Archive for April, 2015

And the winners of the Sutton Cultural Awards are…

The crème de la crème of Sutton’s cultural world has been celebrated at a borough-wide awards ceremony. And the winners of the Sutton Cultural Awards are…. Chas Bailey and Ross Feeney and Teresa Whitfield from Successful Sutton   Who jointly delivered history walks in Sutton High Street. Kate Puleston For her life-long work in the […]

Local school children become energy experts, thanks to council and charity group project

Ella Rollings, age 11, of High View Primary School in Wallington, can now call herself an expert in energy efficiency. The enthusiastic year six student was awarded last week for her creative poster promoting the merits of being more energy conscious. Her poster will be on display around the borough. Her school was one of […]

Head to the High Street for free books this World Book Night

Fancy a free book? To celebrate World Book Night this Thursday 23 April, the literature-loving staff at Sutton’s libraries will be giving out free reads. The Enjoy Sutton shuttle bus will be zipping up and down Sutton High Street from 3pm, with libraries staff giving out free books. But be quick – last year they […]

The Limes College rated outstanding by Ofsted inspectors

The Limes College, in Robin Hood Lane, Sutton has been rated as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted following an Inspection. The teaching, leadership and management at the school were rated outstanding – the highest level – by inspectors. There was praise too for the behaviour and achievement of pupils at the local authority-maintained college […]

Statement on behalf of the Mayor of Sutton about today’s Full Council Meeting

This evening’s (Monday 20 April) Full Council Meeting will feature a tribute to Councillor Colin Hall who passed away last month. For that reason, a number of people are attending as a mark of respect and the meeting will include statements from the Leader of the Council and the Leader of the Opposition as part […]

Pop-up kitchen to bring healthy habits to the people of Sutton

A pop-up kitchen aimed at getting the borough healthier will appear on Sutton High Street this spring, complete with live cooking demonstrations, free tasters of freshly-cooked local food and much more to tantalise the taste buds and get you thinking about your dinner table habits. As well as picking up simple tips from the resident […]

Missing archives finally restored to the Sutton collections, as Carshalton history lovers help out council

No one knows how some of the records from Sutton’s archives went missing maybe more than 100 years ago, but thanks to the generosity of the local history community, Sutton Council has been able to buy them back. The records about Carshalton, purchased by the London Borough of Sutton Archives Service from Bloomsbury Auctions in […]

Sutton among best in London for primary school place allocations

Sutton has once again achieved one of the highest preference rates in London for primary school place allocations. Parents in the borough have been told which primary schools have made offers of places for the September intake. Despite an increase in applications this year, 96.7% of children were allocated one of their six preferences for […]

Writing with a BAFTA nominee, cooking demos and learning to knit: Programme of events now available for Sutton Inclusion Centre’s Open Day THIS Saturday

Uptown:Unlimited – an open day Where: Sutton Inclusion Centre When:  This Saturday 18th April 2015, 11am to 5pm. Chaucer Estate residents and the Inclusion Centre are inviting all Sutton residents, irrespective of age, background or ability, to this community event. Sutton Inclusion Centre is a community resource for customers living with physical/learning disabilities, complex needs, sensory […]

Apply now to close your street for The Big Lunch

Residents can now apply to close their streets for this year’s The Big Lunch. If you and your neighbours would like to lunch together on the day, you must let the council know your plans before 1 May. The Big Lunch sees locals across the country hold daytime street parties. The initiative aims to help […]