TFL’s new Contactless Payment method

Carshalton Station sees over a million people travelling through it every year. This week, Transport for London (TFL) started accepting contactless payment from a bankcard in addition to Oyster cards and paper tickets when travelling on the Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services in London.

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Politics goes pink for breast cancer awareness

On average, 153 women a year are diagnosed and 32 women a year die from breast cancer in Sutton. Local MP, Tom Brake for Carshalton and Wallington joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, ‘wear it pink’ day.

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Tom Brake MP calls for action on pancreatic cancer after Parliamentary debate

Tom Brake, Member of Parliament for Carshalton and Wallington, after watching the debate on pancreatic cancer has spoken about the need for better awareness, earlier diagnosis and increased research for pancreatic cancer. His call comes on the back of the backbench Parliamentary debate. The debate was called after an e-petition organised by Mrs Maggie Watts – whose husband died from pancreatic cancer back in 2009 – reached the necessary 100,000 signatures to trigger a debate in Parliament.

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Riverside Animal Centre’s Open day was a great success

On Sunday, The Riverside Animal Centre held an open day for local residents to see behind the scenes and meet the animals they rescue. Residents of Carshalton and Wallington voted for the centre to be the chosen local charity for their MP, Tom Brake to fundraise for this year. 

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Get registered to vote if you want your voice heard

70,384 residents in Carshalton and Wallington are registered to vote in the next General Election according to recent figures from the Office of National Statistics.

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Things are looking up for the youth of Carshalton and Wallington

Tom Brake MP has welcomed news that youth unemployment in his constituency of Carshalton and Wallington has almost halved since 2010.

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Tom Brake takes on Ice Bucket challenge

Local MP Tom Brake got an icy drenching when he took the Ice Bucket Challenge live on TV in front of the House of Commons.

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6720 Sutton pupils to get free school meals from September

As of this September, all children in reception, year 1 and 2 in state-funded schools will receive free school meals due to the implementation of Universal Free School Meals (UFSM). In Sutton, 6720 pupils will benefit. Sutton’s schools have all confirmed they are ready to provide UFSM.

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Independent Business competition returns for the second year running

Following last year’s success, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, is again running his Independent Business competition with an exciting prize for the winner and one of their customers. The competition is a chance for local people to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity independent businesses bring to the area.

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Power cut knocks out over 1000 properties in Wallington

Tom Brake MP was one of thousands affected by a power cut in Wallington first thing this morning.

The power cut, first reported at around 8am was caused by a fault in an underground cable. UK Power Networks restored power to the first properties shortly before 9am.  Power is yet to be restored to all properties.

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