Tom Brake walks in the footsteps of refugees

It was far from a normal day for Tom Brake MP as he visited refugees in the Calais “Jungle,” on Monday, distributing food, water and speaking to refugees and migrants.

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Sutton peer’s return to Prague and the scene of his arrest 46 years ago

Nearly half a century ago, Lord Graham Tope was arrested, beaten and imprisoned in Prague while visiting the city on the first anniversary of the 1968 Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia. 

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Two arrests in Sutton crackdown on rogue traders

Two people were arrested for immigration offences during a day of action by Sutton Council Trading Standards and the police last week.

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Personal safety initiative in Sutton schools

Sutton's specialist school police officers this week are visiting hundreds of secondary school pupils in the Borough as part of National Personal Safety Day on Wednesday, 7 October.  The initiative is organised by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, a national personal safety charity.

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Sutton Hospital site would provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunity says Council leader

The Leader of Sutton’s Liberal Democrat Council, Cllr Ruth Dombey, has described the council’s proposal to build a new school on the former Sutton Hospital site as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’. 

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Further consultations on future of Sutton’s children’s centres

Sutton Council is holding an eight weeks consultation on the future of the borough’s Children’s Centres.

The consultation is on a restructured service which is being proposed using the results of an initial consultation carried out earlier this year in which 682 people took part.

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Sutton Council welcomes plastic bag charge

Sutton’s Liberal Democrat Council - one of the pioneers in green measures - has welcomed the 5p charge by large businesses in the borough for each single-use plastic bag they requested by shoppers. 

The change to the law aims to achieve a significant reduction in the use of plastic bags by as much as 80% in supermarkets and 50% in the high street.

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500 residents say 'No' to 463 bus route changes

Tom Brake and local Cllr. Marian Radford were presented with a 500+ signature petition by local campaigner Matt Peake on Friday at Tom's constituency office. The petitioners are against possible changes to route 463.

TfL are proposing to alter the route south of Beddington so that it runs via Maldon Road, Montagu Gardens and Demesne Road (instead of along Croydon Road).

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Tom Brake and local Councillors petition to restore Jubilee Gardens

Wallington South ward Councillors, Steve Cook, Jayne McCoy and Muhammad Sadiq and Tom Brake MP are campaigning together to press the Jubilee Health Centre GP Practices in Shotfield, Wallington to carry out their obligation to landscape the Jubilee Gardens in Wallington. Steve, Jayne, Muhammad and Tom have collected over 136 signatures from local residents who support their campaign.

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Sutton Council’s new online community to help shape the borough

Sutton’s Liberal Democrat council has launched an innovative online community website which will allow residents to sign up and help shape public campaigns.

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