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Tribute to soldiers who lost lives in First World War to be removed after spate of vandalism

Tribute to soldiers who lost lives in First World War to be removed after spate of vandalism

‘Silent soldiers’ put up around the borough to mark the sacrifice of those who did not come home alive from the First World War are being removed after a spate of vandalism. The silhouettes of soldiers were placed around the borough on buildings, in parks, gardens, roundabouts and many other places. The project was the […]

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A smarter approach as workshops look to find innovative solutions

A series of workshops were held last week as part of Sutton’s Smart Place project which aims to find innovative solutions, including through the use of digital technology, to improve the lives of people in the borough. Around 80 people took part, coming from all over the country, including local residents, public sector partners, the […]

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Sutton Council and partners support national Blooming Strong campaign

Sutton Council with local partners will be running the national Blooming Strong campaign in Sutton to coincide with the United Nations day for the elimination of violence against women on 25 November. The campaign was established by Standing Together​, a charity ​​that bring​s communities together to end domestic abuse, and encourages women that they too […]

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‘Silent’ soldiers around Sutton pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice

The sacrifice of those who lost their lives in the First World War is being marked in Sutton ahead of Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday. Silhouettes representing the ‘silent’ soldiers ​commemorate the sacrifice of those who did not come home alive and have been placed in around 50 locations around the borough including buildings, parks, […]

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Statement by Sutton Council on homelessness in borough

Sutton is supporting an ever increasing number of homeless people, in common with councils across the country, especially in London. In April 2015, Sutton Council accommodated 280 homeless households. By April 2016, that figure stood at 411 and, as of this week, it has risen to 577 households. Sky-high rents in London are simply unaffordable […]

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Sutton gets ready for upcoming London Youth Games season

School children in Sutton are gearing up for another year of sporting action when the London Youth Games gets underway later this month. With the competition recently celebrating its 40th anniversary earlier this year, children will once again be able to try their hand at everything from rowing to fencing as they compete to be crowned […]

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Full council meetings to be hosted at venues around borough

Full meetings of Sutton Council will soon be touring the borough in a bid to get even closer to local communities. Since the council moved to the Civic Offices in May 1978, full council meetings have been held in the Europa Gallery inside the library. Before that they were held in Wallington Town Hall. Sutton […]

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New Director of Public Health for Sutton appointed

Sutton Council has appointed a new Director of Public Health. Dr Imran Choudhury comes to Sutton from the London borough of Hounslow where he was responsible for Public Health and Leisure with additional responsibility for libraries, parks and open spaces. Prior to that he was the Acting Director of Public Health for Brent Primary Care […]

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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. […]