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

Victoria House Consultation

by Mary Burstow on 31 May, 2015

On Saturday, I went along to the Victoria House Consultation, to look at the proposed plans for the new building. My initial reaction is that it is a vast improvment on the existing derilict property.  Then again, anything is an improvment on the existing Victoria House.  The building is higher than the existing surrounding properties, […]

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Nonsuch High School and Wallington Girls are discussing merging the two schools, to form an Multi Academy Trust, with staff and parents now entering a five week consultation period. The two schools have said their governing bodies have been “evaluating the possibilities and potential advantages” of merging for some time and that they see themselves […]

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Can you spare 1 or 2 hours THIS Saturday between 10am and 1pm? Come and join a friendly community group who are helping to restore a local chalk meadow. Warren Farm (part of Nonsuch Park) has been taken over by an invasive weed which needs to be hand pulled to remove it. 95% of our […]

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Waitrose Building in Cheam Consultation

by Mary Burstow on 26 May, 2015

It looks as if there are plans afoot to put flats on top of Waitrose in Cheam.  The very good news is that as part of the plans, the developer will be covering up the existing 1960’s eyesore and making the whole building much more attractive. I will keep an open mind, as to what […]

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