Aspiring to support those with a spinal cord injury

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, met with Aspire this week. Aspire is a charity which supports people living with a spinal cord injury so that they can lead fulfilled and independent lives.

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Your chance to quiz rail bosses

Sutton residents will have their chance to quiz rail bosses about local train services on Thursday 23rd October at a public meeting in Wallington.


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MP supports Macmillan Coffee Mornings

Last week, hundreds of Sutton residents took to their kitchens to bake up a storm to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support at the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which saw over 200,000 events held around the UK.


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Local MP investigates help available to Sutton Job-Seekers on the work programme

An estimated 30% of Sutton residents are currently enrolled on the Work Programme, which is delivered by A4e, a leading public service provider. Last week, Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington visited the organisation and spent time talking to local job seekers about the support they are getting to find jobs and stay in work.


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Beddington Park Heritage Lottery Fund Celebratory Event

In July, The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund announced £34.5 million of investment in 13 parks across the UK. One of the parks chosen, was Sutton’s very own Beddington Park. This week, they are celebrating their successful bid for the first stage of the improvement scheme. 


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Phone lines down.

It has been reported that phone lines around South West London have been down for a number of hours due to cables being stolen by vandals.


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Local MP supports Mencap’s new campaign

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability and recently launched their new campaign “Hear My Voice”, aiming to empower people with learning disabilities and their families to make sure their voice is heard in the lead-up to the next General Election. Local MP and long term supporter of Mencap’s work, Tom Brake, attended the launch to show his support.


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Tom Brake MP urges schools to visit local Commonwealth war graves.

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, is urging local schools to visit their local Commonwealth war graves to gain a greater understanding of the scale and magnitude of the Great War and the impact that it has had on today’s society.  His call comes after he visited on Friday the grave, in Bandon Hill cemetery, of local hero Lionel Beach DSO (Captain). Captain Beach’s details can be found on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission ( website.


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Last chance to cast your votes

Local shoppers have until next Tuesday (30th September) to vote for their Best Independent Local Business.


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Local MP becomes an apprentice for the day

Currently, Carshalton and Wallington has 2490 people in apprenticeships. More people than ever before are taking part in them, with over 1.5 million apprenticeship starts since 2010.


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