Author: Roger Mills

MP and councillors urge traders to support Wallington Christmas lights plan

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, joined Councillors Joyce Melican and Steve Cook in visiting local estate agents, banks and shops on Wallington High Street to seek sponsorship for the Christmas lights. Following the success of last year’s Christmas lights switch-on ceremony event, which saw an appearance from Santa Claus himself top off an evening of arts and crafts, music and stalls, a similar event is being planned for this year. Tom, Steve and Joyce visited local business to ask for financial support to ensure the famous lavender lights will be there in future years to liven up Wallington’s high street. Tom said: “Having had a fantastic time at last year’s light switch-on in Wallington with my Christmas card competition winner Wiktor, I am keen to see future events illuminated with our traditional lavender lights. I urge local businesses to come forward, get in the festive spirit and open their wallets!” Details This year’s event takes place on Friday 25th November from 5 to 8pm, with the light switch-on at...

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Beware of bogus water board callers warning from SESW

Sutton and East Surrey Water is reminding customers how to stay safe in their homes from bogus `water board’ callers during National Home Security Month. It comes as the month-long awareness campaign launches its latest theme this week (10-15 Oct) around home safety – which explores the range of security measures customers can take to lock doors and windows and keep them and their possessions safe. That has prompted the water company to issue its own advice about what customers should do if someone calls at their home purporting to be from the water company. Laura Plumadore, Head of...

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Vigilant HSBC counter staff thwart tricksters from stealing £4,000

Vigilant counter staff at HSBC in Sutton Town Centre saved one of their customers from being tricked into withdrawing £4,000 – and becoming the latest victim in the ‘bank courier fraud’ scam which is targeting elderly and vulnerable residents. The resident, who is aged in his 80s, of Epsom Road, Sutton, had received a telephone call purporting to come from his bank on Thursday, 29 September at around 13:30hrs. The caller advised that there had been fraudulent activity on his account and that his account had been stopped. He was told a new card and PIN would be sent...

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Sutton Healthwatch issues recommendations on service provision

Sutton Healthwatch has issued an easy to read report discussing the provision of services for people with learning disabilities “In 2016 we heard from local community groups that parents, carers and people with learning disabilities were growing concerned with the quality of support in the London Borough of Sutton,” said a spokesperson. “On 28th June 2016 we held an event supported by Sutton Mencap and Speak up Sutton. We invited parents/carers, people with learning disabilities and support workers to come along and speak freely and confidentially about their concerns. “We are pleased to publish our easy read report with...

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Could you be the local hero MAPS is looking for?

Award winning Sutton based project MAPS is looking for local heroes to become volunteer mentors to support vulnerable young people in the borough. Some young people in Sutton have complex lives, facing many difficult issues including low self esteem, social isolation and challenging family relationships. Mentors are needed to provide each young person referred with a safe space and dedicated time to talk about their situation. Could you be that person that they talk to?   Details Go to:...

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