Food parcels are starting to be delivered from a Surrey hub to vulnerable people who are shielding from coronavirus. Guildford’s Spectrum Leisure Centre has been turned into a base for sending out food supplies on behalf of the Government to hundreds of people who are extremely vulnerable to Covid-19 due to medical conditions. An army … Continue reading
Surrey County Council Leader Tim Oliver speaks to BBC Surrey to provide an update on the response to COVID-19 and pay tribute to dedicated frontline staff. – Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey.
Surrey County Council has set up a Community Helpline number (0300 200 1008). The purpose of the community phone line is to help direct residents who need support, such as picking up shopping, prescription collections or having someone who can be a telephone friend, to services who can help. It also aims to provide advice … Continue reading
In the speech to Full Council, leader Tim Oliver acknowledged that “we are in the midst of a public health emergency, one that will test our resilience as an organisation and will need strong leadership to guide us through.” The leader praised the work already taking place in Surrey to deal with the impact of … Continue reading
A Farnham Project Board has been set up by Surrey County Council and agreed by Waverley Borough and Farnham Town councils to help deliver a 25-year Masterplan for Farnham and tackle the town’s air quality issues. The board will be chaired by the Leader of Surrey County Council and also include Waverley Borough Council, and … Continue reading
Surrey County Council have proposed an ambitious and forward-thinking budget for the new financial year 2020-21, with a huge investment programme for the County. While budget pressures remain, the council’s finances are back on a stable footing after two years of emphasis on efficiencies – with around £200m of cost reductions from the budget since … Continue reading
A money-spinning initiative which keeps re-usable items from landfill, has led to a funding boost for Princess Alice Hospice. More than £3,700 raised by selling unwanted items too good to scrap, was handed over to the Esher hospice by Surrey County Council Leader Cllr Tim Oliver. The money came from two of the county’s five … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Cabinet today agreed to implement the proposals in Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s Making Surrey Safer Plan. When introducing the paper Tim Oliver the Leader of Surrey County Council said “The intention of this plan is to modernise the service and make it fit for purpose for the next 20 years, reflecting … Continue reading
Today, staff at Surrey County Council attended a flag raising ceremony to celebrate inclusion and diversity in Surrey. The event hosted by Vice-Chairman of Surrey County Council Helyn Clack, is a formal show of support from Surrey County Council to raise awareness of LGBT+ culture in Surrey and the community. Among those who attended included … Continue reading
Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver addressed Full Council Tuesday 9 July. Highlights from his speech included:- Progress made by Children’s Services following June Ofsted Monitoring visit. Confirmation of Surrey Libraries consultation starting in September about how the library service can be modernised, provide opportunities for everyone to learn, access information, acquire new skills and … Continue reading
Surrey leader Tim Oliver used today’s annual meeting to reveal Cabinet changes and an overhaul of the county council’s scrutiny system. Dr Zully Grant-Duff (pictured right) has taken over as Cabinet Member for Corporate Services from Charlotte Morley, who has stepped down. Mr Oliver said: “Dr Grant Duff will be particularly focusing on the rollout … Continue reading
Surrey leader Tim Oliver today indicated that a review of the rural car parking charges introduced last year could be possible if the county council cannot “clearly demonstrate” they are “directly contributing towards the upkeep of the countryside”. He also stressed his hope that there will be “a workable solution” to keep the county’s community … Continue reading
Guildford and Woking have emerged as the frontrunners to host Surrey County Council’s new HQ as councillors unveiled plans to cut the number of buildings it uses from 300 to 100 in an efficiency drive that aims to save tens of millions of pounds. The potential locations for Surrey’s new ‘civic heart’ by the end … Continue reading
The county council’s Cabinet has backed a new draft joint health and wellbeing strategy for Surrey. In the video below, leader Tim Oliver highlights the benefits of working in partnership with health services for the benefit of residents in the county and underlines that the proposed strategy is “absolutely about prevention”. It is now set … Continue reading
Highlights include: Looking at limiting “any necessary council tax rises” A progress report on the move out of County Hall and “closer to our residents” Plans for joint forums – “local partnership boards” Proposals for local agreements to make Surrey “a better place”.