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.

Continued cuts to our funding, rising costs and increasing demand for key services means that the need for Surrey County Council to find savings has reached unprecedented levels. This year alone we need to make savings of more than £100m.

We are determined to meet our responsibilities and will continue to support our residents as effectively as we can, but despite having achieved £450m worth of savings since 2010, changes to services are still needed. Sometimes, this may mean radically rethinking how public services are provided across the county – closer working between different organisations, placing services where they are convenient for communities and adapting to people’s changing needs.

We want to hear ideas about how we can change services and work in different ways. We will be highlighting ways in which we can work together to re-shape how services are provided across Surrey. There will also be opportunities through specific consultations and events that you can find and participate in here.

We Asked, You Said, We Did

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

We Asked

We asked for your views on our proposal to change the age range and to increase pupil numbers at The Hythe Primary School. These plans were for implementation in September 2018.

You Said

A total of seven responses were received during the consultation period which closed at midday on Friday 25 May 2018. Six agreed and one disagreed with the proposal. The response which disagreed with the proposal raised matters relating to additional speech and therapy provision, as well as the lack of a dedicated space for therapy to take place.

During the consultation period a public meeting was held at the school on Tuesday 8 May 2018. No one attended this meeting.

We Did

As a result of the consultation process it has been decided to proceed with the proposals and the statutory notice will be issued on Monday 4 June 2018. This will give a further 4 week period for interested parties to make representations.

Following this period it is planned that a paper detailing the proposal and consultation outcomes will be presented to the Cabinet Member for Learning in July for a decision.

We Asked

We asked for your views on our proposal to change the age range and increase pupil numbers at the specialist centre at Ashford Park Primary School. These were due to be implemented in September 2018.

You Said

A total of three responses were received during the consultation period which closed at midday on Friday 25 May 2018. All three responses agreed with the proposal.

During the consultation period a public meeting was held at the school on Friday 18 May 2018. No one attended this meeting.

We Did

As a result of the consultation process it has been decided to proceed with the proposals and the statutory notice will be issued on Monday 4 June 2018. This will give a further 4 week period for interested parties to make representations.

Following this period it is planned that a paper detailing the proposal and consultation outcomes will be presented to the Cabinet Member for Learning in July for a decision.

We Asked

We asked for your views on our proposal to change the age range and increase pupil numbers at Wey House School. These were due to be implemented in September 2018.

You Said

A total of two responses were received during the consultation period which closed at midday on Friday 25 May 2018, one disagreed and one did not know if they agreed or disagreed with the proposal.

During the consultation period a public meeting was held at the school on Monday 14 May 2018. No one attended the meeting.

A question raised in one of the responses related to increasing class size numbers and this having a detrimental impact on pupils. To confirm, as pupil numbers in the school grow, funding levels would grow also. There are no proposals to increase pupil numbers in individual classes. Additional classes will be created across the school. This will ensure that the pupil:staffing ratios are not impacted and that pupils will continue to receive the support they require in order to meet their identified needs.

We Did

As a result of the consultation process it has been decided to proceed with the proposals and the statutory notice will be issued on Monday 4 June 2018. This will give a further 4 week period for interested parties to make representations.

Following this period it is planned that a paper detailing the proposal and consultation outcomes will be presented to the Cabinet Member for Learning in July for a decision.