Archive for April, 2016


Sutton Council urges parents to vaccinate their children against measles due to outbreak in London

Sutton Council is urging residents to ensure that they and their children have been vaccinated against measles. London has seen more than 60 cases of measles in the last two months in a period when there would usually be fewer than 10. With 48 of these cases in people aged 15 or over, Public Health England […]


Sutton library assistant retires after 50 years of service to borough

A Sutton library assistant is retiring at the end of this month following 50 years of unstinting service to the borough. Richard Radford, 70, is retiring on 29 April, just over 50 years since starting work for the borough’s library service. Born at St Helier Hospital in 1945, Richard has lived in Sutton all of […]


Sutton creatives recognised at annual Cultural Awards

Sutton residents who have contributed to the cultural life of the borough have been honoured at a special awards ceremony in Carshalton. The Mayor of Sutton, Muhammad Sadiq, awarded the deserving winners with prizes and gift certificates at the Sutton Cultural Awards 2016 at Honeywood Museum on Wednesday 20 April. Cllr Jill Whitehead, Chair of […]


Woodland walk to put a spring in your step

Sutton residents have the opportunity to enjoy an early-morning spring birdsong chorus on Sunday 1 May at Queen Mary’s Woodland, Carshalton. The event, run by Sutton Council’s Biodiversity Team, begins at 5am and costs £5 per person for the unique chance to learn about bird calls from the experts. Attendees will also be able to […]


Honeywood Museum and Age UK team up to offer activities for older residents

Sutton Council’s Honeywood Museum in Carshalton is working with Age UK Sutton to provide a range of activities, events, and a valuable support network for isolated elder residents. The events are the latest in a range of collaborations between Sutton Council and Age UK, who run a range of social activities and exercise classes for […]


Sutton Council mail scam warning as pensioner, 90, is conned out of £60,000

Sutton Council has issued a warning to borough residents about the dangers of mail scams after coming across a 90-year-old woman who has been conned out of £60,000 by unscrupulous people over the past decade. The pensioner, who received and responded to thousands of unsolicited letters and phone calls from the UK, France, The Netherlands, Canada […]

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All Sutton children offered primary school place despite increased demand

All Sutton residents have been offered a primary school place for their child, with more than 95 per cent being offered one of their preferred schools, despite there being more applications than last year. Parents in the borough have been told which primary schools have made offers of places for their children for the September […]


Pop-Up Sutton market introduces borough entrepreneurs to shoppers

The first-ever Pop-Up Sutton market to give entrepreneurs a foot on the business ladder has taken place in Sutton town centre. The market, at the north end of Sutton High Street on 9 and 10 April, showcased 12 new borough businesses ranging from natural cosmetics and jewellery to handmade skirts and heated slippers. The Pop-Up market has been developed by […]


Sutton residents advised to be wary of doorstep builders

Police are advising residents to be wary of builders whose sales technique involves climbing up a ladder to inspect their roof – while ignoring pleas by the householder not to carry out any work. The police advice follows two incidents targeting two elderly male residents in Sutton on Tuesday 5 April. On both occasions the […]

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Circling activity draws attention to chewing gum scourge on Sutton High Street

More than 600 pieces of trodden-in chewing gum in Sutton High Street were encircled by coloured chalk at the weekend to show people the scale of the problem facing Sutton. The chalk marks were made by Sutton Council staff and volunteers on a segment of Sutton High Street on Saturday 9 April. The exercise was part of Sutton […]