speedy charging point as it was revealed that Surrey has more electric vehicles than almost every county in the country. It has been installed at BMW dealership Vines of Guildford and means vehicles can recharge in less than 30 minutes instead of between three and eight … Continue reading

Surrey students praised for A-level success

Following the release of A-level results, Peter Martin, Surrey County Council’s Deputy Leader, said: ‘I would like to congratulate pupils on their achievements and thank our dedicated teachers for all the help and guidance they have provided. I wish young people who have received results the very best in their future studies and careers. ‘Surrey … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey school wins top eco award; Surrey deputy leader hails apprentices

Surrey school wins top eco award A Surrey primary has received the prestigious Green Flag award for its efforts in making the school more environmentally friendly. Godstone Village School, who had previously been given the Bronze and Silver awards, was presented with the honour by Mike Goodman, the county council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and … Continue reading

Deputy leader helps launch Surrey space centre

A new space centre, which will be used to send four satellites into orbit this summer, has been launched by Guildford-based Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) with the help of county council deputy leader Peter Martin. Mr Martin said: “The facilities are really are out of this world and I have no doubt they will be the … Continue reading

BuildSurrey website helps local businesses win deals worth more than £34m

Local businesses have won deals worth more than £34million since an online initiative was launched by Surrey County Council two years ago. More than 950 firms have already registered on the BuildSurrey site, which is part of the county council’s pledge to ensure 60% of its spending on goods and services goes to local businesses. … Continue reading

VIDEO: New Chairman and Vice Chairman elected

Sally Marks has been elected the new Chairman of Surrey County Council following David Munro’s two years in post. Mrs Marks stepped up from her previous position as Vice Chairman with Nick Skellett now taking that role. The county councillor for Caterham Valley chaired Tuesday’s annual Full Council meeting and opened with her first speech … Continue reading

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