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Sutton’s annual summer festival returns for another year

Sutton’s summer-long community  festival is back for another year. Up until late September, the warmer months will be jam-packed with entertainment, much of which is ideal for the whole family. There are fairs and community events, activities at our libraries and the Ecology Centre, new stand-up comedy at the Charles Cryer Theatre, and much more. […]

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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’s Customer Service rated as excellent for 17th year running

Sutton’s Future website praised for ‘harnessing new technology to improve consultations’ Sutton Council has been praised for its approach to customer service including its campaign to involve residents in shaping the future of services. The Customer Service Excellence standard, which is monitored by the Cabinet Office, was awarded to Sutton after a visit by inspectors […]

And the winners of the 2014 Sutton Community Awards are…

Sutton’s unsung heroes were celebrated last night, Tuesday 24 February, as the winners of the 2014 Sutton Community Awards were announced. The outstanding residents who everyday make the borough a better place to live and work have been named as: Loredana Beasant, George Hall, Mark Tomlinson, Tracy Fitzmaurice, Aaron Hearne and Shannon Fletcher. Loredana Beasant […]

IN PICTURES: Sutton teens pledge to make borough better for young people, as UK Youth Parliament members announced

Ethan Smith thinks young people in Sutton aren’t listened to enough – he wants to have councillor open days in schools across the borough. He is now one step closer to making sure Sutton’s youth are heard. Sixteen-year-old Ethan, a pupil at Stanley Park High in Carshalton, is the new Sutton member of the UK […]

Nominate your local hero for the 2014 Sutton Community Awards before weekend deadline

A last-minute hunt is on to find the people who make a difference to their communities in Sutton. Almost 200 nominations for the 2014 Sutton Community Awards have been made so far, but there are still a few days left to suggest an outstanding local person. The annual awards are designed to make sure local […]

Sutton congratulates ICR for being ranked as UK’s top university for life-saving research

Mayor of London congratulates Sutton on its groundbreaking life science cluster including new school and Tramlink stop Sutton Council has welcomed news that the Sutton-based Institute of Cancer Research has been ranked the UK’s top research university. The Times Higher Education league table – viewed as the definitive ranking of universities – placed the ICR […]

Winter Information Centre opens to help people through the cold weather

Sutton’s one stop shop provides information on everything from school closures and gritting routes to weather reports and health advice. Sutton Council has launched an online one-stop-shop to support its residents and businesses though the winter months. The Winter Information Centre (WIC) brings together information from a range of council services, and those of our […]

Civil Partners marry in Sutton for the first time in country’s history

The London Borough of Sutton has witnessed the marriage of civil partners for the first time. Up until yesterday, Wednesday 10 December, civil partners could not convert their partnership to marriage. However, following changes to the law earlier in the year, civil partners can now convert their civil partnerships into marriage by signing a declaration […]

Better than normal: we’re the Quietly Brilliant Borough says Sutton leader

Responding to the Department for Work and Pension’s description of Sutton as “the most normal place in Britain”, the borough’s leader has invited the Whitehall mandarin who said it to see it for himself. The council’s leader countered that the borough, which has some of the best schools in the country and low crime, is […]