Archive for July, 2016

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Chris Williams elected as councillor for Carshalton Central

Chris Williams of the Liberal Democrats has been elected as the councillor for the Carshalton Central ward following yesterday’s by-election (Thursday 28 July). Niall Bolger, Chief Executive of Sutton Council and Returning Officer, said: “I would like to thank all the candidates and our staff for their contribution to a successful by-election.” The full results […]

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Sutton in Bloom 2016 winners and runners-up announced

The winners and runners-up of this year’s Sutton in Bloom competition have received their awards from Deputy Mayor Cllr Nali Patel at a ceremony at Woodcote Garden Centre in Wallington. The best of the entries will represent the borough at the prestigious London in Bloom competition whose expert judges were present at the awards ceremony on Thursday […]

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Carshalton Central by-election to take place on Thursday 28 July

A by-election for the Carshalton Central ward will take place this Thursday, 28 July, following the resignation last month by Alan Salter. The full list of candidates for the by-election is as follows: Ashley Dickenson, Christian People’s Alliance Sarah Gwynn, Labour Ross Hemingway, Green Bill Main-Ian, UK Independence Party Melissa Pearce, Conservative Chris Williams, Liberal Democrats […]

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Appeal for return of Somme sculptures after theft from Honeywood Museum

A local sculptor is appealing for the return of two sculptures stolen from an art installation exhibit commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. The two lead sculptures of a bullet and a bomb were stolen from the Honeywood Museum in Carshalton last week. They were part of an art installation entitled Ballistic […]

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Sutton Trading Standards and Sutton Police seize counterfeit goods at car boot sale

A joint operation by Sutton Council Trading Standards officers and Sutton Police has resulted in a large quantity of counterfeit goods being seized from stallholders at a car boot sale in the borough. The goods removed included bags and jewellery purporting to come from such famous brands as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and Chanel, as […]

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Sutton’s Blue Badge misuse crackdown continues with three more prosecutions

Sutton’s crackdown on Blue Badge fraudsters continues with three more drivers convicted at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 12 July. The three men had parked in disabled bays in Lodge Place, off Sutton High Street, without the named Badge Holder being present. Blue Badges are issued for the sole use of a named individual and are […]

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Borough pupil urges Sutton residents and businesses to save energy and save the planet

A poster designed by Sutton school pupil Amaasha Silva is to be used to promote energy conservation across the borough. Amaasha, age 11, a Year 6 pupil at Stanley Park Junior School, was the overall winner of an art competition that saw entries from 264 pupils from across 10 Sutton borough schools. The competition was […]

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Sutton Council’s new company, Encompass LATC Ltd, starts business

Sutton Council has transferred its housing advice, homelessness, support brokerage and Shared Lives services into its first wholly-owned local authority trading company (or LATC), Encompass LATC Ltd. The company’s name conveys its holistic approach to assisting residents to resolve their housing or support needs.  Its staff will ensure that residents have access to services that support […]

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Clean Streets Sutton campaign cleans up at UK Public Sector Communications Awards

Sutton Council’s Clean Streets Sutton anti-litter campaign has won the Community Relations Campaign of the Year at the UK Public Sector Communications Awards 2016. The UK Public Sector Communications Awards celebrate and reward excellent communication strategies and campaigns, teams and individuals in local and national government, emergency services and not-for-profit bodies from across the UK. […]

Sutton Council secures £3m Lottery grant to restore and improve Beddington Park

Sutton Council secures £3m Lottery grant to restore and improve Beddington Park

Beddington Park is to be extensively restored to make it even more welcoming to residents and borough visitors alike after Sutton Council secured a grant of just over £3m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund. After four years of planning and development Sutton Council has successfully been granted £3,009,400 from the […]