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Illegal sale of knives and rogue letting agents targeted as part of London Trading Standards week

London Trading Standards (LTS) is launching its first city-wide awareness campaign, aimed at showcasing efforts to ensure consumers and reputable businesses are protected across the capital. Starting on Monday 25 September 2017, London’s 33 Local Authority Trading Standards Services, including the shared Kingston and Sutton service, are joining forces to highlight the key issues that […]


High standard from pupils despite tougher GCSEs

Despite significant changes to the grading of this year’s GCSEs, Sutton schools continue to perform to a high standard. The proportion of students across the borough achieving 5 A* to C grades including English and Maths is comparable to last year’s result of 70.4%, provisional figures suggest. Cllr Wendy Mathys, Chair of the Children, Family […]

The Honeywood Museum Carshalton

One foot in the past as Sutton’s rich heritage revealed

The area’s rich heritage can be enjoyed with a series of events taking place next month as part of the national Heritage Open Days festival and London Open House programme. Details below pictures and more information at:   Heritage Open Days Programme 2017 Thursday September 7 to Sunday September 10   Honeywood Museum, […]

Sutton students celebrate A-Level achievements

Sutton schools continue to perform to a very high standard and above national average in a year when the way A levels are administered and graded changed significantly. The proportion of students across the borough achieving the highest A-level A* and B grades is 61 per cent. The proportion of local students achieving A* to […]


Pre-school rated as ‘outstanding’ by inspectors

A pre-school in Sutton has been rated as outstanding in every category by Ofsted following an inspection earlier this month. Shanklin Pre-school based at Shanklin Community Hall in Shanklin Village was praised for the quality of its teaching and the effectiveness of its leadership and staff, resulting in an environment within which children “thrive”. The […]


Sutton is recycling over 50 per cent of household waste

Recycling in Sutton has increased under a new waste and recycling service introduced by Sutton Council working together with Veolia.  Although the implementation of the new waste contract has been challenging, expected dividends are now being realised. In April 2017 Sutton residents recycled 52.35 per cent of their waste, compared to 38.26 per cent in […]


Work starts on council house new build programme

Building work is officially underway on a milestone programme by Sutton Council to construct the first new council houses in nearly 30 years. The £28 million new build programme will see 93 new homes delivered across three sites – in Alcester Road, Wallington; Fellowes Road, Carshalton; and Richmond Green, Beddington. The new build will offer […]


£1 million award will help Sutton Council meet needs of children in care

A £1 million award from the Department for Education’s innovation fund will help Sutton and five other south London boroughs lead the way on meeting the needs of children in care. The funding will be used to improve access to high-quality residential care and fostering placements for children who are in the care of local […]

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Youngster’s poster design has energy-saving message

This is the winning entry for a poster design competition to raise awareness about the importance of saving energy. The poster, created by ten-year-old Rayan Sadafian, who goes to Westbourne Primary School, in Sutton, was chosen by judges because it is bold, colourful and sends a very clear message. EcoLocal was commissioned by Sutton Council […]

Sutton Music Service

Hundreds of young people perform at Royal Festival Hall for Sutton Music Service concert

More than 800 children and young people performed at the Royal Festival Hall as part of Sutton Music Service’s Summer Celebration. An audience of 1,600 parents and supporters were treated to a diverse programme of music, showcasing the talent of Sutton’s young musicians and singers. The concert on Wednesday 19 July featured nearly 600 children […]