Surrey County Council Consultations

This message from Ken Gulati of Surrey County Council.  The link to respond to consultation requests is: Surrey Consultations

As many of you will know Surrey County Council is facing huge financial pressures. The number of residents needing our support – whether it is for learning disabilities or elderly care – is rising. But our core government grant has been cut by more than two hundred million pounds since 2010.

We have worked hard to find more than half a billion pounds of savings in areas which have the least impact, but the challenge is getting harder. For instance, Surrey already has more than 93,000 residents aged over 65 who can’t manage a domestic task on their own and this will rise by 36 per cent by 2030.

After talking to our residents and the partners we work with, such as borough and district councils, the voluntary sector and businesses, we have launched a new community vision for Surrey by 2030. The aim is to transform the support provided by all of us to residents and communities, but to get there Surrey County Council needs to take some very difficult decisions.

Over the next year we need to save a further £85m which means we will have to make changes to some services. So we have launched consultations on a range of services and want to hear your views by Friday 4 January 2019 to help us shape those services for the future.

Have your say

Drop-in sessions

We are holding drop-in sessions across the county in November and December 2018. If you have any problems accessing the questionnaires online then please come along to one of the sessions and we will help you to complete it.

You can find out more by watching the video below. You can also find out more about the community vision for Surrey by 2030.

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Litter Pick 13th October 10 am

Please meet outside the memorial hall any time between 10 am and noon.  Even if you can spare only half an hour, that would be appreciated.  You will be provided with high-viz jacket, black sacks, gloves and litter picks.  Every little helps!

Join us for the next litter pick – Saturday, 16th April

April 2016 Litter PickWe organise these litter pick events every six months to help clean up the area – we want to keep it as green and pleasant as possible! So everyone’s help, adults and children, is very much needed.

Our next event is on Saturday, 16th April from 10am to 1pm. We meet in the War Memorial Hall car park. Sacks, picks and refreshments supplied! Continue reading