Along with more than 20 local public, voluntary and private sector partners the council has launched 'Our People, Our Places, Our Plan', or The Sutton Plan for short.

We want the borough to be a place where everyone has the opportunity to be happy, secure and successful and residents can live well throughout their lives.

Residents will be at the heart of everything we do and the way we work, you will be able to drive change in the borough on the issues that you care about.

The Sutton Plan represents our first attempt to capture these aims - and set them out in a straightforward vision that everyone in Sutton can sign up to.

The five principles of the plan

Think Sutton first - we’ll prioritise the needs of the borough, rather than any single organisation, throughout our work as a partnership.

Work across sectors - we will build and maintain partnerships across all of the borough’s sectors, working together towards achieving our shared vision and objectives.

Get involved early - tackle the causes of problems, not merely react to their symptoms. We will look beyond traditional services for ways to tackle the root causes of social problems and disaffection.

Build stronger self-sufficient communities - we’ll help communities work together and in partnership with other local organisations.

Provide coordinated, seamless services - reduce service duplication and enable as much care and health support as possible to take place at home and in the community.

How can I get involved?

The Sutton Plan needs to reflect the views of everyone in the borough, so we’ll be out and about in the community speaking to local residents at events and public meetings.

You can also learn more at where you can sign up for regular updates, take part in surveys or forums or engage using the Twitter hashtag #thesuttonplan which will be used by all partners  throughout the year.