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”.
Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver talks about listening to the feedback given in the five recent public consultations, partnership working to provide “more efficient and seamless services” and a council tax increase of 2.99% for 2019/20 in his Full Council speech today.
The county council’s Cabinet today approved a proposal announced by leader Tim Oliver not to close any community recycling centres pending a thorough review of Surrey’s waste and recycling service following a series of consultations.
Surrey County Council’s Cabinet will next week consider the authority’s proposals for a number of service changes following five public consultations which ended at the start of January. The consultations asked for Surrey residents to feedback on proposals relating to concessionary bus travel for disabled people, children’s centres, libraries, services for children and young … Continue reading
Following today’s news about the NHS’ long-term plan, Surrey County Council Leader Tim Oliver said: “We’re really pleased to see this 10-year plan published – it contains a welcome focus on preventing ill health, providing early support and improving mental health services. “The extra funding to help health bodies and local government work together is … Continue reading
Surrey County Council Leader Tim Oliver thanks everyone who took part in five public consultations on plans to transform services in the face of financial pressures and goes on to outline next steps. The consultations closed on Friday 4 January. A transcript of Tim Oliver’s video can be downloaded here.