Author: Roger Mills

PM Theresa May comes to borough to launch local election campaign

On Saturday 13th January, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, came to Sutton to launch the local Conservatives local election campaign for May 2018. She joined local MP Paul Scully, along with Conservative candidates for Sutton Council and activists to campaign with them on the doorsteps in Cheam. Theresa May said: “Paul Scully had raised the question of problems with the bin collection here in Sutton with me in Prime Minister’s Questions, so it’s good to come out and hear that some of the issues have been sorted out, however, still some issues remain here for people about the way...

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MP Paul recently appointed vice chair of Conservative party in London

Sutton Cheam and Worcester Park MP Paul Scully has accepted various roles since his re-election the last being his recent appointment at vice chair of the Conservative Party in London. “Since being re-elected in June I have continued to work hard to stand up for Sutton, Cheam and Worcester Park in Westminster,” said MP Paul. “I have also resumed many of my roles from the last parliament, including being re-elected by my colleagues to sit on the Petitions Committee and the International Development Select Committee, chairing the Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI),...

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Work starts on new school as part of cancer hub

Work has started on a new £40 million secondary school on the site of one of the UK’s most significant regeneration projects, The London Cancer Hub. Building work is officially underway on Harris Academy Sutton, which will cater for 1,275 pupils, and be run by the Harris Federation after its application was approved by the Department for Education in September 2016. The non-selective school will be completed by September 2019 and will adjoin and be part of the proposed site of The London Cancer Hub which includes the Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute for Cancer Research (ICR). The...

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Vulnerable young people can access therapy thanks to new partnership

Vulnerable young people in Sutton will now be able to access therapy  programmes that can help them stay out of care and remain in their own families, thanks to a unique collaboration between Sutton Council, other London boroughs, voluntary and community groups and health organisations. This pioneering initiative, the first  of its type in London, is a joint programme  by the five London Borough Councils of Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Bexley, Merton and Newham, with support from the Big Lottery Fund using National Lottery funding. Positive Families Partnership will work with over 350 young people involved in serious anti-social behaviour...

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Greenshaw Learning Trust opens its doors to two new schools

Two schools opened their doors on the first day of term in January 2018, as new members of the Greenshaw Learning Trust  family. Wildmoor Heath School Wildmoor Heath School in Crowthorne, Berkshire, is a popular small primary school, rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, not far from the Trust’s Brakenhale and Crown Wood Schools. Having carefully considered its options, the Governing Body of Wildmoor Heath School decided that the school should become an academy and join the Greenshaw Learning Trust, and consulted parents, staff and local stakeholders on its proposals. Arrangements between the school, the Department for Education, Bracknell Forest Council...

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