Local businesses BID for success

Local businesses are working with Sutton Council and Councillors to investigate the possibility of creating a Worcester Park Business Improvement District (BID).

All businesses in and around Central Road have had the opportunity to complete a questionnaire and will be asked to vote on the idea early next year.

If the required number are in favour of the idea the council will add an agreed percentage to their business rates then pass the additional amount collected to a new BID company set up by the members.

After this, it is up to the company's Board to decide how they spend the money to improve shopping in Worcester Park. Please contact Cllr Richard Marston if you would like to know more.

£3.7m secured for Beddington Park

Great news! Beddington Park will receive £3.7m from the heritage lottery fund to spruce up the park.


Lib Dem Councillor Nighat Piracha is a member of the steering group, also consisting of Friends of Beddington Park and the community, which secured the funding.

Nighat said: “The hard work by all the team paid off in the end. A big thank you to everyone involved. Now the hard work really kicks in to make this dream a reality. We’ve brought in a design team who will work on developing ideas over the coming months.

Cllr Pat Ali commented: “We’re lucky to have such a beautiful and historic park right here on our doorstep. It’s one of the many reasons that Beddington is such a great place to live, work and raise a family."

Evidence shows Rosehill Park as only option for second high school

Sutton Liberal Democrats can now dispel recent scaremongering by local Conservatives about the proposed site for a new secondary school that is needed to accommodate the borough's growing pupil numbers by 2019/20.

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Government awards Sutton Council £300,000 to support development of the London Cancer Hub

Government grants totalling £300,000 have been awarded to Sutton’s Liberal Democrat Council to support its visionary London Cancer Hub project in Belmont.

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Lib Dem Council welcomes construction training in borough

Sutton Council celebrates the decision to provide construction training for young people and adults in the borough. Sutton and District Training have tackled the issue of shortages in the construction workforce by providing a sixteen-week construction course. This initiative will teach students important construction multi-skills, including painting, decorating and carpentry.


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Government backing sought for further stage of Sutton’s visionary cancer complex

Sutton’s Liberal Democrat Council has urged Central Government to back a visionary scheme in the borough to help establish a world-class medical complex which will provide benefits for Sutton, London and the whole country.

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Sutton hosts sustainable cities summit and calls for greater innovation

Sutton’s important place as a United Kingdom pioneer in promoting sustainable living was underlined recently when the borough played host to a major summit meeting of representatives from local authorities and sustainability organisations across the UK and Europe. 


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Credit union a way to avoid the need to turn to loan sharks

Sutton’s Liberal Democrat Council is encouraging residents who need a short-term financial loan to turn to their local credit union instead of loan sharks and “payday-style” cash loans.

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People with disabilities urged not to keep quiet about abuse

A training course to help people with disabilities identify forms of abuse and discrimination has provided more than 100 Sutton people with practical advice on how to deal with such incidents. 

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Sutton Council places high value on role of apprenticeships

Sutton’s Liberal Democrat council is playing a major role in promoting apprenticeships in the borough because it firmly believes they offer great opportunities for young people, and are good value for local businesses.

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