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Council News

by simonwales on 3 April, 2017

Dear resident, April promises to be a big month for Sutton! We’ll be introducing a new bin collection service, and the next stage of our ongoing project The Sutton Plan kicks into gear. We’re also asking for residents’ help as we commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Find out how you can get involved below… […]

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St James Road

by simonwales on 12 February, 2017

Following concerns expressed by residents about the conversion of the old garage site into a very large block of flats, your councillors raised this with planning officers who have now rejected the application as drafted. We anticipate a revised application to be submitted in due course.

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Update on Quarry Cottage

by simonwales on 12 February, 2017

Following local concerns raised and a resulting deferral of the decision concerning the future of the nursery and of Quarry Cottage in Seears Park, councillors and officers have been working closely with the nursery and arrived at a good solution which the nursery owners are happy with. The cottage will be renovated and let out […]

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Secombe Theatre

by simonwales on 12 February, 2017

Sadly, despite well advertised attempts to find a way to keep the theatre open, it has not proved possible. Residents will recall that the council decided that due to government funding cuts, we are no longer able to subsidise our theatres for the small number who attended them.  An attempt by Sutton Theatres Trust resulted […]

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SCILL Services saved!

by simonwales on 12 February, 2017

Despite SCILL’s recent decision to close at the end of March 2017, your councillors are pleased that a way has been found to maintain in the same building, all the services offered by SCILL. Encompass, the local authority housing services company, will take on SCILL’s contracts and will maintain and develop all services, including the gym, […]

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Council to consider future of theatre venues

by simonwales on 24 January, 2017

Sutton Council has been seeking expressions of interest for the Charles Cryer Studio Theatre and Secombe Theatre following the closure of the Sutton Theatres Trust. Five expressions of interest were received for the Charles Cryer Theatre, and one expression of interest was received for both theatres. The bid for both theatres was not considered viable […]

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Secombe Theatre

by simonwales on 13 November, 2016

Many residents will by now be aware that the Sutton Theatres Trust has found itself unable to run the borough’s theatres successfully, and has gone into liquidation. Whilst this is very sad news for the arts in Sutton, it is disappointing that more residents did not support the improved programme on offer. Given that the […]

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SCILL Centre

by simonwales on 13 November, 2016

We were  saddened to hear that the Trustees of SCILL have decided to close at the end of March next year. Over the years SCILL has offered an excellent service to many residents. As more people with disabilities have their own personal budget, and make their own choices about the sort of services they want […]

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Councillors stand by residents

by simonwales on 13 November, 2016

Your Lib Dem Councillors have been engaging with residents over two major planning applications in the ward – 4&4A St James Road, and the Christian Science Church building on Cheam Road. Both applications are for very large buildings, and we will be representing residents’ views at the planning committee meetings in due course. There have […]

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The MND Charter was signed jointly by Sutton Council and Sutton CCG at Civic Offices. From left, Cllr Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council and Chair of the council’s Health and Wellbeing Board, Dr Brendan Hudson, Chair of Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), David Setters of the MND Association, who lives with MND, and Cllr […]

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