Archive for February, 2016

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Council to keep 11 children’s centres sites open after extensive consultation

• Three children’s centres to close as part of restructure to save funds Sutton Council is to adopt a new borough-wide model for children’s centre delivery, with six Hubs, four Access Points and one Child Development Centre/Access Point. (For explanation see below.) Only three of Sutton’s 14 children’s centres will close at the end of […]

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Sutton to reduce youth service provision following cuts to council funding

Sutton Council is to discontinue open access youth and adolescent services in the borough from this June, and develop new ways to provide targeted services for vulnerable young people. On Thursday, the council’s Children, Family and Education Committee (CFE Committee) approved the changes with a view to providing annual savings of £667,000 from the budget […]

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Sutton salutes its borough heroes

Sutton borough’s local heroes found themselves in the spotlight last night when the winners of the 2015 Sutton Community Awards were announced at a ceremony in the Civic Offices. The outstanding residents who make the borough a better place to live and work have been named as: Tracey Collins, winner of the Safer Borough Award Teresa […]

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Parking badge fraudsters left feeling blue

Sutton Council’s crackdown on Blue Badge fraud continues with four more drivers convicted at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 23 February and ordered to pay a grand total of £1,330 in fines, costs and victim surcharges. The drivers – two men and two women – admitted misusing a Blue Badge which belonged to a relative […]

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Sutton 2031 – Your chance to plan our future

Sutton Council has launched a major consultation into the development and growth of the borough over the next 15 years. Sutton 2031 asks people to help shape a new Local Plan, the document that provides the planning framework for future development. Between 18 February and 8 April, local people are encouraged to give their views […]

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Sutton Council and the Police work with businesses to stop underage sales in borough

Met Police and Sutton Council officers are working closely with businesses across the borough to stop sales of age-restricted products to children. The message to retailers is ‘No ID – No Sale’ and ‘Challenge 25’ which requires retailers to challenge customers who appear to be aged under 25 to provide photo ID to prove they […]

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Care Act consultation closes on Sunday 21 February – be sure you have your say

Sutton Council’s consultation into changes to adult social care required to by the Care Act 2014 will close on Sunday 21 February. Changes to the Care Act enacted by central government have introduced options to the way in which people are financially assessed and supported. The changes are most likely to affect those living in […]

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Sutton residents taking part in Love Food Hate Waste sessions reduce food waste by 70 per cent

More free sessions available for the public to enrol Six Sutton residents have reduced their food waste by more than 70 per cent after taking part in a series of Love Food Hate Waste activity sessions. Before the sessions, Sutton Council encouraged residents to complete a seven-day diary detailing how much food they disposed of during […]

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Look for rating stickers when eating out in Sutton this half-term and beyond

Sutton Council is advising residents to look out for the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) when eating out with family or friends at restaurants in the borough this half-term. Diners should look out for the green-and-black food hygiene rating stickers displayed on windows and doors. Checking the food hygiene rating will give residents peace of mind as […]

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Sutton Council to install second zebra crossing at Hackbridge

Sutton Council will install a second zebra crossing in Hackbridge following a consultation into design options for new crossings. The crossings are being put in following the results of the independent Road Safety Audit and the Accessibility Audit commissioned by the council into the Greater London Authority funded Heart of Hackbridge scheme which was completed […]