Archive for the ‘Local Issues’ Category

Congratulations Steve Cook

by Mary Burstow on 14 June, 2015

Congratulations to Steve Cook, the newly elected Liberal Democrat Councillor for  Wallington South.  He will be joining Wallington Souths other ward Councillors,  Muhammad Sadiq and Jayne McKoy Steve has lived in Wallington for 35 years, ran a prestigious sound and post production business in the film industry based in London and also Los Angeles, and […]

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At Monday nights Full Council meeting, long serving Cheam Councillor Graham Whitham announced his intention to leave the Conservative Party and become an Independent Councillor with immediate affect. Graham first became a Councillor in 1978.  He is recognised as a highly respected individual, whose knowledge of planning is second to none. I have worked with […]

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Councillor Colin Hall

by Mary Burstow on 8 April, 2015

  It is with great sadness and regret that Sutton Council has to report the death of Councillor Colin Hall after a short illness. Cllr Hall, Deputy Leader of Sutton Council, had served as a councillor since 1998 and represented the Wallington South ward. Councillor Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council, said: “Colin was a […]

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Future of Sutton Theatres are secured

by Mary Burstow on 21 January, 2015

The show will go on for both of Sutton’s theatres which are set to be taken over a new theatre company to herald an exciting new era for the two venues.  Members of Sutton Council’s Environment and Neighbourhoods committee agreed on Thursday night for the Sutton Theatres Trust to take over the running of the […]

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Housing Sutton’s Homeless families

by Mary Burstow on 7 January, 2015

In December, I was very pleased to be part of the Planning Committee, which approved the decision to create temporary housing in Sutton for local homeless families.  The decison was to convert Oakleigh, a former Care Home into Homeless accomodation. It will be aimed specifically at Sutton families with children, who have been made homeless […]

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Christmas Tree Recycling

by Mary Burstow on 6 January, 2015

Real Christmas trees will be collected from Tuesday 6 January until Monday 2 February. Put them out next to your recycling bins on your collection day.

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Sign up for Green Garden Waste Collection Service

by Mary Burstow on 4 December, 2014

Sign up for our new garden waste collection service before the free service stops We need 10,000 people to register by 15 February in order to provide a paid for service We are stopping the free garden waste service because of unprecedented cuts to the council’s budget. However in a recent consultation, many of you […]

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Recycle More Road Show

by Mary Burstow on 20 November, 2014

Recycle More Road Show Did you know that it costs Sutton Council about £100 more per tonne of waste to dispose of it in landfill than it does to recycle it? Sutton Council want to encourage our residents to recycle as much as possible and are holding some Recycle More road shows in November where […]

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Free Grit

by Mary Burstow on 13 November, 2014

Sutton Council are offering free grit to our residents and local businesses for the fifth year running. Each household or local business can collect 10kg of free grit courtesy of Sutton Council to use on footpaths, pavements or roads in front of their homes or business premises.  They can also collect grit for their elderly […]

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Top Tips for Bonfire Night

by Mary Burstow on 3 November, 2014

Many thanks to Sutton RSPCA, or these top tips for Fireworks night. http://www.rspca.org.uk/local/-/rspca/surrey-sutton-and-district-branch/ Fireworks night can be fantastic fun, but for animals, it can be frightening. Take a look at some of our tips to help your furry friend through the fear. Top tips for cats and dogs 1. Make sure your dog or cat […]

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