Brake Visits Harris Academy- 1st Passivhaus Secondary School in the country!

This week, Tom visited Harris Academy in Sutton, the first Passivhaus energy efficient secondary school in the country. The groundbreaking school is a leader, not only in environmental friendliness and sustainability, but also science.


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Brake Joins Crowds to Celebrate the Opening of Cryer Arts Centre

Carshalton’s newest arts venue, the Cryer Arts Centre is now open, following extensive refurbishment work. Facilities include a theatre and performance space, together with a new bar/restaurant on the ground floor and potential retail units to the rear.


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Brake ‘Tackles’ Rugby with Local Club!

Tom Brake recently attended a training session with his local rugby team, Mitcham and Carshalton Rugby Club. He joined the players to observe the winning team’s warm-up and tackling routines.


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Brake ‘spruces’ up The Wrythe at tree-planting event

Tom Brake joined the Friends of The Wrythe (aka Wrythe Memorial Events), and local Councillors Sam Wetherlake and Nali Patel, for a tree-planting event in the area between West and North streets to replace and add to the trees in the area.


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Brake’s Christmas Card Competition Winner lights up community!

The winner of Tom Brake’s annual Christmas Card design competition helped kick off the festive season in Wallington on Friday, by illuminating the Old Town Hall’s Xmas tree and a string of seasonal Christmas lights.


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TfL Releasing the Brake for ‘Better Buses for Sutton’

Tom Brake and the local Lib Dems have been calling on Transport for London (TfL) to improve bus services in Sutton. Over the recent months, TfL have met the following demands:


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Brake: A&E waiting times show Tories' dismal record on NHS

Only 84.9% of patients arriving at the A&E at St Helier Hospital were treated or admitted within four hours in October 2019, according to figures published last week by NHS England. This is below the national target of 95% of patients attending A&E being admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours.

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Brake: Lib Dems to tackle long-term empty homes in Sutton

The Liberal Democrats have announced that they would allow Sutton Council to increase council tax by up to 500% on homes that are left empty long-term, helping to address critical shortages in accommodation. 

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Brake Signs Pledge Opposing Heathrow Expansion

Tom Brake, the Lib Dem candidate for Carshalton & Wallington, has signed the ‘No 3rd Runway Coalition’ pledge to stop the expansion of Heathrow Airport. 

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Brake: Lib Dems to Double Spending on Youth Services in Sutton

The Liberal Democrats have announced plans to double spending on youth services in Sutton to £2,041,376 to provide activities for young people and to reduce the risk of Sutton suffering from the knife crime and gangs seen in other Boroughs. This would form part of a total ring-fenced fund of £500 million for Local Authorities across England to spend on youth services, providing young people with positive, safe and healthy alternatives to gangs.


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