Archive for October, 2017

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Thug jailed for vicious attack on parking enforcement officer

A man who attacked an officer working for Sutton Council’s parking enforcement contractor has been jailed for 18 weeks. On 12 June, the officer was in Wallington High Street when he was punched in the back of the head and face, causing him to fall to the ground and making his nose bleed. The victim […]

Vision of the future? Sutton's Town Centre Masterplan

London Cancer Hub and Town Centre Masterplan feature in new exhibition

The London Cancer Hub and Sutton’s Town Centre Masterplan feature in a new exhibition which explores the important role town centres are playing as London’s population grows. The exhibition called London’s Towns: Shaping the Polycentric City is hosted by independent organisation New London Architecture (NLA) and runs at its gallery in central London until January. […]

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School marks death of First World War pilot with new memorial

Students and staff at Carshalton secondary school, Stanley Park High, marked the 100th anniversary of the death of a First World War pilot by unveiling a unique permanent memorial, created by students. The memorial commemorates the life of Second Lieutenant Thomas William George who lost his life on 18 October 1917 in Queen Mary’s Hospital, […]

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Photo gallery: restoration well underway at Whitehall Historic House in Cheam

Work is well underway at Whitehall Historic House in Cheam where councillors were recently given a sneak preview of the Heritage Lottery Fund restoration project.  The historic house is undergoing vital repairs and a new programme of activities will be launched. https://tinyurl.com/y8u4jjey  

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Democracy in action as pupils hold their own election

Democracy was in action as pupils at Eagle House school in Sutton voted in their very own school elections. The school in Brighton Road ran a democracy week in the run up to the elections, with lessons focussing on teaching the children about the value of voting. Candidates campaigned by putting up manifesto posters and […]

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Video: Find out how work is progressing as Sutton Council embarks on milestone project to build the first new council houses in 30 years

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Work to begin on major £700,000 refurbishment of Sutton Central Library

Sutton Central Library will close for three months in November as work begins on a major £700,000 refurbishment designed to bring it into the 21st century.   The library will shut on 13 November as work gets underway to create a modern, safe environment for library users, with a refreshed stock and upgraded computer facilities. […]

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Sutton school librarian wins prestigious national award

A librarian at a school in Sutton has been recognised as the best in the country after winning a prestigious national award. Lucas Maxwell of Glenthorne High School was awarded the honour of the School Librarian of the Year 2017 in the School Library Association (SLA) awards. The award recognises the excellent work that is […]

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CQC finds strong partnership in Sutton’s health and social care services

The Chief Inspector of Primary Care Services has praised health and social care organisations in the London Borough of Sutton for their work in improving care for people as they move between hospitals and social care. A Care Quality Commission review that focuses on the experiences of people moving between hospitals and care homes has […]

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Bespoke support for Sutton residents who want to quit smoking

A new Stop Smoking London Helpline service, funded and supported by Sutton Council and 29 other London boroughs, has been launched by the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) London. It forms part of an initiative aimed at finding new ways to help smokers in London who want to quit and has been developed […]