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Planning application to develop Woodend allotments rejected

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 5 February, 2018

The planning application (B2017/76180)  to build  on the former allotments between Woodend and Greenhill has been refused.   The application proposed building two 5 – bedroomed, four 4 – bedroomed and two 3 – bedroomed two storey houses with roof accommodation together with 21 car parking spaces, vehicular access from Woodend and associated landscaping.  It also […]

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Town centre update

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 3 February, 2018

Lots happening in the High St over the next few weeks. Sutton Library will be reopening again this spring after its major refurbishment.  The children’s library is being be moved downstairs to a more accessible space and create a stimulating and safe environment for children and parents to use, right next to the cafe.  The bulk […]

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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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The war memorial at Benhilton church has been listed by Historic England at grade II as part of their WW1 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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