5,000 Sutton residents risk sanctions for not job-hunting - despite collapsing jobs market

Sutton’s 5,000 Universal Credit claimants risk sanctions by Tory ministers for not job-hunting- even though the number of vacancies across Britain has plunged.

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Labour’s Mayor of London ditches long-awaited Sutton Tram Link

Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan has shelved plans for the long-awaited Sutton tram-link, disappointing residents and councillors who have campaigned for the extension over many years.

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Sutton Tories flip-flop on schemes to create ‘low-traffic neighbourhoods'

Sutton Conservatives flip-flop on schemes to create ‘low-traffic neighbourhoods’ in Sutton two weeks after formally endorsing them.

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Low-traffic Neighbourhoods in Sutton

The pandemic and resulting lockdown has had a massive effect on our community and across the country. In Sutton it has also meant less traffic and better air quality. 

Residents tell us, as highlighted in recent consultations, that they want less pollution, traffic and speeding on our residential roads. We share this ambition.

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9,000 pensioner families across Sutton set to lose free TV licence

Lib Dem councillors have blasted Tory ministers for refusing to step in as the BBC cuts the free TV licence for over 9,000 pensioner families across Sutton.

It's been confirmed that as of 1st August 2020, the free TV licence will be stopped for all over-75s except those receiving pensioner credit.

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Evictions fear for Sutton residents

Conservative ministers have announced that evictions of private housing tenants can resume from 24th August.

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“Unacceptable”: 3-month delay in laptops for disadvantaged Sutton children

Only at the end of June did Sutton Council receive laptops for disadvantaged school pupils, it emerged last night at a meeting of the council’s Strategy & Resources Committee.

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Celebrating the NHS' 72nd Birthday Locally

The NHS was born on 5th July 1948, based on the principle that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth. Over the last 72 years it has served our country well, with most services provided free at the point of delivery.

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New Tory MP betrays St Helier

Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners in Sutton have reacted angrily to the news that St Helier hospital will lose its maternity and A&E units - and have condemned the new Conservative MP for Carshalton & Wallington for supporting the plans. The proposals were unveiled today by NHS bosses, following a consultation which began earlier this year.

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New service starts to support Sutton's victims of domestic abuse

Sutton Council has made significant changes to it’s domestic abuse services in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic. We are proud to confirm that from 1st July, Sutton Council will be able to provide face-to-face appointments to support victims of domestic abuse every Wednesday morning at Sutton Baptist Church, 21 Cheam Road, Sutton, SM1 1SN.

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