The Onslow Gardens Residents Association, OGRES is located in the London Borough of Sutton, has been serving residents in the Wallington area for over 20 years.
We are objecting to the planning application for a new McDonalds in Stafford Road, more details on the Planning page. If you are against this application please write to the planning department and copy your local councilor.
The proposed plans to build a two storey McDonalds restaurant and drive-through on the site of the old petrol station opposite Pizza Express in Wallington was discussed the Development Control Committee on Wednesday 16th October at Civic Offices in Sutton SM1 1EA. This proposal was rejected by the council due to the opposition put forward thanks to all those who helped.
OGRES works for you and the local community ensuring your rights as residents of Sutton are looked after. Please support the Association by providing feedback to the committee members or completing the contact us form on this site.
The OGRES AGM for 2013 was held on the 17th July 2013.
Our Guest speakers were John Phillips (a local historian) our Local MP Tom Brake, Cllr Jayne McCoy and Sgt Suzannah James who updated us on local developments and their activities. The Chairman's report for 2013 and minutes of the last meeting are in our document archive with full details.
OGRES is made up of local residents who give up their time to try and keep the area interesting and special. The Association has a good relationship with the council and has representatives on the local Wallington Forum and the Wallington Beddington Area Forum. Members of the committee are also active in the local Neighbourhood Watch Association and the Policy Consultancy Group.
The area is designated an ‘Area of Special Local Character’ by the council, a distinction that OGRES is keen to maintain. These are older parts of the Borough which have a special local character, in terms of their townscape, architectural and landscape features, and which the Council considers should be conserved or improved.
We need interested people, willing to support the committee by becoming members of the committee, or road reps. The time commitment is not huge, but does include about six meetings per year. If you would like to join the committee please contact us here.
Browse our website for more information about OGRES. If you have any questions or would like to speak to an OGRES representative regarding the activities of the Association then please contact us.
At OGRES, we wish to preserve the local character of the area and maintain and improve the area in which we live.
Our local MP Tom Brake has some great information on his website at www.tombrake.co.uk among other items you can sign petitions to "Save our Back Gardens" "Save our Magistrates Court" and "To ensure we keep a critical care hospital at St Helier"
Our carol singing in December raised £270 which was donated to AgeUK Sutton, their letter of thanks is attached in the document section. They are looking for volunteers to befriend people, so if you know anyone who might like to help please contact them through the AgeUK Sutton web site.