Local businesses voted to support the renewal of Sutton Town Centre as a Business Improvement District (BID) for a further five years. In our recent ballot of businesses 75 per cent voted in favour of giving Successful Sutton, the non-profit company that runs the BID, a mandate to continue to work on behalf of businesses in Sutton Town Centre.
Craig Pretorious, Chair of Successful Sutton, hosted a reception at the MidTown Hub on Sutton High Street to celebrate the renewal of the Sutton Town Centre Business Improvement District programme and he thonked all the local businesses that voted to continue the exciting programme to enhance the town centre’s position as a destination of choice.
Speaking to guests at the Successful Sutton reception which included local MP Paul Scully, Councillor Jayne McCoy and local business people, Mr Pretorius said:
“I appreciate the faith you have put in Successful Sutton for a further five years and we will do our very best to make Sutton Town Centre the thriving place we all want it be. We can now build on our achievements to date and work towards making Sutton Town Centre a better place to do business, visit, live and work. We would like to thank you for your support.”
Interim CEO of Successful Sutton, Monica Tyler said:
“Over the last five years, Successful Sutton has delivered a number of projects and initiatives that have really helped to enliven Sutton town centre and is helping to make us a destination of choice for shoppers, new businesses and social events. We want to continue to build on this and know that there is still much more to do.
Safety is a number one priority and we are grateful to the local police for their support. We hope to participate in an initiative with the Tutu Foundation UK and the police which is currently being run across several London boroughs.
Reducing pollution is important for all of us, but particularly children and we want to play our part in bringing down pollutants and have clean air for us all to breathe.
Our Pop Up markets and Farmers & Artisans market have been a good way of attracting shoppers to the town centre. We want to drive up footfall even more and to explore new types and styles of market to ensure we create the right mix of stalls to attract shoppers to Sutton. A new international market will open soon.”
Table tennis, suitable for all ages and abilities, is guaranteed to be a big hitter this summer in Sutton high street. A table tennis table, free for all to use, will be situated in Times Square, Sutton High Street, for everyone to try their hand at a game of ping pong.
Monica Tyler, interim chief executive for Successful Sutton, said: “We are always looking for new ways to increase the mix of entertainment on the high street and add to its vibrancy.
“Table tennis is a fun way for visitors, shoppers and office workers to enjoy some gentle exercise and have some fun.”
Simply turn up and play or, if that seems a bit too energetic, sit back and watch the kids while relaxing in a deckchair.
Table tennis will ‘ping’ into action on Tuesday 25 July and be open weekdays from 1pm to 4.00pm until Friday 4 August.
Bats and balls will be available free of charge and the 30 minute slots on the table will be managed by Successful Sutton staff.
To celebrate their 70th anniversary, Warrenders Jeweller’s is running an in-store prize draw giving one lucky customer the chance to win £1,000 to spend in their store. All customers need to do is spend £100 or more in their shop and they will be automatically entered into the prize draw.
Locally Sutton based jewellers, Warrenders are delighted to announce that for the third year they been asked to provide gifts for the winning connections of The Investec Derby Stakes at Epsom Downs Racecourse.
The family-run jewellery firm, which this year celebrates its 70th anniversary, were originally commissioned by Epsom Downs in 2015 to design and create a set of gifts that capture the heritage and essence of the racecourse and The Greatest Flat Race in the World.
Using Ordnance Survey data, Warrenders designed and crafted a striking set of cufflinks and brooches adorned with an intricate, scaled down landscape of the racecourse featuring every last hill and vale. Demonstrating their highly skilled craftsmanship, each piece is cast from silver and prepared by Warrenders’ resident goldsmith, Tony Wright before it is gilded, hallmarked and finished.
Richard Warrender of Warrenders Jewellers comments: “Being a local business for over 70 years, we have close connections to Epsom and were honoured to be approached with this unique commission. The remarkable cufflinks and brooches are a fantastic celebration of the renowned racecourse as well as British craftsmanship.”
Notable recipients of the covetable cufflinks and brooches created by Warrenders include the winning connections of the extraordinary Golden Horn, ridden by Frankie Dettori, including owner Anthony Oppenheimer of the De Beers family.
The prize pieces will once again be presented to the winning connections of this year’s Investec Derby on Saturday 3rd June at Epsom Downs Racecourse.
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Times Square Shopping Centre in Sutton Town Centre has for three years been under-going a major redevelopment programme which has seen two contractors going into administration during this time but now the works are near completion. Read more
#AskforAngela is an innovative campaign enabling those who feel vulnerable in pubs and clubs to discreetly approach staff and request assistance is being rolled out across the capital following a successful pilot in a south London borough. Read more
Enjoy Sutton in association with Sutton College are holding an Free Easter Bunny Egg Hunt throughout Sutton Town Centre on Saturday 15th April. There will also be a craft stall outside the old BHS store, free face painting outside Toy Barnhaus in St. Nicholas Shopping Centre and the Easter Farmers and Artisan Market near Trinity Square. Read more
Successful Sutton business improvement district (BID) is an independent, non-profit organisation led and funded by businesses to make Sutton town centre a better place to live, work, shop and do business.
Successful Sutton is a company limited by guarantee. Registration Number: 08191544
VAT No.: GB 152 1494 28
The route is a little under 8 miles from Epsom Hospital to St Helier Hospital via Cheam and of course Sutton, and is open for anyone to join and raise money for their preferred hospital ward. Everyone welcome (including dogs on leads).
Please don’t forget to complete your Walk4Wards Registration Form if you are interested in joining us, we are hoping to have the Successful Sutton team on board for the day so get your walking shoes ready and join in the fun!