Archive for October, 2014

Sutton teams up with Crystal Palace to improve the health of 3,000 children

Free sports coaching and lessons in nutrition for schoolchildren Crystal Palace footballers Wilfred Zaha and Jason Puncheon visited the Sutton Life Centre to launch the Sutton Healthy Lifestyles Programme. Sutton Council and the Crystal Palace FC Foundation have set the ambitious target of improving the life-long health of 3,000 children over the next three years. […]

Sutton Councillors lead the fight against dementia

Council to put frontline workers on specialist dementia training course 1 in 14 people in the UK are living with Dementia Sutton Council today announced plans to ensure its frontline employees are able to better support residents living with dementia. Councillors from across Sutton are leading the way having become the first UK council to […]

Civic ceremony to mark centenary of First World War

The 100th anniversary of the First World War will be marked with a series of events across the borough in the lead up to Remembrance Day. Sutton’s official annual Service of Remembrance will take place on Sunday 9 November at Carshalton War Memorial from 10:15am. Council leader Ruth Dombey, Sutton’s Mayor Arthur Hookway and other […]

Galliford Try begins work on new offices in heart of Sutton

Firm appointed by Subsea 7; New offices have capacity for 780 jobs Galliford Try has been appointed main contractor of a £39m office development in the heart of Sutton after the sale of a Brighton Road site was agreed by Sutton Council. Developer Subsea 7 is overseeing the development of a new project office for […]

Sutton families sign up for shared lives scheme

Fourteen families have opened their lives to disabled and elderly people following a recruitment drive by Sutton Council to encourage people to become a part of the Shared Lives scheme. Seven new households have been approved and a further ten are in the assessment and the approval process. The latest enrolment means the borough now […]

Culvers Lodge set for local listed status

A much-loved landmark building in Hackbridge has been proposed for local listed status by Sutton Council, following nomination by the local community. Subject to consultation, Culvers Lodge in 110 London Road will be added to the local list of important buildings and structures in the borough. This means there would be a presumption against demolition. […]

Sutton Council puts its heart in defibrillator campaign

Sutton Council employees can now add saving lives to their list of skills after the council officially gained accreditation from the London Ambulance Service (LAS) for the use of defibrillators. The accreditation event held on Friday 10th October by Mayor Arthur Hookway in the Mayor’s Parlour is part of the London Ambulance Service’s Shockingly Easy […]

Young readers in Carshalton win visit from top children’s author

Young readers at Carshalton library are in for a real treat after winning a UK-wide competition celebrating the first-ever Chatterbooks Week (11-18 October),via national charity The Reading Agency’s ever-growing network of Chatterbooks reading groups for children. The competition asked Chatterbooks groups to write 250 words about why they would love to have an event with […]

Nominations open for Sutton Council’s Community Awards 2014

Tell us who your community hero is The hunt is on to find the people who make the most difference to their communities in Sutton. Sutton Council’s 2014 Community Awards are now open and we want to hear your nominations. The awards, which are run annually, are designed to make sure that local “heroes” get […]

Sutton’s sports centres among the best in top UK awards

Sutton’s sports centre staff are celebrating after being voted among the best in the country. The teams at David Weir Leisure Centre, The Phoenix Centre and Westcroft Leisure Centre were all nominated for the coveted Health Club Awards. The Health Club Awards recognise the best clubs and leisure centres in the UK based purely on […]