Apply now to close your street for The Big Lunch

Residents can now apply to close their streets for this year’s The Big Lunch. If you and your neighbours would like to lunch together on the day, you must let the council know your plans before 1 May.The seventh annual The Big Lunch will happen on Sunday 7 June. If you would like more information about the event including plenty of advice, go to The Big Lunch website. The Big Lunch sees locals across the country hold daytime street parties. The initiative aims to help…

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Take Part Take Pride 2013

Sutton Council’s exciting festival, Take Part Take Pride, is a great series of community organized events for everyone to look forward to and enjoy this summer.

There will be loads going on from fairs and carnivals, shows and sports events to community picnics and exhibitions. Many of them will be great for all the family, and many of them will also be free.

Keep a look out on Sutton Council’s website for more details about events as they come up. Take Part Take Pride lasts the whole summer from May to September.

You may want to organize your own events to get to know your neighbours, or provide fun activities for the kids in your street, and two easy ways to do that are ‘Playing Out’ and ‘The Big Lunch’.

Alternatively, you could join in and two easy ways to do that are ‘Playing Out and ‘The Big Lunch’ – you can hold a big lunch or street party, or organise a playing out session any time over the summer providing you give us 6 week’s notice for a road closure.’

See what’s happening in the Events Guide

pdf icon Take Part Take Pride – Events Guide [2Mb]

Bin collections for street parties

Bin collections are as normal over the bank holidays – however if you have a street party with a road closure your bins will be collected a day later.

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In order to support residents who have requested a street party to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee we would like to ask all organisers to check whether the road closure will take place on the same day as your scheduled waste collection.

If it is, we will delay the bin collection until the next working day. This will enable us to take your additional waste and recycling away for you.

pdf icon Queens Jubilee street party road closures [13kb]

Please note that the following items can be recycled in your green wheeled bins, once they are full please bag up all additional recycling material in clear sacks or make it obvious to our crews that it is recycling and place it next to your green bins.

Recycling – green bin:

Clean paper plates, napkins or table cloths

Plastic bottles and jars, margarine tubs, yoghurt pots and plastic food trays

Paper and card, cardboard (broken down)

TetraPak style food and drink cartons

Aluminium foil, aluminium and steel cans

Glass bottles and jars (no lids)

Aluminium and steel aerosols (empty)

Newspapers, catalogues and directories

Junk mail (excluding polythene), wrapping paper, greetings cards

Waste – brown bin:

Please don’t put used paper plates, cups, napkins or table cloths in the recycling if they are contaminated with food. Unfortunately, these items will need to go in the brown bin.

Other items that will need to go in your brown bin include all general food waste, hard plastics including plastic cutlery, plastic cups, polythene, polystyrene, party poppers and other party items.

If you have more waste than your brown bins can hold we will take extra away for you on this occasion, but please make sure you put all additional waste in black sacks next to your brown bins.