Surrey CC Consultations
Surrey County Council are proposing changes to five service areas offered across the County in an effort to save £85million this year. Have your say by 4 January 2019.
A drop in session for Mole Valley is taking place on Friday 30th November from 1pm-3pm at the Leatherhead Institute, see Surrey County Council's website for more details. Information is also available in Dorking library.
Councillor Vivienne Michael, Leader of Mole Valley District Council, said: "We understand that Surrey County Council (SCC) continues to face huge financial pressures. In an effort to find savings of £85 million this year, SCC is proposing to make changes to five service areas offered across the County, including in Mole Valley: Children's Centres; concessionary bus fares; Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND); libraries and cultural services; and Community Recycling Centres (CRC).
"SCC has launched a public consultation on the proposals, which is open until 4 January 2019. The proposed changes to services will very likely touch many lives in some way, and I would urge Mole Valley residents to respond to the consultation online by visiting www.surreycc.gov.uk.
A similar consultation was held by SCC last year regarding the future of CRCs, or tips, in Surrey. One of the proposals was to close the Ranmore Road CRC in Dorking which, if approved, would have left the Randalls Road site in Leatherhead the only CRC in the District. We met with SCC to express our concerns and sent a very robust response and we were delighted that 96% of users of the Dorking CRC who responded also objected. Although the opening hours were reduced, the site remains open. The future of the Ranmore site is however once again in the spotlight in this latest consultation, as are other front line services in Mole Valley.
"I want to assure residents that MVDC will be looking at the proposals very carefully indeed and responding to the consultation in the best interests of Mole Valley tax payers and in recognition of the provision of the wide variety of services used by our residents every single day."
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