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New app launched for South East armed forces community

A new mobile app has been launched to signpost members of the armed forces community in Surrey and the South East to support and advice in their area. The “Forces Connect” app is designed to link users in four easy clicks to organisations offering help and support across a wide range of services. The free … Continue reading

Chairman meets with Chinese ambassador to discuss future investment in Surrey

Surrey County Council’s Chairman Tony Samuels has discussed future investment in the county with China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom. Mr Samuels said: “I had the privilege of meeting Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at a Guildhall reception recently. I commented that there were no multi-national Chinese companies in Surrey. He investigated further and subsequently invited me … Continue reading

Surrey announces council tax proposal

Surrey County Council has announced its council tax proposal for 2019/20. The council’s Cabinet will make a formal recommendation on 29 January. A final decision will be taken at a meeting of Surrey’s Full Council on 5 February. Mel Few, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Finance, said: “Our focus has to be on ensuring … Continue reading

VIDEO: Cabinet to consider proposals for services following public consultation

  Surrey County Council’s Cabinet will next week consider the authority’s proposals for a number of service changes following five public consultations which ended at the start of January. The consultations asked for Surrey residents to feedback on proposals relating to concessionary bus travel for disabled people, children’s centres, libraries, services for children and young … Continue reading

Roofer jailed for conning elderly couple with £7,200 repairs bill after failing to use scaffolding

A roofing boss has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after failing to use scaffolding at a Surrey home and charging the elderly residents £7,200 for repairs when a worker fell through the roof. John Thompson (pictured right), 43, left a gaping hole in the couple’s roof when he sent a labourer up without providing scaffolding, … Continue reading

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn rounds up the work taking place on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team rounds up the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

Surrey agencies launch academy to train children’s workforce

Surrey County Council and partner agencies are today launching a new academy to train and support staff who work with children. Surrey Children’s Services Academy will support agencies across the county to work together to offer children and families the best possible help and care. The ambitious initiative is among the first of its kind in … Continue reading

Surrey leader thanks residents for taking part in consultations on plans to transform services

Surrey County Council Leader Tim Oliver thanks everyone who took part in five public consultations on plans to transform services in the face of financial pressures and goes on to outline next steps. The consultations closed on Friday 4 January.   A transcript of Tim Oliver’s video can be downloaded here.

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn rounds up the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team gives the latest updates about work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

VIDEO: Plans to award contract that will save £26,000 a year on water bill signed off

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet has signed off plans to award a contract to a water supplier that new leader Tim Oliver explained will save an estimated £26,000 a year on current costs.

Riders raise record £13 million for charity

Participants in this year’s Prudential RideLondon events have raised more than £13 million for charity to set a European record for a one-day cycling event, beating the previous year’s record of £12.75 million. It brings the total raised for charity to more than £66 million in the first six years of the festival of cycling. … Continue reading

Reality TV businessman guilty of allowing huge illegal rubbish tip to build up in Surrey countryside

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

Electric buses set to hit Guildford’s roads

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

VIDEO: New leader pays tribute to Surrey’s Christmas workers

At the final Cabinet meeting of the year new Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver thanks staff and councillors for their “excellent work” and pays tribute to those keeping vulnerable people safe over Christmas.

VIDEO: Round up of the work taking place on Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, rounds up the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

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