Statement on behalf of the county council and all borough and district councils in Surrey: “The Government’s announcement that Surrey’s councils have been successful in their bid to be a business rate retention pilot area is good news. The extra funding will help us to continue providing services in the face of rising demand but … Continue reading
Take a look inside the new Merstham library, which has opened as part of a scheme to give the area a facelift. As well as a range of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, it boasts internet-connected computer terminals, laptop plug-in points and free wi-fi. CD audiobooks and DVDs are available for hire and … Continue reading
A voluntary smoking ban is being launched in children’s play areas across Surrey. The scheme will rely on the goodwill of people using them and will be supported by signs featuring artwork by local children. It is being launched by boroughs and districts with the help of Surrey County Council’s public health team to coincide … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has agreed to work with Reigate and Banstead Borough Council to regenerate the Preston estate. The plans will make the area a more desirable, healthier and safer place to live and work During a meeting on Tuesday 27 March, the county council’s Cabinet agreed to sign a statement of intent with Reigate … Continue reading
Plans are underway to regenerate the Preston and Merstham estates near Reigate and Banstead. Councillors and officials from Surrey County Council and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council took a fact finding tour of the areas and met with representatives from Raven Housing Trust.