Archive for February, 2014

More people feel safer in Sutton than ever before

A recently published Ipsos MORI survey shows that the vast majority of residents believe that Sutton is a safe place – with safety being the single most important priority for residents in choosing where they live. The survey shows that: – 97% feel safe outside during the day – a consistently high figure for the […]

Green energy from oil recycling in Sutton could make half a million cups of tea

Recycling firm Living Fuels has congratulated Sutton residents for preventing 1,600 litres of cooking oil from going to landfill last year, saving 1,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. This equates to enough clean green energy to make 500,000 cups of tea. Following on from this success, Sutton Council is encouraging more residents to recycle used […]

Inspiring Community-Changers Receive Council Recognition

Last night Sutton Council’s Community Awards showcased some of the borough’s most outstanding citizens. The annual awards recognise the unsung heroes who have had a positive and lasting impact upon Sutton. This year’s ceremony, held at the Sutton Life Centre gave out five awards in the following categories: Given outstanding service to the borough by […]

Sutton Council responds to sinkhole in Wallington

A sinkhole appeared in Maldon Road, Wallington this morning.  A council spokesperson said: “We responded immediately to a report of a sinkhole in Maldon Road, Wallington this morning and we safely recovered a car whose wheel had dropped into the hole. “The 0.5 metre deep sinkhole was created because the ground under the road had […]

Sutton Council’s Customer Services rated ‘Excellent’ for the 16th year

A year of hard work and innovation has seen Sutton Council’s Customer Services team retain their excellent rating for the 16th year running. The Customer Service Excellence standard, which is monitored by the Cabinet Office, checks that services meet the Five Es – efficient, effective, excellent, equitable and empowering – and always put residents’ needs […]

Sutton Council Make Cycling Pledge

Sutton Council is pleased to announce its decision to sign up to the London Cycling Campaign’s ‘Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling’ pledge. As part of the pledge Sutton Council will work to improve the safety of every Londoner by only signing new contracts with the safest haulage companies, which conform to the London Cycling Campaign’s Safer […]

New council deal allows Sutton apprenticeship scheme to grow

A new deal between Sutton Building Lives and Sutton Council will enable the award-winning Community Interest Company to expand the number of apprenticeships it offers to young people in the borough. The Council’s Housing, Economy and Business Committee agreed on 28 January 2014 that the council would cover the rental cost of space at Rosehill […]

Council responded to weekend flood risk

The flood alert for the River Wandle is no longer in force and despite the water table being extremely high Sutton has so far avoided the devastating levels of flooding seen in neighbouring boroughs. Sutton Council is continuing to work with partner organisations to monitor local flood risk, respond to issues and clear up storm […]

Council responds to Environment Agency flood alert

Sutton Council has extended its sympathies to families affected by flooding across the country as more wet weather is forecasted for this weekend. The council is continuing to work with partner organisations to manage local flood risk after the Environment Agency issued a low risk flood alert for the River Wandle this morning. Flooding of […]

Council clamps down on Blue Badge fraud in Sutton

Motorists are being warned not to misuse Blue Badges following the prosecution of a father who used his disabled son’s badge when he was not present. On 11 February 2014, Mr Sidney Oliveria of Strathearn Road, Sutton was convicted of two offences under the Fraud Act at Croydon Crown Court. Mr Oliveria pleaded guilty to […]