Archive for May, 2014

Liberal Democrats retain control of Sutton Council

Friday 23th May 2014 The Liberal Democrats have won control in Sutton Council local elections after winning 45 of the borough’s 54 seats. Second were the Conservatives with nine councillors elected. No other parties won seats. The Liberal Democrats success was confirmed at 8am today after 200 staff counted the contents of ballot boxes from […]

Media Invite – Local Election Count

When: The local election count takes place between 10pm and 4am on May 22/23. The results are expected at around 4am Where: Westcroft Leisure Centre, Westcroft Road, Carshalton SM5 2TG Facilities: A media area with desks and WIFI will be set up in the count hall along with a green room for media.   Accreditation: […]

Open your heart to fostering

Sutton’s fostering community has come together to urge others to follow in their footsteps and consider becoming foster carers. As part of Foster Care Fortnight, (May 12 – May 26) Sutton Council is running a campaign to recruit new foster carers to help tackle the current shortfall. Laura Goodwin, a mother of three from Sutton […]

Sutton Council urges people to get walking for Walk to Work Week

Sutton Council is encouraging workers to swap four wheels for two feet during Walk to Work Week. Part of Living Streets’ National Walking Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the benefits of walking, Walk to Work Week (12-20 May) is an opportunity for workers to ditch the car and try walking to work instead. By […]

Car boot raid ends in pirate DVD seizure

Hundreds of pounds worth of bootleg Hollywood blockbusters were seized by Sutton Trading Standards over the weekend following an unannounced swoop on a car boot sale. A joint operation involving trading standards officers from Sutton Council’s Business Regulation Service and officers from Sutton Police targeted the car boot sale at St Philomena’s Catholic High School […]

French Market returns to Worcester Park

France at Home is coming back to Worcester Park on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th May. It will take place in High street from 9am to 5 pm every day French Traders, coming from Normandy, will be selling a wide range of authentic produce from France including bread and patisserie, pancakes, French cheeses and wines, […]

Four million people scammed each year

Sutton Council warns about the fraudsters preying on hard-up households through Scams Awareness Month. Fraudsters are “picking the pockets” of up to four million people each year, finds new research from Citizens Advice. Sutton Council Trading Standards warns that as people in Sutton struggle to make ends meet they are being sized up by devious […]

Work experience help for single out-of-work parents

A well-known high street retailer has teamed up with a charity and the local council to offer work experience to unemployed single parents in Sutton. Marks & Spencer has joined forces with single-parent charity Gingerbread and Sutton Council to run the three-part Marks & Start scheme which aims to boost the confidence of single-parents and […]

Take Part, Take Pride Festival to return

An annual summer-long community festival is set to return this month and provide a summer of entertainment, fun and activity. The Take Part, Take Pride festival, co-ordinated by Sutton Council, aims to bring local residents together and provide fun activities for all the family to do. Returning this month and running until late September 2014, […]

Cultural Awards showcase best of Sutton

Last week Sutton celebrated and showcased some of the borough’s most outstanding citizens and inspiring leaders at the Cultural Awards. The awards, held at the Honeywood Museum, recognise some of Sutton’s most inspirational people, those unsung heroes who have had a positive and lasting cultural impact upon Sutton. The annual awards honour eight projects, events, […]