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Passengers will feel “angry and frustrated” by rail fares rise

Following today’s news of a 3.6% rise in rail fares in January and a train derailment near Waterloo bringing more disruption for passengers already affected by improvement work at the station, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman (pictured) said: “With the current disruption of Waterloo services, I can see why many passengers will … Continue reading

VIDEO: The latest news about work on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team gives an update on all the latest major work taking place on Surrey’s roads. The video below features news about a scheme starting this month to resurface part of Kingston Road in Leatherhead and a progress report on work taking place on the A22 near South Godstone.

VIDEO: Latest news about Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides an update on the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads. Featured in the video below is information on how to plan ahead for this weekend’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling events, the road and drainage works on the A22 Eastbourne Road that began this week, the Project … Continue reading

Star-studded cast of sprinters heading for RideLondon-Surrey Classic

A stellar cast of sprinters will line up for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic – including one of the world’s best young talents Fernando Gaviria and Tour de France stars Michael Matthews and Andre Greipel. They will be joined by Olympic track champion Elia Viviani for the race on Sunday 30 July. German Greipel, who has … Continue reading

Transport for the South East launches to transform travel and enhance economy

Leaders from across the South East have launched an ambitious new partnership to transform the transport network for the travelling public and businesses and to ensure the area remains a driver of the UK economy. Transport for the South East (TfSE) will speak with a single voice on the area’s transport priorities. It will devise … Continue reading

VIDEO: Surrey leader on savings and better deals

Surrey leader David Hodge used a meeting of Cabinet today to stress the need for the county council to save more than £100 million this financial year alone to balance the budget while also highlighting planned new contracts for carers that will see support provided to an extra 300 young people at no extra cost … Continue reading

Surrey unveils plans to cover Abellio bus routes

Plans have been unveiled by Surrey County Council to award contracts covering Abellio bus routes in a move that will improve services in some areas and save £700,000 annually. A report being considered by Cabinet on Tuesday reveals that nine bus companies are set to cover 22 services Abellio currently run or previously operated in … Continue reading

Surrey health and care organisations sign devolution pledge

Local and national health and care organisations have signed an agreement to improve health and social care in Surrey Heartlands. The agreement sets out a roadmap towards devolution, outlining how partners will work together to improve the health of 850,000 people living in the Surrey Heartlands area. More details can be found in a Surrey … Continue reading

Sky cycling star Thomas predicts thrilling Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic

British cycling star Geraint Thomas expects next month’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic to be “super-competitive and super-fast”. It will make history by becoming Great Britain’s first ever men’s UCI WorldTour event, putting it in the top tier of men’s road races. Some of the world’s best professional riders will head out of London and go through Surrey … Continue reading

VIDEO: Leader’s speech to council’s annual meeting

After being re-elected Surrey Leader today at the county council’s annual meeting, David Hodge: says thoughts are with “those who have been affected by the terrible events in Manchester last night” welcomes Mary Lewis, Denise Turner-Stewart, Colin Kemp and Tim Oliver to the new Cabinet and John Furey as Deputy Leader outlines challenges as funding … Continue reading

AUDIO: BBC Surrey interviews trading standards’ Steve Ruddy about rogue traders

Listen to BBC Surrey’s interview on Friday evening with Steve Ruddy, head of Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards, about the work being done to tackle rogue traders. It followed last week’s joint trading standards and police crackdown on doorstep scammers. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

VIDEO: Pavement Horizon project reaches first anniversary and nearly 56 miles

As Surrey County Council’s Pavement Horizon project reached its first anniversary today, it was revealed that the drive to overhaul footpaths was close to covering 56 miles. New Cabinet Member for Highways Colin Kemp confirmed the progress being made as he checked out work at Oakwood Road in Windlesham. The scheme was launched by John Furey … Continue reading

Pavement Horizon close to covering 50 miles

Surrey County Council’s scheme to boost access to key community services is closing in on improving 50 miles of pavements. Almost 46 miles of footpaths have benefited from a new surface with nearly two more miles due to be completed by the end of the month. Among the latest to get the Pavement Horizon treatment are … Continue reading

VIDEO: Highlights from leader David Hodge’s Full Council speech

Highlights – Surrey leader David Hodge says he: Puts “our residents first every step of the way” Made the case to the government for a fair deal for Surrey Trusted ministers to offer help towards the cost of adult social care Is sure the Chancellor’s Budget announcement about national funding “proves we made the right decision”. David … Continue reading

Surrey leader urges Chancellor to make “firm commitment” to Crossrail 2

Surrey County Council leader David Hodge is calling on Chancellor Philip Hammond to signal a “firm commitment” to Crossrail 2 in next Wednesday’s Budget. Last March the National Infrastructure Committee – the independent body advising the government on Britain’s long-term projects – urged ministers to prioritise developing the cross-London train line, which is set to … Continue reading

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