Surrey County Council News
News on County Council matters from Councillor Keith Witham

A lot of the time I spend at County Hall on your behalf is making sure that the priorities of residents I represent make their way into the Councils budget.
So if you have ever contacted me about any local issue, in some small way, you have helped me contribute to the formation of this progressive budget so thank you....
Severe weather at this time of year is not unusual. As you would expect SCC is fully geared up, but the Council does rely on public reporting, so if you see a pothole or another road problem such as sunken ironworks, please help get them fixed quicker - PLEASE REPORT IT. By far the best way of reporting...

Positive and encouraging news from Surrey County Council. Cty Cllr Keith Witham reports.

At a Full Meeting of Surrey County Council the news was encouraging. Overall, the County Councils finances are sounder than previously because of a lot of work over the past two years to make the Council more efficient - no reserves have been drawn on...

Earlier this year Surrey County Council REMOVED financial saving targets from the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, and has provided an EXTRA £975,000 to pay for the recruitment of more fire-fighters, the purchase of new fire and rescue vehicles and reorganising the service to meet the challenges it faces. It follows the building and opening of three...

FROM COUNTY COUNCILLOR KEITH WITHAM. Less fatalities on our roads; more road safety training; local Speed Watch Campaigns. The latest information shows that there has been a reduction in the number of fatalities on Surrey's roads. The number of people killed on our roads dropped from 36 in 2017 to 27 in 2018 - but there is no room for...

Changes are being introduced to the route 28 Bus Service, moving frequency from 90 minutes to a 60 minute service.

Our County Councillor, Keith Witham, reports: Surrey County Council has been working with local bus operators to offer residents improved services on a number of routes, with effect from Monday 2 September 2019.
The local changes are:...

24 new full-time firefighters have graduated from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service. Fire and Rescue Service recruits showcased their skills at a 'passing out parade' after completing 13 weeks of training. A series of demonstrations including tackling a fire, performing a rescue from a third floor window and dealing with a road traffic collision took...

New legislation is expanding the eligibility for "Blue Badges", previously only available for people with physical walking difficulties, to now include people who have "hidden" disabilities.