Praise for Sutton Council’s customer service

Sutton’s award-winning Liberal Democrat council has scored high praise for the customer service it provides for its residents, including its campaign to involve them in planning future services.

The council has been awarded the Customer Service Excellence standard, which is monitored by the Cabinet Office, following a visit by inspectors in February.

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New strategy to reduce domestic violence in Sutton

A new strategy to reduce domestic violence, which accounts for up to 40% of Sutton's violent crime, has been launched by the Safer Sutton Partnership Service, which manages the borough's community safety services.

The action plan builds on the successes of the borough's Domestic Violence One Stop Shop and a 25% fall in the number of repeat victims over the last four years.

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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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