Archive for August, 2014

Grease is the word for pop-up cinema night in Hackbridge

You can watch Danny, Sandy, the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies this Saturday in Hackbridge at a special one night only screening of Grease. All the family can head to Hackbridge station car park tomorrow night (Saturday 30 August) where a pop-up cinema will be showing the John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John classic. It’s the […]

Don’t fall for council tax rebate scam, residents warned

Sutton Council is warning residents not to be taken in by scammers claiming they are due a council tax rebate. Residents in the borough have reported receiving telephone calls from criminals falsely claiming they are due a rebate from the council. The sophisticated fraud involves people being asked to reveal their bank details to the […]

Alien spacecraft, tigers and clairvoyants: Sutton’s many FoI requests

Everything from the number of UFOs spotted over Sutton to approved ear piercers. These are just some of the Freedom of Information (FoI) requests made to Sutton Council. By law the council has to answer reasonable requests for information about council business. They come from residents, commercial companies, charities, researchers, students, journalists and more. However, […]

Residents urged to take part in review of cultural services

Sutton Council has launched a review of it arts and cultural services in order to help make £40m worth of savings to its annual budget over the next five years. The savings are being forced by unprecedented reductions in funding from central government and growing demand for council services. The council has come up with […]

Residents to help decide future of Green Garden Waste collection

Sutton Council is asking its residents to help decide the future of green garden waste collection in the borough. The change is part of the Sutton’s Future campaign which encourages the public to work with the council to help make £40m worth of savings to the council’s annual budget. The savings are being forced by […]

Sutton Council backs business expansion

Business expansion plans have been given a boost by Sutton Council. Plans to build two new business units on the Kimpton Industrial Estate in Kimpton Road, Sutton were given the green light on Wednesday night last week. Consent was given to plans submitted by Salmon Properties Ltd for two buildings; one of 7,407 sqm and the […]

Bright future for local traders after £2.4m high street overhaul

Small businesses in Sutton have welcomed the completion of a £2.4m project that has revitalised two high street communities. The main retail spaces in North Cheam and Worcester Park have been given a new lease of life with improvements to shop fronts plus new trees, benches, cycle bays, a mural and widened paths. Sutton Council […]

Be prepared – Voter registration undergoes major changes

Sutton Council are  calling on people to ensure they are registered to vote as the biggest changes to the electoral registration system in 100 years are implemented across the UK. Under the old system, the ‘head of household’ registered all those living at their address. However, under the new Individual Electoral Registration system, which was […]

Carshalton man hit with £100,000 court fine in fake goods case

A Carshalton man found guilty of selling fake goods must pay back £100,000 or face jail. Hassan Salimi, was given one of the largest fines seen by Sutton Council’s Trading Standards team at a confiscation hearing at Croydon Crown Court on 5 August, 2014. Under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 he must pay an […]

Help improve life quality by taking part in online survey

Residents have been urged to give their views on how to make Sutton a better place to live and work by reducing their impact on the environment. Sutton Council wants residents to take part in a brief online survey to find out their views on their quality of life, health, local transport, waste and how […]