Official praise for Sutton's children’s services for work with vulnerable children

Sutton's Liberal Democrat Council has been singled out for praise in a new government report for its work to protect vulnerable children.

A national Ofsted report reviewing leadership in England’s children’s services, highlighted the efforts of the council’s senior children’s social work team and the way they work with children in care.

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Local groups, residents urged to help spruce up Sutton this Saturday as part of country’s first ever national clear up day

Sutton’s Liberal Democrat Council is calling on its residents to get involved in the country’s first ever Community Clear Up Day this Saturday, 21 March.

The council will support any volunteer group or resident willing to help clear their local area by providing litter picking tools, rubbish sacks and gloves. All bagged rubbish will then be collected.

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Residents encouraged to share stories of life in the borough since 1965

Sutton residents are being encouraged to share their memories of the borough in the 1960s to help celebrate its 50th anniversary.  

Sutton’s Liberal Democrat council is looking for local people to take part in a short film to record Sutton’s past for future generations.

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Praise for Sutton Council’s customer service

Sutton’s award-winning Liberal Democrat council has scored high praise for the customer service it provides for its residents, including its campaign to involve them in planning future services.

The council has been awarded the Customer Service Excellence standard, which is monitored by the Cabinet Office, following a visit by inspectors in February.

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New strategy to reduce domestic violence in Sutton

A new strategy to reduce domestic violence, which accounts for up to 40% of Sutton's violent crime, has been launched by the Safer Sutton Partnership Service, which manages the borough's community safety services.

The action plan builds on the successes of the borough's Domestic Violence One Stop Shop and a 25% fall in the number of repeat victims over the last four years.

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Charity drive for air ambulance expansion gets Brake's backing

Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, has announced his support for the London Air Ambulance - ‘Your London, Your Helicopter’ fundraising campaign. The campaign is aimed at raising finances for a second helicopter for the organisation and increasing coverage of London for the next 5 years.

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Sutton’s success in offering secondary school places

The London Borough of Sutton has one of the highest success rates in London in offering students a place at a school of their their choice.

Parents in the borough last week were told which schools have made offers of places for the September intake.

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Paul Burstow MP pays tribute to staff of St Helier in Parliament

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Local Lib Dem MP, Paul Burstow, championed the hard-working staff of the A&E department of St Helier Hospital in a debate in Parliament last week.

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Local MP Paul Burstow helps delivers new ban on smoking in cars

Children across the country will be protected from passive smoking in cars, thanks to new legislation championed by local MP Paul Burstow.

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Sutton libraries welcome top professional artists as part of London festival

Sutton’s libraries which are among the highest-rating services provided by the borough’s Liberal Democrat Council have been chosen to host an artist-in-residence - one of just five boroughs in London to be selected.

It’s part of the SPINE Festival which will see Sutton libraries hosta series offree arts events. SPINE is London’s first ever pan-London libraries festival for children and young people, and began with World Book Day on Thursday, 5 March.

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