Archive for March, 2016

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Residents agree with Sutton Council over its implementation of Care Act

Most Sutton residents taking part in a consultation about the future of care services in the borough broadly agree with Sutton Council’s approach toward implementing the Care Act 2014. Sutton Council has discretion about how it implements some areas of the Act, and it consulted about these areas with the public and users of adult […]

We have a different take on whoÕs the most popular superhero with the UK public Ð Batman or Superman? See photos attached. These Ballot Bins are the first product launched from the new social enterprise from Hubbub, aiming to reduce the amount of litter on our streets with a fun way to dispose of cigarette butts. Sutton are the first council to install the bins in the UK. Litter costs us £850 million a year in clean up costs.
March 22nd 2016.

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Clean Streets Sutton anti-litter campaign launched to ‘Put Waste in its Place’

Sutton has introduced a mix of novel ways to encourage High Street visitors who litter to change their behaviour. They are part of Sutton Council’s Clean Streets Sutton campaign which launched last week with a business pledge in which traders signed up to commitments to reduce waste, keep their businesses tidy and work with the […]

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Borough businesses to take Clean Streets Sutton pledge

Local businesses are being urged to sign up to a new campaign to help keep Sutton’s streets clean and tidy. Sutton Council has just launched a voluntary Clean Streets Sutton business pledge in which businesses can commit to taking a number of simple, easy steps to keep their premises clean and work with the council […]

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Sutton Council opposes proposals to close borough railway ticket offices

Sutton Council has voiced its strong opposition to Govia Thameslink’s proposed closure of ticket offices at Sutton, Wallington, Carshalton and Carshalton Beeches railway stations. Govia Thameslink Railway, a train operating company that operates the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail franchise, is instead proposing to bring staff out into the concourse to sell tickets from […]

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Sutton Council and Police continue to crackdown on scourge of blue badge fraud

Sutton Council continued its crackdown on disabled badge cheats when two more drivers were convicted at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 8 March after pleading guilty to misusing their Blue Badges. Miss Mandah Aidara, aged 35, had parked a Ford vehicle on a single yellow line in Benhill Avenue, Sutton, and displayed a Blue Badge […]

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Breakfast toasts Fairtrade suppliers

The Mayor of Sutton Cllr Muhammad Sadiq and Deputy Leader of the Council & Fairtrade Champion Cllr Simon Wales were among those treated to a Fairtrade breakfast on Saturday 5 March in the Oasis Café, Trinity Church. The event showcased the benefits of Sutton’s status as a Fairtrade borough that supports fair pay, working conditions, […]

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Volunteers needed for Sutton’s new ALPS information and advice service

The new ALPS (Advice Link in Partnership with Sutton) service is seeking more volunteers to assist with its new Information and Advice service. The service, which starts in April, is being led by Sutton Citizens Advice Bureaux (SBCABx) and supported by organisations from the Sutton Together consortium including Age UK Sutton and Sutton Carers Centre. The borough’s […]

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Sutton Apprenticeship Hub brings businesses and people together

A teenage Sutton apprentice and her boss are urging people to sign up to Sutton’s Apprenticeship Hub as part of National Apprenticeship Week (14-18 March). This week staff promoting the Sutton Apprenticeship Hub, set up by Sutton Council, will be in the High Street speaking to 16 to 24 year olds about becoming apprentices. The […]

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Carshalton woman fined for blue badge misuse

A 38-year-old woman has been ordered to pay a total of £1,150 after being found guilty of misusing a Blue Badge. Miss Mary Brien, of Courtney Crescent, Carshalton, was caught in a joint Met Police and Sutton Council operation. Officers found a Toyota vehicle parked in a permit holder’s bay in Hill Road outside the […]

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Sutton’s council tax set to rise

Sutton Council is to put up council tax because of unprecedented cuts to its funding by central government and increasing demand for services for vulnerable people. The increase includes the Government’s 2 per cent precept to contribute to the extra costs of adult care for the elderly and a 1.99 per cent rise for general purposes for […]