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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.”