This is the text of an update sent by Councillor Elliot Colburn (Cheam) that he received from Paul Scully MP. Myself, Holly and Eric will continue to support him and press these points to the Council. In the meantime, I have also heard from the Cheam SNT who have advised they are assessing the situation and are working up a patrol rota. They have said that if you are witnessing a crime or are in imminent danger then obviously call 999, or 101 or online in less urgent circumstances.
They have a CAD reference of 6127, in which all crime related to this incursion will be logged and investigated against.
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!