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Keeping chickens – learn the basics at this workshop

Keeping chickens a half day workshop is taking place on Saturday 21st July 2018, 10am-1pm, Benhill Allotments, Sutton.

Just £35

Learn the basics for keeping your own chickens, including:

Where and how to house them, daily maintenance and what to feed them. Also get the chance to see and handle a range of breeds.

All welcome and no experience needed.
To book:
020 8404 1522

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‘And I would walk’… all the way round the Isle of Wight – midwives take on challenge

A group of 11 midwives from St Helier Hospital will take part in the Isle of Wight challenge (a 67 mile walk around the island), to raise funds for vital new equipment for the unit.

 The group of midwives, also known as One More Push, will be walking 106km (67 miles) around the coastal path of the Isle of Wight, non-stop and with no sleep! The walk will begin on the morning of Saturday 5 May morning and finish on Sunday, around 33 hours later.

The idea was hatched by Alison Hide, a longstanding member of St Helier’s maternity unit, who wanted to achieve something special before her 60th birthday in July. The Isle of Wight challenge falls coincidently on International Day of the Midwife, which she thought was a perfect way to celebrate both! Alison asked the other midwives if they wanted to get involved and they all signed up together.

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New format manifesto from Labour to offer “snapshot”

Sutton Labour has launched a shorthand document of its 2018 local elections manifesto for residents, with less than two weeks until Polling Day.

The key pledges document, which forms the basis of the manifesto its 54 candidates. Sutton Labour has vowed, amongst other pledges, to protect St Helier’s maternity and A&E key services, build 400 Council homes a year to tackle the housing crisis, bring an end to the waste management contract in Sutton and demand that inefficient rail services are run not by franchise, but by TfL.

“It is designed to act as a snapshot for residents who want to know what Sutton Labour stands for at these elections in a nutshell, and to give those who we haven’t managed to have those conversation with on the doorstep with a sense of our positive, innovative vision for Sutton Council,” said a spokesperson.

The document is available online at:

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Celebrate the Royal Wedding at Redhead Day UK

Celebrate red hair and the Royal Wedding with Redhead Day UK as part of a fun-filled and unique day on Saturday 19 May 2018.

Taking place at Cecil Sharp House near London’s Regents Park, the event celebrates redheads everywhere, with up to 1,000 visitors expected on the day.

Proceeds from the event will go to the British Skin Foundation and their incredible research into skin cancer – a disease that is more prevalent amongst those with ginger hair.

Emma Kelly from Redhead Day UK said, “We’re excited that this year’s event coincides with the Royal Wedding – a massive day of celebration for one of the country’s best-known redheads! We’re hoping to make 2018 even bigger and better than before: past events have seen us welcome around 800 people on the day, but we’re hoping to celebrate redheads everywhere with over 1,000 visitors if we can!”

Redhead Day UK will feature a host of live entertainment, talks, refreshments, merchandise and more, with something for everyone to enjoy. 2014 X Factor star (and redhead) Helen Fulthorpe will be performing her songs on the stage, while author Jacky Colliss Harvey will talk about her journal ‘My Life as a Redhead’.

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Join Sports Village for free activities as part of dementia awareness week

Join Better Sutton Sports Village for FREE activities for those in the community living with or caring for those with
dementia on…
You can come along to the following sessions:
Short Tennis 10:00 – 11:00 Court 3
Walking Football 11:30 – 12:30 Astro Pitches (outdoors)
Cake Sale 11:00 – 13:00 Café
Tea Dance 13:00 – 14:30 Studio 2

This is in support of Dementia Awareness Week where any donations collected will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Society.

To reserve your space email: confirming name/contact details/activity.

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New comedy to be launched at Richmond Theatre

Janie Dee Stars in New Comedy by Torben Betts MONOGAMY
Coming to Richmond Theatre 28 May – 2 .

JuneOlivier and Evening Standard award-winner Janie Dee will star as Caroline in Monogamy, the new comedy by Torben Betts coming to Richmond Theatre on Mon 28 May – Sat 2 June.

Janie has received wide critical acclaim for her roles on stage and screen and has worked closely with many leading playwrights including Alan AyckbournMichael Frayn and Harold Pinter.

Joining her on stage are Charlie Brooks, best known for her award-winning performance as Janine Butcher in EastEndersJack Archer (Quaint Honour), Genevieve Gaunt (The Royals), Patrick Ryecart (The Crown, Poldark) and Jack Sandle (The Tudors).

Monogamy means sharing your life with one person, but what if you shared your kitchen with 5.6 million? Caroline Mortimer, the nation’s favourite TV cook, has it all – a sparkling career, a big house in Highgate, a (golf) loving husband, smart kids and the best kitchen money can buy. But beneath the immaculate furnishings, studio lighting and away from the glare of the ever-present cameras – Caroline must face the looming collision of living a private life in the public eye. What happens when the cameras turn off and the truth comes out?

From the award-winning Original Theatre Company who brought you Torben Betts’ smash-hit comedy Invincible and directed by Alastair Whatley (The Importance of Being Earnest, Wait Until Dark, Birdsong), Monogamy is a  searing, sharp, state of the nation comedy from one of the UK’s most exciting playwrights.

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Book the date early for Carshalton Environmental Fair

Carshalton Environmental Fair

Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2018


Carshalton Park, SM5 3DD

  • 150+ stalls: crafts; demonstrations and environmental information
  • children’s fun
  • tasty food and real ale
  • 3 solar stages with live music
  • Children under 12 get FREE entrance, 12-16 year olds and concessions are £3, adults are £5. Family deal ticket of £15 for families with two adults and up to three teenagers under 17.



Under 12s FREE,

020 8404 1522



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Carshalton High School for Girls joins Multi Academy Trust

On 1st April Carshalton High School for Girls joined the Multi Academy Trust “The Girls’ Learning Trust” together with Nonsuch High School for Girls & Wallington High School for Girls.
The Girls’ Learning Trust (GLT) was formed on 1 September 2015 and was originally called the Nonsuch and Wallington Education Trust (NWET).  At first there were two schools in the Trust; Nonsuch High School for Girls and Wallington High School for Girls.  In April 2018, Carshalton High School for Girls joined the Trust.  All three schools are high performing, successful schools located in the London Borough of Sutton.
GLT is a Trust that delivers a first class education to young women ensuring that they realise their full potential and are well prepared for their future.  Our priority is girls’ education and we are the only all-girls multi academy trust in the UK.
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Cruse Bereavement Care looking for part time service co-ordinator

Service Coordinator – Sutton   

15 hours per Week
Salary £19,614 plus £1,768 outer London weighting (pro rata)
12 month contract

Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.
Cruse Bereavement Care Sutton is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic Service Coordinator to establish, co-ordinate and play a lead role in the delivery of Cruse Bereavement Care services in Sutton.
Job Purpose:   

  • Provide coordinating and administrative support to Cruse Bereavement Care Sutton.

  • Work with the Operations Manager and Client Services Committee, to be responsible for the referrals, volunteer client allocation, monitoring and evaluation of Cruse services. 

  • Ensure the efficient administration of the Cruse Sutton office.

For a job description and application form please visit our website at
Please return completed applications to

Closing date for completed applications is 5pm on Tuesday 24th April 2018
Interviews will be held on Thursday 3rd May 2018

Cruse Bereavement Care is an Equal Opportunities Employer Successful Applicants will have to undergo an Enhanced DBS check (formally CRB)

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Resident looking to start a multicultural group to take action against racism

Jo Silver,  a local resident, would like to start a multicultural  group in the area, to take action against racism/anti-Semitism,  also to have a safe space in which to discuss experiences and possible solutions as a group.

Please contact her directly for more information.  Her email address is