Archive for October, 2016

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South London Legal Partnership up for three national awards

The South London Legal Partnership (SLLP), made up of Sutton, Merton, Richmond and Kingston councils, is up for three industry awards. The SLLP team has been shortlisted for a UK IT Industry Award in the UK Innovation and Entrepreneurship category for creating digital courtrooms – paperless courtrooms that could lead to savings of more than […]

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Ruth Dombey: South West London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) statement

Councillor Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council and South London Partnership Health Lead, said: “The South West London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) has been developed by a wide range of NHS partners across the area and there has been some strategic engagement by them with the public and other interested bodies. Boroughs have been […]

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Sutton hosts sustainable cities summit and calls for more innovation

Cities need to innovate faster and learn from each other in order to deal with the very real economic, social and environmental challenges ahead, delegates at a sustainability summit have been told. More than 100 representatives from local authorities and sustainability organisations across the UK and Europe attended the Energising the Sustainable Economy in Cities […]

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Halloween half-term fun at the Sutton Ecology Centre

The Halloween half-term is set to be a fun-filled break from school for little monsters in Sutton with a great range of events taking place at the Sutton Ecology Centre. The popular Carshalton venue will host two special Halloween Trail events on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 October based around the celebrated children’s book The BFG […]

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Sutton Council advises residents to save with credit union not turn to loan sharks

Sutton Council is encouraging residents needing a short-term financial loan to tide them through Christmas to turn to their local credit union instead of loan sharks and “payday-style” cash loans. On National Credit Union Day (Thursday 20 October) Sutton Trading Standards strongly recommends that someone needing to take out a loan should join a credit […]

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Doorstep callers thwarted after attempt to con resident out of £6,000 for building repairs

Sutton residents are being encouraged to be very wary of doorstep callers offering to do building repairs to their home. The advice comes from Sutton Council’s Trading Standards team after an incident when two men called at the home of a West Sutton resident, claiming to be a surveyor and a builder. The men told […]

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Sutton’s shopper shuttle is up for a National Business Award

The Sutton shopper shuttle service has been shortlisted for the 2016 national Business Improvement Districts (BID) Awards, which celebrates projects that improve commercial areas and high streets in Britain. The nomination is in the Small Location – Place Management category and the free-to-use shuttle service is up against two other BIDs. The shuttle service, which […]

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Sutton Council invites organisations to submit offers to rent borough theatres

Sutton Council is inviting local organisations that have expressed an interest in renting the Secombe and Charles Cryer theatres to submit formal offers. The request follows the recent financial collapse of Sutton Theatres Trust, the private company that took over the running of both theatres last year. A Sutton Council spokesperson said: “Sutton Theatres Trust […]

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Sutton Council welcomes construction training in borough

Sutton Council has welcomed Sutton and District Training’s decision to provide construction training courses for young people and adults in the borough. Twenty adult learners aged 19 and over have signed up for the first part-time training course in construction multi-skills, which focuses on skills needed by local contractors. The students are learning painting, decorating and carpentry […]

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Sutton’s Stars Shine at SHP anniversary event

Last week residents of Sutton came together to celebrate recognition for community champions and unsung heroes, who go above and beyond to make a real difference in their neighbourhoods. The Sutton’s Stars Awards was the first of its kind held by Sutton Housing Partnership (SHP). Over the last few weeks SHP has been looking for […]