Archive for February, 2015

Hundreds crowd Europa Gallery for Sutton’s first Community Safety Day for older people

Hundreds of local people visited Central Library yesterday to find out about the services available to keep them safe. The Community Safety Day, organised by the Safer Sutton Partnership Service and Neighbourhood Watch and held with the support of Sutton Library Services, provided older people with a range of advice. Thirty statutory, voluntary, charitable and […]

New online form means young athletes can apply for the 2015 London Youth Games with ease

Attention Sutton’s budding sports stars – applications are now open for the 2015 London Youth Games. This year, Sutton Council has made the application process even easier, implementing an online form for the first time. You can apply to represent Sutton in the games if: You’re aged between 11 and 17 You live in the […]

Curious about composting? Sign up for free bins thanks to new council scheme

Free home composting bins will now be available to all Sutton residents, as part of the council’s mission to go greener. Residents can order their choice of a 220 or 330-litre bin and pay just £5 for delivery. You can order up to three bins. Cllr Jill Whitehead, Chair of Sutton Council’s Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee, […]

Work on track to revamp Sutton Station gateway, as part of major upgrade project

It’s full-steam ahead for works to overhaul the Sutton Station gateway, as part of a major £1.3m upgrade project. The improvements, which are being done in partnership with Transport for London (TfL), Network Rail and Southern Railway, include changes to the station itself such as the installation of an electronic bus countdown, additional cycling facilities […]

And the winners of the 2014 Sutton Community Awards are…

Sutton’s unsung heroes were celebrated last night, Tuesday 24 February, as the winners of the 2014 Sutton Community Awards were announced. The outstanding residents who everyday make the borough a better place to live and work have been named as: Loredana Beasant, George Hall, Mark Tomlinson, Tracy Fitzmaurice, Aaron Hearne and Shannon Fletcher. Loredana Beasant […]

New era for Sutton Inclusion Centre

Families and local groups who support vulnerable people are being encouraged to use state-of-the-art facilities. The Sutton Inclusion Centre in Northspur Road, Sutton, has completed a programme to improve building access and is now is now open for use by community groups and people with disabilities. The centre’s team also want to hear from anyone […]

Community services to benefit after Wallington Hall closure

Vital community services and groups are set to gain from the closure of Wallington Hall. The doors will finally close for the last time on the former cinema on 31 March 2015 and Sutton Council has been supporting organisations using the building to move elsewhere and benefit from new equipment. The Meals on Wheels service, […]

Don’t forget about the Community Safety Day in Sutton this Thursday

Residents are reminded that there is a Community Safety Day happening this Thursday, 26 February in the Europa Gallery, Central Library from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Sutton Council will join its partners to inform the public of services available to keep older and vulnerable residents, such as how to stay safe on the internet. There will […]

Major London-wide film project comes to Sutton, revealing the borough’s cinematic history

Sutton’s hidden cinematic gems dating back to the ’20s will be revealed to all the community at an event happening this March. Locals will be taken on a filmic journey across the borough throughout the last century. An assortment of film clips will give insight into how Sutton has changed over time. London: A Bigger Picture […]

Residents urged to pay for garden waste scheme or miss out on discount

14,000 households have registered for new waste scheme Sutton Council will shortly start taking payments for the new Green Garden Waste collection scheme and residents have until 1 April, 2015, to pay and make sure they receive their early bird discount. Everyone who has registered will receive an email explaining how easy it is to […]