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  • Chris Botten
    Article: Apr 13, 2021

    Following publication of the list of candidates for this year's Surrey County Council elections, it has emerged that 25 out of 56 Conservative county councillors are stepping down - a dropout rate of 45%.

    The decision of so many Tory county councillors to leave office comes less than a year after the County Council was heavily criticised for wasting £250,000 on a failed bid to become a unitary authority by abolishing Surrey's borough and district councils. The County Council is widely regarded as an out-of-touch authority, which cannot get the basic services like repairing local roads and pavements right.

  • Chris Botten
    Article: Mar 31, 2021

    The Lib Dem Group have called for a review into Surrey County Council's failed attempt to build an 'Eco Park' to process much of Surrey's household waste after it was revealed that the Council is in legal proceedings with the builder of the facility.

    At the Full Council meeting in March, the Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change announced that after "exhausting other options available, we have now entered legal proceedings with Suez to resolve our issues. We hope to bring this to a swift conclusion to allow us to move forward with the Eco park and resolve the matter."

  • Councillor Surgery Ad
    Article: Mar 30, 2021

    We are hosting our monthly Councillor surgery this Saturday 3rd April between 9.30 and 10.30AM. If you have any local issues you wish to discuss or need any advice, please let us know by contacting us at info@runnymede.org.uk and we will send you a link to the session.

    Looking forward to seeing you. Theresa, Don & Sylvia.

  • Green Belt Kitsmead Lane
    Article: Mar 26, 2021

    The Conservative administration at Surrey CC through their waste strategy, are proposing to take 16 acres of
    land out of the Green Belt to create another waste facility off Kitsmead Lane, next to the M3. This is despite
    there being vacant land at the existing Kitsmead site. This facility will be for the sorting of recycled materials.

  • 20 mph
    Article: Mar 23, 2021

    Paul Kennedy, Liberal Democrat candidate for Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner, has secured a commitment at today's Police and Crime Panel meeting from the current PCC David Munro to raise the issue of 20 mph areas with Surrey County Council and Surrey Police.

    The Lib Dems and many local people across Surrey want to see more 20 mph areas outside schools and in residential areas to improve road safety and encourage sustainable travel like walking and cycling. However, both Surrey County Council and Surrey Police have often opposed such initiatives despite 20 mph schemes being successful and popular elsewhere in the country.