Archive for November, 2015

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Still time for Sutton residents to have their say on future of library services

Sutton Council is reminding residents they can still take part in the public consultation on the future of the borough’s library service. Around 2,200 people already have voiced their opinions in the 12-week consultation, which runs until Wednesday 16 December 2015. A public meeting at Sutton Central Library on Saturday 14 November saw residents discuss […]

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Holidays are coming to Sutton

Residents have a range of events to choose from to help them get the festive season underway. Cheam marks the start of the holiday season on Friday 4 December. The annual Cheam Village Late Night Christmas Shopping event, run by Cheam Traders with the support of Sutton Council, starts at 5.30pm. The theme for this year is […]

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Sutton Council recycling roadshows spread green message to residents

Sutton residents can learn how to save money and waste less at a series of roadshows taking place across the borough during the build-up to Christmas. The roadshows feature expert recycling advisers who will be on hand to offer a range of great advice about increasing your recycling efficiency, saving money, and saving the environment […]

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Sutton Council launches its low-carbon energy company for South London

A Barratt Homes CGI of how the proposed Felnex development could look is available here Sutton Council is launching its own energy supply company that will use waste heat to provide low-carbon energy to thousands of homes and businesses across south London. The  is calling on developers in Sutton, Merton and Croydon to join the […]

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Sutton Council encourages residents to increase HIV testing

Sutton Council is encouraging more borough residents to get tested for HIV, as part of National HIV Testing Week, which runs until 27 November. The campaign is aimed mainly at high-risk groups such as men who have sex with men (MSM) and black African communities, although everyone who is sexually active is encouraged to get […]

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Chemical explosion exercise brings out the best of borough’s emergency services

The borough’s emergency procedures were tested to the extreme in a simulated terrorist attack on Wednesday 18 November. By pure chance the Sutton emergency response exercise, which had been planned for several months, came just five days after the terrorist attacks in Paris. The Sutton scenario was a huge explosion outside a busy train station […]

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Sutton Council’s Community Fund supports nine local community organisations

Nine voluntary community organisations in Sutton have been awarded a share of just under £58,000 from Sutton Council’s Community Fund. The Fund panel has awarded £57,889 in total to nine projects in this round. They are: Clockhouse Community Association (£6,500) Community Drugs Service (CDS) South London (£10,000) Gary Mason Rhythmical Empowerment Charitable Foundation (£5,000) Jigsaw4U (£5,091) Soldiers, […]

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Sutton Council and CCG advise people to be self-care aware

Sutton Council and the NHS Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are advising people in the borough how to look after themselves and know what’s available in the borough to help them look after their health. The council and CCG are supporting this year’s Self-Care Week 2015, which is being run by the Self-Care Forum. The week’s theme is Self-Care for […]

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Sutton Council to install zebra crossing in Hackbridge and consult with residents on other crossing sites

Sutton Council is to start work on a zebra crossing on Hackbridge Road and is asking Hackbridge residents about other road crossings at key areas in the town centre. The zebra crossing at 1 Hackbridge Road will replace the current informal crossing point near Hackbridge Primary School and will be installed in December. The council […]

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Blossoming Rose street market set to bloom in Rosehill next year following successful crowd-funding campaign

The Blossoming Rose street market is returning to Rosehill in February after a crowd-funding campaign to re-establish the once-popular traders’ market successfully raised the £25,000 needed to bring it back to life, thanks in part to work by Opportunity Sutton, the economic arm of Sutton Council. The street market will return on Wednesday 10 February 2016 […]