Tea with a slice of technology at Sutton Digital Tea Party

Older Sutton borough residents wanting to keep in touch with friends and families through the internet and other digital tools were given a helping hand recently, thanks to Sutton Council and Age UK Sutton. 

The two organisations hosted a Digital Tea Party for residents to help them get updated with the latest digital trends.

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People’s Kitchen project finds recipe for success

Around 600 people have been taught how to create healthy meals with fresh ingredients through a series of Sutton Council-funded roadshows.

The People’s Kitchen, run by the Sutton Community Farm on behalf of the Liberal Democrat-led council, emphasised the importance of eating fresh food to 650 people with 590 of them actually taking part in cooking lessons.

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Tom Brake urges holidaymakers not to travel uninsured

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has warned his constituents about the dangers of travelling uninsured. In support of a campaign by ABTA – The Travel Association and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Liberal Democrat MP is urging holidaymakers to be prepared for their travels abroad and ensure they are properly covered.

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Sad death of Lib Dem’s greatly-respected Sutton and Cheam organiser

It is with much sadness that Sutton Liberal Democrats announce the death of David MacDonald, who was the party’s Sutton and Cheam organiser for more than three years.

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Sutton’s film unit attracts a big-budget Carlsberg commercial

Beddington Park in Carshalton was recently used as the location to bring together two of the most famous Danish exports – former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel and Carlsberg – for a commercial soon to appear on national screens.

During the three-day shoot in June, spectators had the opportunity to watch the player considered to be the world’s best goalkeeper of 1992 and 1993 in action.  Children from the nearby after-school club were also able to watch throughout the filming.

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Sutton Youth Parliament welcomes French visitors

A group of young visitors from western France were the guests of the Sutton Youth Parliament to exchange ideas and plans in a session lasting two days.

The young people, from Saint Martin du Fouilloux near Angers, were visiting Sutton for four days in all, and said their time with the Sutton Youth Parliament members had been instructive and beneficial. The visit was an opportunity for them to discuss what they shared in common, their differences and the lessons they could learn from each other.

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Tom Brake’s New Foreign Affairs role

Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, has been appointed the party’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson by the new Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron.

In addition, Tom - the longest-serving and most experienced Liberal Democrat MP remaining in the House of Commons - has been appointed Chief Whip and Leader of the House. 

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Crowd-funding appeal seeks to resurrect Rosehill Traders Market

Sutton residents are being invited to help to re-establish the once-popular traders’ market in Rosehill by getting involved in a crowd-funding project with a target of just over £25,000.

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Sutton’s Lib Dem council may issue body cameras to lollipop staff

Sutton Council is considering issuing body cameras to its lollipop staff following a number of “drive-through” incidents and verbal abuse from drivers at school crossings across the borough.

Lollipop staff working near schools in Sutton, Worcester Park and Hackbridge have reported incidents.

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Fond memories of Sutton

Memories of living in Sutton are shared in a video just released by Sutton Council to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the borough’s creation in 1965.  

The six-minute film shows interviews with five long-time borough residents.

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