Archive for November, 2014

Sutton Council appoint Jessica Crowe as new Executive Head

Click here for image  Jessica Crowe will join Sutton Council in February after being appointed Executive Head of Customers, Commissioning and Governance. Sutton Council is undergoing a major transformation which includes moving to a commissioning approach to services as it has to save £40m from its annual budget over the next five years. Jessica will have a crucial role in […]

Community’s Christmas cheer to light up Wallington for the first time

Residents have banded together to bring bright, new Christmas celebrations to Wallington. Community-spirited locals who noticed that neighbouring towns like Carshalton and Cheam hold official events to switch on their Christmas lights each year, took action to promote the town and its seasonal spirit. Forming a committee, supported by Sutton Council along the way, the […]

Still time to nominate for Sutton Council’s Community Awards 2014

· Tell us who your community hero is Sixty-four local people have been nominated for making a difference to their communities in Sutton, but the hunt is still on. Nominations for Sutton Council’s 2014 Community Awards are open until January and we want to hear from you. The annual awards are designed to make sure local […]

Sutton launches free grit service for residents and their neighbours

People encouraged to collect and use grit for themselves and vulnerable neighbours Click here for a picture of Cllr Jill Whitehead with free grit Sutton Council is calling on residents to help take charge of gritting their pavements by collecting free bags of grit for themselves and vulnerable neighbours. From this Saturday, around 42 tonnes of grit will […]

New plans for voluntary sector funding

Changes made after Sutton’s Future review and will save £250k A new fund for the voluntary sector has been created as part of a review of council support for the sector. The new approach is the first change made through the Sutton’s Future saving campaign following its launch in July. The campaign was created to […]

Launch of £1m river regeneration project to bring new life to nature reserve

Work to return an endangered species to one of London’s rivers is under way as part of a £1m nature project.  Creating a new habitat for water voles, re-opening a nature reserve, creating a meadow and creating 4km of new landscaped walking and cycling paths are all part of the regeneration of the River Wandle […]

Plans to share waste and street cleaning service set to save £1m for Sutton residents

Sharing waste collection and street cleaning services with neighbouring boroughs could save Sutton Council around £1m a year if plans go ahead. Plans to share waste collection and street cleaning services with three other London boroughs were given support by members of the Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee on Thursday night (6 November 2014). The South […]

Residents urged to sign up for paid for green garden waste service

Sutton Council will begin charging for Green Garden Waste Collection from July 2015 provided 10,000 people sign up for the service. Residents have until 15 February to sign up for the service. They can either do that online by or they will receive a form in the post to fill in and send back to the council. […]

Four bids to take over Sutton’s theatres invited to submit full business case

Four bidders wanting to take over Sutton’s two theatres have made it through the outline bid stage and will now be invited to submit full business cases. This decision was taken by Thursday’s Environment and Neighbourhood’s Committee after almost 1,178 people had their say on the future of the service through a mixture of a telephone survey, […]

Sutton Council to change Hackbridge junction following public concerns

Changes will be made in November and December The revised scheme will then be reviewed in January Sutton Council will make changes to the Heart of Hackbridge traffic scheme following public concerns that the new layout is not being followed. The Greater London Authority (GLA) backed scheme was originally managed by a delivery board made […]