Archive for January, 2017

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Crystal Palace players inspire Sutton pupils to eat healthy and get active!

Bandon Hill Primary School welcomed famous Crystal Palace players and coaches to their school on Tuesday 24 January. The visit came as part of the Healthy Eagles Programme, which is designed to engage with identified children, who find attending school and PE lessons or sports clubs difficult. The programme gives an opportunity to nurture children […]

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Council to consider future of theatre venues

Sutton Council has been seeking expressions of interest for the Charles Cryer Studio Theatre and Secombe Theatre following the closure of the Sutton Theatres Trust.   Five expressions of interest were received for the Charles Cryer Theatre, and one expression of interest was received for both theatres. The bid for both theatres was not considered […]

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New funding announced to improve air quality across London neighbourhoods

The Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) have today announced £1.4m funding for six innovative ‘Neighbourhoods of the Future’, which will combine innovative green technology and other initiatives to tackle London’s air quality emergency directly at a local level. The funding will be matched by £1.1m from the London boroughs involved and Heathrow airport, […]

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Sutton Pupils Run a Daily Mile

A number of borough primary schools are taking part in the Daily Mile initiative, to help improve health and fitness in school children.. The Daily Mile is a tried and tested Scottish Programme in which every school child walks or runs a mile a day.  It has been shown to dramatically improve both healthy weight […]

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£1 million ‘trailblazer’ grant for Sutton, Kingston and Merton councils to radically rethink homeless prevention

Sutton, Kingston and Merton councils have teamed up to secure £1 million in government funding to help households avoid crisis and prevent people from becoming homeless. The three local authorities have applied under a new government scheme to become ‘homelessness prevention trailblazers’, committing to go further and faster with housing reform and to support more […]

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Mayor praises cadets following competition success

The Mayor of Sutton, Councillor Richard Clifton, entertained Sutton cadets at a reception in the Mayor’s Parlour to celebrate their success in prestigious national trophies. The Army and Combined Cadet Force cadets, Sea Cadets, and Police Cadets were in attendance on Thursday 12 January. The Elworthy Trophy is competed for annually by military cadet groups. […]

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Sutton 2031: Draft Local Plan published

The Local Plan is a key planning document that sets out the vision for the development of the borough up to 2031. It focuses on the key issues that Sutton faces, and identifies development needs and the strategy and opportunities for addressing them. It provides detailed policies against which the Council will determine planning applications for […]

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Sutton local groups benefit from Community Fund

Eleven local groups will share over £45,000 from the latest round of Sutton Community Fund grants to help them provide services and activities for residents of Sutton into 2017 and beyond. The Community Fund programme, financed by Sutton Council and administered by the Sutton Centre for the Voluntary Sector (Sutton CVS), supports projects that benefit […]

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2017 off to a flying start as Sutton comes fourth in New Year’s Day Parade

Sutton has come fourth in the annual London New Year’s Day Parade, which took place on Sunday 1 January. The Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Richard Clifton, said: “I had a fantastic day at the London New Year’s Day Parade on Sunday 1 January. Each and every float was very impressive, and it was clear that […]