Sutton North Lib Dem Councillors

Cllrs Ruth Dombey, Marlene Heron and Steve Penneck working hard for Sutton North all year round Learn more

How clean should our streets be?

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 8 October, 2017

Sutton aims to keep all its streets predominantly free from litter except for some small items. No roads can be litter free at all times.  The standard to which our streets are kept is grade B as defined on page 16 in the Defra Code of Practice for litter. The grade B standard we aim […]

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From disused toilet block to brand new cafe

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 8 October, 2017

Good news! The planning application has been submitted to turn the disused toilet block on Sutton Green into a cafe. The cafe will also provide toilet facilities available to the public without requiring a purchase. When approved, work will begin to realise the inspirational vision of local architects Steven and Kayleigh Harp of Harp & Harp Ltd who worked closely with a local catering company […]

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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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Planning application for a day nursery at St Helier Hospital

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

A planning application (No: B2017/77893/FUL)  has been received to build a single storey day nursery and play scheme at the back of St Helier Hospital  The proposal includes classrooms, baby sleep rooms and associated accommodation together with buggy and refuse stores, landscaping with external play areas and fencing up to 2.13m in height.  The application […]

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Residents win planning appeal in Benhilton Gardens

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

Residents will recall that the planning application to build four single story dwellings at the rear of 15 to 16 Benhilton Gardens (B2016/75814) was turned down by Sutton Council in January this year. The applicant appealed against this decision to the Planning Inspectorate. We have now heard that the Inspectorate have UPHELD the Council’s decision, […]

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Lets tackle flytipping

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

We are all keen to keep our community free from flytipping – its  unsightly and anti-social.  It is also illegal. If you have rubbish to be disposed of which you cannot put in your bins, please take it to the Kimpton Road Re-use and Recycle Centre, Kimpton Park Way (off Sutton By Pass).  There is […]

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Feedback from September Local Committee meeting

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 20 September, 2017

The September Local Committee was again well attended, and those present benefited from first class presentations on safety issues and the current hospitals’ consultation. There was an update on the impact of the Grenfell fire disaster on high rise blocks in Sutton.  We were told that the new cladding at Chaucer House had passed the government’s […]

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Consultation on changes to residents’ parking permits

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 20 September, 2017

A consultation on proposed changes to residents permits in the existing Controlled Parking Zones has just finished.  Residents raised concerns raised about the changes to the bands (to a graduated scheme based on vehicle emissions), and also on the proposed cap of only three permits per household.  Steve Penneck responded that the graduated emissions proposal […]

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