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Surrey drivers buy most electric cars in South East

A Surrey boom in people buying and making electric cars is set to fuel a groundbreaking partnership to boost the county’s economy and help the environment. Electric car ownership in Surrey has quadrupled in just two years to over 180 – the highest in the South East – and a summit on Tuesday will brainstorm … Continue reading

Surrey head of highways speaks at national event on improving roads

Surrey County Council’s head of highways has spoken at a national event looking at improving roads that featured Transport Minister Norman Baker. Jason Russell talked at the Highways Maintenance 2012: Driving Change conference in his role for the Department for Transport’s Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP). The HMEP, launched by Mr Baker last year, seeks … Continue reading

Powers to cut road work disruption welcomed

Government plans* to give councils more power to cut chaos and congestion caused by utility company road works have been welcomed by one of UK’s largest local authorities. Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment Ian Lake, who oversees more than 3,000 miles of some of the country’s busiest roads, said: “When we … Continue reading

Ian Lake and Norman Baker interviewed about new Walton bridge

Transport Minister Norman Baker today welcomed the start of work on the new Walton bridge over the River Thames in an interview alongside Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment Ian Lake. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

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