Have your say on Surrey consultations

Surrey County Council

Surrey County Council is facing huge financial pressures. The number of residents needing their support - whether it is for learning disabilities or elderly care - is rising. But their core government grant has been cut by more than £200m since 2010.

Over the next year they need to save a further £85m which means they will have to make changes to some services. So they have launched a series of consultations and want your views by 4 January 2019 to help them shape those services for the future.

They are consulting on changes to services in five areas: children's centres, concessionary bus fares, special educational needs and disability (SEND), libraries and cultural services, and community recycling centres.

To have your say visit the Surrey County Council website

Spelthorne Borough Council is not planning to make cuts to its services, largely due to the commercial investments that are providing income to support and enhance services as well as enabling us to progress housing projects. There is no doubt however that Surrey's financial pressures will have an impact on residents and contribute to our own financial pressures.

We will continue to look carefully at the proposals and their implications for borough services and do all we can to minimise the impact on our residents. However the scale of likely cuts means that it will not always be possible to step in to fill the gap.