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Parking Consultation starts in our area

Sutton Councils borough-wide review of parking is reaching its final areas for an initial consultation with residents and businesses Our parking strategy is being rolled out in three geographic areas. The first consultation for residents in Geographical Area 3, covering parts of Cheam North, Worcester Park, Beddington and Wallington starts today (Thursday, September 5) and runs for six weeks....

Sutton Trading Standards

At the OGRES AGM in 2016 we had a speaker from Sutton Trading Standards who spoke about the avoidance of scams. Their orgainsation acts to ensure safety and consumer protection in the local trading community. More information is on the Sutton Trading Standards web site.

Wallington Tennis Club (WTC) is looking for more members.

Located in walking distance for OGRES members, WTC has two hard courts open all year and two grass courts in the summer. We provide tennis for local families at affordable prices and includes Social Membership of Wallington Sports Club (WSC) with an excellent Clubhouse bar in Hillside Gardens SM6 9NX. Other Sections of WSC---Cricket,  Netball, Junior Football, Veterans Hockey, Darts and...

Safer Sutton Trading Scheme

Sutton's Business Regulation Service is committed to providing a fair and impartial service to consumers and traders. The Safer Sutton Trading Scheme has been introduced so that local residents can use traders who come to work at their home, confident that certain standards will be met. It will encourage businesses to demonstrate their commitment to fair, professional and honest trade, so that...

OGRES ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CAROLS 2018

Our annual Christmas Carol singing took take place on THURSDAY 14th December. Many thanks to all those who either came along to sing or collect, and to those who gave so generously. We collected £337 to support The Homeless of Sutton.

2018 AGM

The 2018 AGM was held on Friday the 14th September from 7.30 to 9.30pm, at St Elphege's Church Hall, Stafford Road, Wallington SM6. The guest speaker was London Borough of Sutton's Cllr Jayne McCoy. Councillor McCoy spoke about planning law and areas of special local character (ASLC). The presentation that she used provide a summary of her talk and is on this link in the documents section. The...

One Planet Living

One Planet Living in Sutton is a partnership between the London Borough of Sutton and BioRegional. It's an ever-evolving programme of projects that will cover all of the One Planet Living principles and deliver the Sustainability Action Plan. They work with many other partners and share knowledge to ensure that together they come up with the right solutions for a sustainable Sutton. One Planet...

Learning to Love Thy Neighbour

The shrill sound of neighbourly arguments may be heard fading to a whisper with the advent of a new mediation centre. Taking a leaf from one of the U.K.'s most established centres in Southwark, the Carshalton centre is offering advice and hands-on guidance to Sutton and Merton residents. Mediators, based at Middleton Road, are settling neighbourhood disputes over everything from noise and...

Safer Neighbourhood Team for Wallington

Wallington has its own Safer Neighbourhood Team, the team consists of a Sargeant, who covers four wards, two police constables and one police community support officers now moved from the old Wallington Police Station on Stafford Road to the new SNT offices at Crosspoint House on Stafford Road, adjacent to Sainsbury's car park. The aim of the team is to work closely with the community to reduce...

Bothered by Noise?

What is a noise to one person may be pleasurable to another, but excessive noise can reduce the quality of life and, in some extreme cases even destroy it. Over the past year the level of noise from some residents has grown to be unacceptable, with complaints being received from people who are being kept awake until the early hours of the morning by excessive noise. Many residents live in...

What’s being done about our air quality?

London wide - The Mayor's Air Quality Strategy Low emission zone Congestion charging Reduced emissions NOx and PM10 by 12% in zone (Beevers et al 2005, Atmos Env 93, 1-5) Funds public transport Reducing road transport in inner areas and stopping suburban road transport growth Particulate filters on LT buses Cleaning up the taxi fleet Incetives for cleaner fuels and vehicles - publicity and...

Sutton and Carshalton Friends of the Earth needs you!

A new local environmental group was launchd in Carshalton in March. Sutton and Carshalton Friends of the Earth will campaign on issues ranging from renewable energy to the third runway at Heathrow. The group meet for the first time on 17th March at the Greyhound pub on Carshalton High St. Ted Burke, the group's founder, said: "We're looking for people who are concerned about these issues to come...

Wallington Community Wellbeing Group

At OGRES AGM in 2015 we had a presentation from the “Community Wellbeing Programme”.  The aim of the Programme is to get more people involved in the community and to tackle barriers to their involvement. Since then the Wallington Community Wellbeing Group has been set up and OGRES are pleased to include below further information about the Group’s activities and to distribute with the Newsletter...

Planning Matters

Part of OGRES remit is to monitor planning applications submitted to the council that affect our area.  In some cases, these applications would have a detrimental effect on our community and OGRES work with the local residents to raise these issues with the council. Latest information is on the OGRES Planning page If you are aware of, or have any concerns, about planning applications affecting...