Archive for December, 2015

Sutton Trading Standards tells residents to delete hoax parcel delivery telephone email

Sutton Council Trading Standards is warning residents to beware of a hoax parcel delivery scam that is doing the rounds again. A chain email is circulating about an 09 number that was shut down in December 2005 by PhonepayPlus, the regulatory body for UK premium-rate services. The number was originally part of a postal scam where […]

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Early-bird discount for Sutton residents who pay now for green garden waste collections for 2016

Sutton residents can now pay for garden waste collections for 2016 and save money on next year’s service by receiving an early bird discount. The early bird discount offer runs until 31 January 2016, with £10 off the cost of the garden waste collection service until that date. The charges for garden waste collections for […]

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Sutton and Kingston Councils share more services

A new Human Resources service, to kick off in the spring, is the most recent addition to the collection of services shared by Sutton and Kingston Councils. In recent years, Sutton and Kingston have been at the forefront of the shared service approach to reduce overheads and relieve the pressure of cuts to frontline services. […]

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Ninety Sutton residents take pledge to reduce food waste

Ninety Sutton residents made public pledges to reduce their household food waste on Friday 18 December at a Love Food Hate Waste event offering advice on ways to reduce food waste and save money. Pledges were made by attaching cards to two large display freezers at the event on the High Street. London Borough of Sutton […]

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Council’s innovative approach to budget cuts sees increase in resident satisfaction

Almost 8 in 10 people feel Sutton Council is doing a good job and 9 in 10 are satisfied with their local area as a place to live, an independent borough-wide survey has found. The data comes from an independent biennial survey commissioned by the council to analyse public perception of the borough. This year […]

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Sutton Council Trading Standards and Police approach borough currency exchanges to combat cash cons

Police and Sutton Council Trading Standards have launched an initiative to encourage staff at currency exchanges to join with banks, building societies and Post Offices in the borough to help stop elderly and vulnerable people being conned by doorstep tricksters and unscrupulous traders. Sgt Simon Alexander and Sutton Council Trading Standards Officer Brian Cox have […]

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Sutton crackdown sees three more convictions for Blue Badge fraud

Sutton Council’s crackdown on Blue Badge fraudsters continues with another three drivers convicted under Section 1 of the Fraud Act. They were all summonsed to appear at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 8 December. Ms Faye Anderson, aged 34, of Gloucester Gardens, Sutton, pleaded guilty to misusing her grandmother’s Blue Badge in a marked disabled […]

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Holiday recycling collections in Sutton

Sutton Council will be making refuse and recycling collections over the Christmas holidays – but advise residents to be aware of revised collection times. Refuse and recycling collections on Friday 25 or Saturday 26 December will now take place on Monday 28 and Wednesday 30 December respectively*. Collections on Monday 28, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 30 […]

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Watch out for unsafe “hoverboards” this Christmas, Sutton residents told

Sutton Council Trading Standards is warning residents to be vigilant if buying a hoverboard, apparently the “must have” gift this Christmas, due to a number of electrical and fire safety concerns. More than 15,000 of the self-balancing scooters have been seized by trading standards officers at ports and airports around the UK since 15 October […]

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Diners urged to check food hygiene ratings before eating out over Christmas

Sutton Council and the Food Standards Agency are encouraging residents to check the hygiene rating of dining establishments and restaurants before choosing where to eat. Sutton has a great range of restaurants and eateries to enjoy, but diners can be doubly sure they have made the right choice by checking the Food Standards Agency’s website […]