Yearly Archives: 2018

Sutton’s councillors: from the class of 2014 to the class of 2018

The council elections on 3 May 2018 saw the Liberal Democrats hold London Borough of Sutton with a majority of 12 seats [1]. Of the fifty-four seats available, the Liberal Democrats won thirty-three, the Conservatives eighteen, and Independent candidates took three

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Sutton Cycle Forum April 2018

Overview The second Sutton Cycle Forum of 2018 (and the tenth since the borough’s Cycling Strategy was approved in November 2015, and subsequently published in February 2016) took place on 10 April 2018 at the offices of Sutton Council, Denmark

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Full Council February 2018: facilitating environmentally friendly transport?

A cycling-related question for Cllr. Jill Whitehead, Chair of the Environment & Neighbourhood Committee, presented at the Council meeting held on 28 February 2018, has caught my eye. “What further plans does the council have to facilitate environmentally friendly transport, such as

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Time to show ambition

‘Have your party leaders pledged to create a Liveable London?’. We are delighted to announce that the leader of Sutton Council, Ruth Dombey, is amongst the 55% of newly elected borough leaders across London who has said “yes” to a

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My Liveable London

This feature is based on the article ‘My Liveable London’ by Fran Graham, published in ‘London Cyclist’ magazine, Spring 2018.  The ‘My Liveable London’ pledge In the weeks running up to the 3 May 2018 London council elections, London Cycling

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Sutton and the Mayor’s Transport Strategy 2018

How would a Conservative, Green, Labour or Liberal Democrat controlled council in the London Borough of Sutton, in 2018, rise to the transport challenges as outlined in the Mayor’s Transport Strategy? To what degree would each party aspire to help

Posted in Advocacy

Air pollution video – what happened next? (Part 2)

Introduction In ‘Air Pollution video – what happened next? (Part 1)‘ (Get Sutton Cycling, April 2018) we considered the replies and acknowledgements received from councillors in response to the ‘Air Pollution in Sutton’ email that had been sent to all fifty-four

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Air pollution video – what happened next? (Part 1)

Introduction In the autumn of 2017, Get Sutton Cycling published a video called ‘Air Pollution in Sutton: How it affects you and how cycling can help‘.  The short film, aimed primarily at our councillors, set out the facts behind transport-related

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The Mayor’s Transport Strategy 2018

The final Mayor’s Transport Strategy was published by the Mayor on 13 March 2018. The document sets out the Mayor’s policies and proposals to reshape transport in London over the next two decades. Transport is at the heart of the vision

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Notes from our March 2018 meeting

Get Sutton Cycling – the London Cycling Campaign in Sutton – met on the 14 March 2018 in the Presidents’ Lounge, Sutton United Football Club, The Borough Sports Ground, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, SM1 2EY 1 Present: Gary (Chair), Charles

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