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Traffic Management Order consultation in the borough will end on March 18 – give your views

Traffic Management Order consultations have started on February 25 and will close on March 18 2021.

“Following two consultations in Geographical Area 3 we received wide-ranging and valuable feedback to parking proposals for the area,” said a spokesman from Sutton Council.

“We have undertaken further analysis of technical data, looked at access issues for refuse collection and emergency services and have discussed the proposals with ward councillors.

“After a thorough review of our plans, it is now our intention to develop targeted schemes that will address areas of acute parking pressure. This means that for the vast majority of residents we are not suggesting any changes where you live.

“The traffic management order (TMO) consultation for the remaining parking proposals in Geographical Area 3 will open on February 25, 2021 and will close on March 18, 2021.

The TMO proposals include:

Permit Parking Area

Proposed Permit Parking Area WP2 (Moreton Road Area) – operating Monday-Friday, 8am-6.30pm at the following locations:

  • Balmoral Road 
  • Donnington Road 
  • Hampton Road 
  • Moreton Road 
  • Windsor Road 

View a PDF of the PPA proposal 

Controlled Parking Zones

Proposed Controlled Parking Zone WP1 (Longfellow Road area) –  operating Monday-Sunday 8am-6.30pm at the following locations: 

  • Beverley Gardens  
  • Brookside Crescent 
  • Browning Avenue  
  • Caldbeck Avenue  
  • Green Lane 
  • Hazlemere Gardens 
  • Lincoln Road 
  • Longfellow Road 
  • Sutherland Gardens 
  • Washington Road 

Proposed Controlled Parking Zone extension to zone A (Lingfield Road) – operating Monday-Saturday, 8am-6.30pm at the following location:  

  • Lingfield Road

View PDFs of the CPZ proposals

Ward proposals

Additional restrictions are also proposed across Worcester Park, Cheam North, Beddington and Wallington. The restrictions include:

  • Disabled bays
  • Time limited free bays
  • Loading bays
  • Footway parking bays
  • Single and double yellow line waiting and loading restrictions.

View PDFs of the ward proposals

You can find more information about the proposed changes using our online map or search for your street using our online directory.

If you wish to respond to the TMO proposals you can do so by completing the forms below.

You can also respond in writing to: Parking Strategy, Highways and Transport, London Borough of Sutton, 24 Denmark, Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JG.

You can also view the public notice, proposed TMO, detailed plans and the council’s Statement of Reasons at the Council’s Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1EA between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday from February 25, 2021.

When responding you will need to:

  • Select which consultation you wish to comment on – PPAs, CPZ or ward proposals (you can comment on all three if you wish)
  • Provide your name, address and email contact
  • Select an overall response to the parking proposals in the drop-down menu (support or object to the proposal)
  • Provide an additional comment about the proposals which must include your reasons if you are objecting.

Respond to the PPA proposal

Respond to the CPZ proposals

Respond to the Ward proposals

After the consultation closes, the council will consider and determine all representations received before deciding whether to proceed with the scheme as advertised, modify it or abandon the proposals. 

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Key advice to avoid being scammed during the vaccination roll out

South West London Clinical Commissioning Group has issued a statement with regard to scams which have emerged as vaccination against Covid increases.

“To protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals, remember the following points,” said a spokesperson.

  • The vaccine is only available from the NHS and is being offered to people in priority groups. Vaccination is free and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, or a GP surgery local to you, to receive your vaccine. Anyone offering a paid-for vaccine is committing a crime

The NHS will never:

  • ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text to confirm you want the vaccine.
  • ask for payment or for your bank account or card details, to pay for a vaccine or to confirm your eligibility for the vaccine.
  • ask you for your PIN or banking password.
  • arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine – at the moment we are also not making house calls to deliver or discuss the vaccine.
  • ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills, bank account details or pay slips.

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, and particularly if you are worried that someone has or might come to your house, report it to the Police online or by calling 101.

Please remember: If you are asked to pay for the vaccine or asked for your bank account details, it is a scam.

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Tickets now on sale for a Panto in July!

We are Savvy Theatre Company is delighted to announce that Jack & the Beanstalk will now be performed at the Ashcroft Theatre, Fairfield Halls on Sunday 18th July 2021.

“This venue will allow us to accommodate a larger, socially distanced audience and in addition to the Steampunk panto, your ticket now includes a special pre-show film premiere! “said a spokesperson.

“Throughout the pandemic, working both in the SAVVY studio and over Zoom, our amazing members from 3-D, Action Replay, Take-2 and our YounGrrr Company, have created a documentary-style film.

The film premiere starts at 2.30pm and lasts for approximately an hour.  There will be a short interval.  

The panto starts at 4pm and lasts for approximately 90 minutes.


“Tickets are valid for both events, however if you do not wish to stay for the Panto (performed by SAVVY’s Adult & Young Companies) that’s fine, but there is no discount on tickets.”
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS
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Sutton man charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs

Metropolitan police officers have charged a man with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Gary Green, 37, (04.03.84) of Crown Road, Sutton was charged on Thursday, 25 February after he was arrested earlier the same day.

He was remanded to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 26 February.

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More than 95% of Sutton children secure preferred secondary school places

Over 95% of Sutton children have secured a preferred secondary school place this year despite continued high demand for secondary school places.

“Sutton has outperformed other London boroughs for the number of pupils getting preferred school places this September,” said a spokesperson.

“Sutton performed over 2 percent higher than the London average with 95.4 percent of pupils being offered a place at one of their preferred schools, compared to 93.3 percent of children across the rest of London. 

“A total of 87.3 percent of Sutton pupils were offered a place at one of their top three choices of secondary school, with 66.2 percent getting into their first preference school, according to figures released on National Secondary School Offer Day by the Pan London Admissions Board.

“London has seen a drop in parents receiving a first preference offer, primarily due to late selection testing. This has particularly affected boroughs which have selective schools in their area, such as Sutton. “

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Bandon Hill primary school is proposing to join the Greenshaw Learning Trust

The Governing Body of Bandon Hill Primary School in Sutton, is proposing that the school should become an
academy and join the Greenshaw Learning Trust, subject to due diligence and Regional School Commissioner
approval.

The governors and school leaders have been carefully considering the future of Bandon Hill Meadow Field, Bandon
Hill Wood Field and Bandon Hill Oak Field, for some time. They concluded that it would be in the best interests of the
pupils, parents, staff and wider community of Bandon Hill for it to take advantage of the closer collaboration and
stronger support it would get by being part of a multi-academy trust; and, having evaluated the options, that it
should join the Greenshaw Learning Trust.

Rebecca Lewis, Chair of Governors, said: “We are confident that joining the Greenshaw Learning Trust is the best
way to ensure that Bandon Hill School continues to thrive in our local community and in the current educational
climate. The Greenshaw Learning Trust has a similar ethos to Bandon Hill. The Trust understands the community that
Bandon Hill serves and the strengths and needs of its pupils, and has the skills and experience that will help the
school give them the best preparation for eventual adulthood. Joining the Greenshaw Learning Trust will ensure that
Bandon Hill receives the support it requires to enable it to continue on its journey of improvement.”

Roger Mills, Chair of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, said: “I am delighted that the governing body and leadership of
Bandon Hill Primary School wants the school to join the Greenshaw Learning Trust. As part of the Greenshaw family
of schools Bandon Hill will benefit from and contribute to close collaboration within a community of like-minded
schools – both primary and secondary – whilst retaining its character and its place at the heart of the local
community. And the schools already in the Trust will likewise benefit from Bandon Hill joining us.”

The Greenshaw Learning Trust is well-established locally, being responsible for Green Wrythe Primary School
including Rainbow ASD base, Tweeddale Primary School and Victor Seymour Infants’ School, with whom Bandon Hill
already has close links. The Greenshaw Learning Trust has a strong track record of school improvement – Victor
Seymour Infants’ became ‘outstanding’ after joining the Trust.

Subject to the necessary agreements being reached between the school, the Greenshaw Learning Trust, the
Department for Education and Sutton Council, it is expected that Bandon Hill should join the Greenshaw Learning
Trust on 1 July 2021.

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Borough’s first crisis cafe consultation nears completion – final event February 25 – book now

Work on the borough’s first Crisis Cafe continues.

Sutton Mental Health Foundation has had a great response to their consultation, with over 180 responses to their surveys. Plans are underway to develop a service that reflects the needs and wishes of local people.

The organisation is waiting to hear the results of a funding bid to NHS England, and once they’ve confirmed funding, they will be able to start work in earnest. In the meantime, please join them on Thursday 25th February, 11:30 – 1pm on Zoom, for their final consultation event to look at defining what a crisis is, and how they can make sure everyone who needs to know about the Crisis Cafe finds out about it.

To register and book a place, please click here or email crisiscafe@smhf.org.uk

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“Step up to social work” programme now recruiting in Sutton

The Step Up to Social Work programme that supports and trains the next generation of social workers is now recruiting in Sutton.

Trainees will receive a tax-free bursary of just under £20,000 for the duration of the course and need a prior degree to be eligible. Further details on the entry requirements can be found online.

In conjunction with Achieving for Children and Kingston University, Sutton Council recently submitted a successful bid to deliver the seventh cohort of the Step Up to Social Work programme for trainee social workers locally. 

Applications are now open via the Government website for the next cohort of graduates to join the scheme with funding available in Sutton for six trainees in the first year, which begins in January 2022. Applications from males, and people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds are particularly welcome in order to reflect the diversity of the children, families and communities supported in Sutton. 

Step up to Social Work is an intensive, 14-month, full-time programme for trainee social workers. The programme will lead to a rewarding career as a social worker, supporting vulnerable children and families throughout the borough. Learning takes place through a combination of academic study and placements where participants gain hands-on practitioner experience, and after completing their training those who are successful will be awarded a postgraduate diploma in social work and have the opportunity to apply for a newly qualified social worker position in Sutton Children’s Services department once completed. join the council’s Children’s Services department as newly qualified social workers. 

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Share your stories at a special summit on mental health and wellbeing impact of Covid 19

In partnership with Citizens UK, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust are inviting individuals and communities across South West London to join our online South West London Listens Summit  on Monday 1st March to share their stories of the pressure COVID-19 has placed on their mental health and wellbeing.
 
Chaired by community leaders, this event will be a listening exercise in of itself. We will hear reflections from local leaders on mental health in the pandemic and an update on the South London Listens project. We will then move into break out rooms to answer:

What is putting pressure on the wellbeing of you and the people you care about?
 
The findings from this exercise will contribute to the South London Listens project, and attendees will be encouraged to stay involved into its next stage.
 
Please register for the online event here: South West London Listens Summit  
 
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New Covid 19 community support services for residents

New COVID-19 community support services for residents
Volunteer Centre Sutton is launching two new Covid-19 community support services for residents. This is in response to the needs of people in our community. The two new service are: 

Let’s Befriends – a short term befriending service for Sutton residents who are feeling lonely or isolated due to Covid. Find out more.

Covid-19 Bereavement Support Group – a new peer support group for Sutton residents who have lost loved ones to Covid. Find out more.

As well as Let’s Befriends, they are also currently open for referrals for their long term, award-winning Sutton Befrienders project. Sutton Befrienders supports adults of all ages who have found themselves lonely or isolated. Watch their short film

All three services are now open to referrals and self-referrals. Here is an overview of the three services, and how to refer