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As it is National HIV Testing week, the Leader of Sutton Council Ruth Dombey shows us that getting your HIV test is quick, easy and painless! 
Cllr Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Councillor, shows us that getting an HIV test is quick, easy and painless. Find out more about HIV testing and why it's important at www.sutton.gov/imtesting
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Sutton residents will continue to receive services currently provided by the Sutton Centre for Independent Living and Learning (SCILL)
Sutton residents will continue to receive services currently provided by the Sutton Centre for Independent Living and Learning (SCILL) by agreements facilitated by Sutton Council. Councillor Simon Wales, Sutton Council’s Lead Member for Finance, Assets and the Voluntary Sector, said: “Sutton Council has worked hard to find a way to help ensure residents receive the…
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Civic act of remembrance to take place Fri 11 Nov, Trinity Square.
Sutton residents are being invited to commemorate Remembrance Day in the borough. Sutton Council’s official Civic Act of Remembrance for Armistice Day marking the end of the First World War will take place in Trinity Square on Sutton High Street on Friday 11 November. The ceremony will begin at 10.30am with the Mayor of Sutton…
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Sutton Council secure £300,000 of One Public Estate funding for London Cancer Hub development. 
Sutton Council has been awarded £300,000 by the Government to support the London Cancer Hub Partnership. The Cabinet Office has announced that the London Borough of Sutton is to receive £250,000 for the 2016-17 financial year to support delivery of the London Cancer Hub, a proposed 20-hectare campus that, when completed, would be the second-largest…
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Cities need to innovate faster and learn from each other in order to deal with the very real economic, social and environmental challenges ahead, delegates at a sustainability summit have been told.
Cities need to innovate faster and learn from each other in order to deal with the very real economic, social and environmental challenges ahead, delegates at a sustainability summit have been told. More than 100 representatives from local authorities and sustainability organisations across the UK and Europe attended the Energising the Sustainable Economy in Cities…
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Halloween hi-jinks at the Sutton Ecology Centre!
The Halloween half-term is set to be a fun-filled break from school for little monsters in Sutton with a great range of events taking place at the Sutton Ecology Centre. The popular Carshalton venue will host two special Halloween Trail events on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 October based around the celebrated children’s book The BFG…
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Vigilant bank staff prevent Sutton resident being conned by doorstep callers - trading standards warn people to be aware and stay alert. 
Sutton residents are being encouraged to be very wary of doorstep callers offering to do building repairs to their home. The advice comes from Sutton Council’s Trading Standards team after an incident when two men called at the home of a West Sutton resident, claiming to be a surveyor and a builder. The men told…
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Sutton Council has welcomed Sutton and District Training’s decision to provide construction training courses for young people and adults in the borough
Sutton Council has welcomed Sutton and District Training’s decision to provide construction training courses for young people and adults in the borough. Twenty adult learners aged 19 and over have signed up for the first part-time training course in construction multi-skills, which focuses on skills needed by local contractors. The students are learning painting, decorating and carpentry…
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Energising the Sustainable Economy in Cities summit to be held on Tuesday 18 October, Sutton Holiday Inn. 
Delegates from across Europe are visiting the south London borough of Sutton later this month for an international summit where they will share their experiences of growing sustainable economies. The Energising the Sustainable Economy in Cities summit is being hosted by Sutton Council and the Covenant of Mayors Office. Representatives from pioneering cities, organisations and businesses…
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Sutton Council business rates pilot secures relief for local companies
More than 200 Sutton businesses have received more than £425,000 worth of business rates relief since last autumn thanks to assistance from Sutton Council. Last autumn the council’s Revenues Team decided to work more closely with small businesses in the borough to ensure they received the support necessary for them to claim reliefs and discounts…
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VIDEO: How much do you know about recycling in Sutton? Here's everything you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask! 
We talk with Councillor Jill Whitehead about the launch of our new recycling campaign 'Everything you wanted to know about recycling, but were afraid to ask!' You can get the full low-down on recycling in Sutton on the Sutton Council website here. Look out for more videos soon.
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New campaign to separate recycling facts from fiction! 
Sutton Council has launched a recycling campaign explaining what can and cannot be recycled, and to sort out recycling fact from fiction. The campaign seeks to clarify which items should go in the brown waste bin or the green recycling bin – for example, disposable coffee cups cannot be recycled, but their lids and sleeves…
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The legal eagles at the South London Legal Partnership have been shortlisted for four further awards from the Local Government Chronicle!
The South London Legal Partnership (SLLP), made up of Sutton, Merton, Richmond and Kingston councils, has been shortlisted for four more national industry awards on top of its three other national award nominations. The SLLP’s digital courtroom – paperless courtrooms that could save more than £1m for the justice system in London alone if huge…
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South London Legal Partnership in running for prestigious awards
The South London Legal Partnership (SLLP), made up of Sutton, Merton, Richmond and Kingston councils, is up for three industry awards. The SLLP team has been shortlisted for a UK IT Industry Award in the UK Innovation and Entrepreneurship category for creating digital courtrooms - paperless courtrooms that could lead to savings of more than…
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Leader of Sutton Council Cllr Ruth Dombey makes statement on South West London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)
Councillor Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council and South London Partnership Health Lead, said: "The South West London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) has been developed by a wide range of NHS partners across the area and there has been some strategic engagement by them with the public and other interested bodies. Boroughs have been…
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Here are some of the reasons we recommend using a credit union
Sutton Council is encouraging residents needing a short-term financial loan to tide them through Christmas to turn to their local credit union instead of loan sharks and “payday-style” cash loans. On National Credit Union Day (Thursday 20 October) Sutton Trading Standards strongly recommends that someone needing to take out a loan should join a credit…
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Sutton Council invites organisations to submit offers to rent borough theatres
Sutton Council is inviting local organisations that have expressed an interest in renting the Secombe and Charles Cryer theatres to submit formal offers. The request follows the recent financial collapse of Sutton Theatres Trust, the private company that took over the running of both theatres last year. A Sutton Council spokesperson said: “Sutton Theatres Trust…
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The Mayor of Sutton Cllr Richard Clifton and Cllr Jayne McCoy, Chair of the Housing Economy and Business Committee at Sutton Council, were among the attendees of the Sutton Housing Partnership 10th anniversary. 
Last week residents of Sutton came together to celebrate recognition for community champions and unsung heroes, who go above and beyond to make a real difference in their neighbourhoods. The Sutton’s Stars Awards was the first of its kind held by Sutton Housing Partnership (SHP). Over the last few weeks SHP has been looking for…
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Vulnerable Sutton residents will receive energy advice and help from Sutton Council and Groundwork London this winter. 
A free scheme has been launched across the London Borough of Sutton to provide vulnerable residents with home energy visits and advice. Vulnerable Sutton residents struggling with their heating bills are being invited to register for free home energy visits to help them to save money, improve their homes and keep warm this winter. The WARMTH…
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Plans for ground-breaking London Cancer Hub endorsed by Sutton Council's Housing, Economy and Business Committee. 
A global centre for cancer research and treatment based in south London is a step closer to becoming a reality after Sutton councillors endorsed plans for its development in the borough. Sutton Council’s Housing, Economy and Business Committee has approved the Development Framework for The London Cancer Hub, which aims ultimately to become the world’s…
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