Carers Week in Sutton seeks to make the invisible visible

The high value Sutton places on its unpaid carers has been highlighted during this year’s National Carers’ Week.

The week, from 7-14 June, has had the theme of Building Carer-friendly Communities – communities that support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising they are individuals with needs of their own.

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Comfortable by-election win for Lib Dems


The Liberal Democrat candidate, Steve Cook, had a comfortable win in the Wallington South by-election on Thursday, 11 June, easily retaining the seat on Sutton Council for his party.

The by-election was caused by the sad death in March of Cllr Colin Hall, Deputy Leader of the council.

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New online tool to encourage community-led creative regeneration in Sutton

Liberal Democrat-led Sutton Council has become one of the first local authorities in the country to put together an innovative toolkit aimed at promoting community-led town regeneration.

The Local Centres Regeneration Toolkit provides residents with practical advice on how to set up a group, properly plan, manage, publicise and gain funds for projects, contact the right team in the council and get appropriate licensing in place.

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Tom Brake welcomes resolution of Hackbridge crossing issue

Tom Brake MP has welcome Sutton Council’s decision to remove the informal crossing arrangement in Hackbridge.  

The Heart of Hackbridge scheme has undergone its third safety audit and, as promised, the council has agreed to make changes to the TfL-sponsored scheme.  The changes will be based on the audit’s recommendations as well as the opinions of local residents who use the roads and footpaths every day. 

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Whitehall planning application granted

Planning permission has been granted for sensitive repairs and redevelopment of one of Sutton’s most historic buildings to make it more accessible to visitors.

Sutton Council’s Development Control Committee has approved modifications to the Grade II* listed Whitehall Museum in Cheam, which dates back to the 16th century.

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Sutton’s green-fingered tradition - Sutton in Bloom

One of Liberal Democrat-led Sutton Council’s longest - and most eye-catching - traditions, Sutton in Bloom, has been launched again this year to find the borough’s best gardens and gardeners.  


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Sutton Council’s long tradition in promoting democracy for young people

Tributes to Charles Kennedy

Senior Liberal Democrats in Sutton have paid warm tributes to the former party Leader, Charles Kennedy, whose death was announced at his home in Scotland earlier today (2 June).

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Tom Brake back in Westminster for fifth stint as MP for Carshalton and Wallington

Tom Brake has been sworn in for the fifth time as the member of Parliament for Carshalton and Wallington.

Following what was a disappointing national result for the Lib Dems, Tom Brake has wasted no time in spearheading a fight-back to make sure that Britain has a stronger Liberal voice in Parliament.

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Sutton Council’s long tradition in promoting democracy for young people

Support for promoting democracy among young people has always been a high priority for Sutton’s Liberal Democrat-led council.  Nearly 10 years ago the Council voted to support a proposal by borough school students to lower true coveting age to 16.  In addition it has strongly backed the establishment of, and support for, Sutton’s own Youth Parliament.

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