Archive for November, 2013

Improving wildlife habitats in Fairlands Park

There’s an appeal for volunteers to get down and get dirty in Fairlands Park. But, it’s all for a good cause. Sutton Council’s biodiversity team has organised a day of work to improve wildlife habitats in the three hectare park in North Cheam. It’s taking place between 10.30am and 2pm on Sunday 1 December. The […]

Services for Young People on track with reopening of The Quad centre

Services for Young People in Sutton got a huge boost today when The Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Sean Brennan, reopened The Quad after an extensive refurbishment project. The centre in Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton is now equipped with new interview rooms, a crèche, teaching kitchen and office space for a multi-agency team that includes social […]

Call for ‘green fingers’ to plant 90 trees at Cheam Recreation Ground

Perfect family activity to admire for years to come Sutton Council is calling on residents to leave a living legacy for the borough by helping to plant trees in Cheam Recreation Ground on Saturday 7th December, from 10am onwards. At least 90 new trees will be planted along the western boundary with Nonsuch Park to […]

Sutton leading the fight against loneliness in the UK

Out of 152 boroughs in the country, Sutton is one of only 10 to be awarded a ‘Gold’ rating for plans to tackle the growing issue of loneliness and social isolation, by the national ‘Campaign to End Loneliness’ network. The top rating has only been achieved by councils with specific targets in place to reduce […]

Sutton Library: Sex, love and violence in medieval Europe

Sutton Library will welcome three leading authors next month as it explores what life was really like in medieval Europe. James Burge, Angus Donald and Michael Jecks are taking part in panel discussion from 7pm to 8pm on Wednesday 4 December. Europe in medieval times saw the coming together of different people and religions, which […]

You said, we did as 829,000 bulbs are planted across Sutton

Sutton Council’s proving it’s listening to feedback. Residents across the borough have told the council “we want to see more plants and flowers in communal areas and parks”. As a result, a staggering 829,000 bulbs are to be planted across Sutton. The work is being carried out in partnership with the various friends of parks […]

Health chiefs to explain developments at the Royal Marsden Hospital

Senior managers and clinicians from the Royal Marsden Hospital will be on hand to explain future developments at the hospital at a special meeting next week. It is taking place at Kensington Town Hall at 7pm on Tuesday 26 November. The meeting has been jointly organised by Sutton Council and the Royal Borough of Kensington […]

Free parking brings Christmas boost for businesses

Car park charges across Sutton are being dropped on three weekends in the run up to Christmas. It will be free to park in eight council car parks in Wallington, Carshalton and Cheam on Saturday 7 December and the weekends of 14 and 15 December and 21 and 22 December. Charges are being dropped on […]

Inter Faith Week launched in Sutton

Sutton’s Inter Faith Week is underway. Mayor, Cllr Sean Brennan, officially launched the week during a special event at the SCOLA Sutton Centre yesterday afternoon (18 Nov). There was a performance by students of the Tamil Welfare Centre and a presentation about fostering and adoption. Inter Faith Week is a national initiative which aims to […]

Invite to find out what being a councillor is like

Sutton Council’s lifting-the-lid on life as a councillor with a series of information evenings ahead of next year’s local elections. Potential candidates are being invited to meet the chief executive and senior officers at a special introductory session. They’ll be told what would be expected of them as an elected representative, what the job involves, […]