David Hodge used today’s Full Council meeting to pledge support for arts and culture in the county. The Surrey County Council leader said they “educate us” and “contribute to our economic prosperity”. He also pointed to successes the council has been involved in, including: Last year’s celebrations of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in Runnymede Brooklands Museum’s work … Continue reading
Surrey County Council is set to confirm savings of nearly £170,000 every day for a year. Annual figures are due to reveal that the council saved £62 million for taxpayers in the last financial year, propelling the total since 2010 to almost £260m. That sum would be enough to pay for the council’s project to completely overhaul more … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Leader and Cabinet have pledged to keep working “week in, week out” to find savings as the authority continues to face the twin challenges of increasing demand for services and dwindling funding. In a New Year message to the county, David Hodge unveiled a document highlighting more than 50 ways the council … Continue reading
Skateboarders are perfecting their tricks at a new park built with the help of a Surrey County Council grant as time runs out for groups to bid for a share of the £1 million fund. The skate park in Puttenham won £22,000 from the Community Improvements Fund created by Surrey leader David Hodge. Its ramps … Continue reading
Leader David Hodge today unveiled a new county council Cabinet focused on improving Surrey’s roads, investing in schools and boosting apprenticeships. Other key priorities Mr Hodge set out at the first post-election meeting of the Full Council included investing in care for the vulnerable and tackling the problem of litter.
Picture caption: The benefits to Surrey from a new annual cycling event were discussed when Sir Edward Lister, chief of staff for London Mayor Boris Johnson, visited Surrey County Council leader David Hodge and Cabinet Member for Community Services Helyn Clack at County Hall. The RideLondon-Surrey 100 road ride takes place in August as part … Continue reading
A community cafe, a meals on wheels service and a scout hall are among the projects awarded cash by Surrey County Council’s leader. They were on a list of 17 schemes announced by David Hodge as the first to get a share of a £750,000 pot of cash. Strood Green Shop Association won £50,000 for … Continue reading