Nonsuch Mansion plays a vital role in the Heritage of the Borough. Sited in Nonsuch Park, Cheam it is administered by a joint committee comprising of councillors from Sutton, Kingston and Surrey Councils. There has been considerable doubt as to its future for a number of years, with Surrey County Council as the owners, the final arbiters.

Recently, the Local Committee for that area under the chairmanship of Graham Whitham agreed an urgent motion supporting the retention of Nonsuch Mansion and its adjacent parkland for public use and access. This attracted the support of Sutton Council’s Executive.

Graham Whitham, also a Cheam ward Councillor, attended a public meeting in Ewell where he conveyed both the Committee’s and the Council’s backing for the campaign to keep the Mansion in public use. The support was welcomed and we are continuing to push for this valued local amenity to be kept within public use rather than be surrendered to private development.