Just a heads up for readers in case you are not yet aware, but the “travellers” group that had wreaked havoc in Fairlands Park up in North Cheam last week, have now invaded Cheam Park and are sited on the Recreation Area.
As usual, authorities are playing “catch up” in terms of legal enforcement and it is hoped that they will depart later in the week. We will keep you updated.
Some Community news for our readers – there is a Community Safety Day for Older People on Thursday 2nd August 2018.
There will be over 30 organisations in attendance to offer you FREE help and advice on how to stay safe in and out of your homes and to avoid becoming a victim of fraud and scams.
The event is being held at the Community Space inside Sutton Library from 10am – 1pm.
Please note that Cheam Library will be closed from Tuesday 5th June to Friday 8th June, and on Tuesday 12th June in order make some much needed improvements to the library.
These minor improvments include:
- Painting of walls.
- Removal of old Furnishings
- removing the staff counter and replacing it with a more modern pod
- Installing a quick search pedestal for the catalogue searches etc
- Repairs to the main entrance floor
- Replacement of bathroom skylight
More information about the closure and Library Services in general can be accessed here: https://arena.yourlondonlibrary.net/web/sutton/libraries
As part of our Community news service, we are pleased to advise that volunteers are required to assist in a major tree planting session in Cheam Park Recreation area on Saturday 24th February 2018.
Come and join Friends of Cheam Park and Cheam and Sutton Rotary Club in planting over 200 trees in Cheam Rec.
We will meet at Cheam Park Café at 10:00 and expect to finish by 1pm
Please bring a spade with you if you have one!
As part of our Community News service, we are pleased to bring you notice that on Friday 9th March 2018, Year 1 and Year 2 from Avenue Primary Academy will be participating in their very own Mini Marsden March.
As well as being a lot of fun, this event will be held in order to raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity (Registered Charity No: 1095197). This is a charity which is very close to our hearts.
If you can help and provide some encouragement and support, please visit their fundraising webpage to make a donation.
Notification of major gas works: Abbotts Road, Sutton
As part of our community news service, we are pleased to prvide the following informaton received from SGN Network, to make you aware of our forthcoming upgrade of our gas network in Abbotts Road, Sutton. This essential work involves the replacement of old metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure we continue to provide a safe and reliable gas supply to the local area. Our contractor KLT Construction will undertake this work on our behalf.
So that we can minimise disruption, we have carefully consulted and planned our works in close partnership with Sutton Borough Council. We have agreed to start our work on 5th February, and last approximately 8 weeks.
We will be working Monday to Friday between 7:30am and 4pm and as required Saturday between 9am and 2pm. We are mindful of those people who live in the area and will try to minimise noisy activities where possible.
Due to the location of our gas main and to ensure the safety of everyone around our work we need to make Abbotts Road one-way, westbound from St Dunstan’s Hill to Matlock Crescent with a signed diversion via Matlock Crescent and Church Hill Road.
The final stage of our work requires us to work at the junction of Matlock Crescent and Abbotts Road. We will need to install temporary multi-way traffic lights for this stage to ensure everyone’s safety and to keep traffic flowing.
Further information and updates can be found on our dedicated project page at:
We understand that people can get frustrated by roadworks. However, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, Sutton residents will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.
I hope I have been able to reassure you of our commitment to deliver a safe project and keep you updated. If you have any further questions, please contact SGN.