Archive for March, 2015

Fascinating stories from Sutton’s past are revealed as the borough turns 50 years old

Sutton Carew, Carwalton, Fairlands, Wandletowns, South Wall-Car, Treeswater. These are just some of the names proposed for London’s borough 21, before it became known as Sutton. The naming of the new borough, when it broke away from Surrey and became part of Greater London in 1965, was a hot and widely debated topic. Naturally, people […]

Sutton Council purchases Belmont site for new secondary school

Sutton Council has bought a site in Belmont from Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals Trust in order to build a new secondary school. The council had been looking for a site for a new secondary school to open in 2017 and approached the Trust after the old Sutton Hospital site in Belmont was identified […]

More adopters come forward as consortium nears first anniversary

More families have come forward offering to become adopters thanks to big changes made by a group of South London councils. So far, 19 adoptive families have come forward and six Sutton children have been able to move out of care to start a new life in permanent homes. As the South West London Adoption […]


Hundreds of residents have their say on the future of our children’s centres

The first round of consultation on the future of our children’s centres has seen more than 120 people attend 14 workshops at centres across the borough and 670 residents have completed an online survey. Currently Sutton funds 14 Children’s Centres which support the early development of young children, assist parents in giving their child the […]

Young people speak up at borough’s annual youth summit, as a councillor visit pledged for every Sutton secondary school

Young people voice views on bullying, equalities, keeping yourself safe, youth being listened to and mental health Leader of Sutton Council pledges to send a councillor into every Sutton secondary school Detailed report of summit findings to be published  Young people well and truly had their voices heard, as the council held its second annual Sutton […]

Children’s services praised by Ofsted for work with vulnerable children

Sutton Council has been praised for its work to protect vulnerable children by a new government report. A national report by Ofsted that reviewed leadership in England’s children’s services, praised the council’s senior children’s social work team and the way they work with children in care. The report, Joining the dots… Effective Leadership of Children’s […]

Cygnet launch leads the way for new social enterprises in Sutton

Sutton’s successful business community has been joined by the very first social enterprise company to be created by former council staff. Cygnet IT Services is Sutton’s first Community Interest Company (CIC) and has been started by the borough’s former education IT team. The company, based in Carshalton, provides IT support services to schools plus other […]

Local groups, residents urged to help spruce up Sutton this Saturday as part of country’s first ever national clear up day

  Sutton Council is calling upon all local people to get involved in the country’s first ever Community Clear Up Day this Saturday 21 March. The council will support any volunteer group or resident willing to help clear their local area by providing litter picking tools, rubbish sacks and gloves. All bagged rubbish will then […]

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Residents encouraged to share stories of life in the borough since 1965

Residents are being encouraged to share their memories of the borough in the 1960s. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the London Borough of Sutton on 1 April, the council is looking for local people to take part in a short film. The idea is to record Sutton’s past for future generations. These could be reflections […]

Sutton’s Customer Service rated as excellent for 17th year running

Sutton’s Future website praised for ‘harnessing new technology to improve consultations’ Sutton Council has been praised for its approach to customer service including its campaign to involve residents in shaping the future of services. The Customer Service Excellence standard, which is monitored by the Cabinet Office, was awarded to Sutton after a visit by inspectors […]