What’s happening in Nonsuch?

A round up of local news from Sam Bourne, Richard Broadbent and Daniel Sangster, Lib Dem Councillors for Nonsuch.

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Making Carshalton Station accessible to all

At the moment, it's difficult to think of anything good to say about rail services in our area, but we were very pleased to learn that Network Rail has stated it is committed to delivering the "Access for All" programme of station upgrades.

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Tom Brake MP, Cllr Jill Whitehead and Cllr Hamish Pollock celebrating securing funding to improve Carshalton Station.

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Improving road safety in Wallington

Wallington South Councillors Steve Cook, Jayne McCoy and Muhammad Sadiq are working to secure road safety improvements to deal with issues raised by local residents.

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Local Councillors fight to save Sutton’s heritage

Residents may be aware of the planning application to demolish the Prince Regent pub and build a nine-storey block of flats. This follows on from the Government’s decision to de-list the pub which local Lib Dem Councillors opposed.

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New path for Cheam Park

Cheam Councillor Mary Burstow is pleased that the work to the new path across Cheam Park, linking Cheam Park Pavilion to Nonsuch Park, is almost finished.

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Art in Middleton Circle?

Wandle Valley Councillors Margaret Court, Jason Reynolds and Hanna Zuchowska are working to restore pride in Middleton Circle.

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An example of artwork used in Rosehill, St Helier

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Sutton Life Centre goes from strength to strength

2016 was a good year for the Sutton Life Centre! The Centre’s annual report reveals excellent customer satisfaction, increased bookings, and reduced net cost to the Sutton Council.

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Local groups benefit from Sutton Community Fund

Eleven local groups will share over £45,000 from the latest round of Sutton Community Fund grants to help them provide services and activities for residents of Sutton into 2017 and beyond.

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Sutton comes fourth in London New Year’s Day Parade

Sutton has come fourth in the annual London New Year’s Day Parade, which took place on Sunday 1 January.

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2016 was best ever year for Lib Dems in local authority by-elections

The Liberal Democrats ended 2016 with another three council by-election victories - securing the party's best ever year for by-election gains. 

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Complementing Sarah Olney's victory in the Richmond Park by-election, the Liberal Democrats gained 31 seats in local authorities across the country in 2016. 

The net gain of 28 seats surpasses the previous best of 27 gains, which were made in 2002. 

The by-election wins have seen the party win seats from Labour, the Conservatives and UKIP, as well as independents. 

2016 also marked a significant victory closer to home, where local teacher Chris Williams stormed to victory in the Carshalton Central By-election, retaining the seat for the Liberal Democrats. Chris increase the Lib Dem share of the vote by 5.1% on the last election.

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