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Latest News from Sutton Liberal Democrats

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  • Article: Apr 3, 2014

    Lib Dem-run Sutton Council has launched a new survey asking residents how they would prefer to access information and advice about issues they face in the borough.

    Lib Dems councillors, who currently form a majority on Sutton Council, are asking local residents to give their feedback on accessing information about issues like finding out if they are eligible for social housing, what childcare services are available locally, and who can help if they are caring for an elderly relative.

  • Councillors Jill Whitehead, Alan Salter and Hamish Pollock at the Carshalton War Memorial
    Article: Apr 2, 2014

    Lib Dem-run Sutton Council has announced a programme to restore the borough's six war memorials in a bid to preserve Sutton's heritage and honour those who fought for us.

    A specialist contractor appointed by the Council will begin this month, giving a new lease of life to six war memorials in Carshalton, Wallington, Cheam, Sutton, Worcester Park and Belmont.

  • Article: Mar 31, 2014

    Sutton Liberal Democrats have welcomed the news that local school are expected to receive millions of pounds of extra funding in 2015/16.

    The Government has proposed the cash injection after issuing a consultation paper on the matter. Sutton is in line to receive the extra money after being identified as among the least fairly funded local authorities in the country.

  • Article: Mar 28, 2014

    Lib Dem-run Sutton Council has brought residents a new live web-chat service as part of an on-going drive to provide improved customer services.

    By chatting to an adviser in real-time, residents will get a clearer and better advice about specific problems and queries they may have. Customers will be able to click on the live chat option on Sutton Council's website, which will connect them with a customer services advisor who will best assist with their enquiry.

  • Article: Mar 27, 2014

    Lib Dem-run Sutton Council joined forces with the local care organisations to deliver Sutton's first Social Care Recruitment Fair.

    The event, opened by Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake on Friday 21 March, aimed at boosting the number of people applying for social care job vacancies. Those attending were able to apply for jobs and some had even the chance to walk away with a new job, as interviews were being offered on-the-spot.

  • Article: Mar 10, 2014

    Thousands of residents in over 34,000 flats in Sutton are set to benefit from free reusable recycling-collection bags, to help boost recycling in the borough.

    The project follows a decision by The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) to award over one-hundred thousand pounds to aid improvements in recycling to Sutton Council, as part of the LWARB's "Driving up Performance Fund".

  • Article: Mar 7, 2014

    Sutton residents saved 1,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions last year by stopping 1,600 litres of cooking oil from going to landfill last year. This equates to enough clean green energy to make 500,000 cups of tea.

    The success has been praised by a recycling firm, Living Fuels, part of REG Bio-Power, which converts the used cooking oil into an environmentally friendly bioliquid used to generate carbon neutral electricity for UK homes and businesses.

  • Article: Mar 5, 2014

    Lib Dem-run Sutton Council has embarked on a programme to renovate heritage plaques in Sutton, in a bid to promote and preserve the borough's history.

    Lib Dem councillors have launched a programme to renew the plaques marking heritage sites in the borough after a recent audit identified 34 that are in need of restoration.

  • Article: Mar 4, 2014

    Over 60 budding entrepreneurs attended the launch of 'Start-up Sutton' to hear about the wide range of initiatives available to help them start and grow their own businesses in Sutton.

    Together with the Sutton Chamber of Commerce and Branduin Business Support, the Lib Dem-run Sutton Council has developed a programme, which will bring a series of workshops, one-to-one clinics and ongoing dedicated support from specialist advisors to aspiring local entrepreneurs.

  • Article: Mar 3, 2014

    Liberal Democrats on Sutton Council have proposed a council tax freeze and investment in key services, despite a £6.3m cash grant reduction from central Government for 2014/2015.

    At a Strategy and Resources Committee on Monday 5 February 2014, Lib Dem councillors revealed a plan to freeze council tax for the fifth year running. In addition, planned investment to support local families and businesses, including funding for additional school places and business rate relief, the freezing of car park charges and the building of new homes, was also announced.

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A Liberal Democrat Sutton

Why is the London Borough of Sutton regarded as their flagship by Liberal Democrats from all over the country?

Firstly, Sutton Council has been run by Liberal Democrats for 26 years, the longest for any major local authority in Britain. We currently hold 42 of the 54 seats on Sutton Council.

Secondly, it has two of London's hardest-working* MPs - Tom Brake and Paul Burstow - who have held their seats since 1997. Tom is Deputy Leader of the House of Commons.

And last but not least, because Sutton under the Liberal Democrats has pioneered so many ground-breaking developments in the environment, community safety, education, partnership working, and community engagement. Sutton's Lib Dem council is currently creating the UK's first sustainable suburb at Hackbridge on the east of the borough.

*Paul was named the hardest-working of London's 73 MPs by the Evening Standard, and Tom was ranked third (behind another Lib Dem, Vince Cable).