Archive for December, 2016


A message from Mayor Richard Clifton to the Mayor of Charlotten Wilmersdorf, Berlin

Cllr Richard Clifton, the Mayor of Sutton, has sent the following statement to Bezirksbürgermeister Reinhard Naumann, the Mayor of Charlotten Wilmersdorf, Berlin, following the recent terrorist attack: “I am writing to you as the Mayor of the London Borough of Sutton, recognising the long association between our Borough and Wilmersdorf through town twinning arrangements. I am […]


Top Trading Standards tips to ensure a very merry Christmas

With the winter holidays upon us, Trading Standards have put together some seasonal top tips to help ensure that it will be a truly happy Christmas all round: 1. By law, all goods must be of satisfactory quality, as they were described and fit for their intended purpose.  If not, provided you act quickly, you have the right to your money back […]


Councillor Jill Whitehead’s statement on 2015-16 One Planet Sutton progress

Sutton Council has released its latest One Planet Sutton progress report. The report sets out the progress on the 32 priority targets the council is making to become a One Planet borough by 2025. Sutton has been a One Planet Borough since 2009. Councillor Jill Whitehead, Chair of the Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee at Sutton Council, […]


VIDEO: Sutton Community Farm talk about the Community Awards

We met Sutton Farm manager Charlotte Steel to talk about the Sutton Community Awards and how important they are to those who are nominated!


VIDEO: Can you recycle … Polystyrene?

In the latest instalment of our ‘Everything you always to know about recycling, but were too afraid to ask’ series Cllr Jill Whitehead gives us the lowdown on polystyrene – can it be recycled? Watch the video and get the answer!


Statement on Secombe and Charles Cryer Theatres

Following the recent marketing of the Secombe Centre and Charles Cryer Theatres Sutton Council has received a range of expressions of interest as buildings suitable for community use with commercial leases attached. The marketing of the theatres follows Sutton Theatre Trust, appointed in 2015 to run both venues as theatres, going into administration earlier this […]


Sutton supports the BIG WARM UP shoebox appeal

We are supporting the BIG WARM UP Shoebox Appeal and need your help! The annual appeal is something we can all take part in to help make winter a little warmer for the homeless. Items packed into shoeboxes will be distributed to various shelters, hostels, homeless projects and directly to people on the streets of London […]


Sutton residents can bank on anti-fraud measures

Barclays, HSBC and NatWest have been praised for their vigilance in preventing customers from being tricked out of savings from their accounts. Staff at these branches in Sutton High Street raised concerns when elderly customers came in to make large, out-of-character withdrawals from their accounts. With the customers’ permission, Police and Council Trading Standards officers […]


Parking fraudsters left feeling blue

Sutton’s crackdown on Blue Badge fraudsters continues with seven more drivers convicted at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 29 November. The seven drivers pleaded guilty to using Blue Badges to park in Sutton without the named Badge Holder present. Blue Badges are issued for the sole use of a named individual and are only valid […]


Cold weather affecting green garden waste collections

We’re currently running a little behind with our green garden waste collections due to the cold weather… This video says it all! If you are due a collection that has not yet been made leave your waste out and we will aim to catch up on all collections by the end of this week.