Archive for August, 2013

GCSE results see Sutton pupils shine

GCSE results see Sutton pupils shine

With pupils opening their GCSE results across the country today, five young ladies from Sutton had extra reason to be happy after scooping a combined 71 A* and even one A-Level. Emily Fox, Jessie Forsdyke, Hanna Chang, Sophie Grant and Radhika Gulati, (all 16 and from Wallington High School for Girls) each secured top grades […]

Second car boot raid ends in pirate DVD seizure

Hundreds of pounds worth of bootleg Hollywood blockbusters were seized over the weekend following an unannounced swoop on a car boot sale. A joint operation involving trading standards officers from Sutton Council’s Business Regulation Service and officers from Sutton Police targeted the car boot sale at Beddington Park on Sunday (11 August). Officers seized almost […]

Park life encourages people to get Snap Happy

Budding photographers are being encouraged to take snaps of park life in the borough. The Snap Happy competition challenges local people to take shots of their favourite Sutton park and enter their images for a chance to win cash prizes. Entries will be divided into three categories – adults (18 and over), young people (aged […]

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Sutton schools prove their Green credentials

A pair of Sutton schools have been awarded their second Green Flag for real achievement in making important environmental improvements. Avenue and Muschamp primary schools both received their second Green Flags in June and are now only behind Beddington Infants which was awarded an astonishing fourth Flag in June of last year. In total, 75 […]

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Memorial tributes to Gary Mason to be unveiled

A tribute to former British heavyweight champion boxer Gary Mason is due to be unveiled at a ceremony at a Phoenix Leisure Centre on 25 August from 12pm. The Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Sean Brennan, will uncover a specially-commissioned mural in the centre and a bench in Roundshaw Park in memory of the retired fighter […]

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Sutton canvass needs local help

Volunteers are being called upon to pound the pavements and help keep the borough’s electoral register up-to-date. Sutton’s annual canvass will see a troop of local people knocking on doors throughout the borough to ensure that every household receives their electoral registration form. Canvassing will take place during the first week of October with follow-up […]

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Community projects come together to transform lives in Sutton

A pony called Polly is among the unusual group of activists taking part in a first-of-its-kind thirty day crowdfunding collective, launched in the borough today (21 August). The Sutton Collective is a group of 12 voluntary projects, composed of local groups and individuals, hoping to use crowdfunding to get the support of local residents and […]