There have been a number of recent advances in our Ward, to improve the quality of life locally. First, the defibrillator newly installed in Brighton Road outside Northumberland House is a potentially important facility. There is also one at the railway station a few hundred metres north of this location.
Second, Sutton Council was delighted to be successful in obtaining funding to upgrade rail services to Belmont Station. The funding will allow train services to double from two to four trains per hour and will also facilitate improvements to the station. This will improve transport to the Cancer Hub.
Third, many new street trees have been planted in the Ward in the last year including new trees in Farm Road, Devonshire Avenue, Effingham Close, Prior Avenue and Kayemoor Road, adding to the pleasant, green, suburban feel of our Ward. Overall, we have planted almost 4 000 new trees in Sutton in a year, mostly in open spaces.