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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.

Someone repairing a computer with text reading 'London Repair Week 2024, 9th-17th March' with the Sutton Council Logo
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.

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.