Author: Roger Mills

Viridor donates to Merton Mencap after safety milestone

Workers building Viridor’s Beddington Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Sutton have chosen to donate £1,000 to Merton Mencap after reaching 500,000 working hours without a lost time incident. Over the summer there have been around 450 construction workers at the site and ensuring that everyone goes home safely at the end of each day is the top priority. The £205m ERF is about to enter its commissioning phase.  Once operational in 2018 it will transform non-recyclable waste from the four London Boroughs which make up the South London Waste Partnership (Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton) into enough energy to power...

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Borough’s young carers participate in multi arts project

During the October half term, young carers in Sutton participated in a multi-arts project run by award-winning charity Create. This was designed to give them creative and social time away from their caring responsibilities. Part of Create’s national inspired:arts programme, the project is working with young people in Sutton aged between eight and 13 who are registered as young carers with Sutton Carers Centre. During half term, they explored animation with Create’s professional filmmaker Aoife Twomey. Objects brought in by the young people from home were brought to life during the workshops, with a football trophy becoming a skyscraper, the backdrop...

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Police obtain closure order after anti social behaviour

Sutton Police have obtained a three month Closure Order for a property that was proving a venue for a large amount of Anti Social Behaviour. Residents of Douglas Close, Wallington, were regularly reporting loud music, drug and alcohol related activity, shouting, and intimidating behaviour, by people coming and going from 44 Douglas Close.  Many of the reports described activity not just confined to the property but also spilling out in to communal areas. Based on the level of reporting and the clear fear and disruption being caused to residents, police were able to obtain an order that will ensure the property...

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Honeywood Christmas spectacular planned for few weeks time

Enjoy Chsitmas at Honeywood on Saturday December 2nd from 12noon to 5pm. Organised by the Friends of Honeywood Museum there will be Father Christmas, Magic shows, craft/gift stlls, children’s activities, buggey p[ark, tea room, Christmas gifts, Greeting cards, book and tombola. There will also be traditional dancing from 1pm to 5pm outside and Sutton Ecology Centre will be holding its Christmas Fair and Winter Wonderland Trail from 1pm to...

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Award winning Cheam mortgage brokers offer advice as part of Awareness Week

Managing monthly bills and mortgage payments can be a very stressful task, and to make things worse, many Brits admit they don’t have a good grip on their finances. According to a YouGov survey commissioned by the homeless charity, Shelter, last year, more than a million Brits have been to see their GP over stress caused by concerns about paying rent. The survey also revealed that 54% of those in England are either struggling or falling behind with their rent. A more recent survey released last month by the Financial Conduct Authority revealed that 24% of UK adults have lack confidence...

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