As the New Year beckons, Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake is urging all drivers in to avoid drink and drug driving, as new data from MoneySuperMarket shows that 1.02 per every 1,000 drivers in Carshalton and Wallington have a drink or drug driving conviction.
A new Human Resources service, to kick off in the spring, is the most recent addition to the collection of services shared by Sutton and Kingston Councils.
In recent years, Sutton and Kingston have been at the forefront of the shared service approach to reduce overheads and relieve the pressure of cuts to frontline services.
Police carried out a drugs warrant at an address in Grove Lane, Carshalton, on Wednesday, 23 December.
At around 08:00hrs, officers forced entry to the property and carried out a search of the rooms, loft space and garden. A quantity of suspected cannabis, drugs paraphernalia like scales, a quantity of cash and luxury trainers were seized.
The Safer Neighbourhoods officers were supported by Met police dog units.
A man, aged 30, and a woman, aged 26, who were both inside the property at the time, were arrested. The man was arrested for cultivation, possession with intent to supply and money laundering. The woman was arrested for cultivation. They are being questioned at a South London Police station. Enquiries are continuing.
The officers were responding to information received from the local community.
Safer Neighbourhoods Insp Ian Hicks, who led the door entry team, said: "We take all reports about criminal and anti-social behaviour seriously and we hope operations like this one sends out a message that drugs will not be tolerated in Sutton borough."
If you have any information to help police enquiries, contact Sutton Police station on 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
Sutton residents can now pay for garden waste collections for 2016 and save money on next year’s service by receiving an early bird discount.
The early bird discount offer runs until 31 January 2016, with £10 off the cost of the garden waste collection service until that date.
Sutton Housing Partnership (SHP) has been awarded the prestigious British Safety Council Sword of Honour for the third year running.
SHP was one of 61 organisations worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour Award, which recognises the effort made in keeping workplaces safe and healthy, and how risks to the environment are minimised in day-to-day activities.
Paul Scully Sutton and Cheam's MP has passed on Christmas greetings to postmen and women at the Sutton Delivery Office
Christmas is Royal Mail’s busiest time of the year. Mr Sutton saw the hard work and dedication of local postal workers who sort and deliver festive mail.
Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake MP and Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council, have welcomed the commitment that London’s Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, has made to Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group at today’s London Assembly Police and Crime Committee to retain PCSOs
Police have issued two images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a fire at a Sutton Council building in Thornton Road, Carshalton, on Sunday, 6 December at around 22:15hrs.
The man was seen to jump over a fence and approach the rear of the property. A rear window was smashed and a fire started inside the building whilst the man remained outside. The fire caused significant damage to the kitchen and minor smoke damage to other rooms.
The building was unoccupied at the time. Police are treating the incident as arson.
Detectives believe the man may have come from the Middleton Road area and departed in the same direction.
Anyone who recognises this man, who may have suffered burn injuries or burn damage to his clothing, or anyone with any other information to assist police, should contact Sutton Police station on 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Sutton Borough showed how generous it can be when 209 presents were pledged for a child in local authority care in just eight days as part of the Met Police Christmas Tree Appeal.
This led residents to carry on giving by donating presents to children in the care of other London boroughs.
By the gift deadline of Sunday, 13 December Sutton residents had given more than 160 presents to 18 other London boroughs.
All the presents are for children up to and including the age of 17 who may not otherwise receive a gift this Christmas.
The presents have all been wrapped and are due to be distributed to children in the week running up to Christmas.
Acting Police Sergeant Barrie Walton, who has been co-ordinating the appeal in Sutton, said: "Sutton residents have been truly amazing and the response has been beyond our expectations." Safer Neighbourhoods Insp Kathy Morteo added: "We would like to thank our kind-hearted residents for supporting our Met Police Appeal."
Is your child two or going to be two in the next school year? They may be eligible for up to 15 hours of free weekly childcare!
*The scheme is available to Sutton residents who earn less than £16,190, receive Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Income Support, or other benefits, from the term after a child's second birthday, thanks to funding from the government.
The free childcare can be provided by nurseries, childminders, pre-schools or playgroups.
For more information visit www.sutton.gov.uk/familyinfo or contact the Sutton Family Information Service on 020 8770 6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.