New waste and recycling service update

It is clear that in spite of assurances given before the contract started on 3rd April, Veolia had underprepared for the scale of the task.  

As your Councillors, we made it clear that this was totally unacceptable and we have been putting considerable pressure on Veolia to deliver the service that we all expect.

Whilst kerb side collections are now working well in most areas, there are still problems with bin collections in some blocks of flats and some heavily parked roads.  We are working with Veolia and Council officers to address these on a case-by-case basis.

Since the start of the service we have:

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What is Sutton Council delivering for you? Employment and training

By Councillor Jayne McCoy.

All the work the council does and the decisions it makes are in the public domain and largely accessible through its website. However, as this is often embedded in committee reports and paperwork you need to know what you are looking for or put in an FOI.

So in an attempt to make it simpler I thought I would do a series of posts setting out current activities in the areas covered by my committee portfolio – the Housing, Economy & Business Committee.

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Defibrillator in Worcester Park gives cardiac arrest victims fighting chance of survival

Worcester Park has gained a defibrillator and training kit awarded by the British Heart Foundation. This lifesaving package will hugely increase the chances of survival for cardiac arrest victims.

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Improvements to Mellows Park

Mellows Park in Wallington is set to benefit from several improvements thanks to funding from the Beddington & Wallington local committee.


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Keeping it green in Woodcote

Local Lib Dem Councillors Manuel Abellan and Ed Joyce and Focus Editor Mo Saqib are determined to ensure local green spaces, large and small, are preserved and protected.


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Fighting backgarden development in Wallington

Local Councillors in Wallington have continued to fight backgarden development with some notable recent successes.


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A boost to jobs and prosperity in South Sutton

Over a weekend in January Subsea7 moved into its new international headquarters in Brighton Road, Sutton. Over the same weekend the first of the new residents of Sutherland House – now re-named Northumberland House – almost opposite, moved into their new homes.


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Take a seat at Trinity Square

In 2014, local Councillors David Bartolucci, Vincent Galligan and Ali Mirhashem stood on a platform of improving Sutton and making it a better, safer and more comfortable place.


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The Old Rectory saved!

We are delighted to report that Lib Dem Sutton Council will preserve the Old Rectory, near Carshalton Ponds, for future generations.


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Save our NHS: EU doctors and nurses in Sutton, Cheam & Worcester Park must be given right to stay

Amna Ahmad and the Liberal Democrats have called on Conservative MP Paul Scully to ensure thousands of EU nationals living in Sutton, Cheam & Worcester Park are guaranteed the right to remain in Britain, as figures have revealed the extent to which local NHS services rely on EU nationals.


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