About the Council

 

 

Surrey County Council is an ambitious organisation, always looking to improve and to exemplify the best in local government. Our four priorities are:

  • Growing a sustainable economy so everyone can benefit
  • Tackling health inequality
  • Enabling a greener future
  • Empowered & thriving communities

Underpinning all our work is an overarching ambition to help everyone in Surrey benefit from all the opportunities on offer in our county, and to ensure that no one is left behind.

The council has worked hard over recent years to improve its financial resilience and the financial management capabilities across the organisation. We have built a stronger financial base, reduced our financial risk, delivered service improvements, made ambitious investments and built back depleted reserves. Nevertheless, the combination of the cost-of-living crisis, high inflation, global financial uncertainty and government policy changes continue to pose challenges in the future.

The steady improvement in our financial position has facilitated a shift in focus. While our finances alone do not define us, we must use our relative position of strength to drive a robust programme of change and transformation, building a different kind of council, an organisation fit for the ever-changing future.

We are proud of our strong track record of delivering efficiencies and transforming services to improve outcomes for residents. We will focus on protecting our critical services to ensure our objective - that no one in Surrey is left behind - can be fulfilled.

As a place to live and work, Surrey is perfectly located on the edge of London but within easy reach of stunning countryside and vibrant towns. We attract talented and dedicated professionals who are looking for inclusive and compassionate places to work, where diversity is valued, and we can be ourselves. We are determined that Surrey County Council will be a collaborative and inviting place where we can be open, trust each other and share a common purpose. You'll find us to be ambitious, passionate, inventive and dynamic.

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Further reading links


Visit our website

Explore Our Surrey Story

Read our Organisation Strategy

The Surrey Way: our strategic and financial framework

 

 

 

 

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