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Tower blocks heading to Canbury Business Park

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Affordable and sustainable development is needed in Kingston

 

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End the “Croydonisation” of Kingston Town Centre

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Kingston’s Tory-led Council is pushing through controversial plans which will make Kingston more like Croydon as it develops plans for large areas of intensive development. 

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Major victory for Cambridge Road Estate residents

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Resident groups, with the support of local Liberal Democrats, have helped residents on the Cambridge Road Estate secure a major victory from Tory-led Kingston Council over its plans to regenerate the estate.

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Tory school plans “in chaos”

Millions wasted on inappropriate sites for schools

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Cramped office block site to be used for new school

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Community Hub for the Cambridge Road Estate

key_cambridge-road-estate-community-hub-one-norbiton-dave-ryder-mills-bill-brisbane-hub-kingston-lib-dems-liberal-democrats.jpgNorbiton’s Lib Dem Campaigners, Bill and Dave, outside the proposed site of a Community Hub.

The community group One Norbiton is planning to open a Community Hub on the Cambridge Road Estate. The Hub will offer space for local groups, the Police Safer Neighbourhood Team and charities - and will be a place where local people could get help and advice. 

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Lib Dems force Kingston Council to withdraw illegal & unfair resident plans

key_cambridge-road-estate-2017-decant-policy-kingston-council-defeated-defeat-lib-dems-liberal-democrats.jpgDave Ryder-Mills, Ed Davey, Tricia Bamford and Cllr Bill Brisbane want a better deal for tenants & leaseholders in new regeneration plans.K

Kingston Council’s Conservatives were forced to withdraw plans for local residents during the future Cambridge Estate regeneration, after local Lib Dems showed they were unfair to tenants and leaseholders - and illegal!

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Be fair to Athelstan!

key_athelstan-rebekah-moll-caretakers-cottage-2.jpgLocal Lib Dem Cllr, Rebekah Moll, backs local parents and residents against the Council's treatment of King Athelstan Primary School and the Caretaker's Cottage

Kingston Council has sold King Athelstan School’s Caretaker Cottage for the highest price with no strings attached. So the developer proposed a 3 storey block of flats, which would directly overlook the school.

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Kingston Hospital staff "fear Brexit"

The impact of Brexit on NHS staff who are EU citizens has led Kingston Hospital to set up a special support group, according to a leaked letter from the Chief Executive to hospital staff.

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As Kingston A&E fails on waiting times

key_hospital.pngKingston Hospital urged people not to go to Accident and Emergency this January, as the full extent of how the Conservatives have starved health and social care services of vital cash became clear - in Kingston and elsewhere.

Local people complained of long waits at Kingston’s A&E, with official figures showing Kingston has been regularly missing its hospital waiting time targets.

It’s not just inadequate NHS funding by the Conservative Government,” argues Chessington Lib Dem Councillor, Margaret Thompson. “It’s also Kingston Council failing to provide proper care for elderly patients ready to go home.”

Kingston’s Lib Dem Health Campaigner, Ed Davey, says people are right to be angry over these failures. “I’m worried that elderly people especially are suffering from lack of care and longer waiting times. We told the Conservatives this would happen, but they wouldn’t listen.”

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Watch Sarah Olney’s maiden speech in Parliament

key_sarah-olney-maiden-speech-westminster-north-kingston-lib-dems.jpgLast night, Sarah Olney made her maiden speech in Parliament. You can watch it here.

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