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Leader of the Council, Councillor Ruth Dombey finger knitting at the International Women's Day Event at The Attic, Sutton
08 Mar 2024

International Women's day - inspiring inclusion

In a week that was dominated by budgets - both the council budget and the Government’s - it was great to also be able to celebrate this year’s International Women's Day.

Picture of Leader of the Council, Councillor Ruth Dombey outside the Civic Offices, Sutton
06 Mar 2024

Council Tax 24/25 Letter from the Leader of the Council

I have been the Leader of the London Borough of Sutton for nearly 12 years and there has not been a time when the financial crisis faced by the Council was as great as the one we see now.

Purple background with outline of 3 people with speech boxes above them asking questions, text reads Council Tax 2024
01 Mar 2024

Your Council Tax and Budget questions answered

This week I was delighted to be joined by Anita Maullin from Volunteer Centre Sutton and two of the Young Commissioners - Ayman and Jasmin - to host a live stream event that gave everyone the opportunity to ask questions about our budget and council tax. 

26 Feb 2024

Plans for new homes at key town centre site approved

Plans for a major new housing development in Sutton Town Centre have been given the green light by Sutton councillors.

23 Feb 2024

Specialised school and college places for children and young people with disabilities

Within Sutton, there is significant demand on specialist education provision, both for school-age children and older.

External view of the front of the Life Centre, with its glass frontage and pitched glass roof
22 Feb 2024

New college in Sutton for young people with special educational needs and disabilities

Councillors unanimously agree plans to expand the Sutton Life Centre into a college for 16-25 year olds with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Image of Sutton Town Centre with a green text box over it with text reading, 'Sutton Town Centre Regeneration, Creating a vibrant, sustainable town centre'.
15 Feb 2024

New website launched to showcase the transformation of Sutton Town Centre

Sutton town centre is changing and many of you will have seen or heard about current and future schemes that are part of our ambitious plans for the transformation of the area. 

09 Feb 2024

Huge financial challenge for Council budget

The Leader of the London Borough of Sutton says there are difficult choices to be made, as the Council issues its proposed budget for 24/25.

Photograph shows the front entrance to the Life Centre which has a tall glass frontage, which says Sutton Life Centre high up on the glass
09 Feb 2024

A new college in Sutton for young people with special needs

Proposals to expand the Sutton Life Centre into a college for 16+ year olds with special educational needs and disabilities.

Artist impression of how the front of Angel Hill School will look. To the foreground is a young woman and a young girl in school uniform and a pink rucksack walking hand in hand towards entrance to the school, there are cars and other people. There is a white student transport van to the right of the image. The school is partically clad in wood, with the words/a sign that says Angel Hill School on the wooden cladding.
08 Feb 2024

Plans approved to provide new school places for children with additional needs in Sutton

Plans will see an increase the number of places and dedicated spaces for children and young people with complex special needs.

Sutton Council Leader Ruth Dombey standing with people by the Mayor of London plaque at the Oru launch event in Sutton High Street. Plaque reads Funded by Mayor of London Building a better London for everyone
08 Feb 2024

Oru Sutton launches in Sutton High Street

The next exciting milestone in the Council’s ambitious plans to regenerate Sutton town centre took place this week with the official opening of Oru Sutton.

Street in Sutton
01 Feb 2024

Council launches new way to stay informed about planning applications

The way Sutton Council notifies residents and businesses about planning applications in their street and local area is changing from 1 March 2024.