Archive for July, 2015

Sutton Youth Parliament; Councillor Ruth Dombey; Councillor Wendy Mathys; Councillor Manuel Abellan; Councillor Amy Haldane; French guests

Sutton Youth Parliament welcomes French visitors

A group of young visitors from western France were the guests of the Sutton Youth Parliament for a two-day ideas exchange and planning event. The young people from Saint Martin du Fouilloux near Angers were visiting Sutton for four days and said they had learned a lot from their time with the Sutton Youth Parliament members. […]

Sutton achieves Housing Zone status

Sutton achieves Housing Zone status

The Mayor of London has approved Sutton Council’s bid to be one of London’s 20 new Housing Zones. The status is another boost for the council as it aims to stimulate housebuilding in Sutton. It is in addition to the council’s own house-building company which will build new housing for the first time since 1989. […]

Crowd-funding appeal seeks to resurrect Rosehill Traders Market

Sutton residents are being invited to contribute to a crowd-funding project to raise just over £25,000 to re-establish the once-popular traders’ market in Rosehill. Opportunity Sutton has been assisting the Rosehill Traders Association with the borough’s first-ever community-led funding application via the Spacehive crowd-funding website. As part of this, the Association has applied to the […]

Wow! Sutton school girl crowned winner of Living Streets’ badge competition

Wow! Sutton school girl crowned winner of Living Streets’ badge competition

Sutton school girl Sahar Firoozi is one of 11 winners of the Living Streets’ Walk Once a Week (WoW) badge design competition. Sahar, aged eight, who attends Seaton House School in the borough, has received a trophy for designing a collectible badge that will be used to encourage schoolchildren to walk to school. Her design […]

Roundshaw Park clean-up operation will cost Sutton Council thousands

Roundshaw Park clean-up operation will cost Sutton Council thousands

Sutton Council has restored Roundshaw Park to tip-top condition following a nine-day clean-up operation that is expected to cost in the region of £25,000. The clean-up operation of the Wallington park followed a three-week trespass by around 300 travellers in what was the largest incursion of its type dealt with by the council’s Parks Service […]

Sutton’s primary schools are STARS that show the way in sustainable travel

Thirty-nine out of 40 primary schools in the London borough of Sutton have achieved a Transport for London’s STARS-accredited school travel plan. Sutton Council is working in partnership with all the schools in the borough to encourage sustainable and active travel in order to provide pupils with regular exercise and the skills to travel safely […]

Body cameras for lollipop officers being considered after crossing abuse

Body cameras for lollipop officers being considered after crossing abuse

Sutton Council is considering issuing body cameras to its lollipop staff following a number of “drive-through” incidents and verbal abuse from drivers at school crossings across the borough. Lollipop staff working near schools in Sutton, Worcester Park and Hackbridge have reported incidents. In Hackbridge in the last month there were 80 “drive-through” incidents where drivers […]

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VIDEO: School children, long-time residents help the London borough of Sutton celebrate its 50th birthday

To celebrate 50 years of the London Borough of Sutton, Sutton Council today reveals a video recounting residents’ fond memories of the borough over time. Meanwhile, pupils at Barrow Hedges Primary School in Carshalton were treated to an assembly with the mayor including some special prizes. The six-minute film captures the fond memories of five […]

Sutton to host cycling summit with London Mayor’s cycling commissioner

Sutton Council will hold a cycling summit on 23 July with the Mayor of London’s Cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan as the council looks to improve cycling provision and encourage cycling. The summit will be part of a consultation into Sutton’s draft Cycling Delivery Strategy, which can be accessed here. The summit will be held at Civic Offices and […]

Sutton athletes go for gold at London Youth Games

Sutton athletes go for gold at London Youth Games

Around 150 young Sutton athletes aged between nine and 17 took part in many different sports at the finals weekend of the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games, held at Crystal Palace National Sports on 4 and 5 July. The Sutton athletes joined thousands of other young athletes from all the London boroughs in the annual […]