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Sutton and Epsom rugby move back to winning ways

Sutton & Epsom 33-17 Southend Saxons
rugby-5After six consecutive defeats it was a case of seven being the lucky number as Sutton recorded their first win since September 24th. Having endured narrow defeats and securing losing bonus points a victory was long overdue.

Improved performances had created a pre-match air of optimism and the team did not disappoint delivering a 33-17 success providing a most satisfying outcome for the Black & Whites over a robust Southend who fought hard until the final whistle.

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Sutton face Bath City in first round of trophy

football-7Sutton have been drawn at home to Vanarama National League South Bath City in the first round of the Buildbase FA Trophy. The tie is scheduled for Saturday 10 December, kick off 3pm. Bath are currently in mid table in the National League South. It will be the fourth time the sides have met in the competition, with Sutton recording a 6-1 victory in 194, sandwiched by a 2-1 Bath win in 1992 and a 1-0 replay win for the Romans at Twerton Park in 1995.

The club has announced that they will be reducing  admission prices for our Buildbase FA Trophy 1st Round tie at home to Bath City on Saturday 10th December .

For details of all of the club’s activities go to SUTTON UNITED 

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Sutton United get a change of fortune in match against Aldershot

Sutton United 2-0  Aldershot Town

football-3After disappointments on the road in the last week, Sutton were hoping that a return to the familiar surroundings of Gander Green Lane would bring a change of fortune and so it proved as skipper Jamie Collins netted twice to take advantage of Aldershot’s current poor run and ended their own run of six league games without a win.

It’s been a miserable month for Aldershot, who were sufficiently weakened by injury and suspension to only name three substitutes, and lost midfielder Jake Gallagher to a red card on the stroke of half time that handed Sutton the initiative after they looked increasingly likely to pay the penalty for not taking their chances in a first twenty minutes which they dominated. Helped further by an injury to defender Jack Seville which saw the visitors temporarily reduced to nine men, U’s finally grabbed the lead before he had been replaced and were able to close out a valuable victory.

For full details of all of the club’s activities go to SUTTON UNITED

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Final round of consultation on borough’s Local Plan

sutton-2031-logo_26934471735_oSutton Council is about to put out the draft Local Plan for its final round of consultation. The Local Plan sets out a 15 year vision for the future of housing, employment, transport, schools and other community facilities in the borough.

It is expected the draft Local Plan will be agreed to go out to consultation by the council’s Housing, Economy and Business committee on 6 December. The plan is the result of considerable earlier consultation with local residents, reflects and responds to those views and is designed to protect the unique character and heritage of the borough.

Councillor Jayne McCoy, Chair of the Housing, Economy and Business Committee at Sutton Council, said:

“Sutton is a unique borough, full of character and heritage and a place many of us are rightly proud to call home. To ensure Sutton continues to be a pleasant place in which to live, work or visit we need to have careful and considered local planning policies.

“Our new draft Local Plan will preserve and protect our borough’s character, green spaces and heritage, whilst appropriately responding to the demand to provide much needed extra housing for local residents. It demonstrates our ambition to grow the borough and secure future prosperity, whilst preserving what makes Sutton special.

“I want to thank all those residents that took time and effort to let us know what matters most to them and what they wanted to see in the draft plan. We have listened to all those views regarding sites, sizes and scales of development and think this draft Local Plan now reflects those views, whilst addressing the current and future issues we face as a borough.”


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Sutton College tutor has completed her first book

Sutton College tutor Fay De Winter has completed her first book, due to be released in January 2017, by publishers Search Press in the UK and Lark Crafts in the USA.

‘Make It With Air-Dry Clay’ is ‘’an introduction book for all, with twenty step-by-step projects for those who do not have access to facilities and would like to make pieces at home, or would like to try before committing to a ceramics course. I hope it will encourage more people to get involved with clay!’

Readers can delve into the world of air-dry clay crafting with 20 beautiful, easy-to-make projects that are suitable for all skill levels. Each project comes with step-by-step photos and detailed, easy-to-follow instructions and in no time beautiful homewares and jewellery can be created that will be sure to impress.

Fay wanted to acknowledge Sutton College where she has worked for many years saying ‘I would also like to mention my colleagues at Sutton College, who were very accommodating with time and space within the ceramics studio.’

Sutton College has one of the few specialised pottery studios in the country and runs a very busy and popular pottery and ceramics programme throughout the year.

Full listings of all Sutton College courses can be found at

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Five goal spree for Sutton Common Rovers

Knaphill 2         Sutton Common Rovers  5

football-1Sutton Common  Rovers first team picked up one of the best results of the season to date, when three late goals saw them win 5-2 away at in-form Knaphill, writes Gary Brigden

Darren Salmon made several changes to the side that had knocked Bedfont Sports out of the league cup on the Monday, some enforced and some tactical. In for his debut came the imposing figure of Craig Bradshaw, with Ollie Ellaway dropping to the bench. Ross Bedding replaced the working George Murphy in the heart of the defence, and their were recalls to the starting line up for Michael Campbell, Danny Fernandez and Elton Gjoni – missing out were Sam Blowers (who got lost!), Andrew White (at a family event) and Charlie Emery, who was still troubled with a shoulder problem picked up in the Bedfont game.

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SHP win top award as “best employer” in business awards

shp-winnersSutton Housing Partnership was recently named as the winner of the ‘Best Employer’ Category at the Sutton Business Award, held on the 17th November at the Holiday Inn, Sutton.

The award was presented to SHP by David Duncan, Chairman of the Sutton Chamber of Commerce for demonstrating an employee-friendly ethos, whilst displaying that practices have positively contributed towards increased performance, improved productivity and business growth.

SHP also received Highly Commended recognition in the ‘Best Business for Innovation and Growth’. This is reflected in a recent residents’ satisfaction survey, where for the last year 90% of residents said they were satisfied with the overall service provided by SHP.

The evening organised by Successful Sutton, Opportunity Sutton and Sutton Chamber of Commerce, reward and celebrate commercial excellence, innovation and entrepreneurial flair within the borough.

The awards were supported by Sutton Council and headline sponsor CNM Estates. A number of businesses in the borough including Metro Bank, Everyone Active, Riva Sutton and Mears also supported the ceremony, with donations raised on the night in support of Sutton Mencap.

Steve Tucker, CEO of Sutton Housing Partnership, said:

“This local accolade demonstrates SHP’s commitment that learning and development for all employees is essential and highly valued. I’m proud to lead an organisation that is dedicated to continuously invest in staff, as a motivated and skilled workforce ensures that we provide the best possible services to our residents in the borough. To receive Highly Commended praise in the ‘Best Business for Innovation and Growth’ recognises our ethos of continuous improvement with tenants and leaseholders seeing performance improve year on year.”

Ross Feeney, Chief Executive of Successful Sutton, said:

“We were very proud to have been able to stage these awards, which were a real celebration of business, and successful businesses, in Sutton. We want to see a vibrant town centre and a vibrant borough. What the awards did is demonstrate loudly and proudly that Sutton is a place where business is flourishing.”


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Diabetese initiative going well – but can do much better

As part of the ongoing diabetes transformation initiative in Sutton, more than 500 patients have now been registered and currently taking part in the Healthier You, National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) here in Sutton, since its launch in August 2016.

Even though this is positive news, there still is a long way to go as a health economy identifying and sign posting  patients deemed as “at risk” of Type 2 diabetes. Public Health England has predicted that there are about up to 9,000 people in Sutton who have not yet been identified and sign posted to an intervention programme.

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Multimedia tribute to Bob Dylan at Boom Boom Club


dylanThe Bob Dylan Story is the new stunning multimedia tribute to a songwriting genius who spoke for a whole generation and it is on at the Boom Boom Club in Sutton on Friday December 2.

Featuring Bill lennon as Bob Dylan and backed by a top backing band, the show lovingly and authentically recreates the many songs that made Dylan the living legend he is today, the way we all remember hearing them.

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