Archive for August, 2016

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Sutton GCSE students celebrate another year of outstanding results

Sutton Council is congratulating pupils, staff and governors in schools across the borough on their outstanding GCSE results. This year 83.7 per cent of pupils across Sutton achieved five or more GCSEs. This is up slightly from 2015, when the figure was 83.5 per cent. The proportion of Sutton students scoring five or more A*-C […]

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Back of the net! Charities score funding boost thanks to Sutton Police

Off-duty police officers took part in a nail-biting final to a charity soccer tournament during the hottest day of the year to raise money to help people with dementia. The finalists from Sutton’s 999 B Relief response team and community officers from Sutton South and Worcester Park Safer Neighbourhoods Teams were playing at Goals, London […]

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Sutton students celebrate their tremendous A-Level achievement

Sutton Council is congratulating pupils and staff in schools across the borough as they celebrate this year’s outstanding A-level results. Sutton schools have maintained their high performance in the examinations, with results consistently above the UK average. The proportion of students across the borough achieving the highest A-level A* and B grades is 65.5 per […]

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Enjoy golden memories of Sutton on the silver screen

On Thursday 18 August Sutton residents have a unique opportunity to enjoy seeing rare archive footage and home movies of the borough from the last century. Inspired by the travelling cinemas that used to rove the country during the 1920s, the Film London KinoVan will be on Sutton High Street from 4.30pm until 6.30pm showing […]

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Travel back in time at the Europa Gallery this summer

Sutton residents are invited to take a trip into the past by visiting the Europa Gallery in the borough’s Central Library this summer. The gallery is hosting The Past on Glass exhibition from now until Sunday 28 August. The Sutton Archives exhibition, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, tells the story of local photographer David […]

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Explore Beddington Farmlands with guided tours

Local people are being offered the opportunity to have a sneak preview of how the 97 hectare Beddington Farmlands is being transformed from an active landfill site into one of London’s most important wildlife conservation areas. Viridor, who operate the site, has teamed up with the Beddington Farmland Bird Group and MKA Ecology to provide guided tours over two […]

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Sutton Council secures £95,000 Lottery grant to conserve thousands of Edwardian photographic negatives

Thousands of photographic glass-plate negatives of Edwardian women from the early 1900s are to be conserved after Sutton Council secured a grant of £95,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Thanks to National Lottery players, the final tranche of more than 10,000 images of Edwardian women will be cleaned, digitised, researched, catalogued and made available for […]

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Sutton residents warned to beware of mail scams this summer

Sutton Council is warning borough residents to be careful and not to become the victim of mail scams. The warning was made by Trading Standards officers from Kingston and Sutton Shared Environment Service after the National Trading Standards Scams Team (NTS Scams Team) prevented almost 750,000 pieces of scam mail from entering the UK postal […]

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Cheam Park pavilion reopens following extensive refurbishment work by Sutton Council

The sports pavilion at Cheam Park has reopened after extensive refurbishment work, three years after being damaged in a fire. The fire in May 2013 caused considerable damage to the pavilion’s western side, including the roof, ceilings, changing rooms, showers, water tank and floor. Before the fire the pavilion was a popular facility, serving the […]

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New Sutton waste service will see weekly food collection and more recycling

Sutton Council has approved plans to outsource waste collection and street cleaning services from next year that will see borough households have a new weekly food waste collection service and almost double the amount of recycling capacity. The plans to outsource services have been developed by the four boroughs in the South London Waste Partnership – […]