Sutton’s Lib Dem council may issue body cameras to lollipop staff

Sutton Council is considering issuing body cameras to its lollipop staff following a number of “drive-through” incidents and verbal abuse from drivers at school crossings across the borough.

Lollipop staff working near schools in Sutton, Worcester Park and Hackbridge have reported incidents.

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Fond memories of Sutton

Memories of living in Sutton are shared in a video just released by Sutton Council to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the borough’s creation in 1965.  

The six-minute film shows interviews with five long-time borough residents.

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Sutton to host cycling summit with London Mayor’s cycling commissioner

Sutton Council is to hold a cycling summit with the Mayor of London’s Cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan as part of the council’s programme to improve cycling provision and encourage cycling in the borough.

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Lib Dem leadership contenders wind up their campaign in Sutton

The two candidates for the Liberal Democrat leadership, Tim Farron and Norman Lamb, wound up their gruelling country-wide campaign meeting party members in Sutton on Saturday (11 July).  Every Lib Dem party member has a vote, and the poll for the new leader to replace Nick Clegg will close next Wednesday.

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Sutton athletes go for gold at London Youth Games

Sutton athletes chalked up some notable performances in the finals weekend at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games at Crystal Palace on 4 and 5 July. 

Around 150 competitors from Sutton aged between nine and 17 took part in a range of sports at the finals weekend.  They joined thousands of other young athletes from all London boroughs in the annual mini-Olympics-style sports festival.

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Travellers move from Roundshaw Park following pressure from Sutton Council and police

Around 300 travellers have left Roundshaw Park after a three-week operation by Sutton Council and the police to evict them.  This follows a catalogue of anti-social behaviour which has caused considerable nuisance to neighbours and to the council. 

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Boost in Sutton’s Lib Dem membership since the May elections

The disappointing result for the Liberal Democrats at the May elections has had an unexpected consequence - a substantial boost for the party’s membership.  

Nationally, since 8 May, the number has leapt by 27% to more than 61,000 while Sutton - traditionally a Liberal Democrat stronghold - has seen a one-third increase in its membership.  

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Letter from Tom Brake MP on the government’s budget

“When George Osborne unveiled the Tories’ budget in Parliament, he referred to the Conservatives as the “party of the working people.” This could not be more untrue. The few good points in the budget come directly from Liberal Democrat proposals rejected by the Tories during the coalition government.

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Leadership candidates to attend Sutton Lib Dem garden party

With the close of voting just a few days away, Sutton Liberal Democrats will have a final chance to question the candidates for the party leadership at the annual Sutton Lib Dem garden party.

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Council secures £1.5m grant to renovate Whitehall

A rare Tudor building in south London is to be given a new lease of life as a community hub after Liberal Democrat-led Sutton Council secured a grant of £1.5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Whitehall Museum is a rare example of 16th-century domestic architecture in the heart of Cheam Village. The Grade II* listed building, with its distinctive white-painted exterior, provides an unrivalled glimpse of local life in the Tudor period.

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