What is the Joint Committee?
Runnymede Joint Committee is made of up of councillors from Surrey County Council and Runnymede Borough Council, who together make and influence decisions affecting people who live, work or study in Runnymede. Established in May 2018, the joint committee has a wider remit than the previous local committee, so if you've an issue you'd like councillors to consider, the Runnymede Joint Committee can help whether it's a county council or borough council responsibility.
What does the Joint Committee do?
The Joint Committee can make decisions about:
- Roads and road maintenance
- Making a request for highway improvements
- Road safety
- Driving speed limits
- Parking restrictions
- Library opening hours
- Public rights of way - byways and footpaths
It also monitors how well public services like libraries and social care are benefitting local people, and how local schools are performing.
Local councillors put the community's interests at the heart of every decision they make. They value the opinions of local people. The more councillors listen to residents, the more confident we can be that issues have been considered from various angles and that the wider community is likely to benefit as a result. That is why we actively encourage local people to interact with councillors and their joint committee to make sure that their voices and opinions are heard.
How can you take part?
At the Committee's meetings you can raise issues, ask questions or petition your councillors about changes you would like them to make in your neighbourhood. You can read how to do this in the Rules of the Joint Committee section below.
When does it meet?
The Joint Committee generally meets once every three months. This can vary but is usually around June, September, December and March.
View details of the date, time, venue and the topics under discussion at your Joint Committee meeting.
Alternatively, please contact the Community Partnerships Team for more information.