Sutton residents gain access to more than four million ancestors

More than 4.6 million Sutton names dating back to 1538 are being made available online for the first time thanks to a joint initiative by Sutton Archive service and Ancestry, the world’s largest family history online resource.

The register of girls from the Royal Female Orphanage in Beddington from 1890 to 1913 is now online.

 

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Young athletes are needed to represent Sutton at the London Youth Games 2016

Sutton Council is looking for young people aged between 11 – 17 who live or study in the borough to represent Sutton in the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games 2016.

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Sutton’s top-three place for secondary school preferences

Sutton has the third-highest first-preference rate for secondary school places in London, with almost 80 per cent of families receiving their first choice of school for their child.  That’s well above the London average of 68.52 per cent.

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11 children’s centres sites stay open after extensive consultation

In spite of savage government cuts to Sutton Council funding, the borough’s Liberal Democrat administration has been able to protect more than three-quarters of its popular children’s centres from closure.

Following extensive consultation with borough residents using the service, the council is to adopt a new borough-wide model for children’s centre delivery based on six Hubs, four Access Points and one Child Development Centre/Access Point.

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World-leading life science campus comes to Lib Dem Sutton

Sutton’s Liberal Democrat council is playing a significant role in dynamic new plans for a global hub for cancer research and treatment in the borough - a programme which will also bring substantial benefits to Sutton.

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Sutton Council and police issue warning about bogus traders

Sutton’s police and the council’s Trading Standards officers have issued an alert to borough residents about traders who turn up unexpectedly on their doorstep asking to do gardening and building work.

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Local MP Fights for Improved Compensation for Failing Rail Services

Carshalton and Wallington MP, Tom Brake, has tabled a motion in Parliament urging the Government to force Southern and Thameslink Rail to pay compensation for short service delays to put pressure on them to improve rail services. Tom fiercely criticised the rail companies for continuing to cause severe delays and regular cancellations, disrupting the daily journeys of many of his constituents.

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Sutton residents find cool way to learn about reducing food waste

Shoppers on Sutton High Street were recently presented with some chilling facts about food waste with the aid of a large inflatable freezer.

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Liberal Democrats build a better Sutton

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.  

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Sutton Council to work with residents to improve borough recycling rates

Sutton Council has started a campaign to work with residents to reduce the number of uncollected recycling bins and to improve the borough’s recycling rate.

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