Archive for January, 2015

Sutton leads the way in London for digital Freedom Pass renewals, but remaining residents urged to go online

Sutton Council is leading the way digitally – not only does the borough have one of the highest Freedom Pass renewals rates in London, but it is the only council to ditch paper forms. So far, more than 20,000 older people have reapplied for the free travel offer online themselves or with the help of […]

“As a community, we are united here today in common purpose”: Sutton remembers on Holocaust Memorial Day

The events of the Holocaust were so terrible that most people concluded it was a period in history that could never be repeated. The events of recent weeks have proved them wrong in the most terrible way. These were the words spoken by the Mayor of Sutton Arthur Hookway in a Holocaust Memorial Day event […]

Future secured for Sutton’s theatres with ground-breaking 10-year deal

Theatres Trust praises Sutton Council for finding a community solution and will take theatres off its At Risk Register The show will go on for both of Sutton’s theatres which are set to be taken over by a new theatre company to herald an exciting new era for the two venues. Members of Sutton Council’s […]

As wintry weather sets in, Sutton Council keeps its vulnerable residents cosy in their homes

  As temperatures across the country drop, Sutton Council is working to keep its vulnerable residents warm. Some of the woollies and other warming goods gifted to the borough’s residents in need last year included: More than 350 fleece throws Around 100 sausage dog-type draught excluders Almost 340 metres of draught excluder tape fitted to […]

Major Sutton housing development welcomes homes ready for families

Original plans changed – less flats, more houses Lack of housing for families in the borough addressed Architecture compared to Bath’s Royal Crescent The next stage of one of Sutton’s biggest ever housing developments has been given the green light, with Durand Close in Carshalton set to create more housing for families in the borough. […]

Last chance to nominate inspiring young person for inaugural awards

Do you know an inspiring young person? Residents have up until this Friday, 16 January to nominate a great local youth for the borough’s first ever Sutton Youth Celebration awards. Personal, physical and community achievements will all be recognised, as well as those who have inspired through performance such as music, dance or public speaking. […]

Letter of condolence to Paris twin town

The following letter of condolence has been sent by the Mayor of Sutton Cllr Arthur Hookway, to the Mayor of Gagny, Paris which is twinned with the borough I am writing on behalf of the entire community in the Borough of Sutton to express our sincere condolences following the tragic events caused by extremists. It is sad […]

Mayor’s New Year’s Resolution: After shedding half a stone, the Mayor of Sutton calls on residents to Live Well this New Year

A bit too much Christmas pudding over the festive period? The Mayor of Sutton Arthur Hookway is calling on Sutton residents to join in on his New Year’s Resolution to Live Well. Feeling a bit slouchy, Cllr Hookway became involved in LiveWell Sutton scheme last August. He lost more than half a stone in just […]

Wallington school to admit extra 120 students in 2015, as part of major borough-wide expansion programme

School building extended to include four new classrooms Existing classrooms renovated 1,315 extra school places expected for the borough A Wallington school will gain an extra 120 places this year, as part of Sutton Council’s ambitious expansion programme. With more families moving to Sutton from central London to take advantage of the borough’s excellent schools, […]

Residents to have their say on the future of Children’s Centres

Hard decision will have to be made because of unprecedented reductions in government funding Sutton Council will begin a two month consultation today on the future of Children’s Centres in the borough. Currently Sutton funds 14 Children’s Centres which support the early development of young children, assist parents in giving their child the best possible […]