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Deal to connect public services on course to save £3.5 million

Surrey County Council is on course to save £3.5 million after spearheading an initiative to replace scores of networks with just one. The authority handed BT a seven-year contract to create a single computer and communication system for a host of public services in Surrey and Berkshire in 2012 using cloud technology. Now Surrey has … Continue reading

VIDEO: Leader calls on MPs to help avert “damaging cuts”

Schemes to cut congestion at one of Surrey’s busiest roundabouts and expand a secondary school have been delayed after leader David Hodge urged MPs to help the county council “avoid damaging cuts”. The Cabinet put decisions about investing in improvements at Runnymede Roundabout and 250 extra places at Salesian School in Chertsey on hold until … Continue reading

AUDIO: With gritters going out BBC Surrey interviews John Furey about the council’s winter preparations

Cabinet Member for Highways John Furey talked to BBC Surrey presenters James Cannon and Suzanne Bamborough today about the council’s preparations to keep the county moving in severe winter weather. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Guardian publishes letter about rising adult social care demand

A letter from Cabinet Member Mel Few explaining how Surrey County Council’s finances are being put under huge strain by rising demand for adult social care services has been published by The Guardian (fifth letter in the list).

VIDEO: Local influence can make a big difference – Surrey leader

David Hodge marked the fifth anniversary of his first statement as Surrey County Council’s leader by emphasising how local influence can make a big difference.

VIDEO: Surrey faces overspending as demand and cost pressures grow

Deputy leader Peter Martin has warned that increasing demand and cost pressures for key services like adult social care mean Surrey County Council is set to overspend by £6 million this year despite making savings of as much as £76m.

Sign up for RideLondon ballot

The registration system for the ballot for places in the 2017 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 has opened today on the Prudential RideLondon website. It will remain open until Friday 6 January 2017 or until 80,000 registrations have been received with the event taking place on Sunday 30 July. The online registration system for the ballot for places in the RideLondon-Surrey 46 … Continue reading

RideLondon-Surrey Classic awarded WorldTour status

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic has become the first men’s cycling race in Britain to achieve elite-level status after it was added to the WorldTour programme by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). Sunday’s race through Surrey and the capital was won by Belgian Tom Boonen in a bunch sprint finish. Richard Walsh, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet … Continue reading

Surrey Leader hits out at union’s week-long strike plans in Southern Rail dispute

Surrey County Council’s Leader has slammed proposals by the RMT union to strike for a full week in August. David Hodge, said: “It is completely unacceptable for the RMT to cause so much disruption to the people of Surrey with a week-long strike. “As a Southern passenger myself, I share the anger of Surrey’s passengers … Continue reading

Last call for bids for cash to spruce up local shopping areas

As the search for the nation’s best loved high street or parade gets under way, the county council has issued a reminder that time is running out to apply for a share of a £1m fund to spruce up local shopping areas in Surrey. Traders and community groups have until Friday (15 July) to submit … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Surrey foster carers share their favourite fostering moments

Every 20 minutes a child comes into care in England and more foster carers are needed to give them a loving home. With Foster Care Fortnight getting underway today, 25 Surrey foster carers have shared their favourite 20 minutes of fostering last year. To find out more about fostering in Surrey, visit Surrey County Council’s … Continue reading

82% of Surrey pupils offered their first choice primary school

More than four in five Surrey reception class applicants have been offered their first preference school as demand for places reaches a new high. Figures from Surrey County Council on primary school ‘national offer day’ show that 82.4% of Surrey pupils were offered the school they put first on their list – down slightly on … Continue reading

Surrey calls on county’s MPs to back Crossrail 2

Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning at Surrey County Council, has written to all of the county’s 11 MPs calling on them to join him in backing Crossrail 2 while stressing the benefits for commuters and businesses and the boost it would bring to Surrey’s economy. See below for the full letter.   Dear … Continue reading

Minister welcomes case for Three Southern Counties devolution

Leaders behind the devolution bid for three of England’s strongest performing counties have outlined to Government how their plan would boost growth for the region’s residents. Communities Minister Baroness Williams heard the proposals for how East Sussex, Surrey and West Sussex would work together to help tackle the congested road and rail network, pioneer new … Continue reading

Gritting lorries hit the road

Gritting lorries took to Surrey’s roads over the weekend for the first time since last winter. As temperatures plunged, the county council’s winter operation swung into action with the fleet of hi-tech gritters treating roads county-wide after filling up from the council’s 16,000-tonne stockpile of salt. It came after it was revealed that the council’s … Continue reading

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