Archive for July, 2014

Sutton’s Future public meeting – Invite

Dear Resident, I would like to invite you to our Sutton’s Future public meeting on at 7.30pm on Wednesday 30 July at Meeting Room One, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way SM11EA. We want to hear your views about how we tackle some of the biggest changes that local government has ever seen. Severe reductions in […]

Sutton park succeeds in first stage of bid for lottery funding

An historic Sutton park is set for a transformation after successfully getting through the first round of bidding for a lottery funding grant. The Heritage Lottery Fund confirmed there is the potential for the council to receive a total of £3.2m for Beddington Park for a major restoration programme which will enable more visitors and […]

Peer and former MP to be given freedom of the borough

Sutton Council’s former leader is to be awarded the Freedom of the Borough. Lord Graham Tope is to be made an honorary freeman of the borough in recognition of more than 40 years service to local, regional, national and EU government. Confirmation of the award, which is the highest that the council can bestow, was […]

Take pride and cheer on Sutton’s world-class athletes at Glasgow

Sutton residents are being urged to cheer on six athletes who are aiming for glory as part of Team GB in the Commonwealth Games. Carshalton-born sprinter Harry Aikines-Aryeetey will be taking on the world’s best sprinters in Glasgow in the 100m competition. David Weir, the four-time gold medal winner at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and Freeman […]

Local charity wins prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

MAPS (Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support), a project of Volunteer Centre Sutton have been presented with a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in a special Mayoral reception. The award is given to groups of volunteers who regularly devote their time to helping others in the community, improving the quality of life and opportunity for others […]

Special offer for Sutton’s next generation of high street entrepreneurs

BID and council set up mock-up shop to entice people to open the shop of their dreams Council offers 50% off business rates for new start-ups and expanding small businesses along with business support People are looking twice at a new shop in Sutton High Street after Sutton Council and the Business Improvement District set […]

Have your say – Tramlink extension from Wimbledon to Sutton via Morden

The London Boroughs of Sutton and Merton are calling on residents and businesses for their views on a proposed extension to the Tramlink network from Wimbledon to Sutton Town Centre via Morden. Transport for London (TfL) has drawn up different possible routes which would connect Wimbledon to Sutton town centre, via Morden. The proposals are […]

Sutton leads London in Eco-Schools sign up

Sutton’s schools are leading the way by saving energy and water, encouraging the use of Fair-Trade products and walking to school. Sutton has the highest sign-up of Eco-Schools scheme in the capital and seventh highest in the entire country. 88% of the Borough’s schools are signed up to the Eco-Schools scheme, which asks schools to […]

Cheam resident guilty of benefit fraud

Lydia Frempong of The Spinney, Cheam has pleaded guilty to 2 charges of benefit fraud at Camberwell Green Magistrate Court – 15th July 2014. The court heard that Ms Frempong had claimed Council Tax Benefit based on her entitlement to Job Seekers Allowance; however an investigation conducted by Sutton Council’s Benefit Investigation Team into Ms […]

Stay cool and safe this summer

Sutton Council is calling on residents to check on their vulnerable and elderly neighbours after a Level 2 heat warning was given today. The warning is triggered as soon as the Met Office confirms there is a 60 per cent chance of heat wave conditions, when temperatures are high enough to have a significant effect […]