Our 6 Key aims for Surrey County Council
- We will fully support and fund social care to provide you with a decent service in your old age.
- We will campaign for centrally funded, locally delivered social care that is integrated with the NHS.
- We will ensure bus stops display reliable information and increase passenger representation in the procurement of bus services.
- We will include not for profit companies to deliver bus services and reduce the cost of travel.
- We will apply the Social Value Act to all new bus contracts – buses working for people not profits!
- We will facilitate an increase in school places without increasing the class size beyond 30 children.
- We will reintroduce the education maintenance allowance to encourage students and young people from less privileged backgrounds to continue in education without causing additional hardship to their families
- We will reverse all policies that undermine teaching professionals or redistribute funding
- We will oppose selective education and the introduction of new Grammar schools
- We will invest in maintaining and improving the quality of Surrey’s roads to reduce the number of potholes, increase the speed of repairs and improve drainage.
- We will break the monopoly of Kier that maintains our roads and offers such poor value for money.
- We will improve pavements and make sure there is a coherent approach to planning for road and highway maintenance.
Safety and Security
- We will protect our children with a traffic light outside St Joseph’s school.
- We will stop switching off Surrey's street lights and hold a proper consultation to determine what you want, putting your concerns and needs first.
- We will stop further cuts to Fire and Rescue services and work with them to ensure they are fully equipped to protect our homes and lives.
- We are opposing the introduction of parking charges to Newlands Corner
Our aims are underpinned by solid financial management
- Reduce the cost of democracy.
- Reduce the tiers of local government and overpaid staff.
- Provide savings through efficiencies not cutting of services.
- Reverse the council allowance rises. Councillors are the public’s servants, they are not our council tax beneficiaries.
- Hold all Surrey County suppliers to account. If they wish to break contracts and stop providing services, they should be penalised, not offered more money to continue running poor services.
- Invest in businesses and assets to provide revenue streams besides the council tax and reduce the financial burden on you.
- Give you a real say in the services you use and where efficiencies should be made.
- Be transparent about how your money is spent.