Tackling parking problems in Hackbridge

By Councillors Ben Andrew, Vincent Galligan & Hanna Zuchowska

Hackbridge residents have told us about increased parking problems for many years. There will be roughly 1,000 more properties in Hackbridge once the current developments are
complete, with national policy restricting the additional parking that can be provided alongside them. With so much development on-going, and a Zone 4 train station in the area, it is important that we act now to protect resident parking.

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Sutton North: Council releases parking consultation results and updated proposals

By Councillors Ruth Dombey, Marlene Heron & Steve Penneck

During the last few weeks, we have been calling on residents affected by the Council’s parking proposals to make sure we fully understand your views. The results of the Council’s consultation have now been published on their website here, together with proposals for the next stage.

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Sutton Votes Lib Dem to Stop Brexit

The Liberal Democrats have topped the poll in Sutton and across London, securing three MEPs in the London region, in a clear sign that people are backing Liberal Democrat calls for an exit from Brexit and a final say on the government’s deal. 

The election saw the Conservatives fall to 4th place in the borough and remain parties surge.

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Parking update: What's the difference between a CPZ and a PPA?

Sutton Council are consulting about how to solve parking problems in the borough.

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Sutton Tories refuse to back THEIR OWN ministers on better protection for private tenants

In extraordinary scenes at the last full Council, Tory councillors refused to support their own government policy that seeks to end unfair evictions.

After significant pressure from campaign groups including Shelter and Generation Rent, ministers recently announced plans to end ‘no fault’ evictions from privately rented homes.

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"Turn the lights off" say Tories over school cuts

Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, has told Sutton schools they can deal with funding problems by cutting their energy bills.

The comment follows a letter from the Leader of the Council to the Government over the crisis in funding for Sutton schools.  Sutton councillors discussed the issue at a meeting in January and agreed to urge the Government to take drastic action to increase funding for schools.

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My views on Sutton Council’s N1 van parking policy

Over the last few months, some concerns have been raised about Sutton Council’s N1 van parking policy. This policy, agreed at the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee in September 2016, restricts N1 vans not DVLA registered at the address within the parking control zones.

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Council Leader urges action on school cuts

The Leader of Sutton Council, Councillor Ruth Dombey, has urged the Secretary of State for Education, Damien Hinds, and Prime Minister to take action on the funding pressures facing Sutton’s schools.

The move follows a council motion passed on 28 January about the funding pressures facing Sutton’s schools. Conservative opposition councillors refused to support the motion. Many schools in Sutton have written to parents and carers since the council meeting about the financial pressures they are facing and calling on them to lobby their local Members of Parliament.

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Boost for 37,000 Sutton tenants as Tories accept ‘no fault’ evictions must end

Sutton Liberal Democrats have welcomed Tory ministers finally accepting that ‘no fault’ evictions must be scrapped. This will boost protection for 37,000 residents across Sutton who rent privately.

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Lib Dems criticise Paul Scully over Brunei trip despite LGBT stoning laws

Sutton & Cheam’s Tory MP Paul Scully, the UK’s trade envoy to Brunei, has been criticised for putting business ahead of human rights as Brunei announced death by stoning as a punishment for gay sex and adultery.

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