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Runnymede Borough Council
A third of the seats in Runnymede were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.
Election 2018 Results
|Party||Elected in 2018||Total councillors||Change|
|Elected in 2018 11||Total councillors 32||Change-3|
|Elected in 2018 4||Total councillors 9||Change+2|
|Elected in 2018 1||Total councillors 1||Change+1|
|Councillors change compared with 2014|
The Argus: Birds killed by illegal glue traps at Horsham nature reserve
Kent Online: Man dies after A268 crash in Hawkhurst
Get Surrey: The most and least dangerous areas in Runnymede so far this year
Chichester Observer: Police warning as telephone fraudsters net tens of thousands across Sussex
Kent Live: Tributes to woman who died in car crash near the A2 in Canterbury
Mid Sussex Times: Funday to be held in bid to create new charity in memory of Barns Green mum
Brighton and Hove News: Joan Armatrading cancels Brighton show
Brighton and HoveIndependent: Candles burn bright as search continues for missing Georgina Gharsallah
Eastbourne Herald: Tributes to Eastbourne DGH’s Mr A&E
Crawley and Horley Observer: Teenagers rushed to hospital after car hits tree in Haywards Heath
West Sussex County Times: West Sussex cardiac services supported by annual charity fun walk
Sussex Express: Works continue on Polegate level crossing
Worthing Herald: Teen arrested on suspicion of possession of imitation firearm in Worthing
Hastings Observer: People enjoy a taste of Hastings at packed Seafood and Wine Festival
Local Democracy Reporter
Parents who abuse parking restrictions while on the school run should be fined, a councillor says.
Councillor Gill Warners said parents are "getting off lightly" and has called for more enforcement around the Grange and New Haw schools in New Haw and potentially all schools in Runnymede.
She said a review of current parking restriction timings would provide more parking outside schools hours for local residents and "alleviate the impression that residents are given more tickets than school users who are seen by the residents to be causing a bigger impact and getting off lightly".
In a written question to Runnymede Borough Council and Surrey County Council joint committee meeting on Wednesday, Ms Warner asked for a review of enforcement staffing and operations around schools areas, a review of current parking restrictions around the Grange and New Haw schools and possibly all schools in the borough, and a review of pick-up and drop-off ability on school diagonals.
An officer responded to her calls saying the problems highlighted were "experienced at pretty much every school in the borough" and that civil enforcement officers could not be tasked exclusively to school enforcement.
Ukip now has no councillors in Surrey after losing their single remaining seats on Mole Valley, and Reigate and Banstead councils.
Correction 13 July 2018: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that UKIP fielded no candidates in either Tandridge, Runnymede, Woking or Elmbridge.
In Runnymede, the Conservatives lost three seats, without causing much of a dent to their large majority which still stands at 20 seats.
Labour gained one place on the council, with the Independents adding two more members.