Charity drive for air ambulance expansion gets Brake's backing

Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, has announced his support for the London Air Ambulance - ‘Your London, Your Helicopter’ fundraising campaign. The campaign is aimed at raising finances for a second helicopter for the organisation and increasing coverage of London for the next 5 years.

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Sutton’s success in offering secondary school places

The London Borough of Sutton has one of the highest success rates in London in offering students a place at a school of their their choice.

Parents in the borough last week were told which schools have made offers of places for the September intake.

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Paul Burstow MP pays tribute to staff of St Helier in Parliament

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Local Lib Dem MP, Paul Burstow, championed the hard-working staff of the A&E department of St Helier Hospital in a debate in Parliament last week.

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Local MP Paul Burstow helps delivers new ban on smoking in cars

Children across the country will be protected from passive smoking in cars, thanks to new legislation championed by local MP Paul Burstow.

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Sutton libraries welcome top professional artists as part of London festival

Sutton’s libraries which are among the highest-rating services provided by the borough’s Liberal Democrat Council have been chosen to host an artist-in-residence - one of just five boroughs in London to be selected.

It’s part of the SPINE Festival which will see Sutton libraries hosta series offree arts events. SPINE is London’s first ever pan-London libraries festival for children and young people, and began with World Book Day on Thursday, 5 March.

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Brake joins SHEF over a latte

Tom Brake joined parents at the Sports Village in Sutton on Tuesday to find out more about SHEF - the Sutton Home Education Forum.

The Sports Village was the chosen meeting place because it provides many sporting activities for home-educated children.

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Beddington Infants' Bug Boarding and Recycled Greenhouse is saving the world!

After winning its 5th Green Flag award this year, Tom Brake MP visited Beddington Infants’ School to celebrate the fantastic success of its eco programme.

Tom spent the morning speaking with pupils and staff at the school to learn about their award winning eco project and how it is helping to save the world!

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Free compost bins available from Sutton Council

Free home composting bins will now be available to all Sutton residents, as part of the council’s continuing mission to go greener.

Residents can order their choice of a 220 or 330-litre bin and pay just £5 for delivery. Up to three bins can be ordered. 

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Work on track to revamp Sutton Station gateway, as part of major upgrade

A major project to overhaul the Sutton Station gateway - being co-ordinated by Sutton’s Liberal democrat council as part of a major £1.3m upgrade - has reached another stage.  

The improvements, which are being done in partnership with Transport for London (TfL), Network Rail and Southern Railway, include changes to the station itself such as the installation of an electronic bus countdown, additional cycle facilities and a new side entrance to relieve congestion in the ticket hall area, which opened last October.

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Government to introduce free WiFi on trains going through Sutton

The Liberal Democrats and the Coalition Government, last week, announced the great news that free Wi-Fi is set to be rolled out on rail services. Millions of pounds will be spent on faster Wi-Fi for commuter trains across England and Wales.

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The scheme will be funded, in part, by the record-breaking fine given to Network Rail last summer for missing punctuality targets and will provide seamless mobile internet connections that will be at least 10 times better than the services currently provided.

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