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).
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.
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Listen to the county council’s Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Educational Achievement Linda Kemeny discuss funding for schools most in need with BBC Surrey presenters James Cannon and Suzanne Bamborough. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey
More than 3,500 extra school places have been created in Surrey this year to meet a growth in demand from rising birth rates. Schools will have space for 3,549 extra pupils when they open this week after the summer break – the equivalent of eight brand new two-form entry primaries. It brings the total number of … Continue reading
Surrey has the slowest rush-hour roads of any county in the country with average speeds dipping as low as 14 miles per hour, official figures reveal. During the morning commute, motorists travel an average speed of just over 22.5mph on Surrey’s A roads – more than 18mph slower than the county with the fastest roads* … Continue reading