Archive for September, 2015

Sutton & District Athletic Club with world record holder Diana Norman

David Weir Leisure Centre hosts new pentathlon world record

Sutton saw a world record in the V40 pentathlon achieved at the Surrey Track & Field Championships last week at the David Weir Leisure Centre. Competitor Diana Norman set the new world record in the V40 pentathlon category for athletes between 40 and 44 years of age at the Middleton Road venue. She achieved a […]

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Sutton Council welcomes new plastic bag charge

From 5 October 2015 large businesses will charge shoppers 5p for each single-use plastic bag they use. The change to the law aims to achieve a significant reduction in the use of plastic bags by as much as 80% in supermarkets and 50% in the high street. The changes affect only large businesses with over […]

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Join our online community and help shape Sutton

Sutton Council has launched an innovative online community and is calling on residents to sign up and help shape public campaigns. Called My Sutton, the website provides residents with a platform to discuss borough issues such as barriers to recycling, regular exercise or fostering and adoption, or what could help more parents access free childcare. […]

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Crowd-funding appeal nears target to resurrect Rosehill Traders Market

A crowd-funding project to re-establish the once-popular traders’ market in Rosehill has raised over four-fifths of its financial goal of £25,000 and has three weeks to raise the final £4,500 from borough residents. Opportunity Sutton, Sutton Council’s economic arm, is assisting the Rosehill Traders Association with the borough’s first-ever community-led funding application via the Spacehive […]

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Council helps pensioner to regain her life savings after being grossly overcharged by Dorking gardener

Sutton Council has helped an elderly resident to get back her life savings after being grossly overcharged by a gardener for cleaning her garden. Nicholas Neill of Betchetts Green Road, Dorking, had charged a vulnerable 79-year-old pensioner £20,000 for three days of gardening work he undertook at her property in August 2013. He was working […]

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Have your say on the future of Sutton’s library service

Sutton Council is launching a public consultation on the future of the borough’s library service. The 12-week consultation will run from 23 September to 16 December 2015 through the council’s Sutton’s Future campaign – launched last year to involve residents in helping to make savings due to unprecedented government cuts. It will include an online […]

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Refugee Crisis Update

Sutton Council is ready to help with the refugee crisis. We are working with partners including charities and volunteer groups, the London Mayor and the Government to offer support. Sutton residents wanting to offer their support should contact The Refugee and Migrant Network Sutton which has agreed to coordinate offers of help and to signpost […]

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Sutton Council and TfL work with Sutton Seniors’ Forum to improve bus access

Sutton Seniors’ Forum’s campaign to improve accessibility to bus travel for the elderly and people with disabilities in the borough of Sutton has resulted in modifications to the S4 service between Roundshaw and St. Helier. The campaign, which had the support of Sutton Council, has led to Transport for London widening access on the bus […]

Belmont best site for new school

Today, the political administration of Sutton Council notified the Education Funding Agency and Greenshaw Learning Trust that it does not support the development of a new secondary school within Rosehill Park. The Education Funding Agency (EFA), which is responsible for funding the development of free schools, asked the council to put forward possible sites for […]

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Sutton Council discusses digital future with Australian counterparts

An Australian local authority visited Sutton last week to find out how Sutton Council is using digital technology to improve the experiences of residents. Representatives from Boroondara, in the State of Victoria, including their Mayor Cllr Coral Ross and Project Sponsor Deb Ganderton met with the Leader of Sutton Council Ruth Dombey and the Mayor […]