Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Local councils in Surrey could be handed powers to turn street lights back on, if they pay for the cost of doing so themselves.
In April, Get Surrey reported that Spelthorne would begin annually paying £21,000 for the borough's street lights to remain on throughout the night, after agreeing a financial deal with Surrey County Council.
This followed the county council’s decision in October 2016 to to switch off 44,000 street lights across the county between midnight and 5am, in order to make savings of £210,000 per year.
If the proposals are approved at the next Surrey County Council cabinet meeting on 30 May, councils will have the option of following Spelthorne’s lead, and will have to commit to paying the additional costs for the street lighting for five years.
Councils wanting to reduce pollution from toxic gases such as nitrogen dioxide from traffic on our roads must also consider how compliance can be cost-effectively achieved for the Clean Air Zones (CAZ) and Low Emission Zones (LEZ) that they are currently planning.
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