Category Archives: Outside Croydon

Angry parents launch petition demanding SEND action

The parents’ campaign group seeking better care and education for SEND youngsters are collecting signatures for a petition demanding action by Sutton Council. As Inside Sutton reported this week, families with children, teens and young adults with special educational needs … Continue reading

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Freedom! Are Crystal Palace residents ready for breakaway?

The week-long Crystal Palace Festival gets underway tomorrow with a weekend of music and dance in the park. But because of the local borough geography, the organisers and other groups have to deal with five, even six, local authorities, which … Continue reading

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Bonham selected by LibDems to seize Assembly seat chance

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports that while Labour in London is sitting on their hands over next year’s Assembly elections, their polling booth rivals are already getting to work Chuka Umunna, who was elected as the Labour MP for Streatham … Continue reading

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‘Families are at breaking point as a result’ of council action

Here, unedited, is the full text of the letter sent on behalf of the Sutton EHCP Crisis Group, to Ruth Dombey, the leader of Sutton Council. The letter was dated June 10. Dear Councilor Dombey, We are the members of … Continue reading

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Parents threaten to take council to High Court over SEND

EXCLUSIVE: Officials in Sutton have suppressed a report that slams council leadership over its failing services for special needs and disabled children, as a campaign group threatens a Judicial Review with angry parents maintaining that the council’s private service provider … Continue reading

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All aboard the Uber bus, as Sutton starts a 12-month TfL trial

A ‘demand-responsive’ bus service has come to south London, and TOM BOWELL, pictured left, got on board to put it to the test Transport for London has recently begun a 12-month pilot of demand-responsive buses in Sutton. Like Uber mini-cabs, … Continue reading

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Sutton determined to build special school on playing fields

Our Sutton reporter, CARL SHILTON, on the latest plans to concrete over a precious open space, this time being pushed through in Beddington by Paul Scott’s firm of architects Morrison’s, the supermarket alongside the busy Fiveways junction, could soon offer … Continue reading

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