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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
February 24th, 2013 by monicacoleman
Local residents recently let us know that works at Wallington Magistrates Court was starting at 7am. We contacted Planning Enforcement and were informed that:-
When planning permission was granted for the demolition of the building a condition was attached to that consent requiring a method of work statement to be submitted to the Council. That Method of Work Statement states:
The site hours will be from 8am to 6pm Mon to Fri, 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.
Planning Enforcement officers visited the site and wrote to the Demolition Company, McCarthy Homes, and their planning agent. They responded to and apologised for the early morning working and they have informed the council that the hours will in future be adhered to.
Planning Enforcemnt will continue to monitor the site and if work continues outside the permitted hours they will recommend that a Breach of Condition Notice be issued.
If you are aware that any works are taking place outside of the permitted hours, please let us know.
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 by craigwhittall
The Coalition Government has today announced how much Pupil Premium money each school in England will receive in 2013/14.
The cash targets extra money to schools depending on the number of children from disadvantaged backgrounds they have. The Pupil Premium is a major Liberal Democrat priority that is being delivered by the Coalition Government.
The Pupil Premium will be worth a total of £1.65bn, or £900 per child, in 2013/14. It covers any primary or secondary school pupil that has been registered for Free School Meals in the past six years.
Commenting, Liberal Democrat Schools Minister, David Laws said:
“Liberal Democrats are building a strong economy and a fair society where everyone can get ahead. Education is absolutely at the heart of that.
“The Pupil Premium is extra support for the children who need it the most, whether it is catch-up classes, one-to-one tuition, extra IT support – whatever the school thinks best.
“Helping the most disadvantaged children helps every child. Fewer children falling behind means less disruption in class and a better education for everyone.”
You can find details of how much each local school in England will gain from the Lib Dem Pupil Premium, by visiting this website: http://bit.ly/TyVK6D
Image Copyright: Flickr/Educationgovuk
December 6th, 2012 by monicacoleman
You can park for free on weekends of 15 & 16 December 2012 and 22 & 23 December 2012 in Wallington car parks – Wallington Library, Shotfield, Wallington Public Hall (Woodcote Road) and Melbourne Road!
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 by aldcadmin
Commenting on the rise in the Income Tax personal allowance announced in the Autumn Statement, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson, Stephen Williams said:
“Liberal Democrats are working for a stronger economy and a fairer society, so that everyone can get on in life. That’s why we are cutting taxes for working people.
“Today’s announcement means that by April, Liberal Democrats will have cut your income tax bill by £600 a year.
“Liberal Democrats want fairer taxes, which is why we made raising the tax-free allowance our number one priority at the General Election – so important that we put it on the front page of our manifesto.
“When times are tough, with rising bills and wages not keeping pace with inflation, we want to give people real, practical help.
“Cutting Income Tax will not deal with all of those problems, but it will help. And I hope it will make a big difference to every family in this country.”
You can help Liberal Democrats keep cutting your taxes by supporting our Fairer Tax campaign at http://www.fairertax.org/