Archive for April, 2014

Council seeks residents’ feedback on council tax booklet

Sutton Council has launched a new survey asking residents for their feedback on the recently distributed council tax booklet. Every year Sutton Council sends out an information booklet about the council services provided and explains how resident’s payments make a difference. By completing the survey you will be automatically entered into a prize draw to […]

Council calls for parents to ‘keep it real’ this nappy week

Sutton Council has called on parents in the borough to use Real Nappy Week 2014 (April 28 to May 4) as the chance to give cloth nappies a go over disposable ones, and help save the environment as well as hundreds of pounds off household shopping bills each year. If all families in Sutton used […]

Sutton in Bloom to blossom once again

A popular annual competition which recognises green-fingered Sutton residents is set to return for another year. Entries for Sutton in Bloom open this week and any resident in the borough can put themselves forward for the chance to win an award. Prizes of garden vouchers are up for grabs for the winners and runners-up of […]

Sutton offers early birds a dawn chorus walk.

Ever wondered why birds sing at such early hours? Want to improve your bird call and song recognition or simply fancy an early morning stroll to nature’s symphony? Join Sutton Council’s Biodiversity Team this Sunday 4 May, 5-7.30am for a Dawn Chorus Walk at Sutton Ecology Centre. The early riser catches the bird! Sutton’s Biodiversity […]

World Book Night 2014: Sutton inspires ‘People Power’ to champion reading in their local community

Volunteers from Sutton Central Library marked World Book Night by giving away 144 free books to residents, encouraging them to develop a passion for reading. Books provided by the Reading Agency were given away as libraries all across the borough celebrated World Book Night on Wednesday April 23rd 2014; alongside a series of fun events […]

Operation Rogue Trader

Sutton Council has been taking action to target rogue traders as part of a week-long national enforcement and awareness initiative. Officers from Sutton Police, Trading Standards, Street Scene, Benefit Fraud, Environmental Health, UKBA and HMRC visited businesses in the borough and spoke with over 300 residents in the High Street as part of Operation Rogue […]

Mayor honours teenager for setting up mental health website for young people

A sixth form student who has won an award for his work to help those suffering with mental health problems was toasted by the Mayor of Sutton last week at a special reception held in his honour. Aidan McNulty, 18, received an invite to the Mayor’s parlour to celebrate being crowned the first ever Young […]

Residents using illegal rubbish collection services could face a hefty fine

“Your rubbish is your responsibility.” This is the message being issued to Sutton residents this week as the council steps up its crackdown on fly-tippping  in the borough.  Residents, as well as businesses, are responsible for ensuring that they dispose of rubbish/waste properly using a legitimate waste collector who is registered with the Environment Agency. […]

Take part; take pride in Sutton’s summer fun

Residents can close their streets for summer parties, play days and lunches as part of Sutton Council’s Take Part, Take Pride festival. There will be a host of events in Sutton between May and September as part of the annual festival. If you would like to put on an event yourself by holding a street […]

Council secures its longest ever prison sentence against a benefits cheat

On 14 March 2014 Mr Kenneth Scott-Emuakpor (48) of Clowser Close, Sutton was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment at Croydon Crown Court for benefit fraud and obtaining property by deception in order to illegally stay in the UK. This sentence is the longest that Sutton Council has ever secured against a criminal. Mr Scott-Emuakpor was […]