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21 Mar 2024

Turn Trash into Treasure with Sutton’s Spring Clean Treasure Trail!

Sutton Council - and its waste, recycling & street cleaning contractor Veolia - is launching an interactive treasure trail for young residents this weekend as part of the 2024 Sutton Spring Clean campaign.

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20 Mar 2024

Fun-filled family day at Manor Park: A day of free activities for children and young people

Get ready for an exhilarating day of family fun at Manor Park, packed with a programme of engaging activities this Easter!

15 Mar 2024

Celebrating Sutton’s carers

This week I announced my intention to stand down from May as Leader of the Council after twelve eventful years.

Leader of the council, Councillor Ruth Dombey outside the Royal Marsden, Sutton
14 Mar 2024

Keep children’s cancer care services at the Royal Marsden

Councillor Ruth Dombey has joined other council leaders to call on the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to reverse the decision to move paediatric cancer services away from the Royal Marsden to the Evelina Hospital.

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11 Mar 2024

Our Sutton, your story: an exhibition of care

Care takes many forms - and this Social Work Week, we’re celebrating the value and impact of care on our whole community in Sutton. Visit the free exhibition Our Sutton, your story in the Central Library Gallery Space from 19 - 25 March.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Ruth Dombey
11 Mar 2024

Leader of Sutton Council announces decision to step down in May

The Leader of the London Borough of Sutton, Councillor Ruth Dombey, has announced she will be standing down as Leader at the annual meeting of the council in May 2024. 

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08 Mar 2024

Sutton libraries to open for longer

Sutton Council's libraries will open for longer - up to seven days a week and from eight in the morning up to nine in the evening - after councillors agreed plans to introduce self access technology in all eight of the borough’s libraries.

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08 Mar 2024

Sutton Takes Part in London Repair Week

Sutton will be joining other boroughs in the capital for London Repair Week (11-17 March) with an action-packed range of events celebrating the many benefits of repair and shining a spotlight on local repair heroes.

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.

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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.