Chessington Focus

Conservatives propose to close Devon Way Youth Centre

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The Devon Way Youth Centre is home to five regular groups plus others as required, and most of these cater for youngsters who need extra help and support for a number of different reasons.

These groups are really important for the young people, as they have the chance to socialise and make friends. Parents also really appreciate the confidence that their children gain from mixing with others. The young people come from across Kingston, most being local. 

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Our Green Belt is under a renewed and growing level of threat

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Liberal Democrats believe our Green Belt land in Chessington remains under continuous threat from development.

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Improve Woodgate Avenue playground

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The residents of Woodgate Avenue and the surrounding area, are calling on Kingston Council to invest in the playground on Woodgate Avenue which is a health and safety hazard, badly neglected and has extremely poor facilities.

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Lib Dems launch campaign against Tory-backed plans threatening Chessington Green Belt

Local Liberal Democrats have been inundated with emails from local people concerned about plans proposed by the Tory Deputy Mayor to build up to 70,000 homes in Chessington and create a new London ‘suburb’.

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Conservatives axe Christmas Chessington Park and Ride Scheme

Chessington Park and Ride Axed by Kingston Conservatives

Introduced by the Liberal Democrats 20 years ago, the Chessington Park and Ride Scheme has been axed by the Conservative Administration.

Providing a service between Chessington World of Adventures and Kingston town centre, the Christmas scheme has been cut without any consultation with residents or options to improve the scheme.

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Petition to improve the K4 bus service

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According to the Mayor of London, every Londoner should live within 400m of a bus stop with a good bus service. Many residents in Surbiton and Chessington not only live over 400m from a bus stop, but the service is very poor. The K4 bus only runs every half an hour with no service on Sunday!

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Councillor Bamford Slams Boris Bus Blunder

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Local councillor Tricia Bamford has slammed a change in the timetable for the 71 bus route, which is under the Mayor’s control.

Cllr Bamford spotted the change when travelling to work on Tuesday of this week and was able to take photographs of the new and old timetables as they were being taken down.

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Residents have say on Malden Rushett junction

chessington-lib_dems-rachel_reid.jpgOn Wednesday 9 March, TfL representatives attended a meeting of the South of Borough Neighbourhood Committe to discuss plans for the Malden Rushett Junction.

This was in direct response to two objectives in the community plan. Through the plan, local residents had asked specifically for the junction be made safer and less congested and also for TfL engagement with residents to improve.

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Cllr Bamford campaigns with Caroline Pidgeon on Chessington transport problems

Cllr Tricia Bamford of Chessington South ward has met with Caroline Pidgeon, the Vice Chair of the London Assembly’s Transport Group to discuss problems affecting the A243 Hook Road - Leatherhead Road.

At the request of South of the Borough Liberal Democrat councillors, Cllr Bamford invited Caroline Pidgeon to look at issues on the A243. Tackling issues affecting this busy road are also a key component of the South of the Borough Neighbourhood Community Plan.

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Kingston’s Amy Woodgate “best dementia care in UK”

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Amy Woodgate House, a Council-run care home for dementia has received an award recognising it as the best facility in the country. The purpose-built residential and day care centre was a Liberal Democrat Administration initiative which opened in April 2009, providing support services in the heart of Chessington.

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