About Runnymede Council

Council services and responsibilities

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

As a Borough Council we are responsible for

  • abandoned vehicles
  • Building Control and dangerous buildings or structures
  • business rate collections
  • Council Tax collections
  • Environmental Health and inspection of food premises
  • housing
  • Land Charges
  • Licensing
  • Local elections
  • Planning applications and Planning Enforcement and Planning Policy
  • Off-street car parks and parking enforcement
  • Recycling
  • Rubbish collection

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

  • administrative support for the Runnymede Business Partnership
  • allotments
  • arboriculture
  • centres for older people
  • community alarms
  • community halls
  • community meals (Meals on Wheels)
  • community safety and CCTV open space surveillance
  • community transport
  • garden waste collection (chargeable)
  • graffiti removal
  • leisure development
  • museum
  • parks and open spaces
  • cemeteries

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 document below

PDF icon to indicate a PDF file Local Government in England: structure