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London Borough of Sutton?

Hello, Sutton is part of the London Borough of Sutton since 1965; why is the address always given away as Surrey? Shouldn't it be London? Thank you.

Asked on Dec 2 2012, General in Sutton | Report content

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  • Hi gisella123 As with seemingly most towns and cities in the UK there is a rich and interesting history behind them. In the case of Sutton, you are right in saying that as of 1965 it officially became part of the London Borough of Sutton. Prior to this it was part of Surrey and has much to do with local government movements over the decades, and indeed centuries. Going back to the start of the 1900s, the Local Government Act reformed the area as Sutton Urban District and this was governed by an urban district council. Around 30 years later this region also incorporated Cheam and renamed to that effect. As it was growing in size, the town then became a municipal borough in 1934. These setups were in operation between 1835 and 1974, with the Local Government Act ruling that these small boroughs could be absorbed by nearby rural districts to become rural boroughs, while also being given the same powers as parish councils. Then, in 1965 the municipal borough was abolished and it became part of the London Borough of Sutton, part of Greater London. Thanks, Scott

    Answered on Dec 7 2012, Report content

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