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

  • Runnymede Parking Review 2019

    Thank you for your interest in our parking proposals. These proposals were approved by the Joint Committee at the end of November 2019 and originally scheduled to be advertised in March 2020. But the coronavirus and subsequent restrictions have prevented us consulting until now. We will report... More

    Closes 25 September 2020

  • Early Years Funding Proposal Consultation 2021-22

    Surrey County Council are committed to engaging with the Early Years Sector and are keen to gain your views about the Early Years funding proposal for 2021/22. We would like you to answer the following questions in relation to the delivery of Early Years Funded Entitlement in 2021/22. The full... More

    Closes 27 September 2020

  • Schools Funding Consultation 2021-22

    This consultation paper seeks views on funding proposals impacting on schools, support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and early years providers. These services are all funded by the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) provided by central government. ... More

    Closes 28 September 2020

  • Surrey Local Offer questionnaire

    Tell us how the Surrey Local Offer website can be improved We are asking for young people, parent/carers/guardians and the practitioners supporting them to share their views and experiences of Surrey’s Local Offer website. We want to... More

    Closes 30 September 2020

  • Parking proposals - Elmbridge parking review 2019-20

    Thank you for your interest in our parking proposals. If you're not sure what they are, please check the information on our website . We will report the comments and objections that we receive about these proposals to the parking team manager, who, in consultation with the chairman/vice... More

    Closes 2 October 2020

Forthcoming consultations

  • Thames Ditton proposed pedestrian zone - Active Travel

    As part of the Government’s Active Travel programme Surrey County Council would like to assess whether there is support for a new pedestrian area in Thames Ditton High Street, to be implemented on a trial / experimental basis during the COVID-19 recovery period. As things currently stand,... More

    Opens 25 September 2020

Closed consultations

  • Parvis Road, West Byfleet 30mph speed limit proposal

    Thank you for your interest in our 30MPH Speed Limit proposals in Parvis Road, West Byfleet. 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 final decision is reached about whether... More

    Closed 21 September 2020

  • Parvis Road, West Byfleet toucan crossing proposal

    Thank you for your interest in our Toucan Crossing proposals in Parvis Road, West Byfleet. 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 final decision is reached about whether... More

    Closed 21 September 2020

  • Surrey all age autism strategy consultation

    Tell us how Surrey could be a better place for autistic people Education, Care and Health services in Surrey are carrying out a public consultation, so that you can tell us the best way to support autistic people of all ages and their families. Your feedback will... More

    Closed 21 September 2020

  • Caterham parking bays

    Thank you for your interest in our proposed changes to some of the parking bays in Croydon Road and Godstone Road, Caterham. If you're not sure what they are, please visit: ... More

    Closed 17 September 2020

  • Mole Valley Parking Review 2019

    Thank you for your interest in our parking proposals. For background information about the Mole Valley parking review 2019, please visit our website at: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/parking/local-news-and-updates/mole-valley/mole-valley-parking-review-2019 We will... More

    Closed 17 September 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

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.

 

 

 

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 do 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 disagree with the proposal (68%)
  • The majority of parents of pupils at Englefield Green Infant School and Nurseries agree 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 March 2020 Julie Iles, Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning, approved the recommendation to progress to statutory notices.

Statutory notices will be published from 11 March to 22 April 2020

The Leader of the Council will make a final decision on 12 May 2020