The SCC Budget debate got heated today with all the opposition groups voting against huge cuts at a time of growing need and punishing inflation.
The vote was 41 for, 31 against and 1 abstention.
Lib Dems call for more spending on roads in Surrey budget
Surrey County Council will be carrying out pavement reconstruction in Summers Road in Farncombe from the junction with Bourne Road to the junction with Rowbury and Godalming Leisure Centre.
The carriageway will be under temporary traffic control during the works.
Start date: Monday 19th February 2018
Duration: For approximately 8 weeks
Monday to Friday – 09:00 to 15:00; Saturday – 08:00 to 17:00
Details on the interactive Surrey County map here.
July 15 -16th Farncombe Street Railway Crossing with diversions around Station Road – Summers Road
July 17th – 11th September Deanery Road for Gasworks. Diversion up Frith Hill Road to Charterhouse.
I attended the Waverley area local committee meeting for Surrey County Council on Fri 23rd June in Haslemere. The Full Agenda can be found here. The forward work plan for Godalming North had identified £120,000 of road improvement works, as shown in the table below:
I was informed by the officers that the budget for Godalming North had been slashed to a mere £10,000. There really is no money left. I was also told I had to allocate this money to a project at this meeting. There was therefore no chance to consult more widely about what the community might prioritise.
Having been sprung into this I chose to fund the Farncombe Hill Footway resurfacing, to improve pedestrian access in to Farncombe, and Farncombe Hill.
Interestingly Peter Martin (Godalming South) had a similar concern about choosing a project immediately, and interestingly he had a much larger projected budget: