Crime down, more homes, better schools, growing economy, greener borough and improving healthcare — those are some of the many positive achievements chalked up by the Liberal Democrats in the London Borough of Sutton during 2015.
They’re described in detail in the Lib Dems’ 2015 annual report currently being delivered by a network of local volunteers to 70,000 homes in the borough.
Cllr Ruth Dombey, in presenting the report, said: “Sutton is a great place to live, work and raise a family. The Lib Dems are ambitious for Sutton, and we’re working hard to make our area even better.
“We’re continuing to keep crime down, build new affordable homes and ensure that Sutton’s schools flourish - all while protecting vital local services.”
However she issued a note of warning about the impact of central government cuts on Sutton’s budget. “Now that the Conservatives are in government on their own without the Liberal Democrats to restrain them, we’re seeing ruthless and unprecedented cuts to Sutton Council’s budget. We have already had to save £43 million from our annual budget, but we still have to save a further £31 million.
“However we are protecting people who are struggling against massive government cuts, while finding new ways of working so we spend less and protect essential council services.”
Ruth said: “Our area is great and we are working fro make it even better. This annual report will provide an insight into what we are doing on your behalf - protecting our lovely green spaces, improving mental healthcare services, growing our local economy and much more.”
To read the report in full, click here.