Sutton local news – 8 September 2019


There is a lot going on in Sutton at the moment – some highlights:

  • HERITAGE EVENTS: The Sutton Town Centre Heritage Action Zone partnership has organised a week-long schedule of free events from 16-22 September 2019, for all age groups to take part. This coincides with a number of events planned as part of the Open House London and Heritage Open Days – programme here.
  • HERITAGE TREASURE HUNT: as part of the above, we have received funding for our Heritage Treasure Hunt, which we will be running from 10am-4pm at Trinity Square on Sat 21st September 2019 – if you can help out manning the stall, please give us a shout at:
  • LIVEABLE STREETS FUNDING: Sutton & Kingston Highways team are currently preparing a bid to Transport for London for Liveable Neighbourhoods funding. Funding grants are available for up to £10 million for a variety of projects which encourage more walking, cycling and use of public transport. Examples of measures could include: creating green spaces; widening of walking routes to improve access to local shops, businesses and public transport as well as redesigning junctions to improve accessibility.
    They are attending the next Civic Society meeting to talk to you about the bid and get some feedback on any ideas the group may have for them – so get your thinking caps on!
  • SOUND LOUNGE: we are delighted to report that The Sound Lounge (a live music venue and community hub) received planning at committee on 7 August 2019 and is now going through a licensing application.
  • ROSEHILL SCHOOL PLANNING APPLICATION: the planning application for the new school is due to be decided at a meeting of Sutton Council’s Planning Committee on 10 September 2019, to take place at Holy Family Church Hall, Sorrento Road, Sutton, SM1 1QU, starting at 7.30pm. If necessary, the meeting will continue on 11 September, same place and time. Sutton’s planners have recommended that it is refused – see their report here. You can subscribe to updates from Greenshaw here.
  • PRINCE REGENT: Mizen’s planning appeal for their proposed redevelopment of the Prince Regent as a block of flats was rejected on 15 July 2019 (Planning Inspectorate letter here), and new architects have been appointed to work up a different scheme.
  • SUTTON COMMUNITY FUND: The Sutton Community Fund awards grants of between £500 and £5,000 to projects that benefit Sutton’s residents. Grants awarded must be used within 1 year. The deadline for the next round is 5pm on Monday 16th September 2019.
  • NEW DANCE CENTRE: some great news – Sutton Community Dance Centre has opened in the old Mothercare unit in the St Nicholas Centre.
  • CONSULTATIONS: the Council has opened consultations on: Sutton’s bid to become the London Borough of Culture 2023 and the redevelopment of Elm Grove at the North End of the High Street.
  • SUTTON SHORTLISTED FOR FUTURE HGH STREETS FUND: Sutton is one of the 100 towns shortlisted for the Future High Streets Fund.

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