Sutton councillors back Anti-Bullying Week

Sutton councillors overwhelmingly passed a motion last night to seize the initiative and tackle bullying across the borough.

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The passing of the motion saw two of the three group leaders- council leader Ruth Dombey (Liberal Democrat), and opposition leader Tim Crowley (Conservative)- jointly sign a pledge to lead by example and end bullying. Nick Mattey, leader of the Sutton Independent Residents group, opted against signing the anti-bullying pledge.

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Sutton’s police taking longer to respond as Tory funding cuts bite

Figures uncovered by Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, show increased waiting times this year for Sutton residents needing police assistance. This comes as Conservative ministers force the Met Police to slash £325 million from its budget.

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Council to lead by example in war on plastic

Lib Dem-run Sutton Council is planning to phase out single-use plastics. The plan will see the Council replace single-use plastics with sustainable or reusable alternatives where possible.

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Delivering on our promises

Plans to build more Council homes, create more local jobs, tackle domestic violence and increase mental health support were voted through at the September Full Council meeting.

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Lib Dems Fire Starting Gun For Belmont Byelection

Sutton Liberal Democrats have selected local resident Dean Juster as our candidate in the upcoming byelection in Belmont.

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Tory Councillor’s boorish behaviour disrupts Mayor-making

A new Conservative councillor made a shameful display of disrespect to the outgoing Mayor, Cllr Jean Crossby, at the first meeting of the new Council in Sutton on 21st May.

In an unprecedented breach of protocol Tory Councillor Peter Geiringer, returning after a four year absence, refused the Mayor’s calls for him to take his seat when he interrupted proceedings.

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Opening of new social housing for over 60s

Cllr Jayne McCoy, Chair of the Housing, Economy & Business Committee and Lord Tope joined Sutton Mayor Cllr Jean Crossby to celebrate the official opening of Dillon Court, a development specially designed to accommodate older residents.

Dillon Court Opening Ceremony

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Local Tory and Labour silence over police merger putting our community at risk

Tom Brake MP has slammed the Sutton Conservative and Labour parties for their continued silence over the threat of a police merger announced earlier this year by London’s Labour Mayor, which could put at risk Sutton’s status as one of the safest boroughs in London.

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Thank you!

The Liberal Democrats have retained control of Sutton Council, winning 33 seats at last Thursday's election.

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Victoria House Appeal Hearing Date set at last

An update from Councillors Richard Broadbent and Samantha Bourne:

As you probably recall, the latest planning application for redevelopment of the derelict Victoria House in North Cheam was turned down by the Council's Planning Committee a year ago (after Richard spoke against it), mainly because of its height and bulk and being out of character with the surrounding area. The developer Home Group appealed to the Government's Planning Inspectorate based in Bristol last autumn, and we have been pushing them to decide on a date for the appeal hearing.

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