New council committees to revitalise local democracy

Tuesday’s meeting of the Executive saw the Lib Dem members agree to give backbencher’s and opposition councillors decision-making powers through three new Strategic Committees.

The proposals will now go to Full Council on 27 April. If agreed, these committees will take over the legal powers of the Executive once parliamentary legislation allows.

 

Kingston Lib Dems are pleased that the new government have seen sense and allowed councils to choose how their own decisions are made.

Once again we have taken the initiative in Kingston. We want to use this new freedom to involve all elected councillors, both our own and those in opposition, in the decision-making process. We hope that this system will help establish a new politics in Kingston where all councillors, along with the residents they represent, will be fully engaged in making the best decisions for Kingston.

New Malden swimming pool

New Malden swimming pool

We demand that the ruling Conservatives guarantee a publicly owned swimming pool in any redevelopment of Cocks Crescent. Sign the petition

Tory Leader off to Cannes at council taxpayers' expense

Tory Leader off to Cannes at council taxpayers' expense

Council tax rises, service cuts and broken promises. We're all paying.

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Free food waste bags

Free food waste bags

Kingston Conservatives have taken away the food recycling bags that are used in the brown bins. Please sign our petition to the Council to give residents free bags again.