Local committees

Local Committees

Local Committees are local meetings of local ward councillors and community representatives. They are open to the public for anyone who lives, works or studies in the borough - so why not get involved?

Local Committee logo

There are six Local Committees in the borough:

Beddington and Wallington
Carshalton and clockhouse
Cheam North and Worcester Park
St Helier, the Wrythe and Wandle Valley
Sutton Local
Sutton South, Cheam and Belmont

 

Local Committees aim to:

  • give communities a bigger say over decisions affecting them
  • be more responsive to people across the borough and allow you to influence local services
  • help organisations such as the police, health and the council - work more closely together at a local level
  • provide Public Realm funding - this has included replacing old playground equipment, investing in biodiversity, purchasing new benches and fencing, and installing traffic calming measures. Each Local Committee is allocated a varying amount of funding each year based on population in each of the Local Committee areas.
  • provide funding from Neighbourhood Grants of up to £1,000 to local groups to be used to benefit the local community. This has included buying new sports kits, computers to help groups get online or helping to set up a new group.
  • provide funding from the Event Fees & Charges Grant to help offset the cost of organising community events

The ward councillors at the Local Committee meetings make the final decisions but their decisions are shaped by discussions with Community Representatives and debate with residents.

Each Local Committee meets up to four times a year in the evening at a local venue. To find out when and where your next Local Committee meeting is taking place, check the Committee Dates or contact localcommittees@sutton.gov.uk and ask to be added to the mailing list for your Local Committee.

Each meeting follows an agenda which includes items of local interest and decisions that the council is taking locally. Each Local Committee meeting is minuted and the minutes are available here. If you want an issue discussed at your local meeting then contact your local ward councillor, or get in touch with us at localcommittees@sutton.gov.uk.

If you would like to be added to your Local Committee mailing list or have any comments or suggestions on our Local Committees, please  complete this Local Committees form or email us at localcommittees@sutton.gov.uk.

Useful documents

Map of the Local Committee areas

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