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Snow in Surrey

With parts of Surrey seeing snow, a fleet of gritters has been out spreading salt on the county’s roads. Any residents affected can find information and advice on the council’s website. They can also get traffic updates on the BBC’s website while the county council is running a twitter feed to provide information on gritting … Continue reading

Surrey’s carers to get more help to support loved ones

Elderly, disabled and seriously ill loved ones will get more help and support under planned county council contracts to help Surrey’s “unsung heroes”. The county council and Surrey’s six clinical commissioning groups are preparing to sign contracts to give carers breaks to recharge the batteries and provide help with their physical and emotional needs. Doing … Continue reading

Success of Surrey broadband scheme earns £3.8m windfall

The success of a scheme to make Surrey the best connected county in England has triggered a £3.8 million broadband windfall. That is Surrey County Council’s share of funds made available by BT after better than expected take-up of fibre broadband. Superfast Surrey connected around 20% of homes and businesses – more than 86,000 premises … Continue reading

County council unveils plans for 600 homes for older and disabled people

Up to 600 homes specially designed for older and disabled people will be created in Surrey within a decade under plans unveiled by the county council. The authority has revealed it aims to free up sites on its land for extra care housing – homes with support staff on hand – and team up with … Continue reading

VIDEO: Council “simply can’t cope” with scale of funding cuts – Surrey leader

Leader David Hodge told a meeting of today’s Cabinet that Surrey County Council “simply can’t cope” with the scale of funding cuts at the same time as helping the vulnerable and providing extra school places. He warned that without extra support from the government the council faces making “difficult decisions” to ensure it continues to deliver … Continue reading

VIDEO: Progress on health devolution plans set out

County council Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Health Helyn Clack used today’s Full Council meeting to set out the progress made with Surrey Heartlands’ health devolution proposals.

VIDEO: Tens of millions of learning disability funding “wiped clean off our books” – leader

Tens of millions of pounds to provide support for people with a learning disability have been “wiped clean off our books”, Surrey leader David Hodge told today’s Full Council meeting.

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

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