Archive for January, 2014

Sutton secures Government award for low carbon heat network study

Homes and businesses in Sutton could soon be heated by energy from waste after Sutton Council was successful in securing Government funding into extending a planned heat network. During a visit to the borough today, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey announced that Sutton had been successful in its DECC bid for £101,000 to […]

Japanese visitors see how Sutton makes shopping accessible to all

Officials from the Japanese government visited Sutton yesterday to see how the borough helps make the community more accessible to people with limited mobility due to reasons ranging from arthritis, recovering from a stroke, multiple sclerosis, broken legs or pregnancy. Two delegates from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism visited Sutton Shopmobility, in […]

High Court backs Sutton’s decision on Brighton Road Car Park site

Decision opens the door for Subsea 7 to build their new office with capacity for 780 jobs Plans to generate hundreds of jobs by allowing Subsea 7  to build their new Project Office in Sutton have been given the all clear after the High Court backed Sutton Council’s planning process. The decision by Sutton Council […]

Sutton United FC deal will bring community benefits

Sutton United Football Club (SUFC) based at the Borough Sports Ground on Gander Green Lane has been given the go-ahead to lease part of nearby Collingwood Recreation Ground from Sutton Council, which they already currently use. The Council’s Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee agreed on 23 January 2014 to waive the rent payable for the land in […]

Top rated food hygiene creates the recipe for a great meal in Sutton this Valentine’s Day

After flowers or chocolates, the next big question that’s usually on the agenda for Valentine’s Day is whether to go out to a romantic restaurant or enjoy a quiet meal in. Whether diners choose to eat out or order a takeaway, Sutton Council is reminding them to check the venue’s hygiene rating first and choose […]

Budding entrepreneurs prepare to do business in Sutton

Over 60 budding entrepreneurs attended the launch of ‘Start-up Sutton’ this week to hear about the wide range of initiatives available to help them start and grow their own businesses in Sutton. Sutton Council is working in partnership with the Sutton Chamber of Commerce and Branduin Business Support to deliver the programme which will include […]

Sutton residents asked for views on local flood risk

Local residents and businesses are being invited to share their views on flood risk in Sutton and the ways it is managed.  Their feedback will be used to produce Sutton Council’s updated strategy for managing local flood risk. The Council is required to produce a flood risk strategy under the Flood and Water Management Act […]

Mayor to lead Holocaust memorial event in Sutton

The Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Sean Brennan OBE, will lead an event to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January 2014. Holocaust Memorial Day has been held annually in the UK since 2001. The day offers a chance for people to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, […]

Youth unemployment in Sutton falls by nearly a third

Youth unemployment in Sutton has fallen by 31% according to the latest figures. Between November 2012 and November 2013 the number of 16-24 year olds claiming Job Seekers Allowance dropped from 790 to 545. This reduction is greater than the averages for both London and the UK. In London, youth unemployment fell by 28.7%, whilst […]

Orchard Hill College praised for ‘outstanding’ local partnerships

Orchard Hill College has been hailed as ‘outstanding’ following an inspection by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted). The College provides both full and part-time individualised programmes for young people and adults with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Four of the College’s five sites are in the London Borough of Sutton. […]