Archive for December, 2014

Council clears fly tipping that leaves recycling point looking like a rubbish dump

It is supposed to be the cheeriest time of year, but Christmas was not so merry after Sutton was struck with an unprecedented amount of fly tipping. The council’s street cleansing and waste teams spent two days removing the disturbing display of rubbish dumped at the Oldfields Road Tesco site after Christmas. That is despite […]

Motorists urged to steer clear of fake car repair software after Sutton trader prosecuted

Motorists are being warned to steer clear of rogue traders selling fake car maintenance software online including Mercedes Benz, Ford, Peugeot and Citroen rip-offs. The warning comes after Sutton’s Trading Standards team cracked down on a business, trading under the name Genovese Solutions, selling counterfeit CDs and DVDs. Mario Genovese, a Sutton-based sole trader, was […]

Sutton congratulates ICR for being ranked as UK’s top university for life-saving research

Mayor of London congratulates Sutton on its groundbreaking life science cluster including new school and Tramlink stop Sutton Council has welcomed news that the Sutton-based Institute of Cancer Research has been ranked the UK’s top research university. The Times Higher Education league table – viewed as the definitive ranking of universities – placed the ICR […]

Mayor welcomes proposals to create world’s second biggest cancer research campus in Sutton

The Major of London’s Office has today issued a press release backing Sutton’s vision for a Life Science Cluster. Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said: “A new life sciences campus at Sutton would be a real coup for the city and underline our reputation as the place to be for game-changing science.” The full release […]

Wartime life in Sutton showcased in top East London museum

A tiny glimpse of wartime life in a Sutton council house is captivating visitors at a top London museum. Visitors to the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, East London can see a dolls’ house that is a miniature recreation of home life in the borough during the Blitz. The Hopkinson House, based on […]

Residents urged to help shape the future of Sutton’s childcare services

Residents are being urged to give their views on childcare in the borough to help Sutton Council provide the best service it can. Can you get good quality childcare in Sutton? Is it available at the times that suit you? Do you think it is good value for money? These are some of the questions […]

Residents warned about scams likely to hit Sutton this festive season

As budgets tighten and money worries intensify, Christmas is a prime time for scammers to strike. Sutton Council is aware of three scams currently attempting to con residents, with many more expected to be in operation. A resident has contacted Sutton Council about the return of a council tax phone scam wherein bogus callers offer […]

Winter Information Centre opens to help people through the cold weather

Sutton’s one stop shop provides information on everything from school closures and gritting routes to weather reports and health advice. Sutton Council has launched an online one-stop-shop to support its residents and businesses though the winter months. The Winter Information Centre (WIC) brings together information from a range of council services, and those of our […]

Civil Partners marry in Sutton for the first time in country’s history

The London Borough of Sutton has witnessed the marriage of civil partners for the first time. Up until yesterday, Wednesday 10 December, civil partners could not convert their partnership to marriage. However, following changes to the law earlier in the year, civil partners can now convert their civil partnerships into marriage by signing a declaration […]

Better than normal: we’re the Quietly Brilliant Borough says Sutton leader

Responding to the Department for Work and Pension’s description of Sutton as “the most normal place in Britain”, the borough’s leader has invited the Whitehall mandarin who said it to see it for himself. The council’s leader countered that the borough, which has some of the best schools in the country and low crime, is […]