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Fantastic chance to try out brand new facilities in Sutton’s newest health club

To celebrate the launch of Sutton’s newest health club in Mulgrave Road, Steel Physique Athletic is inviting everyone to come in and try out their brand new facilities with a complimentary day pass.

For full details go to Steel Physique

The gym offers the widest range of facilities and classes. Classes include; Heart rate monitored training, pole, boxing, aerial yoga, hoop and ninja obstacles. There is also the opportunity for personal training and nutrition advice from some experienced personal trainers.

Steel Physique is the coming together of two fitness experts. Co owner Scott Humphreys who is a Personal Trainer and Gymnastics coach and Co – owner Abigail Ellis – , Personal Trainer, Aerial Instructor and Latin & ballroom dancer/Instructor.

It has always been our dream to have our own facility and having both been in the fitness industry for a number of years it was a dream come true to open our own Gym and studio” said Scott.

“With experience in different areas of the industry and taking on select personal trainers to work in our gym we are able to offer specialised training in a number of different genres like Pole, boxing, Kick boxing, MMA, gymnastics and contortion as well as being able to tailor personal training to fit your desired fitness goals whether its losing weight or gaining strength we can make plans to make sure you achieve your goals.”

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Want to help shape local Community Musculo Skeletal service?

NHS Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) –  which is responsible for purchasing  most local health services – is reviewing how accessible the Community Musculo Skeletal Service is for Sutton’s diverse communities. 

 We would like to hear about how you access the local Community Musculo Skeletal Service

Local CCG commissioners and clinicians are hosting a workshop where you have an opportunity to express your ideas to help ensure this service is accessible to everyone who needs it.

Date:  Monday 11 December 2017
Time:  10am – 12pm, followed by lunch
Location: Meeting Room 4, NHS Sutton CCG, Priory Crescent, Sutton, SM3 8LR 

Please report to reception on your arrival and you will be directed to the meeting room.

To  book your space, please contact: christine.marden@nhs.net by  1st December 2017 for catering purposes – lunch and light refreshments will be provided.

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Come along and here about Sutton Fairness commission

Fairness Commission Event

14th December 2017
2.00pm – 5.00pm
Sutton College, Woodcote Rd, Wallington SM6 0NB

Are you interested in issues of equality and diversity in Sutton?

Are you passionate about children and young people?

Do you think we could do more to enhance the life chances of young people in Sutton?

You may have heard that Sutton has a Fairness Commission!

The Fairness Commission has been set up to enable us to better understand the experiences of children and young people in Sutton and so over the summer it has been engaging with a children, young people and their families, as well as those who support them.

The Commissioners would like to invite you to hear the findings from these conversations and to hear more from you about what is working well and what more needs to be done to support children and young people to have the best start in life. The Commissioners are also keen to hear about what works and how we might better shape our services to meet the needs of children and young people

So – please save the date – The Fairness Commission will be receiving further evidence on the 14th December at 2.00-5.00pm and would like for you to join us

If you would like to talk to us before then or if you have any children and young people who would like to have their voices heard then please contact us and we will arrange to come and see you in advance of that event

Click here to book your place

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Sutton Community Fund workshop date announced

Sutton Community Fund Workshop

 

6th December 2017
10am to 12pm
Granfers Community Centre, 73-79 Oakhill Road,
Sutton, SM1 3AA

Aim of the session:
To provide participants with information on Sutton Community Fund and the requirements of applying.

Participants will have:
1) A better understanding of what the key components are for Sutton Community Fund.
2) An increased knowledge and understanding of the priorities of the fund and guidelines.
3) Be able to demonstrate outcomes in relation to the funding priorities.

Book your place here

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Sutton’s Citizens Advice top tips to avoid that Christmas debt hangover

Citizens Advice Sutton is concerned that increased numbers of residents will experience a Christmas debt hangover.  The local charity’s specialist debt team who provides face to face, specialist debt advice to over 1000 clients a year have provided some tips for keeping out of debt.

 Citizens Advice Sutton’s tips to avoid a post -Christmas debt hangover

 

  • Work out a budget and stick to it.
  • Many people will be paid early just before Christmas –remember that those December wages will have to cover everyday bills and last longer than a month.
  • Watch your bank balance –exceeding your overdraft limit can be expensive and even authorised overdrafts can cost over a hundred pounds a year in charges.
  • Check the dates of standing orders / direct debits as it can be expensive if they are refused or push you over the overdraft limit.
  • Don’t take out extended credit agreements unless they really do work out cheaper and you are confident you will have sufficient  income to cover the payments
  • Be wary of extended warranties; remember you have consumer rights to reject goods that are faulty
  • Short term credit is expensive.  A typical pay day lender will charge £50 for borrowing £100 for three months. Never borrow from unauthorised lenders (loan sharks)

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Sutton branch of National Autistic Society launches lego club

A few weeks ago the Sutton branch of The National Autistic Society launched a Lego Club for local autistic children and their siblings. Fundraising Officer and Volunteer of the branch, Isabel Stirrat, came up with the idea, as parents were having difficulties finding an activity that suited their children. The club will run every month on a Sunday at the United Reformed Church in Wallington, Surrey.

If you would like more information on booking the Lego Club for your child, you can email the Sutton branch at sutton@nas.org.uk . To find out more information on how the Sutton branch can help you or your child, please visit http://www.sutton.webeden.co.uk/

Roberta Heys, Co-Chair of the National Autistic Society’s Sutton branch expressed her gratitude: “Without the support of The Rotary Club of Carshalton Park we would not have had the means to launch this much-needed activity. We are grateful to them and to members of the branch and the local Sutton community for donating new and used Lego over the summer.”

Isabel Stirrat said, “Lego is perfect because it is structured, systematic and always predictable. Children were having a fantastic time, building together, chatting away and comparing models in the gallery. Parents got a chance to relax too by having a cup of tea and talking in a relaxed environment. This might not sound like a big deal but for parents of autistic children it’s not something which happens often and having the support of people who have had similar experiences can make a real difference.”

Rachael Phillips, Branch Co-chair of the National Autistic Society’s Sutton branch added: “Having an autistic child can be a very isolating thing. In a time when parents of autistic children are facing more and more cuts in their support, we are really pleased to be launching our new monthly Lego Club. This will be a safe space for like-minded kids and their families to come together, do something that they love and build new friendships.”

One of the autistic children said: “I love Lego Club because I like to meet new people and I like to see that I’m not the only one with autism. I really like Lego because it can get your mind running and your imagination flowing.”

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Cycles hired more than 25,000 times in capital

The new Santander Cycles have been hired more than 25,000 times, since they rolled onto the capital’s streets at the start of the month – 30 per cent more than the average hire rate per bike per day. Over 250 new Santander Cycles have already joined Transport for London’s (TfL’s) flagship cycle hire scheme, with thousands set to join over the next few years.

The bikes have been built by England’s longest established cycle manufacturer, Pashley Cycles in Stratford-upon-Avon and have been designed to be easier to ride and maintain. The new cycles offer riders improved handling, visibility and comfort, with a new gel saddle, lower frame, tyres with puncture prevention, new gear hub and improved front and rear Blaze lighting. The cycles also feature a new technology platform, CyTek, which includes inbuilt bluetooth and the capacity for GPS technology, which will allow the performance of the bikes to be recorded. Continue reading Cycles hired more than 25,000 times in capital

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Alter Eagles performing at Sutton club

On Friday December 1 the Alter Eagles are performing at Sutton’s Boom Boom club.

The ALTER EAGLES perform the whole repertoire of Eagles tracks, from tasteful country rock – complete with full harmonies – through to hard rocking numbers, showcasing the Eagles’ trademark duelling electric guitars. The current set comprises material from 35 years of Eagles’ performances, up to and including 2007’s Long Road Out Of Eden.

Lauded for their accuracy, the Alter Eagles are a tribute to the Eagles, pure and simple and in a typical two hour set play many of the band’s greatest hits, including Hotel California, Desperado, Life In The Fast Lane, How Long, Lyin’ Eyes, Take It Easy and One Of These Nights.
Featuring Jay Stezaker on vocals and guitar and the return of Sam Confrey and guitar and vocals, the eagle splay a full production, 2 set show.

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MP praises work of UK’s emergency services

Tom Brake MP praised the UK Emergency Services after witnessing the incredible work and coordination of the London Fire Brigade, Metropolitan Police, London Ambulance Service and the British Transport Police in a range of emergency demonstrations during Blue Light Collaboration Day earlier this month.
Blue Light Collaboration Day began in 2015 to showcase emergency personnel training and team-work to keep London safe.
The demonstrations included rescuing volunteers from a burning boat on the River Thames, stopping armed assailants, and evacuating a building after a release of hazardous gas.
Tom Brake MP said:
“With unprecedented levels of threat in London, we need to support the men and women who risk their lives every day to make London a safe place for every person to work and live.”
“The effective partnership between the emergency services ensures that there are tried and tested emergency plans to cope with the diverse threats that are present in London.
“I am so glad that Blue Light Collaboration Day has been created to give many of us an opportunity to be educated around emergency services group work and to thank them for their service.”
The demonstrations took place at the International Maritime Organization and Lambeth Fire Station. Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, opened the event where guests attended the demonstrations and asked questions to the emergency personnel after the demonstrations.
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Sutton Council and partners support national Blooming Strong campaign

Sutton Council with local partners will be running the national Blooming Strong campaign in Sutton to coincide with the United Nations day for the elimination of violence against women on 25 November.

The campaign was established by Standing Together​, a charity ​​that bring​s communities together to end domestic abuse, and encourages women that they too have the strength to survive, leave, move forward and recover from gender based violence. Continue reading Sutton Council and partners support national Blooming Strong campaign