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Details of week of action to recognise National Hate Crime Awareness Week in borough

National Hate Crime Awareness Week is a week of action takes place between the second and third Saturday in October each year.

It aims to bring people together, to stand with those affected by hate crime, to remember those we have lost, and support those who need our ongoing support.

For this years national hate crime awareness week Community Action Sutton will be working with its key partners to deliver a range of events, activities and a conference to help raise awareness and tackle hate crime in Sutton.

Click on the programme below to download a copy

We will also be holding a conference focused around turning ideas into action.

The conference will be held on 18th October 2019 from 10am to 2.30pm at the Civic Offices, Sutton. 

Click this link below to book your place  CONFERENCE

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Report back on Beddington Farmlands – Sutton Council tells Viridor

Viridor must report back to Sutton Council in April 2020 to give a further update on the development of Beddington Farmlands.

This was the decision of a committee following a petition which was co-ordinated by the Wandle Valley Forum attracted more than 6,500 signatures.

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Community safety in Worcester Park recognised by departing PC

A PC who has spent five years working in and around Worcester Park has recognised the work of others in community safety before he leaves for a new role.

“Much crime-tackling police work and investigation doesn’t necessarily get noticed and therefore is usually, largely unappreciated. Meanwhile, something easily overlooked is how low reported crime figures are in the Nonsuch, Stonecot & Worcester Park Wards, compared to much of the rest of London,” said a spokesperson attending the event.

“For a little over five years, Nonsuch Ward (and wider Worcester Park) has enjoyed the benefit and tremendous, hands-on advantage of Safer Neighbourhoods Team PC Drew Lovell. . Unfortunately for the Worcester Park area (but I guess, fortunately for someone else), Drew is shortly to move on to a specialist policing role.

“Before his departure, Drew presented a couple of Met Police ‘Community Safety Awards’ to members of the local community who have supported the local policing efforts and assisted officers in some way. Alan Plant, CHAPRA Chair, (see photo) received one of the awards.

“Farewell Drew and thanks so much for all your support over the last 5+ years…
Worcester Park Police Sutton Police Worcester Park Neighbourhood Watch CHAPRA – Church Hill, Abbots and Priory Roads Residents Association

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Owner of unlicensed Sutton recycling business fined

Following an investigation and prosecution by the Environmental Enforcement Team within Sutton Council’s Regulatory Services, a man who set up a recycling business without planning permission or the appropriate licence has been fined after pleading guilty at court.

In March 2019, Billy McCluskey, aged 31 (9.11.87) of Beaumont Court, Mitcham, set up Site Scrap Recycling Ltd in Wealdstone Road, Sutton. McCluskey did not have planning permission or the appropriate license to operate the business and illegally burnt waste in the back yard of the property, causing both harm to the environment and local community.

On Monday, 8th October, at Lavender Hill Magistrates Court, McCluskey pleaded guilty to operating a Waste Transfer Station without the appropriate permissions contrary to Section 33/34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

McCluskey and Site Scrap Recycling Ltd received the following sactions:

1. Site Scrap Recycling Ltd – fine of £935, £92 Victim Surcharge, and £925 towards prosecution costs, total £1942;

2. Billy McCluskey – £100 fine, Victim Surcharge £30, £100 costs, total £230

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Police arrest two people after school items seen at car boot sale

Sutton Police were recently called to St Helier Car Boot sale on the open space, opposite St Helier hospital, where staff from Green Wrythe Primary School had spotted items recently stolen from their school being sold.

“On arrival a male suspect fled but was quickly chased and apprehended by PC Marley from our Emergency Response Team B,” said a spokesperson for Sutton Police.”

“One male suspect, who was already wanted for failing to attend court on traffic related offences, was arrested along with a suspected female accomplice. Along with the stolen property from the school, two stolen pedal cycles were recovered and reunited with their owners and the male suspect was found to be driving a stolen vehicle with false plates.

“After a bit of forensic work we’re delighted that all property will go back to the staff and children of Green Wrythe Primary School!”

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Sutton Council purchase High Street properties

Sutton Council has purchased 118 High Street which is occupied by WH Smith and 140 High Street which is the former BHS building, now occupied by H&M.

“These purchases form part of the Council’s plan to make Sutton High Street a destination of choice, with improved business, cultural, retail and dining opportunities,2 said spokesman.

“The acquisitions will provide the Council with both rental income and the opportunity to regenerate the large vacant parts of the former BHS building. With frontages to the Times Square shopping centre, the vacant areas will be regenerated to form an innovative flexible workspace.”


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Sutton police warn of bogus caller claiming to be from Sutton Council

Sutton Police are aware of an incident where a man purporting to be from the Council has knocked on a resident’s door in St Helier, Sutton asking to come in and check their gas appliances. This is bogus, Sutton Council will not make unsolicited calls.

Residents should:

– Always check credentials,

– Visit vulnerable family and neighbours to ensure they are aware and to remind them they could ask a neighbour to come around to help if they have someone knocking on their door unsolicited.

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Six new parking schemes will be implemented in 2020 across the borough

A decision has been taken this week to move ahead with the implementation of six new parking schemes in 2020.

The parking consultations have been split into three geographical areas.

Following three separate consultations over the past 12 months, the council has decided to proceed with six new permit parking areas (PPA) in Geographical Area 1, covering parts of St Helier, Carshalton and Hackbridge.

A proposal for parking restrictions in Aultone Way, Sutton North, is on hold while the council further considers the representations made.

Environment and Neighbourhood Chair Councillor Manuel Abellan said:

“We received many responses to the proposals and have taken time to consider all the comments raised throughout the multiple consultations.

“Our parking plans are based in no small part on the valuable engagement and consultation we have had with residents and I believe that we are proposing will make a positive difference to improving parking in areas of acute parking pressures.”

We anticipate implementation of the following PPAs from February 1, 2020:

  • Wandle Road Hackbridge area PPA HB1 operating between 1pm – 3pm Monday to Friday
  • Hackbridge Road Area PPA HB2 operating between 8am – 6.30pm Monday to Saturday
  • Denmark Road Area PPA CS1 operating between 11am – 1pm Monday to Friday

We anticipate implementation of the following PPAs from June 1, 2020:

  • Westminster Road, St Helier area PPA SH1 operating between 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday
  • Thornton Road, St Helier area PPA SH2 operating between 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday
  • Stavordale Road, St Helier area PPA SH3 operating between 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday

Further information will be shared shortly advising on the process and implementation programme for these plans.

“In the coming weeks we will provide an update on the next Traffic Management Order consultation for Geographical Area 1. Meanwhile residents in Geographical Area 3 are reminded that the first consultation for their area closes in two weeks. The consultation, covering parts of Cheam North, Worcester Park, Beddington and Wallington, can be completed online., said a statement

“If you’re not able to get online, you can request a paper version of the questionnaire by calling 020 8770 5000 or by picking one up from your local library. Further frequently asked questions are answered on the council’s website:”