Archive for May, 2016

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Dr. Bike is back in the saddle for summer 2016

Popular pedalling practitioner Dr. Bike returns to various locations across Sutton in a chain of events over summer 2016. The Dr. Bike sessions are a chance for residents to get free safety advice and security marking to keep their bikes safe from theft. The police will also be at the events to help support the […]

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Sutton expands dementia care service after improved quality of care and support for families and carers

Sutton’s specialist dementia nursing service has been expanded after it was found to improve care for people with dementia and provide increased support for carers. The Admiral Nurse Service, which is co-funded by Sutton Council and NHS Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), has increased the number of its specialist nurses who support local families living […]

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Abuse of Sutton parking warden leads to public order offence fine

A 29-year-old man who threatened to punch a female parking warden on the nose after she had just issued him with a ticket was found guilty of a public order offence at Croydon Magistrates Court on  Monday 23 May. The Court heard that Danny Bence, aged 29, of Oxford Road, Wallington, had been issued with […]

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New Mayor of Sutton appeals for support for his chosen charities

Cllr Richard Clifton has been appointed the new Mayor of Sutton. A Councillor for Sutton South since 2010 and Chair of the council’s Planning Committee for the past two years, Richard was elected at the Full Council meeting in the Europa Gallery at Sutton Civic Offices last night (Monday 23 May). A retired senior civil servant […]

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Sutton Council’s Maria Kampioti wins prestigious recycling award

Sutton Council’s Waste and Recycling Advisor Team Leader Maria Kampioti has won the Let’s Recycle Local Authority Recycling Champion award. The annual Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management are designed to reward innovation, dedication, and success within the recycling and waste industries. This year’s awards took place in London’s Landmark Hotel on Thursday […]

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Clean Streets Sutton makes neat progress

Over 100 businesses and organisations have signed up to Sutton Council’s Clean Streets Sutton business pledge in just two months. There have been 109 signatures to the pledge, which lays out some simple steps that can be taken to reduce litter around shop fronts and business premises. These may include reducing packaging, installing new bins, or […]

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Sutton is first UK borough to run mental health awareness scheme for pubs and clubs

Eighteen pubs and clubs across Sutton have signed up to an innovative project to promote mental health awareness among their staff. The pilot scheme, which is the first of its kind in the UK, is part of Sutton Council’s Our Place – Embracing Mental Health Project, which has been funded by Jobcentre Plus through the […]

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If you go down to the woods today, watch out for oak processionary moths, advises Sutton Council

Sutton residents are being advised by Sutton Council to be on the lookout for oak processionary moth caterpillars when visiting the borough’s parks this spring as the moths can cause an allergic reaction. The oak processionary moth (Thaumetopoein processionea) is a pest that was recently identified in the Worcester Park area in the west of […]

Sutton London Mini Marathon Runners 2016

School athletes run for Sutton in London Mini-Marathon

Thirty-six borough athletes aged 11 to 17 represented Sutton at the Virgin Money Giving Mini-London Marathon last month. On Sunday 24 April the Sutton runners competed against runners from all other 32 London boroughs and ran the last five km (three miles) of the famous London Marathon course from Blackfriars then along the Thames to the Marathon’s […]

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Fair chance of fun in Cheam this weekend

Sutton Council’s recycling roadshow and Pop-Up Whitehall will be at Cheam Charter Fair on Saturday 14 May. Attendees will be able to browse stalls containing local goods & produce and enjoy a variety of entertainments and demonstrations. Pop-Up Whitehall is a chance for the public to learn about the renovations taking place at the popular […]