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Council services and responsibilities

Runnymede Borough Council forms part of a two-tier local government system.

As a Borough Council we are responsible for:

We also provide the following additional services to improve the lives of our residents and communities:

On behalf of Surrey County Council we cut grass on highway verges, maintain highway shrubs and also enforce on-street parking enforcement.

Surrey County Council is responsible for:

  • Education
  • Fire and public safety
  • Lead Local Flood Risk Authority
  • Libraries
  • Social care
  • Trading Standards
  • Traffic and Highways (including highways maintenance and improvement, street lighting, trees and shrubbery overhanging highways and winter maintenance)
  • Transport

Further information on local authority structures can be found in the pdf icon document Local Government in England: structure [153kb].


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