London Councils

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Top business gong for Sutton

Sutton Council has scooped joint first prize in the Best Programme of Support for Small Businesses category at the annual London Council Small Business Friendly Borough Awards. The popular Entrepreneurs Pop-Up Sutton programme was praised for being “a new and innovative project to stimulate business start-ups that enables entrepreneurs to get a foot on the […]


Sutton apprentice scoops prestigious accolade

A Sutton Council apprentice has won the prestigious Apprentice of the Year award at the annual London Borough Apprenticeship Awards on Friday 16 September 2016. Ryan Emmerson is a Level 4 business administration apprentice who started his journey with Opportunity Sutton, Sutton Council’s economic development arm, in 2014 after completing his A-Levels. Ryan’s ability and […]

Has your Freedom Pass expired? Renew it online now to continue travelling for free

Sutton’s unique digital take on the Freedom Pass renewal process has proved a success with more than 85% of pass holders renewing on time. People with expired Freedom Passes for older people can still travel free for a few more weeks. Your pass will not work on the card readers, but Transport for London (TfL) […]

Fascinating stories from Sutton’s past are revealed as the borough turns 50 years old

Sutton Carew, Carwalton, Fairlands, Wandletowns, South Wall-Car, Treeswater. These are just some of the names proposed for London’s borough 21, before it became known as Sutton. The naming of the new borough, when it broke away from Surrey and became part of Greater London in 1965, was a hot and widely debated topic. Naturally, people […]

Copy of Sutton High Street c1962

Residents encouraged to share stories of life in the borough since 1965

Residents are being encouraged to share their memories of the borough in the 1960s. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the London Borough of Sutton on 1 April, the council is looking for local people to take part in a short film. The idea is to record Sutton’s past for future generations. These could be reflections […]

Sutton leads the way in London for digital Freedom Pass renewals, but remaining residents urged to go online

Sutton Council is leading the way digitally – not only does the borough have one of the highest Freedom Pass renewals rates in London, but it is the only council to ditch paper forms. So far, more than 20,000 older people have reapplied for the free travel offer online themselves or with the help of […]

Sutton ahead for Freedom Pass renewals

Sutton has the highest rate of Freedom Pass renewals in London, with almost 50% of the borough’s older people reapplying for free 2015 travel. This figure far exceeds renewal rates elsewhere in London – Bexley comes in second with 32% while other boroughs have rates as low as 0.09%. So far, Sutton is leading the […]