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Council Leader Tim Oliver responds to Autumn Statement

Cllr Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council, said: “Today’s autumn statement contained much that local government can be happy about, helping us ensure no-one is left behind. I am pleased to see that government has listened to our calls for a postponement of the adult social care reforms and for further support for the … Continue reading

Additional sponsorship payment for Ukrainian Host Families

Surrey County Council and local district and borough councils who are managing the “Homes for Ukraine” scheme locally have agreed an additional thank you payment, to be paid monthly to host families from end of November 2022 to March 2023.  This is acknowledging that the financial circumstances faced by host families in Surrey, who welcomed … Continue reading

Local authorities to protect much loved nature reserve 

Last week saw the official handover of Tice’s Meadow Nature Reserve to Surrey County Council. This much-loved wildlife haven on the outskirts of Farnham saw its long-term future safeguarded when a partnership of six councils came together in December 2021 to purchase the site and protect it as a natural space.  Surrey County Council acquired … Continue reading

It’s time to help shape Farnham’s future

People who live, visit, study or travel in Farnham are all encouraged to engage in a major consultation which is proposing substantial changes to the town centre. The Farnham Infrastructure Programme, which is made up of Surrey County Council, Waverley Borough Council, Farnham Town Council and Jeremy Hunt MP, has been looking for ways to … Continue reading

Pay offer agreed between council and unions

Surrey County Council’s lowest paid staff are set to receive a pay boost after unions and council officers agreed a proportionate pay offer that sees pay increases on a sliding scale. The offer will give people at the lowest pay grade a 7.85% increase and will exceed the UK Living Wage Foundations National Living Wage … Continue reading

Council Leader Tim Oliver statement on new University of Surrey medical school

Commenting on the establishment of a medical school at the University of Surrey, Cllr Tim Oliver, SCC leader, said: “The creation of a medical school at the University of Surrey is amazing news and coming so soon after the outstanding research and evaluation framework results, firmly establishes it as a top-tier university with a global … Continue reading

WeyBetter Weybridge public exhibition to update on plans to create a state-of-the-art community and health and wellbeing hub for local people

On Friday 20 May, Surrey County Council, North West Surrey Alliance, NHS Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group and Elmbridge Borough Council are hosting a public exhibition in St James Church, Weybridge. Dr Ben Spencer, MP for Runnymede and Weybridge will also be in attendance to speak to residents. The event is to share the work … Continue reading

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Surrey as full England route revealed

Queen’s Baton Relay route through England revealed Baton will visit Guildford on Thursday 7 July Wednesday 11 May 2022: The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is confirmed to visit Guildford during its final journey through England this summer, as the full route is revealed. Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – … Continue reading

Over £1m awarded for projects through Your Fund Surrey

Over £1m of the £100m Your Fund Surrey fund has now been awarded to communities across Surrey since its launch in November 2020.  Last week South Park Sports Association became the latest project to be presented with a cheque for £150,000 by the Leader of Surrey County Council Tim Oliver, Chair of the Council Helyn … Continue reading

New Health and Welfare Hub and Community Helpline launched

Acknowledging that many residents in the county are looking for financial, health and welfare support in these challenging times a new Health and Welfare Hub has been launched.  As part of Surrey County Council’s No One Left Behind ambition the online hub endeavours to signpost residents to relevant help and support across the county. surreycc.gov.uk/welfare … Continue reading

Celebrating Surrey’s talented young business leaders and entrepreneurs

A positive spotlight was shone on the dynamic young talent making a difference in Surrey at the inaugural Invest in Surrey 40 under 40 Business Awards. The Awards night also officially launched Surrey County Council’s new business-focused brand, Invest in Surrey, which works to provide a wealth of resources to businesses starting, growing and moving … Continue reading

SCC secures additional £100m for children, young people and families

Today Surrey County Council (SCC) can announce that the Department for Education (DfE) has agreed to plans to ensure a sustainable funding solution to the council’s budget for children with additional needs. DfE will contribute a further £100m towards Surrey’s budget for children with additional needs, which will ensure Surrey’s plans for these services are … Continue reading

Statement on Ukrainian settlement scheme

Commenting on the support being offered for those fleeing the war in Ukraine, SCC leader Cllr Tim Oliver said: “At this incredibly difficult time for Ukraine, I am heartened to see the country pull together as it has done and step up to support those who have been displaced by this despicable invasion. We will … Continue reading

Surrey County Council welcomes “improved” Ofsted grading for children and family services

Surrey County Council is pleased that services for children and families in Surrey have improved in all areas, according to a recent Ofsted inspection Inspectors noted that Surrey’s leaders have achieved “significant change”, based on a thorough understanding of current performance and are “determined to continue the trajectory of improvement” The number of recommendations from … Continue reading

Statement: New partnership between Pinewood Studios and Amazon Prime

Commenting on the new partnership between Pinewood Studios in Surrey and Amazon Prime, Surrey County Council Leader Cllr Tim Oliver said: “I am delighted that Amazon Prime Video has decided to further invest in Surrey, cementing our reputation as a home for global business and culture. This is also great news for Shepperton Studios and … Continue reading

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