Archive for May, 2015

Wallington 4am stunt is “one of the largest and most dangerous cases of flytipping ever” in Sutton borough

Sutton Council and the police are working together to identify the people responsible for one of the largest and most dangerous cases of flytipping ever seen in the south London borough. At 4am today (Friday 29 May), flytippers discarded a lorry-load of brick debris along an 80- to 100m-stretch of Queenswood Avenue in Wallington, waking […]

Be the voice of young people in Sutton – Nominations are now open for the 2016 Youth Parliament

Do you want to voice the views of Sutton’s young people to local and national audiences – just like Ethan Smith and Daigan Reid have? Then now is the time to nominate yourself for the 2016 UK Youth Parliament. You just need to be aged between 14 and 16 and ultra passionate about local and […]

Flytipping prosecution warning by Sutton Council

Flytipping prosecution warning by Sutton Council

People in Sutton may be prosecuted for flytipping should they give their household waste to someone who does not dispose of it properly. The warning has been given by Sutton Council after travellers left a site in Hackbridge strewn with tons of waste last week. The site on London Road, adjacent to Bed-Zed and which […]

South London Partnership launches case for devolution

The South London Partnership has combined its ambition to further develop and promote skills, innovation and quality of life and make its case to the government for devolution to deliver the biggest growth opportunity in the capital. The South London Partnership, which consists of Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Sutton, today held its first public […]

Arts Network Sutton’s first open art exhibition wows library visitors

  Around 200 pieces of art painted by 65 artists from the borough of Sutton and surrounding areas have brought a riot of colour to the Europa Gallery this week. It’s the first open exhibition to be organised by Arts Network Sutton – the revamped former Sutton Arts Council – but organiser David Tribe has […]

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Couple, aged 90, conned out of hundreds of pounds by bogus workmen in Carshalton

A married couple, both aged 90, were tricked out of £650 savings by a doorstep caller who said that was the price for removing 26 bags of garden rubbish and a repair to their side guttering, which it turned out didn’t need repairing. The couple received a call at their front door of their home […]

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Sutton appoints new Mayor for 2015-16

Cllr Muhammad Sadiq has been elected the new Mayor of Sutton. He was elected unanimously at a meeting in Sutton Civic Centre last night. At the ceremony on 18 May, Mayor Sadiq said: “I am very honoured to have been elected as Mayor of Sutton which I accept with great gratitude. I am very grateful […]

Please help to eliminate food poisoning from chicken

As part of Food Safety Week (18 to 24 May 2015) people across Britain are being asked to take the Chicken Challenge and help to halve the number of cases of campylobacter food poisoning in our homes. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is asking people to promise to: Bag and store raw chicken separately from […]

Mayor of Sutton raises £12,500 for local charities

The Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Arthur Hookway, has raised £12,500 to support the work of two local charities – Sutton Seniors Forum and SMILE (Sutton Mentoring and Independent Leisure Experiences). The theme for his Mayoral year was Volunteers and Volunteering in the Community. The Mayor presented cheques for £6,250 to representatives of both charities at […]

Big Green Fund revitalises River Wandle’s natural and historic legacy

Under the Mayor’s Big Green Fund, a series of conservation projects have enriched the important natural and historic features of the River Wandle, which winds through the urban landscape of four south London boroughs: Wandsworth, Croydon, Sutton and Merton. In Victorian times, at the peak of its industrial use, the River Wandle was said to […]