Categories
Safety Surrey government

Surrey’s damaging cuts to young and old continue

When the Tory administration’s cuts to services continue relentlessly year after year, we have to say stop in no uncertain terms. The latest budget proposals for 2020/21 are the case in point. While we understand that balancing the books is challenging, we believe that Surrey’s residents will not tolerate the following Tory proposed cuts:  £4.6m […]

Read more >

Categories
Surrey government

Government U-turn leaves Surrey Tory leader embarrassed over waste of taxpayers’ money

Tory County Council Leader Tim Oliver, Weybridge Division, has been forced to delay contraversial plans for a single Unitary Authority in Surrey to replace the existing 11 districts and boroughs by next May. Following a Government announcement on changes to the forthcoming Devolution whitepaper, Tim Oliver emailed colleagues that it “effectively kills our bid”. Residents […]

Read more >

Categories
Surrey government

Fire services under fire

In its latest budget proposals Surrey County Council is proposing to cut another £1.5m in its funding to the fire services. The Fire Brigades Union has has had a long-running battle with Surrey about continued cuts and the Union has repeatedly warned that it will put people’s lives in danger. Liberal Democrats in the County […]

Read more >

Categories
Surrey government

Five good reasons why the Tories’ ‘Monster Surrey’ plan must be opposed – and a better alternative created

The Tory administration at Surrey County Council have proposed to Boris Johnson’s government the creation of one single ‘Monster Surrey’ local authority in Surrey. The idea is described as ‘revolutionary’ (their language) by the Tories and it would be the end of all eleven borough/district councils, including Elmbridge Borough Council. Instead they would be merged […]

Read more >

Categories
Representation Surrey government

Elmbridge Liberal Democrats object to ‘one monster council across Surrey’

“The current ineffective and uneconomic two-tier system of local government needs reforming and streamlining. We must, however, beware the creation of one monster-council for the whole of Surrey, which would need to serve 1.2 million people who currently live here. This would make it distant from residents and impossible to manage efficiently”,  says Gill Smith, […]

Read more >

Categories
Elmbridge government Surrey government

Community Protection Group

Various agencies have come together to co-ordinate their roles with each other to further common aims: Army, Emergency Management, Fire Service, Health and Safety and Trading Standards If you would like to know more about plans to protect our future click here and if you want an update on current business click here

Read more >

Categories
Elmbridge government Environment Health Surrey government Town Centre Transport

20s Plenty for Us

Why reduce speeds in our residential streets?There are a whole host of reasons but in climate emergency terms it is to enable people to travel in the safest, healthiest and greenest way that we know and that is by cycling. We know that people will cycle if they feel safe.  The way to do this […]

Read more >

Categories
Elmbridge government Environment Health Leisure Surrey government Town Centre Transport Weybridge

Brooklands Business Park Accessibility Project

Your local councillors recently attended an update briefing from Surrey CC’s Transport Strategy Project Manager and Transport Planner on the work planned to provide improved pedestrian and cycling paths from Weybridge town centre to the station and through to Brooklands Park.  Some preparatory work has already been completed: Last summer clearing of ground-covering scrub and […]

Read more >

Categories
Elmbridge government Surrey government Transport

Safer streets

Would you believe that some city governments are actually removing roadside cycle paths? In most places across the country there is a dire need for safer cycle facilities. Surely removing cycle paths is grossly irresponsible. Well it depends on the circumstances. If traffic is already going at less than 20mph then separating cycles and cars […]

Read more >

Categories
Claygate Cobham Ditton Elmbridge government Esher Hersham Molesey Oxshott Planning Surrey government Uncategorized Walton Weybridge

Elmbridge Liberal Democrats form Joint Administration with Residents Associations Group for 2019/20 

Following the Conservatives’ loss of three seats in the recent Elmbridge Borough Council election and the gains made by both the Liberal Democrats and the Residents Associations, the two groups have now formed a joint administration for 2019/20. This was confirmed at the Annual Council held on Wednesday 15 May 2019. The Liberal Democrats have […]

Read more >