Sutton Lib Dems Celebrate Delivery of All 2018 Manifesto Pledges

The Sutton Liberal Democrats have celebrated the delivery of all of their 2018 manifesto pledges.

Over the past four years we have actioned every single promise in our 2018 Manifesto, including supporting local businesses, building affordable homes, protecting and enhancing our green spaces and delivering a new cultural hub for Sutton.

Your local Liberal Democrats are Standing Up for Sutton against this out of touch Conservative Party.

On 5th May, the future of our borough hangs in the balance. The Conservatives are taking us for granted:

1. Partying while the rest of us followed lockdown rules.

2. Increasing taxes when prices are rising at their fastest rates in 50 years.

3. Misleading residents about the future of St Helier Hospital.

Read our record of action below!

Ambitious for Business

Delivering a world-class London Cancer Hub campus

Major investment secured

Creation of new Innovation Gateway

New Centre for Cancer Drug Discovery

Maggie’s Centre at Royal Marsden

Delivering our Sutton Town Centre Masterplan

Exciting new projects for Sutton Town Centre

Meeting our housing targets

Boosted mobile phone coverage

Providing support packages for small businesses and entrepreneurs

Supporting-businesses through the covid outbreak and beyond

Free business workshops

Ensuring a skilled local workforce through our Skills Match programme

South London Careers Hub

Develop Apprenticeship schemes specifically linked to local businesses

The Apprenticeships Hub

The Construction & Green Careers Open Event at Carshalton College

Ambitious for the environment

Becoming the top UK borough for recycling

Improved to be amongst best in London

Delivering sustainable renewable energy via our decentralised energy network, SDEN

Delivered on budget and providing low-carbon energy

Delivering one of the largest London Parkland areas in Beddington, ensuring quality landfill site restoration

Progress made towards Dec 2023 Deadline

Delivering our Electric policy promoting electric vehicles and providing charging points

Delivered 100 new charging points

Keeping Kimpton recycling centre free and extending the facilities

Free household recycling

Protecting and enhancing our parks and open spaces

Safer cleaner parks

Preparing air and water quality action plans

Air Quality action plan

Challenging Government on sewage discharges

Embedding our One Planet Sutton policy

 Implementing a net-zero strategy 

Ambitious for our young people

Increase mental health support for young people with special focus on tackling self-harming and depression in secondary school students

Cognus targeted support for young people

Linking our new school in Belmont with the ICR for great career opportunities

New science-specialist school moves into state-of-the-art building at London Cancer Hub

Encourage a University Campus in the borough with the support of the Institute of Cancer Research (a constituent college of the University of London)

Business, Innovation & Growth, South London

Providing more apprenticeship places for care leavers

Care Leavers employment support

Expanding and building new schools to meet local need

Award-winning new secondary school in Belmont

Passivhaus Plus Hackbridge Primary School

Meeting demand for secondary school places

Partnership working with schools to provide high quality education

Another successful year

Improved opportunities for looked after children

Good Ofsted report

Foster carers

Promoting healthy living habits in schools

Healthier School Streets introduced

Healthy holiday packages

Maintaining the Life Centre as a place promoting public protection and fire safety

Sutton Life Centre

Targeted support for families experiencing domestic violence

Invested in domestic violence support services

Use our enhanced library service to grow the readers of the future and narrow the digital divide

Sutton libraries shortlisted for national award

Ambitious for our older people 

Delivering support for our vulnerable residents

Promoting and improving our status as a Dementia-friendly borough

Admiral nurses and befriending scheme

Enabling older people to live safely at home using assistive technology

Innovate project

Continue our excellent START rehabilitation programme


Continuing with the Adult Social Services Transformation programme enabling people to live independently

Maintaining high quality care establishment provision locally

Keeping care homes safe

Maintain support for carers

Strong local support for carers

Maintain our position as one of the top London boroughs for hospital discharges

Early Supported Discharge & Stroke Rehabilitation

Building a better Sutton

Building new council houses

Award-winning new build council housing

Use our council-owned company to deliver more affordable homes

Delivering on Wallington Public Hall site, Alexandra Gardens & The Grove

Delivering our town centre Heritage Action Zone enhancing and protecting our listed buildings

Sutton Heritage Action Zone

Adoption of Sutton Town Centre Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan 

Attract new businesses to the borough

Sutton named in top 10 UK areas for strongest economy

Improve the Sutton High Street offer with new markets, improved facilities and exciting temporary arts events

Exciting projects in Sutton Town Centre

Oru Sutton

St Nicholas Centre purchase

Future High Streets Funding success

New arts cinema and cultural hub

Deliver an Area Renewal scheme for Rosehill in St Helier

In delivery stage

Deliver an Area Renewal scheme for Clockhouse

Whole-house retrofit scheme delivered

Directly purchasing property to use as temporary accommodation

Improving and increasing the supply of affordable housing

Regeneration of council estates providing a better environment for current and new residents

Elm Grove regeneration successful ballot

Beech Tree Place regeneration scheme granted planning permission

Whole-house retrofit scheme for council homes

Restoration and protection of heritage properties in Carshalton and Cheam

Adoption of Carshalton Village Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan

Adoption of Cheam Village Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan

Deliver a cultural hub for Sutton and new gallery space in Sutton library

New Cultural Hub for Sutton

Sutton library redesign

Pushing for Sutton Housing Partnership to achieve excellence

SHP Annual Delivery Plans overseen by Council

Improve the Planning Customer Service

Improved pre-application advice service

Embedded Design Review Panel

A borough of opportunity

Work to ensure all our young people are in education, work or training

New Careers Hub for young people

Supporting SEND young people into employment

Develop a Young Entrepreneurs Scheme

Kickstart via Successful Sutton

Offer our older residents more opportunities to keep active and healthy

Cycle Skills

Get Active programme

Deliver more employment opportunities and apprenticeships by attracting new businesses into the borough

Sutton named in top 10 UK areas for strongest economy

Provide more apprenticeship places for young people leaving foster-care or residential care

Care Leavers employment support

Become the first borough recognised as an Age-Friendly Borough by Age UK

Funding obtained for Changing Places toilets

Creating an age-friendly borough

A better environment for all

Campaign for improved public transport, including buses, metroisation, Crossrail and Tram, especially to help develop the London Cancer Hub

Agreeing our sustainable transport strategy

Levelling up bid made for London Cancer Hub transportrefused by Government

Better buses for Sutton campaign

Deliver a borough Electric Bike scheme

Trialled a scheme and launched Try Before you Buy scheme

Support tree-planting schemes with the aim of achieving over 2,000 new trees across the borough

Planting trees for the future - Numbers exceeded

Increase the amount and range of activities in our parks

Investment in our parks

Get Active

Protect and renovate our historic buildings

Protecting our borough’s heritage

Delivering two new Quietways and better connect Wandle Trail cycle route

Planning for better cycling infrastructure

Reduce litter and flytipping

Zero-tolerance approach implemented

Deliver the Beddington improvement programme

Nearly complete

Deliver the borough-wide parking strategy

Consultation and implementation work

Prepare flooding action plans

Early warning action

Work to reduce flood risk

Maintaining low crime rates

Proactive work on Youth Offending

Safer Sutton Partnership

Ensuring a strong role in local health care

Council takes on Health Visiting and School Nursing services

Championing and supporting improved mental health services

Local support services

Delivering better outcomes through the Sutton Plan

Delivering an inclusive borough

The Sutton Plan

Delivering Public Health preventative services

Suicide prevention partnership work

Becoming a parent training scheme

Proactive role during Covid pandemic

Click here to see all of the completed pledges.

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