Tory TfL deal is punishing local people for doing the right thing

Sutton Liberal Democrats have slammed the Conservative Government's plan to enforce harsh conditions in its COVID-19 financial support deal to Transport for London (TfL).

In a letter leaked last night, the Government has insisted on expanding the Congestion Charge zone to the north and south circular, fare rises and a council tax hike. If the Mayor of London does not accept the conditions, the Government has threatened to take over the running of TfL.

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Parents praise for Kingston Avenue School Street

We’re now two weeks into the School Street trial outside Cheam Park Farm Primary Academy on Kingston Avenue. I came along to help last week and it was amazing to see all the parents and children safely reclaiming the road. A School Street is where the road outside a school is closed to motor vehicles during school drop-off and pick-up times except for residents living in that street.

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Lib Dems challenge Sutton MPs to oppose PM’s plan to break international law

The Sutton Liberal Democrats have today written to Elliot Colburn (Conservative, Carshalton & Wallington) and Paul Scully (Conservative, Sutton & Cheam) and challenged them to oppose Boris Johnson’s attempts to break international law.

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Anger as each Sutton school gets just TEN coronavirus test kits

Sutton councillors have expressed anger after learning that Conservative ministers have only given 10 coronavirus test kits to each school in the borough- meaning 700 test kits for a pupil population of 48,000.

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Statement on low-traffic areas and school streets

Thank you chair and as lead member on this project I want to address the committee tonight and more importantly speak directly to any residents that are listening. 

This item was discussed at this committee meeting on 6th July and members approved, cross-party, the principles of delivering low-traffic areas and school streets to keep our children safe. Members also approved cross-party the specific schemes that we received funding for.

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Sutton Lib Dems slam Tory planning free-for-all that will lead to “slums of the future”

Sutton’s lead Councillors for planning policy are calling for the Government to rethink their plans to tear-up planning regulations which will deny local residents a say about what is built in their neigbourhoods.

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Sutton’s Tory MPs fail to back putting Grenfell recommendations into law

With this week marking the first anniversary of the terrible fire in Worcester Park which destroyed the homes of 23 families, Sutton residents have expressed their shock at both Tory MPsfailing to back the Grenfell inquiry recommendations.

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Sutton MP & Tory minister REJECTS further support for local businesses

Sutton & Cheam MP Paul Scully, also Minister for London, has been criticised for refusing to allow London councils to keep underspent Covid grants and further support local businesses.

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Tories urged to rethink cutting free bus travel for 15,000 young people across Sutton

As the school year resumes, Sutton’s Liberal Democrat councillors have challenged local Conservative politicians to help protect free travel for all under-18s in the borough.
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Sutton Lib Dems welcome Ed Davey as new leader and launch of National Listening Project

In his acceptance speech, Ed Davey announced his plans to “get beyond Westminster” and speak to people across the country so they can tell us “what matters most to them.”

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