Sutton's Future Survey 2018

Closed 28 Feb 2019

Opened 26 Feb 2018


Four years ago we started a campaign called Sutton’s Future which ran until 2016 and engaged more than 8,000 residents with the aim of making an unprecedented savings between 2010 and 2019. This has meant we’ve had to make some tough decisions to reduce, change and in some cases stop services.

Sutton’s Future is relaunching for 2018 as while our population grows the pressure and demand on local services increases. There simply isn't enough money to fund all our local services.


Why We Are Consulting

Councils (of all political parties) across the country are increasingly asking the government to do more to help. Sutton needs money for better health and social care services, new schools, homes and improved public transport links.

What challenges face Sutton?

  • The borough will have lost 40% of Government funding from 2010 until 2019.
  • We need to save £102m by 2020/21.
  • So far, with your help we have saved £83m since austerity began (between 2010/11 and 2018/19).
  • We still need to save £19m from the annual budget by 2021. 
  • There continue to be pressures on health and social services as a result of growing numbers of children in need and our ageing local population. 
  • Since 2014 there has been a 40% increase in pupils with Special Education Needs. 
  • The Homeless Reduction Act 2017 comes into force on 1st April 2018, whilst welcome it will cost Sutton between £750k and £1.1m.

We need your help to make the hard decisions that are necessary to ensure we can maintain key services and Sutton remains a borough where we can all take part and take pride.

We are inviting all residents to take part in a Sutton’s Future Survey, to provide us with valuable feedback that will help shape how we best safeguard the services that matter most to you.


Publishing/Privacy Statement 

By commenting on this consultation, you are agreeing that your comments can be made public in a consultation report that will be published on the Council’s website.

We may use your comments within a press release or online (social media or website). Your responses will remain anonymous, unless you agree at a later date that you are happy for your name to be linked to your comments.



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