Sutton Tories want to sell historic Carshalton site for building

Plans for a much-loved Victorian building in Carshalton, drawn up by a Sutton-based environmental charity, are being opposed by the borough’s Tory opposition because they want to build on the site instead.  

The highly-respected charity, EcoLocal, have submitted exciting proposals to Sutton Council for The Lodge, which stands in a conservation area near Carshalton Ponds. The building is currently used by the council’s Social Services Department and is in a run-down state. 

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Activities for Sutton's older residents

Hundreds of older Sutton residents and their relatives have enjoyed a range of borough-wide activities to help mark Silver Sunday at the beginning of October.

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Tom Brake joins millions in celebrating the Morden Mosque reopening

A fire truly did not extinguish the support Tom Brake, along with regular worshippers, local councillors, members of the Fire and Police services and thousands of others, exhibited Friday, at the reopening of the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden for the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.

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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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