Wallington South Update from the Safer Neighbourhood Team

February 24th, 2014 by monicacoleman

 Please find below the latest crime update from Wallington South Safer Neighbourhoods Team:

- a penalty notice for disorder of £90 was issued to a man who was aggressive towards a traffic warden in Wallington town centre. Enquiries led police to the man’s home address where he was issued with the penalty notice.
- we received a report of a theft from a vehicle in Elgin Road on Friday, 14 February in the early hours of the morning.
- we are continuing to make regular visits residents who are living with anti-social behaviour from nearby neighbours who are causing a nuisance, such as continually knocking on doors. Please tell us if you are experiencing anti-social behaviour. We will investigate any information you provide and we will take action to make it stop.
- officers have been giving our colleagues in Croydon assistance to help with the flooding in the Purley area.
Wallington South Safer Neighbourhoods Team can be contacted on:
Tel: 020 8721 2730

To join Neighbourhood Watch – an organisation that seeks to reduce crime and encourage members to keep an eye out for elderly and vulnerable residents who live nearby – contact on the telephone number or email address above. 
For Met Police crime prevention visit:
For further crime prevention advice please contact us.
Police in Sutton send out updates every day on twitter to inform residents about what is happening in your local area – follow on twitter @MPSSutton

Appeal Decision – Magistrates Court, Shotfield, Wallington

February 20th, 2014 by monicacoleman

The appeal decision for the application to remove condition 21 on the planning application for Wallington Magistrates Court, Shotfield has been dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate.

The applicant applied to the council to have condition 21 varied so that works could commence at 7.30am rather than the permitted 8.00am, the council refused this condition due to the effect that this would have on the surrounding residents.

The applicant took this to the Planning Inspectorate and they have agreed with the council, that to allow works to start earlier than 8.00am would be detrimental to the residents who live close by.

If you do notice works taking place earlier than 8.00am please make a note and report this to the council.



Winter Information Centre opens to help people through the cold weather

January 12th, 2014 by monicacoleman

Sutton’s one stop shop provides information on everything from school closures and gritting routes to weather reports and health advice.
Sutton Council has launched an online one-stop-shop to support its residents and businesses though the winter months.
The Winter Information Centre (WIC) brings together information from a range of council services, and those of our partners, so residents can use www.sutton.gov.uk/winter as a place to find out about any disruption, look up health advice and report any problems.
Parents can find out if the borough’s schools are open or closed; there are links to travel advice for the buses, trains, tubes and roads; advice on how to stay warm and healthy, access to five day weather reports for the area; and information about Sutton’s gritting programme including the locations of gritting routes and bins.
Sutton is already leading the way for collaborative winter planning having provided 4,200 residents with free grit to use themselves though our Free Gritting Scheme.
Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council, said:
“Winter can be a very difficult time for people when the temperature drops so we wanted to make their lives easier by creating one place to find important information.
“By providing regular updates through the Winter Information Centre and social media we can help our residents to make informed decisions about what action to take to cope with cold weather disruption.
“We have also taken extra measures to support our vulnerable residents by providing grants for warm homes, making extra checks on their wellbeing and ensuring our meals on wheels vans are prepared for the cold weather.
“This, along with other measures such as providing free grit to 4,200 residents and filling all of our 450 bins, means that Sutton is better prepared for winter than ever before.”  
In addition to gritting, Sutton is taking extra care to support its elderly and vulnerable residents by offering grants and support through its Warm Homes scheme, Meals on Wheels and a new homeless support service.
The mobile hot meals service has never missed the delivery of a hot meal and Sutton Council is doing its best to keep the record intact by fitting 5 out of the 10 Meals on Wheels vans with winter tyres and having access to 4 by 4 vehicles on standby in case of the worst.
Meals on Wheels staff and other council outreach workers will also be extra vigilant in making sure the home of elderly and other vulnerable people are warm and that they have enough information and provisions to look after themselves.
Snow Patrol
Sutton Council is also urging people to check on their neighbours and let us know if they are concerned about the welfare of anybody.
One street in Sutton has gone a step further by setting up a Snow Patrol to make sure that older residents and those who could not manage the snow still get essential supplies.
Sue Davis, Coordinator of Upland Road Snow Patrol, said:
“In our area, two out of every three of our local neighbours are over 70 and might need our help. We are here to help if people have trouble getting out for food or medicines.”

Small Business Saturday – Free Parking in Wallington!

December 5th, 2013 by monicacoleman

Sutton Council is supporting Small Business Saturday by organising an event on 7 December for small traders and social enterprises to showcase their businesses to residents and shoppers in Sutton.

In order to support small businesses the council is allowing free parking in Wallington Library, Shotfield Public Hall (Woodcote Road) and Melbourne Road car parks on Saturday 7 December 2013.

What is Small Business Saturday?

In the UK, Small Business Saturday is a grassroots campaign to support local independent businesses. Small businesses of all kinds are taking part in a variety of activities including planning special deals for customers, showcasing events, taking place in joint marketing with local media and much more. Small Business Saturday works when small businesses take action. For more information about the campaign visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-supports-first-ever-small-business-saturday

Sainsbury’s car park

November 10th, 2013 by monicacoleman

Sainsbury’s have said that the improvement works to the car park should be completed by the end of November (this year!). Sections of the car park will next be closed and segregated on 13-15 November and outside opening hours on Sunday 17 November and 24 November.

Wallington Post Office Proposed Closure

November 10th, 2013 by monicacoleman

The Post Office is proposing to move the Wallington Crown Post Office branch from 1-2 Ross Parade to WHSmith in the High Street. If the move goes ahead the branch will be run by WH Smith. This is part of the Post Office’s wider plans to make savings across all its operations, however the rationale for closing or franchising certain branches and not others is not at all clear.

At a Full Council debate recently, Sutton Council opposed the Post Office plans and Cllr Jayne McCoy spoke in the debate about how the Wallington Post Office was a key resource for local people, and outlined our concerns for the impact on the area should it be downgraded or lost. We know that Post Offices bring in a large amount of referred trade to local businesses in linked shopping trips so Wallington High Street could be significantly negatively impacted if we were to lose this branch, not to mention the inconvenience for local people needing the services of their local Post Office, your local councillors are looking at way the branch cold be supported.

The Post Office is consulting on the proposals, if you want to support the Wallington branch you can go online postoffficeviews.co.uk and enter the code 01701399 for the Wallington branch. The consultation ends on 25 November 2013.



International Older People’s Day

September 28th, 2013 by monicacoleman

International Older People’s Day will be held on Friday 4 October 2013 10:30am to 1:30pm in the Europa Gallery, Sutton Central Library.

Esther Rantzen CBE will be in attendence, the day is to prevent loneliness and social isolation, there is exercise and musical taster sessions, volunteering and employment oppotunities and introduce local charities and businesses.

If you have any neighbours or family that may benefit from this event please let me know.

New Local Policing Model

August 7th, 2013 by monicacoleman

The new Local Policing Model (LPM) is a new standardised way of policing across London. Sutton is one of the first boroughs in London to introduce the LPM. 

For Wallington South, this means a new Police Sergeant a dedicated Police Constable and a PCSO as follows:-

Inspector Ian Hicks

Sergeant Suzannah Jones

PC Jenna Buchman

PCSO Emily Olsen

Inspector Ian Hicks is accountable for all crime and antii-social behaviour incidents in our area, you can contact the local team at:-

Telephone: 0208 721 2730

Email: [email protected]

A Million Jobs …and counting!

Friday, June 28th, 2013 by craigwhittall


Since 2010, more than one million jobs have been created in the private sector. We are proud of the role that the Liberal Democrats have played in directing government investment into job creation and training.

We are now focusing our efforts on improving this record and delivering a million more new jobs as we continue to build a stronger economy for the future.

Jobs for Young People

The coalition government has already delivered 1.2 million apprenticeships for young people since 2010. The Liberal Democrats are now campaigning to double the number of apprenticeships being offered.

Jobs in Manufacturing

Manufacturing is the key to a sustainable economic recovery in Britain. Under Vince Cable at the Dept for Business, Innovation and Skills, we have directed an extra investment of over £5.5 billion into high-tech manufacturing, science and renewable energy.

Jobs across the UK

Liberal Democrats have long argued that we need to rebalance the economy away from our reliance on London and South East England. That is why we have also set up the £2.6 billion Regional Growth Fund initiative, to help create businesses, jobs and economic recovery in every part of the country.

Jobs Building Britain

The coalition is using £15.3 billion of investment into our infrastructure to build a stronger economy for the future and to create thousands of jobs in construction right now.
For more information on the Liberal Democrats’ record in creating one million new jobs, and to find out how many new jobs are being created near you, visit the Million Jobs website: http://www.amillionjobs.org

Post Box o/s Tesco Woodcote Road

February 24th, 2013 by monicacoleman

Yesterday I saw that our gold post box outside Tesco in the HighStreet was all wrapped up…I am not sure why yet but I am looking into it and will get back to you when I have had news.


Councillor Monica Coleman

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