Sutton North Lib Dem Councillors

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

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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Fire safety for tower blocks

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

At the September meeting of Sutton Local Committee, Steve Tucker, Chief Executive of Sutton Housing Partnership and Simon Latham of Sutton Council updated those present on the impact of the Grenfell fire disaster on high rise blocks in Sutton.  Steve told us that the new cladding at Chaucer House had passed the government’s safety test.  […]

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Government cuts affect policing in Sutton

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

At the Sept Local Committee meeting we heard about the impact of government cuts on policing in Sutton.  Inspector Ian Hicks, in charge of neighbourhood policing in the Borough, told us of some upcoming challenges resulting from the Government’s £600m cut to the Met’s budget. There are plans to reduce the number of buildings they […]

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Have your say on the future of Sutton’s hospital services

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

Daniel Elkeles, Chief Exec of the Epsom and St Helier Trust, told the recent Sutton Local Committee about the consultation they are running on the future of acute A&E services.  See their web site. At the meeting Mr Elkeles told us that St Helier has the best A&E performance in the south east.  The two hospitals […]

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Where shall we create a community garden in Sutton North?

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 5 September, 2017

The Mayor of London has announced funding for more tree planting and creating greener spaces in London. Greener City Fund The Mayor wants to make London the first National Park City with a target of making 50 per cent of the city green by 2050. To do this, we want to plant more trees, restore […]

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Next Sutton Local Committee on Tues 5 Sept

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 1 September, 2017

It will be an interesting Sutton Local Committee meeting on Tuesday 5 September at 7pm. PLEASE NOTE A NEW VENUE:  SUTTON BAPTIST CHURCH, 21 CHEAM ROAD, SM1 1SM. The Agenda includes issues that really matter to our community:- A presentation and update on the Parking Strategy; Resident Safety Theme to inform residents on local safety […]

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Road safety in Collingwood Road

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

Parents who walk with their children along Collingwood Road have approached us about the dangers of speeding and heavy traffic.  We know that these concerns are shared by many of you. We have listened to the specific points that have been made, and discussed them with the Council’s traffic engineer, with the local bus company […]

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Planning Application for Southfield Court approved

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

The Planning Committee approved an application to vary the existing planning consent for the new block (which replaces the garages) at its meeting on the 9 August.  The variation sought was a change from eight 1-bed flats to seven 2-bed and one 1-bed flats. Cllr Steve Penneck had de-delegated the application, requiring it to be […]

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By-Pass lighting replacement: lane closures

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 12 July, 2017

Transport for London are planning to replace the lighting on the by-pass between the junctions with Cheam Road and the Rose Hill Roundabout. The works will take place from 10:00 until 16:00 and from 20:00 each night until 05:00 the following morning on Mondays to Fridays between 24 July and 22 December.  They say they may […]

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