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Sutton is the greatest borough in London, says new mayor Arthur Hookway

The new mayor has described Sutton as the greatest borough in London and has pledged to celebrate community spirit in his time in office.

Councillor Arthur Hookway, who lives in Worcester Park, is new to Sutton Council after winning a seat in Worcester Park ward in last month’s elections but was made the borough’s first citizen at a meeting on Monday.

More: www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/suttonnews/11268543.Sutton_is_greatest_borough_in_London__says_new_mayor/

Cash free buses arriving soon

In case you hadn’t noticed, from Sunday 6 July, all London buses are going cash free, so you will no longer be able to use cash to pay for your bus fare.

Instead of cash, you can use an Oyster or contactless payment card to pay as you go. A single pay as you go fare is £1.45.

If you don’t have enough credit on your Oyster card or your Oyster Bus & Tram Pass or Oyster Travelcard has just expired, you can now make one more journey on a bus. You must then top up before you can use your Oyster card again.

For more information visit tfl.gov.uk/waystopay.

New Sutton Councillors sign on

The six new Councillors elected in the Sutton Council wards of Worcester Park and Nonsuch signed on the dotted line last night and are now officially representing residents on Sutton Council.
Their details can be found on the Government page of this site and full details will also appear on the Council site soon.

Doctor appears in court charged with voyeurism at St Anthony’s Hospital in North Cheam

A doctor has appeared in court charged with voyeurism at St Anthony’s Hospital in North Cheam.

The case was adjourned until Wednesday, June 11, while a police investigation continues.

More: www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/suttonnews/11182700.Doctor_charged_with_voyeurism_at_St_Anthony_s_Hospital/

Severed finger discovered in Fairlands Park in North Cheam

The grim discovery of a severed finger led to a North Cheam park being sealed off by police.

The mystery of how the finger was discovered in Fairlands Park near Sainsbury’s was solved when a man came forward and told police it was his and he injured it while trying to climb over a spiked fence.

More: www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/suttonnews/11168735.Severed_finger_found_in_North_Cheam_park/

St Raphael’s Hospice chairman resigns over concerns about its future after nuns sell St Anthony’s Hospital

St Raphael’s Hospice chairman Dr Ron McKeran has resigned amid concerns about its future after the hospital it shares its site with was sold.

Group of nuns the Daughters of the Cross have run the London Road Hospital for over a century but, as the nuns age, they have decided sell it to Spire Healthcare.

More: www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/suttonnews/11120291.Hospice_chairman_resigns_over_concerns_about_its_future/

St Anthony’s Hospital sold by nuns to private company

St Anthony’s Hospital in North Cheam is to be sold to a private company.

A group of nuns named The Daughters of the Cross of Liege have run the London Road Hospital for over a century but, as the nuns age, they have decided sell it to Spire Healthcare.

More: www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/suttonnews/11115900.St_Anthony_s_Hospital_sold_by_nuns_to_private_company/