Learning about the dangers of large vehicles for cyclists and pedestrians

More than 100 adults and schoolchildren learnt at first hand about the dangers of cycling or walking too close to large vehicles during a Sutton Police road safety initiative in Sutton High Street recently.

A large police vehicle - a nine-tonne arctic tractor - was taken into the High Street to demonstrate just how much the driver's vision is restricted when cyclists ride up beside the vehicle or pedestrians try to cross the road in front of it.

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Sutton’s annual summer festival returns for another year

Sutton’s summer-long community festival is back for another year with an even greater range of family events. 

Up until late September, the warmer months will be packed with entertainment including fairs and community events, activities at the borough's nine libraries and the Ecology Centre, new stand-up comedy at the Charles Cryer Theatre, and much more.

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Local Lib Dems lobby Network Rail to make Carshalton Station open to all

Liberal Democrat elected representatives, MP Tom Brake and Councillors Jill Whitehead and Nali Patel have met Network Rail, to discuss plans to improve access to Carshalton Station.

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Green garden waste collection service changes at end of June

Sutton residents are reminded that their green garden waste collection service is changing in the next few weeks.

The council’s free green garden waste collection service comes to an end this fortnight, with last scheduled collections on Saturday 27 June.

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Carers Week in Sutton seeks to make the invisible visible

The high value Sutton places on its unpaid carers has been highlighted during this year’s National Carers’ Week.

The week, from 7-14 June, has had the theme of Building Carer-friendly Communities – communities that support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising they are individuals with needs of their own.

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Comfortable by-election win for Lib Dems


The Liberal Democrat candidate, Steve Cook, had a comfortable win in the Wallington South by-election on Thursday, 11 June, easily retaining the seat on Sutton Council for his party.

The by-election was caused by the sad death in March of Cllr Colin Hall, Deputy Leader of the council.

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New online tool to encourage community-led creative regeneration in Sutton

Liberal Democrat-led Sutton Council has become one of the first local authorities in the country to put together an innovative toolkit aimed at promoting community-led town regeneration.

The Local Centres Regeneration Toolkit provides residents with practical advice on how to set up a group, properly plan, manage, publicise and gain funds for projects, contact the right team in the council and get appropriate licensing in place.

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Tom Brake welcomes resolution of Hackbridge crossing issue

Tom Brake MP has welcome Sutton Council’s decision to remove the informal crossing arrangement in Hackbridge.  

The Heart of Hackbridge scheme has undergone its third safety audit and, as promised, the council has agreed to make changes to the TfL-sponsored scheme.  The changes will be based on the audit’s recommendations as well as the opinions of local residents who use the roads and footpaths every day. 

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Whitehall planning application granted

Planning permission has been granted for sensitive repairs and redevelopment of one of Sutton’s most historic buildings to make it more accessible to visitors.

Sutton Council’s Development Control Committee has approved modifications to the Grade II* listed Whitehall Museum in Cheam, which dates back to the 16th century.

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Sutton’s green-fingered tradition - Sutton in Bloom

One of Liberal Democrat-led Sutton Council’s longest - and most eye-catching - traditions, Sutton in Bloom, has been launched again this year to find the borough’s best gardens and gardeners.  


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