HarwoodCongratulations to Stonecot resident, John Harwood who won a £25 M&S voucher as the lucky winner of my last Sutton & Cheam Chronicle wordsearch competition.

I was delighted to be able to drop in on John and give him the voucher personally last week. It was a while ago that he completed the wordsearch so it came as a pleasant end of summer bonus. We chatted for a while about St Helier hospital where he volunteers on a regular basis and the need to keep the services as local as possible. The SW London Renal Centre, behind the main building is one of the ancillary services that may be at risk if other supporting services are transferred to St Georges.

John and his neighbours had been in contact with their councillors and the council about flytipping behind their gardens without much joy. In the end, Councillor Tony Shields got involved and the rubbish was removed within the week. Nice to hear positive feedback about a Conservative representative, especially one who is happy to help residents living at the opposite end of the constituency to the area that he represents.