Local News

Halfway Point for Surrey Broadband

Surrey's goal of giving everyone in the County access to superfast broadband by the end of 2014 has reached the halfway mark, meaning that the number of homes and businesses able to benefit from the high-speed service has reached 42,000 (compared with the national superfast broadband aim of 95% by 2017).

Over 80% of Surrey's Schools Rated as 'outstanding' or 'good'

Recent Ofsted inspections have shown that more than 80% of Surrey’s state schools are outstanding or good, after 313 of Surrey County Council’s primary and secondary schools were given the two best grades. 100 schools were judged outstanding and another 213 were rated good. The county council is responsible for 384 schools.

New School for Surrey!

A brand new secondary school for at least 900 pupils is to be built in Surrey and opened in 2017 as the county council continues its largest-ever schools investment to meet spiralling demand for places.

Cash boost for flood-hit Surrey roads

The Government has given Surrey County Council a £5.3 million boost towards its £15 million bill to fix flood-damaged roads, the eighth-highest in England.

Surrey and Croydon in joint flooding plan

Surrey join forces with other local councils to ask the Department for the Environment to give £1 million from a flood relief pot to build up to four permanent reservoirs.

Surrey Apprentice Scheme Hits 500!

Following the success of National Apprenticeship Week, Surrey County Council has announced that the 500th apprentice to be recruited through their scheme to get teenagers into work began his new role this week.

Lib Dems Oppose Budget - again!

For the second year in a row, Surrey's Lib Dems have voted against the spending priorities put forward in this year's budget. 

Leader Announces New Campaign to Combat Litter

David Hodge, the Leader of Conservative-run Surrey County Council used his Leader's statement at Full Council today to announce the launch of a new campaign against litter.

Surrey County Council continues to deliver

At today's meeting of the County Council, Leader David Hodge outlined the financial challenges facing the authority and confirmed recent successes of the Conservative Administration

Philip Hammond visits County Hall

Runnymede & Weybridge MP Philip Hammond visited County Hall today to meet with Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge.