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Protecting the heritage of the High Street

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 22 October, 2017

Sutton Town Centre is on the verge of significant change. Nearly 50 sites have been identified for redevelopment, which will deliver more than 5,000 new homes, as well as increased retail and commercial space. While this is good news for the future of the town centre, we need to preserve the character of Sutton in the midst of such […]

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In October and November there will be a limited series of fascinating cemetery walks highlighting the varied stories of Soldiers who fought in World War 1 and who are buried in two of the Sutton Borough cemeteries. The walks will include the stories of others who served the Borough and war effort.   These walks […]

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St Nicholas Church upgraded to Grade 2* Listed building

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 3 October, 2017

One of the first results of the setting up of a heritage Action Zone for Sutton town centre has been the upgrading of St Nicholas Church to grade 2* Listed status. This means that the church is now considered one of the borough’s premier heritage buildings. There is only one Grade 1 Listed Building (the […]

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Wilderness Island celebrates 30th birthday

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 24 September, 2017

Wilderness Island celebrated its 30th birthday with Deputy Mayor Marlene Heron and local MP Tom Brake on Sunday 24 September. This oasis of calm and haven for wildlife was set up as a local nature reserve by Liberal Democrat Sutton Council in 1987.  It is maintained by volunteers with the support of the London Wildlife […]

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War memorial at All Saints Benhilton Church has become locally

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 4 July, 2017

The war memorial at Benhilton church has been listed by Historic England at grade II as part of their WW! Commemoration project.  The church has been a grade II listed building for some time.  This listing was supported by Sutton Council. The War Memorial takes the form of a gabled stone cross set on a plinth. […]

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Sutton town centre becomes a Heritage Action Zone

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 31 March, 2017

Sutton town centre has been chosen as one of the first ten Heritage Action Zones by Historic England, the driving force behind this nationwide initiative.  Sutton joins Appleby, Coventry, Elsecar, Hull, King’s Lynn, Nottingham, Ramsgate, Sunderland and Weston-super-Mare. The town centre is home to notable examples of architecture from the late Victorian era, the 1930s, […]

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Prince Regent ‘Locally listed’

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 31 March, 2017

Sutton Council’s Housing, Economy and Business Committee agreed on 21 March to grant the Prince Regent ‘locally listed’ status. The report considered by Committee noted that the property was originally a row of late 18th or 19th Century cottages. They were of a vernacular design with horizontal timber cladding and sash windows. In the early […]

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Sutton War Memorial achieves ‘Listed’ status

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 31 March, 2017

Sutton War Memorial in Manor Park, designed by local architect J S W Burmester and unveiled 26 June 1921, with Second World War additions, has been recognised  as a Listed building by Historic England. The War Memorial is listed at Grade II on account of its historic and architectural interest.  It is a most striking design […]

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Residents engage in issues at well-attended Local Committee meeting

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 28 March, 2017

Sutton North residents had their say and learnt about a range of initiatives at a well-attended Sutton Local Committee meeting on 14 March.  Chaired by Cllr Marlene Heron, the committee considered: The ‘Sutton Plan’. Not to be confused with the Local Plan which sets out planning policies, the ‘Sutton Plan’ will set out how the […]

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Prince Regent pub recommended for Local Listing

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 10 March, 2017

Council officers have recommended that the Prince Regent should be locally listed.  Members of the Housing, Economy and Business Committee of the Council will consider this recommendation at their meeting on Tues 21 March at 7.30pm. Historic England advises that “creating a local heritage list is a way for local communities to identify and celebrate […]

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