Archive for June, 2015

Funding and free meals available to children and teens in the borough

Parents and carers in the borough are being reminded that there could be help available to support their child’s learning. There are entitlements available to some children aged 3 to 16, including free school meals and funding for their education or care provider. If your child is aged between three and four, your childcare provider […]

Sutton Council hands over theatres to Sutton Theatres Trust

Sutton Council hands over theatres to Sutton Theatres Trust

Sutton Theatres Trust has taken over the running of two theatres from Sutton Council in a move that will keep the theatres open and save the taxpayer £482,000 a year. The council was previously spending £11.21 subsidising every visit to the Charles Cryer Studio Theatre in Carshalton and £6.81 at the Secombe Theatre. In total […]

Council’s response to EFA’s decision on site for new secondary school

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has chosen the Rosehill All-Weather Pitch as its preferred site for the proposed new secondary school in Sutton. A spokesperson for Sutton Council said: “We have been advised that the Education Funding Agency (EFA) has chosen a site for Sutton’s new secondary school. We will continue to work with the […]

Borough launches new programme to help Sutton residents lose weight and stay healthy

A programme aimed at getting Sutton healthier is being trialled by Sutton Council. Sutton Weight Management Programmes are being rolled out under the LiveWell scheme, designed to help residents lose weight, get healthier and improve their well-being. If you are aged over 18, live in the borough and meet the eligibility criteria, you can register […]

Sutton is proud to be part of Pride Week

The work Sutton Council does to champion equality issues in the borough is being symbolised by the flying of the rainbow flag over the Civic Centre throughout Pride Week, which runs until 28 June. The flag, commonly known as the gay pride flag and sometimes the LGBT pride flag, is a symbol of lesbian, gay, […]

Sutton reaffirms its green credentials

Sutton reaffirms its green credentials

Sutton Council has set out an updated strategy for delivery of its One Planet Sutton ambitions, reaffirming its commitment to being a greener borough in partnership with organisations across the borough. At the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee meeting on Thursday 18 June the council agreed to keep the five One Planet Sutton themes aimed at […]

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Pedlar cautioned for illegal street trading and for selling unsafe toys in Sutton

A pedlar has been cautioned for illegal street trading and for selling unsafe toys on Sutton High Street. George Armstrong of Walthamstow has accepted a caution for street trading without a licence and for selling toys that are unsafe for young children. The offences relate to illegal street trading under Section 38(1)(b) of the London […]

The dangers of the road revealed to school children and adults alike, as Sutton holds road safety day

More than 100 adults and schoolchildren learnt at first hand the dangers of cycling or walking too close to large vehicles during a road safety initiative in Sutton High Street last Friday, 19 June. Sutton’s Mayor and a number of keen cyclists were among the many adults who climbed up into the cab of the […]

Sutton Council agrees to share Highways, Transport and Regulatory services with Kingston

Sutton Council has agreed to jointly deliver its highways, transport and regulatory services with Kingston Council in a move that will safeguard services and save both councils more than £500,000 between them by 2017/18. The plan, which was passed by the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee meeting last night (Thursday), will see a streamlining of these […]

Sutton’s annual summer festival returns for another year

Sutton’s summer-long community  festival is back for another year. Up until late September, the warmer months will be jam-packed with entertainment, much of which is ideal for the whole family. There are fairs and community events, activities at our libraries and the Ecology Centre, new stand-up comedy at the Charles Cryer Theatre, and much more. […]