Archive for February, 2017


Defibrilator gives cardiac arrest victims fighting chance of survival

Worcester Park is to become a community of lifesavers after it has been fitted with a Defibrillator that can be used by the public and has been awarded a training kit by the British Heart Foundation. A defibrillator is a portable device that can be used by a member of the public to help restart […]


Leader of Sutton Council Ruth Dombey’s letter to Chris Grayling MP on Hackbridge bridges demolition

The Leader of Sutton Council Ruth Dombey corresponded with Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, about the proposed demolition of two bridges in Hackbridge. You can see a copy of her letter here. Dear Secretary of State, I am writing to you to ask for your urgent help with regard to the future […]


Leader of Sutton Council Ruth Dombey’s letter to The Guardian on secondary school funding

The Leader of Sutton Council Ruth Dombey has written to The Guardian newspaper in response to this article on secondary school funding in Sutton. Dear editor, Last week Sutton Council made headlines in your paper after local schools wrote to me about reductions in their funding. Sutton Council has the challenging task of working with […]


Sutton Council to attend MIPIM for first time in 2017

Sutton Council is to attend the international property investment conference MIPIM for the first time. MIPIM (Le marché international des professionnels de l’immobilier) is an annual event that takes place in Cannes, France. It draws together the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry. Between March 14 – 17 council officers […]


Sutton is ‘uncompromising in its focus on improving quality of frontline social work’ according to Ofsted

In November 2016 Ofsted inspectors carried out a four week inspection of services provided by Sutton Council to children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers. It has been announced today (Monday 13 February) that the provision of children’s services has been rated as ‘Good.’ The full report can be […]

VIDEO – Councillor Jill Whitehead’s statement on idverde contract

“I’m Councillor Jill Whitehead and I am Chair of the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee in Sutton. “I am here to talk to you at the Wrythe Recreation Ground in Carshalton. About our new contract service with idverde. “This is a joint service with the London Borough of Merton. It will save us money that we […]

Statement regarding financial management failure at Sutton Housing Partnership

In response to a Sutton Guardian article regarding a failure in financial management at Sutton Housing Partnership Councillor Jayne McCoy, chair of Housing, Economy and Business Committee said: “Sutton Housing Partnership manages homes for tenants and leaseholders on behalf of the council. A failure in SHP’s management systems meant some leaseholders were incorrectly charged for […]