Free Compost Bins to Sutton Residents

by Mary Burstow on 16 June, 2015

Sutton Council are giving away FREE Compost Bin/s to avoid waste and encourage home composting. Choice of 220 litres or 330 litres. You can even order two bins and just pay one off £5 delivery charge per order. To order your free home compost bin go to, enter your postcode and follow the instructions. […]

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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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FREE Cardio Tennis

by Mary Burstow on 12 June, 2015

Cardio Tennis Sutton Churches Tennis Club have another FREE 5 weeks of Cardio Tennis for newbies again after all the places were taken for the sessions which have just finished. So if you haven`t tried Cardio Tennis before and you want to have a go then this is a great opportunity! ALL fitness abilities and […]

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Cheam Rotary to host a Tea Party

by Mary Burstow on 11 June, 2015

  Take tea at 3 with Cheam Rotary on Sunday 14 June and join a nationwide celebration to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta On Sunday 14 June at 3pm, to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta (15 June 1215), the clink of teacups will be heard as communities across […]

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Whitehall planning application granted

by Mary Burstow on 10 June, 2015

I am very pleased that Planning permission for the modifications to the Grade II* listed Whitehall Museum have been granted.  This is a cause I have consistently championed, in the face of earlier oposition from Sutton Conservatives. The Councils press release reads: Planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of one of the borough’s […]

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NCT Teddy Bears Picnic in Nonsuch Park

by Mary Burstow on 9 June, 2015

On Sunday, I was invited as a judge to the NCT Teddy Bears Picnic in Nonsuch Park.  It was a gloriously hot, sunny day. I had the important job of judging the best dressed Teddy Bear, won by Buttons and the Teddy Bear with the best name, won by Nousnous. It was estimated there were […]

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On Thursday, I went to see the consultation on the addition of new flats on top of the Waitrose building in Cheam Village. At the moment there are empty offices, with parking What is being proposed, is to convert the offices into flats, then put more flats ontop.  The new building certainly looks much better, […]

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Lancelot Andrews and St Dunstan’s Cheam

by Mary Burstow on 8 June, 2015

On Saturday Paul and I visited Winchester.  Whilst in the Cathedral, I was pleased to spot the tomb to Lancelot Andrews. Lancelot Andrews is significant to Cheam, as he was Rector of Cheam in 1609, when he was also Bishop of Chichester. He is historically important, in that his name is the first on the list […]

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Parking and Traffic flow in Cheam Village

by Mary Burstow on 7 June, 2015

  On Friday afternoon, I was part of a meeting in Cheam Village to discuss traffic flow in Cheam.  It was an eye opener of an experience. There were ten of us in total: Nine men and one woman – me!! I can’t help thinking it is a rather sad indictment of how few women […]

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Teddy Bears Picnic Nonsuch Park

by Mary Burstow on 4 June, 2015