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LB Sutton currently taking "evidence" on a commercial bid to build an incinerator in Beddington Lane.
We've all jammed ourselves on the 164 bus as it makes its way from Sutton to Morden in the morning and Morden to Sutton in the evening. There's never enough space for older people, those with disabilities or injuries, pregnant women or parents with buggies/small children. It's not just about discomfort.
It's not just about the indignation of paying through the nose for a service which fails to deliver. It's about health and safety - we deserve to travel without falling about and without falling out with our fellow passengers.
The leaderships of the secondary schools in the London Borough of Sutton are moving towards a mass conversion to academy status in the near future. The government is enticing schools to convert with ideas such as freedom over budgets, policies, extra funding.
These are assurances with caveats, offers with small print, and there is a real and severe risk that the quality of education for children in the Borough will suffer now and in the future if these conversions go ahead. Conversion does not assure a school's future, it places overall control in the hands of central government and removes all local accountability.
MCWAS, the tenants of Wentworth Hall on the corner of Ruskin Road and Carshalton Road are seeking to redevelop the hall to increase its capacity and usage.
Local residents are concerned that the current parking and traffic issues will be exacerbated by more people coming in from Croydon, Wimbledon and the surrounding area to use the hall that was originally designated a community hall for the use of residents of Carshalton.
At a Sutton Council planning committee in December, the controversial decision was made to grant planning permission for land to the rear of 1-8 Harcourt Avenue and 32 Manor Way, Wallington for unpopular development of the site against a vast majority of residents' wishes.
This has been described as a sad day for local politics and a betrayal of local residents. Wallington North (the council ward) is already above SW London and London as a whole for averages of population density.
The authors of this petition, Ken Andrew, (Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Carshalton & Wallington), Councillor Eric Howell, Neil Garratt and Jason Hughes (Conservative council candidates for Wallington North) believe that planning affecting local areas and communities must be a bottom up process taking into account and reflecting residents' views.
Following the 'credit crunch' the expansion of the highly successful Tramlink has been removed from the political agenda. This is despite South London possessing poor transport links and billions of pounds still being poured into Cross Rail, the Olympics and tube upgrades.
Currently the fastest way to travel from Purley to Brixton via public transport is to take a train north into Victoria and then the Victoria line south, this takes 50 minutes. Expanding the tram network is a 'green' way of easing road congestion and allowing South London to reach its potential.
In order to ease chronic overcrowding in central London it would be sensible to open up more locations for firms to locate in South London which requires investment in a truly integrated transport network.
We demand that the following tram routes are immediately funded and put into action:
Purley to Brixton
Crystal Palace extension
Sutton (via Morden) extension
Tram integration with the DLR should also be considered.
SKIPP Mission Statement:
To facilitate the return of the artefacts discovered within the burial chamber of the Prittlewell Saxon King plus the other previous and future finds to a site in close proximity to the discovery site so as not to break the ‘connection between grave goods and burial chamber’.
In order to achieve this SKIPP proposes the construction of a ‘Saxon Hall Style’ Museum on the Priory Park ‘Brownfield’ site currently occupied by the Council Works Depot. We believe this will be, cost effective, achievable in a relatively short time scale and create an icon internationally significant museum for Southend to be proud of.
After the devastating news that the Labour Government will not provide the £112 million of funding desperately needed by SHP to improve tenants homes, Philippa is asking residents to sign her petition to call on the Government to reverse this decision.
Whether you blame the arrival of the Hamptons development for the increased traffic problems on Central Road or not, the fact remains that these problems exist and will not be alleviated by the addition of a likely 343 new residents with accompanying vehicles on the site.
We are worried that already over-stretched GP provision will struggle, and may have an impact on other local services.