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Timely questions to the Council in March 2017

On 8 March 2017, Neil Garratt, Conservative Councillor for Beddington South and Deputy Leader of the Opposition, submitted three questions to Sutton Council under what is known as Standing Order 8.13 [1]. The questions related to Sutton Council’s Cycling Strategy, Hackbridge

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Chris Parry

We are sad to learn that Christopher Parry, local cyclist, founder member of the original Sutton ‘green fair’ (now the Carshalton Environmental Fair), Chemistry teacher and family tree expert, has died. Born in Bradford in November 1942, Chris gave much time

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Glancing back to 2012, looking forward to 2018

Five years on from ‘Cycling towards 2014’ provides an opportunity for reflection In April 2012, I wrote to all fifty-four elected councillors in Sutton. The open letter, ‘Cycling towards 2014’, was published on the Sutton Living Streets website and is

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The last word on Green Wrythe Lane?

What more is there to say about Green Wrythe Lane? Specifically, of course, about footway conversion to shared-use on Green Wrythe Lane. About allowing cycling on the pavement? After all, has it not all been said before?… November 2014:  Green

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Cycle Forum highlights issues to be addressed

An overview The first part of our report on the January 2017 Sutton Cycle Forum appeared in Inspiring vision and then…. the reality. Here, in part two, the emphasis is on highlighting specific issues that that arose from the meeting,

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Healthy Streets for London

Healthy Streets for London, healthy residents in Sutton Today, 16 February 2017, the Mayor’s office, Transport for London, and the new Walking and Cycling Commissioner Will Norman, launched Healthy Streets for London: prioritising walking, cycling and public transport. Read the

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Notes from our January 2017 meeting

London Cycling Campaign in Sutton: 23 January 2017 meeting notes Location: Lord Nelson, 32 Lower Road, Sutton, SM1 4QP1 Present: Charlotte Gilhooly, Marcus Howarth, John Kinnear, Charles Martin (Coordinator and Chair), Terry Patterson, Colin Shirley, Shirley Quemby, Ben Rafferty (Treasurer),

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No room for bikes: how Tharp Road could show borough-wide failure over cycling

Residents of Tharp Road in Wallington are requesting that something be done about traffic in their street. That is a view that many other Sutton residents would share. Tharp Road is also part of a significant and long established east-west cycle

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Notes from our November 2016 meeting

London Cycling Campaign in Sutton: 28 November 2016 meeting notes Location: Shinner and Sudtone, 67 High Street, Sutton, SM1 1DT Present: Gary James, John Kinnear, Charles Martin (Coordinator and Chair), Ben Rafferty (Treasurer), Michael To, Maeve Tomlinson, Colin Quemby, Shirley

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London’s cycling budget to 2021/22 announced

The announcement today (5 December 2016) from the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan that £770 million has been secured for cycling over the next five years (to 2022) is very welcome and exciting news! It’s an opportunity for Sutton, but

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