The borough's local ecology charity Ecolocal has announced a fantastic range of family events including a bug hunt, spotlight on seeds and an insight into ther secret lives of bees!
Partners for Heath is a new grant programme from the Hospital Saturday Fund with the London Catalyst. Grants are available for charities, voluntary and community organisations based in London that work with people with long term health conditions, mental ill health and addictions and have an annual income of less than £200,000.
Organisations need to demonstrate they are targeting people experiencing significant barriers to health,show a new approach or a thoughtful development of service, and they are working with an expert health agency/provider
For more details go to: FUND
A caretaker in Sutton has been rewarded recently for all his hard work and dedication by the community where he works.
Abraham Agyare from Sutton Housing Partnership (SHP) impressed the residents of Shanklin Village so much with his hard work and dedication, that they created a special certificate for him.
Angie Purdie, Chairperson of the Shanklin Village Resident Democracy, presented the award for the excellent work that he has done since he started working there nearly two years ago.
According to residents, Abraham has, in a very short space of time, earned a reputation as being very polite, working very hard and keeping the area clean and safe. He has helped many disabled residents, carrying their shopping upstairs to their flats, and during the cold weather he made sure all the footpaths were clear and safe for people to use.
About 40 residents attended the presentation and Abraham received heartfelt applause as he was handed his certificate.
Dennis Paul, Head of External Services at SHP, said: “This was a proud moment for Abraham and SHP. I'm delighted that the service he has provided, with dedication and consistency week in week out, has been recognised by the Shanklin Village Resident Democracy. The best compliments that we receive are those that come from our customers.”
Sutton Voice's David Blackmore is gearing up to take on another challenge to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund.
The journalist and presenter will take part in the 10km Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR) on May 1, and is training hard to make sure he beats his previous best time of 46 minutes and 12 seconds.
Carshalton based Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People is one of the UK’s top three providers completing around 1,000 mobility assessments each year along with advice and training with adaptations and solutions to ensure maximum mobility.
East Surrey Family History Society is holding its annual Open Day which is a free all day event with three speakers. All talks will be signed for the hard of hearing and the Deaf Society will be attending
Saturday 23rd April 10am - 3.30pm A Family History Open Day at Bourne Hall, Ewell, KT17 1UF - Sources for 20th Century Research - A Free Event
Three Signed talks -.
Myko Clelland from findmypast -Using 20th Century Sources.
Geoff Swinfield - Tracing Living Relatives and Missing People.
Abby Matthews - The Knights-Whittome Photography Collection at Sutton Archives.
Details go to TALKS
Residents at Sutton Lodge Day Centre for the elderly in Brighton Road heard how to combat bogus doorstep callers during a talk by Safer Neighbourhoods officer PC Kerry Grover and Brian Cox from Sutton Council's Trading Standards team on Monday, 18 April.
The advice included only speaking to unknown and unexpected callers once having secured the door chain to allow the door to only open slightly or talking to them through the door whilst the caller is outside.
Don't let them into your home, don't give them any money and don't give them your bank details, residents were told.
PC Grover, of Belmont South Safer Neighbourhoods Team, said: "Our advice is - 'Not sure? Don't open the door'."
Lynn Lawton, one of the managers at Sutton Lodge, said: "I think it is brilliant that the police and Sutton Council come together to give out this advice for residents. It will help them be more vigilant and keep them safe"
A Met Police dog unit found a man hiding in a wheelie bin after he made off after a vehicle he was driving was stopped by officers in Tharp Road, Wallington, on Friday, 15 April at 22:30hrs.
The man had garden hopped before ‘going to ground’ in the bin a few streets away in Osmond Gardens.
The man, aged 23, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply after a quantity of suspected cannabis and a quantity of cash was found during a search of the vehicle. The male was further arrested for taking and driving away, no insurance and driving not in accordance with a licence.
A female, aged 17, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was also arrested for possession with intent to supply and for allowing to be carried in the vehicle.
The vehicle was seized by police. Both the male and female have been bailed to return towards the end of May.
Police are investigating an allegation of assault at the Whispering Moon public house, Ross Parade, Wallington on Saturday, 16 April at 22:15hrs after an argument had broken out between two men who were known to each other.
Officers arrived on scene to find a man, aged 52, who said he had been punched in the face. He had swelling to his right eye. If anyone has any information, contact Sutton police station on 101 quoting ref no: 4004220/16. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A group of Sutton's police cadets had the opportunity to put all their training into practice when they rescued their Cadet Leader who had slipped on a steep, muddy slope and broken her ankle.
The cadets had just divided into three groups and set off under supervision in different directions for a navigation exercise as part of their Duke of Edinburgh bronze award training on Reigate Hill at around mid-day on Sunday, 17 April.