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Sutton Leisure centres and Heritage houses reopen

by Sam, Ruth and Chris on 27 July, 2020

Sutton’s four leisure centres (Cheam, David Weir, Phoenix and Westcroft) have now reopened to the public, as COVID-19 (Coronavirus) restrictions continue to be lifted.  The Council has worked closely with our partners at Everyone Active to implement strict measures to ensure the cleanliness and safety of the centres reopening. Those using the leisure centres will […]

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Sutton Cock Sign being restored

by Sam, Ruth and Chris on 17 March, 2020

The famous Sutton High Street Crossroads cockerel sign is currently being restored and will return again next month. The Grade II listed landmark’s history originates in a public house called ‘The Cock’ and owned by Gentleman Jackson (1769-1845). The Cock pub sported a sign which hung from a timber goal-post straddling Sutton High Street. The work […]

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Heritage day draws the crowds

by Sam, Ruth and Chris on 21 September, 2019

Lots of interest in Sutton town centre’s heritage day on Sat 21 Sept. The day was promoting the heritage of the town centre, and on display were a vintage bus, police car, ambulance and fire engine. Brought back memories to lots of shoppers. Also displays of photos and artefacts from the heritage service, a Treasure […]

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Sutton Heritage Week

by Sam, Ruth and Chris on 13 September, 2019

Sutton Heritage Week is 16 to 22 September. Come and join us to celebrate Sutton Town Centre’s heritage in a week-long schedule of free events, for all age groups to take part. This coincides with a number of events planned as part of the Open House London and Heritage Open Days.  Key events include: An […]

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Town centre conservation area – have your say

by Sam, Ruth and Chris on 31 May, 2019

The London Borough of Sutton is seeking the views of residents and interested parties on the “Sutton Town Centre Conservation Area – Draft Character Appraisal and Management Plan”. What is a Character Appraisal and Management Plan?  The Character Appraisal takes account of work done as part of the Sutton Town Centre Heritage Action Zone. The […]

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Conservation area approved for Town Centre

by Sam, Ruth and Chris on 24 March, 2019

The Council has approved an extended conservation area for the High St.  This follows on from the work done by the Heritage Action Zone which described the historic development of the High St and the heritage value that remains.  One of the project recommendations was that the old conservation area, which only covered the area […]

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At the next meeting of the Sutton Local Committee on Thurs 13 December we will be treated to festive carols performed by a brass band and the Sutton Youth Choir from Sutton Music Service. The meeting is at 7pm at the Salvation Army, Benhill Avenue, and the agenda is here. After that seasonal introduction, there […]

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Heritage reports on Sutton town centre published

by Sam, Ruth and Chris on 6 October, 2018

The Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) project has published three research reports setting out the history of the town centre and describing its heritage value.  These reports, which can be found here: Historic Area Assessment HAA Gateway document Archaelogical assessment The HAZ project recognises that the town centre is coming under considerable development pressure and asks how […]

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Prince Regent application refused

by Sam, Ruth and Chris on 18 April, 2018

Sutton Council has refused the planning application (no B2017/78658) to develop the Prince Regent site into a six storey block of flats.  Cllr Steve Penneck had de-delegated the application, meaning that it would be referred to the Planning Committee for decision if needed but given the decision to refuse, that is no longer necessary. Planning Committee […]

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Heritage of Sutton North listed

by Sam, Ruth and Chris on 17 March, 2018

The recently adopted Sutton Local Plan includes an updated list of Locally Listed Buildings.  You can find it here. The document guides planning decisions and is covered by policy 30 ​of the Local Plan which specifically says that the Council will encourage the retention, repair and reuse of Locally Listed Buildings and Structures. Locally Listed Buildings in Sutton […]

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