Council commits additional investment to the Harlequin, despite opposition

Reigate & Banstead Council approved nearly £400,000 additional investment in the Harlequin Theatre in Redhill, despite strong opposition from Residents’ Association and Green Anti Cuts councillors who supported a motion to freeze the budget.

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Surrey’s public sector calls residents to have their say on services

Public bodies across Surrey have teamed up to call on local residents to have their say on services as the country braces itself for the tough times ahead. The initiative will give residents a unique opportunity to shape the delivery of future public services.

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Surrey leader pledges one million pounds for roads

Surrey County Council leader Dr Andrew Povey has pledged £1 million towards improving the county’s roads in response to residents’ feedback.
Each of the 11 local committees will be asked how and where the extra money should be spent, enabling residents to influence what improvements are carried out in their communities.

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Roads budget funding for repairs is only papering over the cracks

Surrey Country Council Leader Dr Andrew Povey has described the country wide budget announcement of an extra £100 million funding for road repairs nationally will only allow councils to “paper over the cracks”.
He welcomed the emergency funds, Dr Povey stressed that at least £200 million is needed in Surrey alone to get its roads into a good enough condition.

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Reigate & Banstead set to freeze council tax

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s share of the annual council tax bill looks set to be frozen at last year’s rate, after the Executive agreed to recommend a 0% increase.
If agreed at the meeting of the full Council on 11 February (2010) it would be first time in the Council’s history there has been no rise.

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Council aiming to cut energy usage by 30%

Council’s Executive have agreed to target a reduction in the Council’s own energy usage, and hence carbon emissions, of 30% over the period to 2014. The Council has been undertaking a major project with the Carbon Trust to identify ways of saving energy.

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Council puts extra funds into pothole repairs

Surrey County Council is taking immediate action to tackle the increase in potholes following the severe weather by investing an additional £½ million into pothole repairs.

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