Archive for June, 2014

Sutton secures pothole funding

A cash boost of £301,313 has been awarded to Sutton Council to repair potholes on the borough’s roads. The money has been allocated to the borough from a £168 million grant by the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Pothole Repair Fund. Last year (April 2013 – March 2014) Sutton repaired 1957 potholes compared to 701 repairs […]

Primary school gets extra places and eco-friendly learning upgrades

Extra school places and eco-friendly learning facilities are set to be created at a Sutton primary school. Sutton Council’s planning committee has given the green light to plans to create innovative teaching facilities and extra classrooms at Barrow Hedges Primary School, Harbury Road, Carshalton. Plans include four new classrooms which will enable the school to […]

Sutton Council’s anti-litter campaign makes tonnes of difference

Campaign included a litter mountain, enforcement officers and 300 new bins 8 per cent reduction in litter saving £12,000 so far; 148 FPN issued Pictures Sutton Council’s high profile anti-litter campaign has helped to make tonnes of difference over the past five months. The latest figures reveal that since the campaign began […]

Sutton resident found guilty of parking permit fraud

Mrs Josie Ison of Crown Road, Sutton has been fined a total £873 after pleading guilty to supplying an article for the use in a connection with a fraud. Mrs Ison appeared at Croydon Magistrates Court on the 17 June 2014 having been charged with an offence under Section 7 of the Fraud Act 2006. […]

Heroes honoured for Armed Forces Day

Sutton Council showed its support for members of the Armed Forces today (23 June), by raising the British Armed Forces Day Flag. The Deputy Mayor Cllr Margaret Court raised the specially commissioned flag to mark British Armed Forces Day in a ceremony at Trinity Square in Sutton High Street. Members of the Royal British Legion […]

Getting to know your wildflowers and grasses

Budding horticulturalists across the borough of Sutton are invited to take part in new workshops that will help them learn new ecology and conservation skills. The two upcoming classes are the latest events in Sutton’s summer festival, Take Part, Take Pride. Organised by the London Borough of Sutton’s Biodiversity Team, a Grasses for Beginners training […]

Sutton serves up tennis treat

Sutton will be serving up a tennis treat this summer as live coverage of the Wimbledon championships hits the high street. A giant TV set will mean that shoppers won’t miss a second of the action as Andy Murray seeks his second Wimbledon title. Sutton Slope – as it is has affectionately been dubbed – […]

Food Safety Week 2014: Don’t wash raw chicken

Do you remember the London 2012 opening ceremony and the Olympic stadium filled to bursting point with spectators? Now, try to envisage that huge crowd multiplied by three. That’s about a quarter of a million people. That’s how many people in the UK could be struck down by campylobacter this year. This is why for […]

Sutton success – Building Lives apprentices Graduate

Building Lives joined forces with its partners in Sutton to host a graduation ceremony for the NVQ Level 2 full framework apprentices based in the area. The event took place at the Salvation Army Centre on the Benhill Estate in Sutton and celebrated the hard work put in by not only the apprentices but Sutton […]

Mayor honours dedication of carers

The dedication, hard work and commitment of Sutton’s unpaid carers has been honoured at a special event at Sutton Council’s Civic Offices on Monday (9 June). Mayor Sean Brennan, in one of his last official duties before his retirement, hosted a mayoral reception to celebrate family and friend carers and the huge contributions they make […]