Sutton Council

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Council lawyers shortlisted for award for paperless courtrooms

The South London Legal Partnership (SLLP) has been shortlisted in the Going Paperless Project of the Year category of the Public Sector Paperless Awards 2017, hosted by Gov News Direct. The SLLP, made up of Merton, Sutton, Kingston, Richmond and Wandsworth councils, is pioneering Digital Courtrooms. Council lawyers set up a pilot project with two […]


Joint statement following Wednesday 22 March’s terrorist incident in Westminster

On Wednesday 22 March four people died in a terrorist attack on the Houses of Parliament, Westminster. Cllr Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council; Cllr Tim Crowley, Leader of the Opposition at Sutton Council; Niall Bolger, Chief Executive of Sutton Council, and Sutton Borough Police Commander Dave Stringer said in a joint statement: “We are […]


£14m investment marks first step towards new London Cancer Hub

Ambitions to create the world’s leading hub for cancer research and treatment have taken an important first step forward as the London Borough of Sutton invests £14 million in NHS land needed to develop the site. Sutton Council has purchased more than 22,000 square metres of land in the first stage of a planned major […]


Lawyers win award for pioneering digital courtrooms

Council lawyers who proposed paperless courtrooms in a revolutionary scheme have won a prestigious award. The South London Legal Partnership (SLLP) won the Driving Efficiency Through Technology category at the Local Government Chronicle Awards last night. The SLLP, made up of Merton, Sutton, Richmond, Kingston and Wandsworth councils, is pioneering Digital Courtrooms, an innovative solution […]


Sutton Council agree budget for 2017 / 18

Sutton Council agreed its 2017/18 budget at Council on Monday 6 March. Councillors approved a 1.99 per cent increase to council tax rates in Sutton. The Council will also implement an additional two per cent rise in council tax as allowed by central government to help fund the growing costs of adult social care, bringing […]


Council to consider future of theatre venues

Sutton Council has been seeking expressions of interest for the Charles Cryer Studio Theatre and Secombe Theatre following the closure of the Sutton Theatres Trust.   Five expressions of interest were received for the Charles Cryer Theatre, and one expression of interest was received for both theatres. The bid for both theatres was not considered […]


£1 million ‘trailblazer’ grant for Sutton, Kingston and Merton councils to radically rethink homeless prevention

Sutton, Kingston and Merton councils have teamed up to secure £1 million in government funding to help households avoid crisis and prevent people from becoming homeless. The three local authorities have applied under a new government scheme to become ‘homelessness prevention trailblazers’, committing to go further and faster with housing reform and to support more […]


South London Legal Partnership up for four more national awards

The South London Legal Partnership (SLLP), made up of Sutton, Merton, Richmond and Kingston councils, has been shortlisted for four more national industry awards on top of its three other national award nominations. The SLLP’s digital courtroom – paperless courtrooms that could save more than £1m for the justice system in London alone if huge […]


Sutton’s Blue Badge misuse crackdown continues with three more prosecutions

Sutton’s crackdown on Blue Badge fraudsters continues with three more drivers convicted at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 12 July. The three men had parked in disabled bays in Lodge Place, off Sutton High Street, without the named Badge Holder being present. Blue Badges are issued for the sole use of a named individual and are […]


Sutton expands dementia care service after improved quality of care and support for families and carers

Sutton’s specialist dementia nursing service has been expanded after it was found to improve care for people with dementia and provide increased support for carers. The Admiral Nurse Service, which is co-funded by Sutton Council and NHS Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), has increased the number of its specialist nurses who support local families living […]