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Notes from our July 2017 meeting

London Cycling Campaign in Sutton: 10 July 2017 meeting notes Location: Harvest Home, 27 Beddington Lane, Croydon CR0 4TG Present: Marcus Howarth, John Kinnear, Charles Martin (Coordinator and Chair), Colin Shirley, Shirley Quemby, Michael To, Neil Webster Apologies: John Courtman, Stephen Hart, Gary

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RideLondon FreeCycle 2017

Here we present a pictorial snapshot of the London Cycling Campaign’s led ride from Sutton to the Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle event on Saturday 29 July 2017. On behalf of Ride Leader Jess, and marshals Taf, Roy and Chas (plus one or

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Beddington North TfL Major Scheme

On 26th June 2017, the same day on which Transport for London released details of the Better Waterloo and Lambeth Bridge consultations, Sutton Council launched the Beddington North Major Scheme consultation. Unlike the central London consultations, both of which were to run

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Mayoral Transport Strategy 2017, with a long-term vision

Today, 21 June 2017, saw the publication of the mayor’s draft Transport Strategy for London. … a new long-term vision for our capital – one that puts walking, cycling and zero-emission public transport right at the heart of our day-to-day

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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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Sutton Cycle Forum April 2017

Overview The second Sutton Cycle Forum of 2017 (and the sixth since the borough’s Cycling Strategy was approved in November 2015, and subsequently published in February 2016) took place on 4 April 2017 (at the offices of Sutton Council, Denmark

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Notes from our March 2017 meeting

London Cycling Campaign in Sutton: 22 March 2017 meeting notes Location: Shinner and Sudtone, 67 High Street, Sutton, SM1 1DT Present: Seb Cragg, John Courtman, Charlotte Gilhooly, Fran Graham (LCC), Marcus Howarth, Gary James, Helen John, John Kinnear, Mark Lambert,

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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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