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High Street Bollards Status - Surrey Country Council has stated the following:

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

"The only significant change being made to arrangement for access to the High Street is the extension of the pedestrian zone to also include Sundays. This means vehicles will no longer be able to access this section of the High Street between 11am and 4pm on Sundays. On all other days the rising bollards will simply prevent vehicles from entering the pedestrian zone at times it has previously been illegal to access the area.

There are a limited number of exemptions to the restriction including emergency service vehicles on operational duty.

The rising bollard system has been designed to enable exempt vehicles to gain access to the pedestrian zone.

As has always been the case, there...

Surrey Leader proposes new recommendations for budget 2017/18

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Surrey County Council met today to discuss the referendum and the hike in Council Tax of an increase of 15%. The government has agreed to provide some additional funding to Surrey County Council so it has been decided not to hold a referendum on a 15% increase.The County Council voted to approve a 4.99% rise in council tax following a recommendation from Leader David Hodge. Find out more here

Changes To Egham Pedestrian Zone

Monday, 30 January 2017

Taken From The Surrey County Council Website

Having considered the views expressed during the consultation SCC’s Local Committee for Runnymede agreed that the existing pedestrian zone should be retained from Monday to Saturday with the same hours of operation (11am to 4pm) and exemptions. However the Local Committee also agreed the following: The pedestrian zone should also apply on Sundays (11am to 4pm). That a more effective method of controlling access to the pedestrian zone should be introduced to prevent vehicles illegally entering the zone during the restricted times. At the time the above was agreed, funding was not available to immediately introduce the improved access controls and to extend the...

David Hodge, Leader of Surrey County Council, announces proposal to seek a council tax rise of 15%

Monday, 23 January 2017

Taken from Get Surry and the Surrey County Council Website

David Hodge, Leader of Surrey County Council, has announced a proposal to seek a council tax rise of 15%.

He said: “We have to set a budget that will protect vital services for Surrey residents.

“Government has cut our annual grant by £170m since 2010 – leaving a huge gap in our budget.

“Demand for adults social care, learning disabilities and children’s services is increasing every year.

“So I regret, despite us finding £450m worth of savings from our annual budget, we have no choice but to 

propose this increase in council tax.” The proposed increase would see Band D council tax residents...

Egham Indian takeaway needs URGENT improvements after Food Standards Agency inspection!

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Egham Indian takeaway needs URGENT improvements after Food Standards Agency inspection "The website for the curry house in Egham High Street says: “Your best choice for Indian food in Egham”  An Egham Indian takeaway has been given a zero out of five food hygiene rating. Runnymede Borough Council said The Red Rose takeaway requires urgent improvement in hygienic handling of food, including preparing, cooking and storage. The curry house in High Street which says it is the "best choice for Indian food in Egham” on its website, was inspected on Wednesday (December 7) 2016 by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).  FSA also stated “urgent improvement" was necessary in the management of food safety, which requires checks...