Archive for September, 2016


Sutton praised again for its parks and borough couple still have best front garden in London

Sutton has received a Silver Gilt award for the eighth year in succession for its borough entry into the London in Bloom competition. In the annual London in Bloom awards five council-maintained parks performed particularly well. Beddington Park, Cheam Park & Rec, The Grove Park and Oaks Park all secured Silver Gilt awards in the […]


Sutton Council endorses plans for global cancer research and treatment centre in borough

A global centre for cancer research and treatment based in south London is a step closer to becoming a reality after Sutton councillors endorsed plans for its development in the borough. Sutton Council’s Housing, Economy and Business Committee has approved the Development Framework for The London Cancer Hub, which aims ultimately to become the world’s […]


Sutton heeds the voice of people with Motor Neurone Disease

Sutton Council and Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have adopted the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Charter in support of local people living with this terminal disease and their carers. Sutton Council and Sutton CCG are the first council and CCG in England to sign the charter jointly. The decision to adopt the MND Charter was made […]


Sutton Council’s home care service given Good rating by Care Quality Commission

Sutton Council’s short-term care service to assist residents’ independence in their own homes has been rated Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC inspected the borough’s START (Short Term Assessment and Reablement Team) last month and rated the service Good in all five core areas – Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well-led. The […]


Dig out your bric-a-brac and dust off your old clothes – Jumble Trail is coming to Sutton!

Jumble Trail is coming to Sutton for the first time on Saturday 1 October, with the support of Recycle for London, the South London Waste Partnership and Sutton Council. Residents who live in the Benhilton area are encouraged to clear out their cupboards and set up stall in their front gardens. As the saying goes, […]


Discovery Forest creates new learning and play opportunities for Sutton special needs children

A sensory garden that provides sensory and interactive learning and play opportunities for children and young people with special needs has opened in the London Borough of Sutton. The Discovery Forest is in the grounds of Sherwood Park, a school in Wallington for pupils aged between three and 19 who have Severe Learning Needs (SLD), Profound […]


Sutton residents encouraged to ‘Bin it for Good’ and support local charities

Sutton Council is encouraging residents to play their part in keeping borough streets cleaner – and local charities and good causes will benefit by their doing do. The council is taking part in an anti-littering project that was launched this week in four areas across England. It has joined forces with the environmental charity Keep […]


Sutton Council to present plans for world-leading cancer research and treatment centre in borough

Sutton Council is to present plans for the London Cancer Hub – a proposed new global centre for cancer research and treatment in south London – to borough councillors. The council is seeking approval for the London Cancer Hub Development Framework at the Housing, Economy and Business Committee on Tuesday 27 September. The Development Framework […]


Businesses invited to Sutton careers fair to meet borough’s young people

Businesses and training providers from Sutton and the south-east of England are being invited to sign up for this year’s Sutton Young People’s Careers Fair and meet potential employees. The Fair will be held on Tuesday 29 November at the Pulse Centre in Carshalton College. It will present local businesses with a unique opportunity to […]


Sutton apprentice scoops prestigious accolade

A Sutton Council apprentice has won the prestigious Apprentice of the Year award at the annual London Borough Apprenticeship Awards on Friday 16 September 2016. Ryan Emmerson is a Level 4 business administration apprentice who started his journey with Opportunity Sutton, Sutton Council’s economic development arm, in 2014 after completing his A-Levels. Ryan’s ability and […]