Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Lighting to the rear of Wallington Square


Whilst pleased to see work started on site to redevelop Wallington Square, residents have noted that since one building has been demolished the rear of the square is now very dark. This is especially problematic with it being the time of year when it gets dark very early and when people are travelling home from school and work.

In response to residents’ concerns we asked the Council’s planning department to contact the developers to ask them to rectify the problem.

I am pleased to advise that the contractors responded promptly saying that they will have battery powered lighting installed within the week. They noted that there is no power supply on site so the alternative would be a generator, however they were reluctant to use that as it may cause a noise nuisance.

It is very pleasing to have considerate and responsive contractors working in our borough.

We hope that this will make people feel a little safer as they use the square.


January 14, 2015 - Posted by | Information |


  1. Yes, it’s a pity you had to ask really, they should have attached lighting to the hording when they put it up. There must be a supply there as they took out two lights which you arranged to be intalled a few years back. The third one is still there and working so there must be a supply.

    Regarding this site i have suggested to Sutton that they put an extention to the yellow line adjacent to the site entrance. This would give better site access to large lorries and plant being used. Perhaps a “white line” could be put here.

    Comment by Anonymous | January 23, 2015 | Reply

  2. I know this is slightly off topic, but it seems a shame with all the improvements at Wallington Square, that the disused public toilet at the back of Sainsburys remains. It is an eye-sore. What purpose does it serve? Can’t it just be knocked down and then that small spaced landscaped with maybe a tree or two? It would make the area look much nicer, and open it up a bit.

    Comment by Ken | February 19, 2015 | Reply

    • Dear Ken

      Could you please contact me about this direct as I am not 100% certain of the building you are referring to. Perhaps we could meet on site to discuss.


      Comment by jaynemccoy | February 19, 2015 | Reply

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