497 residents receive £500 self-isolation payments from Sutton Council

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Sutton Council has so far ensured 497 low-income residents across the borough have received £500 self-isolation payments.

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New consultation on road schemes this spring

Sutton Liberal Democrats will launch a public consultation on low traffic neighbourhood and school street schemes later this spring.

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Worcester Park LTN Update

Since the beginning of the trial in Worcester Park we have been working hard to collate resident feedback and engage with residents in the area. In October 2020 we spent 4 hours discussing the scheme with residents, mostly from Ruskin Drive. We also discussed the scheme at the recent Environment & Neighborhood Committee meeting, the North Cheam and Worcester Park local committee meeting, met with the Hamptons Management Committee and with over 20 residents representing different roads in the area.

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Sutton Lib Dems lead council call to end the cladding scandal

Sutton Liberal Democrats brought a motion to full Council on Monday evening calling on the Government to end the cladding scandal affecting thousands of properties across the country.

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Lib Dems welcome successful funding bid to reinvent high street

Lib Dem run Sutton council will receive £11.3 million to spend on high street projects after a successful council bid to the government’s Future High Streets Fund, one of only 15 places across the country to receive the full amount bid for.

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Sutton Lib Dems Fight to Keep Residents' Voice in Planning

At Monday’s council meeting Lib Dem councillors debated and agreed a motion on the Government’s proposals to reform the planning system.  

In a passionate opening speech by Cllr David Bartolucci, who presented the motion, he described the plans as, “a crude attempt to silence and dilute the voices of local communities and residents. Moreover, it is an attack on Localism and local decision making. Forcing the will of the people to be subjugated to a centralised Government algorithm.”

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Progress on Victoria House Demolition

We were delighted to hear that Home Group has finally committed to starting demolition on Victoria House following pressure from local residents.

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Sutton Lib Dems welcome Tory u-turn on Free School Meals

Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners in Sutton have welcomed a change in policy by the Tory Government to fund free school meals. 
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30 assaults on Sutton’s ambulance staff “utterly unacceptable”, says council leader

Figures uncovered by Sutton Liberal Democrats have revealed that local ambulance staff were assaulted 30 times in the year till August. Council leader Ruth Dombey called these figures “utterly unacceptable” and urged ministers to bring forward tougher sentences as soon as possible. The 30 incidents, from August 2019 to August 2020, include 11 incidents by physical blow, 4 incidents by grabbing or touching, and 3 incidents by spitting.

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Sutton Council to provide Free School Meals for local children after Tory Government failure

After the Conservative Government refused to back Free School Meals in Parliament this week, Liberal Democrat run Sutton Council is stepping up to provide Free School Meals for local children during the holidays.

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