Archive for October, 2015


Sutton Council encourages more local businesses to sign up to innovative mental health project

Sutton Council is encouraging more businesses in the borough to sign up to its innovative Embracing Mental Health Project to help get local people into work and raise awareness about the local employer support networks available to them. The Embracing Mental Health Project has been set up in partnership with Sutton Council’s economic development arm […]


Refugee Network thanks Sutton Council for training grant

The Refugee and Migrants Network Sutton (RMNS) has publicly thanked Sutton Council for its financial assistance in part-funding the training of its advice worker. At the Network’s Annual General Meeting in Trinity Church, Sutton on 21 October the council was thanked for providing grant funding through its Transformation Fund and Community Fund towards the cost of training […]

Westcroft Leisure Centre car park closed for firework parking this year

Westcroft Leisure Centre car park closed for firework parking this year

Sutton residents planning to attend the fireworks display in Carshalton on Saturday 7 November will be unable to use Westcroft Leisure Centre car park this year. The popular leisure centre in Carshalton, which is operated by Everyone Active on behalf of Sutton Council, is hosting a boxing match on the same evening, so its car […]


Shine a light on local history and enjoy Whitehall Museum by candle

Sutton residents have the rare opportunity to enjoy Whitehall Museum in Cheam by candlelight this Friday 30 October. The doors to the Sutton Council-funded museum open at 5.30pm and visitors will be able to enjoy spooky stories, Halloween craft activities, and a kids’ trail complete with ghoulish treats for those brave enough to complete it […]


Sutton library users can have cake and eat it too

Sutton Central Library now offers visitors the chance to get refreshed as they read at a new café in the centre. Gosto Fino’s is a small café run by Joao and his team offering a range of beverages, sandwiches, and tasty snacks for readers to enjoy as they use library services. The café caters for […]

Sutton Trading Standards sees rogue trader landscape gardener jailed for three-and-a-half years

Sutton Trading Standards sees rogue trader landscape gardener jailed for three-and-a-half years

A Trading Standards joint prosecution involving officials from Sutton Council and Surrey Council has seen a self-employed landscape gardener jailed for three-and-a-half years for a series of frauds and grossly overcharging elderly and vulnerable people for his gardening work. Ben Brown, 62, of Cox Lane in Epsom, who trades under the name Greenfingers Gardening, was […]


Sutton residents to have their say on future of borough’s youth services

Sutton Council is holding an eight-week consultation with young people and parents on the future of the borough’s youth and adolescent services. The consultation, from 19 October to 13 December, is on a restructured service and to explore alternative models of delivery in order to save money. The council is proposing to only provide statutory […]


Sutton urges businesses and residents to sign up to new Apprenticeship Hub

Council employs 22 apprentices and is urging businesses to follow suit  Sutton Council has set up a website to connect people looking for a new career with businesses that offer apprenticeship places and on-the-job learning. The Sutton Apprenticeship Hub ( will be fully operational next month, but is currently live for young people to register […]

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Imagine… Poet John Hegley fronts Sutton arts and culture showcase

Saturday 17 October sees the opening of Sutton’s largest arts and culture showcase Imagine Festival, supported by Sutton Council and Arts Council England. Over 30 free events will take place over the course of two weeks across the borough and attractions will include dance, music, spoken word and shadow puppetry performances. The festival opens on […]


Sutton seniors celebrate Silver Sunday in style

Hundreds of older Sutton residents and their relatives have enjoyed a range of borough-wide activities to help mark Silver Sunday on 4 October. More than 100 people attended a Meet and Greet session in Wallington, organised by Cllr Nali Patel, the Older Person’s Champion at Sutton Council. The event at St. Michael’s Church Centre hosted […]