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

  • Abinger Lane, Sutton Lane and Evelyn Cottages, Abinger 20mph and 30mph Speed Limit Proposal

    Thank you for your interest in our 20mph and 30mph Speed Limit Proposal proposals in Abinger Lane, Sutton Lane and Evelyn Cottages, Abinger. The legislation we must follow before introducing this scheme means that we need to allow objections and comments from the public to be considered... More

    Closes 28 January 2021

  • Post 16 Transition Survey

    This Survey comes from the User Voice and Participation Team at Surrey County Council. The User Voice and Participation Team make sure the voices of children, young people, parents and carers are not only heard but they... More

    Closes 30 January 2021

  • Joining UVP groups

    First of all, we would like to say a massive congratulations on your Recognising You Award! Secondly, by visiting this page, we assume you might like to find out more about what we do or join one of our young people's participation groups! If so, please fill out this form to let us know which... More

    Closes 31 January 2021

  • Initial survey for the physical disability and sensory impairment strategy

    Adult Social Care is developing a five year strategy to improve how we provide care and support to adults with physical disabilities and/or sensory impairments. We wish to develop this strategy through co-production with our residents who are living with physical disabilities and/or sensory... More

    Closes 31 January 2021

  • COVID19 Vaccination demand for frontline staff working with contracts for Health and Wellbeing Commissioning

    Dear Provider, We are asking providers who deliver frontline services to children and young people on behalf of Surrey County Council to complete this survey. The purpose of the survey is to help us develop our understanding of demand and need for vaccinations across our social care... More

    Closes 1 February 2021

Forthcoming consultations

  • Foreman Road and White Lane Ash - Proposed Speed Limit Reduction

    Thank you for your interest in our Proposed Speed Limit Reduction in Foreman Road and White Lane, Ash. 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... More

    Opens 29 January 2021

Closed consultations

  • Parking consultation - Runnymede - Englefield Green - January 2021

    Please refer to this page for background information about this consultation: Parking news and updates in Runnymede - Surrey County Council Thank you for taking part in our consultation. Following several individual requests, we are now trying to find out what residents think... More

    Closed 25 January 2021

  • Heath Road, Brooklands Lane and Waverley Road, Weybridge Parking and Road Table Proposals

    Thank you for your interest in our Parking and Road Table proposals in Heath Road, Brooklands Lane and Waverley Road, Weybridge. 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 22 January 2021

  • Proposal to change Clifton Hill School designation

    Surrey County Council, together with Clifton Hill School is looking at changing the designation of Clifton Hill School. Our proposal is to change the Special Education Needs and Disabilities at Clifton Hill School from a secondary Severe Learning Difficulty and Disability (SLDD) school to... More

    Closed 15 January 2021

  • Reigate and Banstead parking review 2020

    Thank you for your interest in our parking proposals. If you're not sure what they are, please visit: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/parking/local-news-and-updates/reigate-and-banstead/reigate-and-banstead-parking-review-2020 We will report the comments and objections... More

    Closed 15 January 2021

  • Reigate Town Centre 20mph Speed Limit Proposal

    Thank you for your interest in our 20mph Speed Limit Proposal in Reigate Town Centre. 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 or not... More

    Closed 14 January 2021

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 open a new specialist centre at The Orchard Infant School from September 2021? 

You said

There was a total of 10 responses and all 10 respondents agreed with the proposal. 

The consensus amongst the respondents is that this would provide ‘much needed’ places within a localised setting. Six of these respondents also mentioned the inclusive nature and dedicated staff working at The Orchard Infant School, which benefits children with SLCN. 

We did

We will now proceed to issue Statutory Notices commencing the 11th January 2021 and ending 8th February 2021 

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.