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VIDEO: New Surrey County Council Leader announces plan to leave County Hall

The new Leader of Surrey County Council has used his acceptance speech to announce plans to leave County Hall in Kingston. Tim Oliver, the county councillor for Weybridge, was this morning (Tuesday 11 December, 2018) elected to lead the authority and immediately revealed the plans to fellow councillors. Taking over from David Hodge who stepped … Continue reading

Five things you didn’t know you could do online with Surrey libraries

Mary Lewis, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning, said: “These are just a selection of the digital services available through Surrey libraries but there is potential for us to go further and use technology in new and different ways. “We’re running a consultation on the principles that will help us reshape our library … Continue reading

VIDEO: Artificial intelligence project wins funding

Surrey County Council is among a group of local authorities that is set to receive £80,000 from the Local Digital Fund to look into using artificial intelligence and chatbots to help deal with people’s enquiries. Further information can be found here.

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn’s round-up of 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.

VIDEO: More than 200 roads improved already after £20m extra investment

Cabinet Member for Highways Colin Kemp has revealed that more than 200 roads have already been improved thanks to the investment of an extra £20 million in repairs. He told a Cabinet meeting that the work being done was “making a difference to Surrey’s roads” and added: “It would be so much better to have … Continue reading

VIDEO: Smaller ‘link’ libraries help bring books closer to communities

Smaller “link” libraries are helping to bring books closer to local communities particularly in rural areas. Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning, Mary Lewis, visited a community link library in Shere – one of three in Surrey. A consultation running until Friday 4 January 2019 is asking for people’s views on a proposed … Continue reading

Environment Cabinet Member visits pupils learning about air pollution

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment dropped in on pupils at a Farnham primary school learning about the health issues caused by air pollution. Mike Goodman joined children at St Peter’s in Little Green Lane for a play about the benefits of improving air quality in Surrey, particularly around schools. It was staged as … Continue reading

VIDEO: Latest updates about work on Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

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

VIDEO: David Hodge outlines transformation plans and financial pressures

Leader David Hodge discusses a series of strategies that were approved at a meeting of the Full Council and Surrey County Council’s plans to transform services in the face of financial pressures.

VIDEO: Surrey leader David Hodge announces he is stepping down from the role

Leader of Surrey County Council David Hodge today told a meeting of the Full Council that he is stepping down from the role on 11 December. Below are highlights from his speech. Savings and efficiencies: “This Surrey (word removed) administration has reduced costs by over £540m over the last eight years and we are on … Continue reading

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn’s round-up of work taking place on Surrey’s roads

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

IN PICTURES: Trading standards impounds Halloween spider toys over safety fears  

Surrey trading standards officers have impounded dozens of Halloween spider toys to stop them posing a risk to children. They barred the products from entering the country through Heathrow Airport after finding sharp exposed wires in some and choking hazards in others. In a batch of 150 “spider web” sets, spider toys had legs which … Continue reading

Public consultations launching on plans to transform services in face of financial pressures

Surrey County Council is launching five consultations as part of its transformation plans and to tackle the financial pressures facing the authority. Context: The authority is facing huge financial pressures due to reducing government grant despite growing demand for children’s and adult care services. Despite saving £540m from its annual budget since 2010 the pressures … Continue reading

Surrey Waste Partnership win award for innovative recycling project

The Surrey Waste Partnership (SWP) has been recognised by a leading industry body for work that is helping Surrey residents who live in blocks of flats to recycle more. The partnership’s flats team won the Team of the Year prize awarded by the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) at its 2018 celebration awards. Working … Continue reading

VIDEO: Latest news about work taking place on Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, gives her latest round-up of the work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

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