Consultation hub

Welcome to Surrey Says. This site will help you find and participate in consultations that interest you in Surrey. Open, forthcoming and recently closed consultations are displayed below. Alternatively, search for consultations by keyword, postcode or interest. Our 'We Asked, You Said, We Did' section below highlights main findings from some closed consultations and also what happened as a result of the consultation.

Open consultations

  • UVP: Recognising You Awards 2020

    This is a short survey consisting of four sections, concerning the nominations for the 'Recognising You Awards', which will be held on Friday 18th December 2020 and facilitated by the UVP team. These nominations will be highly valued by both our young people and our team! More

    Closes 30 November 2020

  • Parking controls request - Elmbridge - July 2019

    Thank you for contacting us about a parking problem in Elmbridge. This form must only be used to request formal parking controls. Usually these are requests for new (or changes to existing): •Double yellow lines •Single yellow lines •Permit parking (minor changes only)... More

    Closes 30 November 2020

  • Make Your Mark 2020

    UK Youth Parliament launched its annual ballot of young people on the 1st November 2020 as part of UK Parliament Week, this will run until 30th November. The UK-wide ballot gives young people aged 11-18 the opportunity to shortlist the topics they feel are the most important issues facing young... More

    Closes 30 November 2020

  • Parking controls request - Mole Valley - from September 2019

    Thank you for contacting us about a parking problem in Mole Valley. This form must only be used to request formal parking controls. Usually these are requests for new (or changes to existing): •Double yellow lines •Single yellow lines •Permit parking (minor changes only)... More

    Closes 30 November 2020

  • Parking controls request - Surrey Heath - June 2020

    Thank you for contacting us about a parking problem in Surrey Heath. This form must only be used to request formal parking controls. Usually these are requests for new (or changes to existing): •Double yellow lines •Single yellow lines •Permit parking (minor changes only)... More

    Closes 30 November 2020

Forthcoming consultations

  • Short Breaks Feedback Survey

    Surrey County Council wants to look at how our Short Breaks services meet the needs of children, young people and families, and identify how we can make these services better. Short Breaks are play, leisure and respite activities run by our partner organisations which give... More

    Opens 30 November 2020

  • Service Delivery On Call

    We have planned to continue the On Call rota for OP Services, due to the pressures of Covid-19. We wanted to provide a questionnaire to enable members of the On Call rota to feedback on their experiences with the current system in place. More

    Opens 30 November 2020

Closed consultations

  • Identifying veterans living in residential or nursing homes

    Surrey County Council is a strong supporter of our Armed Forces community, and it is estimated that there are approximately 42,000 veterans and ex-service personnel, which includes those that did National Service, within the county. We are asking for your help to understand how many veterans... More

    Closed 23 November 2020

  • Alternative Learning Provision Consultation - Children & Young People

    Surrey County Council is redesigning its strategy for alternative learning provision. Alternative learning provision is education outside school, arranged by local authorities or schools, for pupils who do not attend mainstream school for reasons such as exclusion, behaviour concerns, mental... More

    Closed 17 November 2020

  • Alternative Learning Provision Consultation - Parents & Carers

    Surrey County Council is redesigning its strategy for alternative learning provision. Alternative learning provision is education outside school, arranged by local authorities or schools, for pupils who do not attend mainstream school for reasons such as exclusion, behaviour... More

    Closed 17 November 2020

  • Farnham Infrastructure Programme - Vision Statement Questionnaire

    Thank you for filling in this survey, which should take up to 10 minutes to complete. Surrey County Council, Waverley Borough Council and Farnham Town Council would like to know what you think of the draft vision statement. That includes establishing whether the projects we... More

    Closed 8 November 2020

  • Fir Tree Road, Cedar Way and Cypress Road Guildford Traffic Calming Measures

    Thank you for your interest in our Traffic Calming Measure proposals in Fir Tree Road, Cedar Way and Cypress Road Guildford . The legislation we must follow before introducing this scheme means that we need to allow objections and comments from the public to be considered before a... More

    Closed 6 November 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to create a new school, amalgamating Christ Church C of E infant school and Englefield Green Infant School and Nurseries?

You said

  • The majority of respondents did not agree with the proposal (63%)
  • 32% of all responses were from parents of pupils currently at both schools
  • The majority of parents of pupils at Christ Church C of E Infant School disagreed with the proposal (68%)
  • The majority of parents of pupils at Englefield Green Infant School and Nurseries agreed with the proposal (58%)
  • Some respondents commented on the new school being a church school with 29 in support of the idea and 40 against.
  • Out of the 70 responses from parents of pupils at both the current schools only 21 made comments in relation to the religious designation of the new school, 16 were for the school being a Church of England school and 5 were against.

We did

On 10 November 2020 the Leader of the Council agreed the recommendations in the Leader of the Council Decision Meeting Report, to determine the statutory notices and that work should commence to close the existing infant schools on 31 August 2021 and open the new school on 1 September 2021

Reasons for recommendations:

Both Christ Church C of E Infant School and Englefield Green Infant School and Nurseries have experienced a decline in admissions in recent years. This has meant there has been a surplus of places and the school budget has reduced as school budgets are based on the number of pupils on roll, in the schools. Forecasts are showing that whilst pupil numbers are expected to increase in more urban parts of Runnymede, they are not expected to increase in Virginia Water and Englefield Green.

The new infant school would work closely with the local junior school, St Jude’s C of E Junior School, with potential for a more formal partnership in the future.

The three schools share similar values and educational expectations, having worked closely for a number of years as part of a wider informal collaborative partnership of Church of England schools and schools affiliated with the diocese. Each school is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. By amalgamating the two infant schools, opportunities for further joint working with St Jude’s Junior School are offered in a more cost effective and strategic manner than at present with two separate infant schools. This will, in turn, make the school more sustainable in the long-term.

The educational vision of the new school is to build an outstanding school that meets the needs of children aged two to seven years in the community it serves.

This proposal is supported by the governors of Englefield Green Infant School and Nurseries, Christ Church C of E Infant School and St Jude’s C of E Junior School. The result of the amalgamation and continued collaboration with St Jude’s will be that there will be provision for 60 places for children in newly amalgamated infant school in Englefield Green from reception to year two matching the Published Admission Number (PAN) of 60 year 3 places at St Jude’s Junior School.

We asked

In order to understand the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on engagement activities within the adult health and care environment in Surrey, Surrey County Council and Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group asked key stakeholders to complete an online survey which took place between 1 and 19 June 2020.

We hoped to gain some insight into what new methods of engagement have been utilised, what have been the most effective and how organisations might do things differently in the future.

You said

The unfortunate circumstances of the pandemic and a lockdown situation has catapulted the use of technology and its adoption for communications and engagement activity and provided a lifeline for social contact for many residents who are shielding and/or isolated. 

Organisations large and small have had to learn new skills, acquire and install new technology and move to home working over many months. It is clear that when people find themselves in extraordinary situations such as recent events they can adapt pretty well and there are many examples of how new ways of working have opened up opportunities for organisations and residents. 

The survey feedback highlights many positive aspects to engaging remotely and using technology. One common theme is how new people have been engaged who were not known to services or engaging prior to the pandemic. There are repeated examples of the positive impact on individuals and reaching more residents, younger residents and people who use services. The appetite for trialling new technology has heightened significantly. 

We did

We now need to harness this new energy and knowledge and apply it to our engagement functions in the future. The survey has found that virtual engagement has proven popular and effective and will play a key part for organisations in the coming months as we safely emerge from lockdown. At the same time, we are mindful that a significant minority of residents are ‘digitally excluded’ and we therefore need to be innovative in order to ensure they can make their views known. 

During this transition period Surrey County Council and the Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System will continue to plan and implement critical engagement and consultation functions, taking on board the survey’s feedback.

As a system, we are focused on restoration and recovery following the Covid-19 crisis and on ensuring that we are positioned to respond efficiently and effectively to any future outbreaks, should they occur in Surrey. 

We shall engage and consult with residents using multiple channels and mechanisms but will need to explore how the most effective technology is available, usable and sustainable for our activities with local residents and stakeholders. 

We will aim to hold face to face meetings or events where it is appropriate and safe to do so, following the national guidance.

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to expand Brooklands School from September 2020?

You said

There were 15 responses following the publication of the Statutory Notices: 13 residents agreed with the proposal to expand the school and 2 respondants disagreed.

The majority of respondents acknowledged the benefit of expanding Brooklands School on the site at Alexander Road.

The main concern raised was about parking during drop off and collection periods and parking arrangements for the additional staff.

We did

On 14 April  2020 Julie Iles, Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning, approved the recommendation to expand Brooklands School on the site at Alexander Road from September 2020. Any relevant permanent planning application required for the expansion will be pursued and determined in accordance with relevant planning legislation.