Archive for March, 2014

Register to vote and have your say on 22 May

Residents who are not currently on the electoral register or who have moved recently have until 6 May to register to have their say in the upcoming elections. The local and European elections are both taking place on Thursday 22 May. Every day, councillors in Sutton take vital decisions about areas such as education, employment, health […]

Grass verges set for a trim

Sutton Council has begun a programme to cut away over 30,000 linear metres of grass verges from footpaths around the borough. The initiative was formulated as a direct response to the council’s 2013 Ipsos MORI survey revealing that 36% of Sutton residents felt clean and tidy streets were the most important issue in ensuring that […]

Sutton burial records go online

Genealogists across the borough will be aided in their research as Sutton Council has announced that its burial records for Sutton Cemetery and Cuddington Cemetery, which date back to 1889, will now be accessible online. The council has recently finished scanning and transcribing the records from Sutton Cemetery. This work forms part of a project involving […]

£95k lottery cash boost for Sutton photo project

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded Sutton Council £95,900 to conserve a collection of photographic glass plate negatives from the early 1900s which are part of the council’s archive collection. The project will see 11,000 Edwardian images cleaned, digitised, researched, catalogued and made available to the public. The glass plate negatives were taken between 1904 […]

Live web-chat service launched

A new live web-chat service has been launched by Sutton Council as part of ongoing drive to provide better customer services. The opportunity to chat in real-time will enable residents to gain greater clarity about specific problems and queries they may have. Customers will be able to click on the live chat option on the […]

Proposed cash boost for Sutton’s schools

Schools in Sutton are expected to receive millions of pounds more in 2015/16, the Government has proposed after issuing a consultation paper on the matter. Sutton is in line for the extra money after being identified as among the least fairly funded local authorities in the country. Based on current pupil numbers, Sutton’s schools may […]

Vacant site to be used for new council housing

Sutton Council plans to use a vacant site on Fellowes Road, Carshalton to develop new council housing following an ongoing search for development opportunities in the borough. Over recent months the council has been looking at all possible land opportunities for new council homes including under-used garages and derelict sites, and last night its Strategy […]

Everyone Active limbers up for Sport Relief Mile

The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile is returning to David Weir Leisure Centre. Sutton is set to host its second Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 23 March and still needs local people to come together and show their support by entering now at www.sportrelief.com. The Sport Relief Mile will start at 10:00 at David Weir […]

Vision for world class life science cluster unveiled for Sutton

Sutton Council today outlined its vision for a world-leading life science cluster in the Borough that will create new jobs, and educational and training opportunities. The Sutton for Life initiative aims to harness the strength of two world-leading organisations in cancer research, education and treatment: The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden […]

Council begins war memorial restoration programme

Sutton Council has announced a programme to restore the borough’s six war memorials in Carshalton, Wallington, Cheam, Sutton, Worcester Park and Belmont. A specialist contractor has been appointed and work will begin this month. It is anticipated that the work will be completed by mid June ahead of local events to mark the centenary of […]