jill whitehead

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Sutton libraries team up with young readers to help break world reading record

Libraries across the borough are encouraging local readers to help break a world record this summer. The Summer Reading Challenge 2015 launches this Saturday 11 July. You can sign up at any library throughout the summer, but if you want to help break the world record, head to a branch (excluding Beddington and the mobile […]

Green garden waste collection service to change, free home compost bins available

Green-fingered residents are being reminded that their green garden waste collection service is changing in the next few weeks. The council’s free green garden waste collection service comes to an end this fortnight, with last scheduled collections on Saturday 27 June. Scheduled fortnightly collections for the new paid-for green garden waste collection service will start […]

Swimming pool man convicted for chopping council trees

A 40-year-old man has been convicted and sentenced for damaging a number of ash and sycamore trees next to his property. Xhavit Krasniqi, of Coleridge Avenue, Sutton, had arranged for unqualified workers to carry out lopping and topping of six trees from the neighbouring Sutton Council-owned Westmead Allotments. Officers from the Sutton Police Safer Parks Team […]

Local groups, residents urged to help spruce up Sutton this Saturday as part of country’s first ever national clear up day

  Sutton Council is calling upon all local people to get involved in the country’s first ever Community Clear Up Day this Saturday 21 March. The council will support any volunteer group or resident willing to help clear their local area by providing litter picking tools, rubbish sacks and gloves. All bagged rubbish will then […]

Sutton libraries welcome top professional artists as part of London-wide festival

Attention all younger creative types – libraries across the borough are gearing up to bring you a fortnight jam-packed with cultural events for budding artists and performers. Kicking off alongside World Book Day tomorrow Thursday, 5 March, the SPINE Festival will see Sutton libraries host free arts events. SPINE is London’s first ever pan-London libraries festival for children and […]

Curious about composting? Sign up for free bins thanks to new council scheme

Free home composting bins will now be available to all Sutton residents, as part of the council’s mission to go greener. Residents can order their choice of a 220 or 330-litre bin and pay just £5 for delivery. You can order up to three bins. Cllr Jill Whitehead, Chair of Sutton Council’s Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee, […]

Major London-wide film project comes to Sutton, revealing the borough’s cinematic history

Sutton’s hidden cinematic gems dating back to the ’20s will be revealed to all the community at an event happening this March. Locals will be taken on a filmic journey across the borough throughout the last century. An assortment of film clips will give insight into how Sutton has changed over time. London: A Bigger Picture […]

‘Hogsperts’ in the making: Local children honour the shy, humble hedgehog at Sutton Ecology Centre open day

The hedgehog quite possibly became the new favourite animal of more than 100 local children yesterday, Tuesday 17 February, as Sutton Ecology Centre held a day honouring the spiky animal. The young centre-goers got up close and personal with hedgehogs from Riverside Animal Centre, Beddington Park, while discovering where the creatures live and what they […]

Still time to sign up for green garden waste scheme

More residents are being encouraged to sign up for the new green garden waste scheme. So far 12,047 households have signed up ahead of the 15 February 2015 deadline. This has exceeded the council’s 10,000 target but as many as possible are needed to ensure the scheme is a success. There’s still time to either […]

Future secured for Sutton’s theatres with ground-breaking 10-year deal

Theatres Trust praises Sutton Council for finding a community solution and will take theatres off its At Risk Register The show will go on for both of Sutton’s theatres which are set to be taken over by a new theatre company to herald an exciting new era for the two venues. Members of Sutton Council’s […]