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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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£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 […]

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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 […]

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Sutton in Bloom 2017 winners and runners-up announced

The winners and runners-up of this year’s Sutton in Bloom competition have been presented with their awards by the Mayor of Sutton at a ceremony held at Beddington Park Pavillion. The best of the entries will now represent the borough at the prestigious London in Bloom competition, whose expert judges were present at the awards […]

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UK landmark renewable-energy project gets underway in Sutton

Residents at a flagship new housing development will be able to heat their homes and water using sustainable low-carbon energy following a major agreement reached between Sutton Council and Barratt Developments Plc.   The Sutton Decentralised Energy Network (SDEN) will provide energy to the joint David Wilson Homes and Barratt London (both part of Barratt […]

Statement by Sutton Council on potential data breach

Statement by Sutton Council on potential data breach

A Sutton Council spokesman said: “Sutton Council was made aware of a potential data breach involving the inadvertent publication of the names of individuals in receipt of payments from the Council. No other personal information has been released. “We immediately removed the data in question upon discovering this breach. As part of our agreed internal […]

Video: Sheltered residents recieve £180,000 worth of state of the art fire safety equiptment

In total three housing schemes in Sutton that look after vulnerable residents have been injected with £180,000 worth of funding from the London Fire Brigade. Part of the funding has gone towards a state of the art sprinkler system that has been installed in 37 homes. The injection in funding comes as part of the […]