Agenda and minutes

Sutton Local Committee
Thursday, 28th March, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Salvation Army, 45 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, SM1 4DD

Contact: Paul Brockwell, Locality Lead Officer, Tel: 020 8770 6020 | Email:  Committee Services Officer, Tel: 020 8770 4990 | Email:


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Welcome and Introductions


The Chair, Councillor Marlene Heron, welcomed those present. In memory of former Councillor Janet Lowne, a minutes silence was held.


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Catherine Gray.


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 December 2018.


RESOLVED: that the minutes of the meeting held on 13 December 2018 be agreed as an accurate record.


Public Realm Projects and Neighbourhood Grants pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Locality Lead Officer, Paul Brockwell, to deliver a report on the Public Realm budget, introduce new schemes for consideration by the Committee and remind committee members of new Neighbourhood Grant Schemes agreed through the delegated decision.

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Upon the invitation of the chair - Jackie Farrell - The National Tremor Foundation, was invited to speak to the committee on an event held with the aid of neighbourhood grant funding.


Paul Brockwell, Lead Locality Officer, then presented the report and highlighted how applications could be made for local committee funding.



1.    £3,000 be approved for a fitting dedication in the memory of former Sutton Central Councillor Janet Lowne from Public Realm Capital.

2.    £14,000 be approved for remedial works to York Road underpass from Public Realm Capital.

3.    It be agreed to recycle funds totalling £35,141 back to unallocated capital balance.


Public Question time

This item is an opportunity for members of the public to raise points or questions about local issues that are not already on the agenda.


If you wish to submit a question prior to the meeting, please send it to at least 5 working days in advance and we will endeavour to obtain a written response for the meeting. 


Please be aware your question and name will be published in the minutes of the meeting.



The Chair referred to the public questions and answers provided, published as an addendum to the agenda.


A supplementary question was asked by Andrew Behan, local resident, who referred to other defective bridge signs in the borough and queried the timescale for completion.


A supplementary question was asked by Philip Robinson, local resident, on the subject of the planned secondary school at Rosehill Park, requesting that an upcoming drop-in session with the Greenshaw Learning Trust be publicised. Councillor Steve Penneck mentioned that Ward Councillors were endeavouring to advertise the meeting to the greatest extent possible but confirmed this was not a council event. Following a related question from Emily Brothers, local resident, discussion ensued as to the formal consultation and planning processes as well as the local highways impact.


Mr Robinson asked an additional question on the future of Sutton Nightwatch at the former Secombe Theatre. The Chair invited Ade Adebayo, Assistant Director - Asset Planning, Management and Capital Delivery, to clarify the arrangement and he confirmed that though this was not a permanent arrangement, 6 month licenses had been renewed to date.


Councillor Steve Penneck asked a question on behalf of a local resident, Peter Scouse, related to mopeds and cars driving between bollards / parking on the pavement in the area around Sutton Green, particularly at night. An answer was not available at the meeting and would be pursued.


It was confirmed that written responses would be provided with regards to any unanswered questions, following the meeting.


Hate Crime pdf icon PDF 3 MB

A presentation to inform people about hate crime and how it affects different people within the community.


Abu Ullah, Lead officer for Hate Crime and Prevent, and Olivia Griffin (Malookoo) gave a presentation on the subject of hate crime in the borough.


Discussion ensued in particular on the subject of hate crime against the disabled, facilitated by the contributions and experiences of local residents. Consideration was also given to the education of children in awareness of hate crime.


The Hate Crime and Prevent Lead offered to circulate his contact information among community representatives should residents wish to know more on the topics raised and Safer Sutton Partnership (which looks at crime and disorder in the borough in general). Helen John, Burnell & Lewis Residents’ Association, requested that a representative of the Partnership attend a future meeting of their group.


Adult Social Care in Sutton pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Updating residents on how we are supporting vulnerable residents in Sutton and addressing key priorities.

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Lynne Brown, Acting Head of Service, Carshalton & Wallington Localities, Hospitals and Reablement, gave a presentation on the Local Account - adult social care in Sutton.


A local resident raised concerns about the impact of the parking strategy on carers in the borough. The Chair referred to a statement that would be read at the end of the meeting.


Following a member question, further explanation was given to the collaboration with Encompass LATC in providing adult social care. Reference was made to a highlighted spend on adults with learning disabilities in the report, and the Head of Service gave explanation, referring to the Learning Disability Strategy (which would be developed with the Clinical Commissioning Group). It was also noted that Sutton has a high proportion of people with Learning Disabilities due to the long stay hospital Orchard Hill.


Any urgent items brought forward at the discretion of the Chair

Urgent items at the discretion  of the Chair - To consider any items which, in the view of the Chair, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances in accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.




There was no urgent business. However, the Chair read a local committee statement updating residents on the parking strategy.


Date of next meeting

The next meeting of the Sutton Local Committee will take place on 6 June 2019 at 7 pm (venue TBC).


The next meeting was confirmed to take place on 30 April 2019.