Annual General Meeting 7.30pm-9.00pm on 25 May 2022

The postponed Annual General Meeting of the Sutton Civic Society will be held on Wednesday 25 May 2022 7:30pm – 9.00pm by Microsoft Teams
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1. Welcome and introductions
2. Invited guest speakers: Councillors
3. Approval of minutes of previous AGM and matters arising
4. Chair’s report
5. Events officer’s report
6. Sustainability officer’s report
7. Budget, finances and approval of accounts
8. Report on Hustings on 20 April 2022 at the Salvation Army
9. Whether to move to quarterly rather than bi-monthly meetings
11. Further General Meeting Dates for 2022: 20 July, 28 September, 30 November 2022 (all 7.30pm – 9.00pm) 

If there’s anything else you want to discuss, drop a quick email to This meeting is the postponed AGM originally scheduled for 30 March 2022.

Resignations and appointments

Resignations and appointments: under Article 32 of our constitution, one third (or the closest number to one third) of the directors must resign at each AGM. As we currently have 3 directors, one will resign at the AGM and an election is to be held to appoint or re-appoint for that role. This year, it will be the Treasurer (Alison Robinson), who we are very pleased to report will be standing for re-appointment.  

Proxy: Members have a right to appoint a proxy under section 324 of the Companies Act 2006 and article 22 – please drop a line to confirming which member you would like to appoint as your proxy.  Only those who have paid their subscriptions for last year will be entitled to vote.

Subscriptions are due as at the date of the AGM are are £10.00 per annum. Many thanks to those who have already paid. Could you please ensure that you pay by the date of the meeting by dropping a cheque to 13 Burnell Road, Sutton SM1 4EE with your name on the back of the cheque, or by bank transfer to:
Payee: Sutton Civic Society
Sort Code: 23-05-80
Account no: 30323582
If paying by bank transfer, please send an email to our treasurer, to confirm when you have paid.

 NewsFormer BHS to become co-working hub: Oru Sutton

Sutton Council and Oru Space have announced plans to transform the upper floors of the old BHS store in the town centre into Oru Sutton – a new workspace and lifestyle venue which will include shared open spaces, breakout spaces, private offices, meeting rooms, treatment rooms, a cafe / restaurant, wellness studios, creche, event space, a large rooftop bar and community gardens.  The design, by Savile Brown architects will create 500 co-working desks and 40 private offices in the building.

The development, which will be located above the H&M store, is set to be called “Oru Sutton” and will also include two fitness studios open to the public, which will offer classes. The council expects it to open in 2023 and a full planning application is yet to be submitted. A roof space on top of the building will feature a “community-led garden” and the council has plans for Age UK Sutton and local schools to create and care for it.

The council is to use £2.2 million of funding from the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund and the BIG South London programme to create the workspace.

Former bank to become a Burger King

The former bank building, on the corner of High Street and Grove Road (No. 17 High Street), which has most recently been a betting BetFred and Coral betting shop is to become a Burger King. The purpose-built two-storey bank building, built in Bauhaus style and designed by the National Provincial and Union Bank’s in-house architect W F C Holden in 1937, is a locally listed heritage building (LL44 in the local plan) and is considered to enhance the Sutton Town Centre Conservation Area. Planning Application no. DM2022/00266 is pending.

Sutton “Highly Commended” for Net Zero Developments

The London Borough of Sutton was highly commended in the award for Net Zero Place of the Year at the UK Real Estate Infrastructure Investment Forum UKREiiF Awards 2022 in Leeds in May. It reflected the Beddington Zero Energy “BedZed” development, the Hackbridge “PassivHaus plus” Primary School and the “PassivHaus” Harris Acadamey Secondary School.

Free leisure centre membership for people with Parkinson’s

Everyone Active Leisure centres in Sutton are offering free membership to people living with Parkinson’s, which launched on World Parkinson’s Day – Monday 11 April 2022. The new initiative will give access to gym, swim and group exercise classes. All members will be offered a personalised exercise plan and free carer membership will be available, if required. More details available from Everyone Active.

Elm Grove Estate votes in favour of regeneration scheme

According to the results published by the London Borough of Sutton, in March 2022, residents voted over 3:1 in favour of the planned estate improvements. Reportedly, 78.6% of residents who took part voted ‘yes’ for the redevelopment of Elm Grove Estate, with 21.4% voting against. The participation rate was reported to be 82% and the ballot took place over three weeks from 7 February to 3 March 2022. Details of the regeneration proposals are available here.ShareTweetForward2022 Sutton Civic Society

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