Happy Chinese New Year!

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I’m very pleased to wish a Happy New Year to the Chinese community in Kingston and Surbiton, and across the UK.

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Stop overdevelopment and solve traffic chaos on Chessington's roads

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Local Lib Dems are concerned about impending overdevelopment in Chessington

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Alexandra park mud bath


Reducing Brexit's impact on Kingston

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Brexit's outcome directly affects the running of North Kingston's public services, most notably the many EU doctors and nurses working in Kingston Hospital

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Outrage as Kingston homeless targeted by anonymous authority

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More needs to be done to resolve homelessness in Kingston

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Local police force under pressure

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Local Lib Dems are supporting local MP, Ed Davey's campaign to end police cuts

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Campaigners call for local crime summit

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Home burglaries have risen 44% in the borough in just one year, as Conservative police cuts bite. Local MP Ed Davey is campaigning for more bobbies on the beat.

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Can you trust the spineless Tories on the Toby Jug?

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Homes Not Towers

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Hogsmill River hit twice in a week by pollution

Liberal Democrat Councillors Jon Tolley, Liz Green, Hilary Gander and Malcolm Self hold tehir noses outside Thames Water's Hogsmill Sewage Treatment Plant

The Hogsmill River is a globally rare chalkstream river and many species that inhabit it are sensitive to changes in water quality. Despite this, the Hogsmill River was recently hit by two different sewage pollution incidents in the space of just four days.

Kingston Lib Dems have reacted with alarm and we are seeking answers and assurances from Thames Water who were responsible for both incidents. We are additionally pressing the Environment Agency to take effective action against Thames Water to ensure robust, permanent solutions to protect and enhance the Hogsmill as it flows through our area.  

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Fountain application springs up

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Local residents have been voicing their concerns about the proposed building on the Fountain site.

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Breaking - Canbury Business Park application withdrawn

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CNM Estates have withdrawn their controversial planning application to build a 14-storey tower block on the site of Canbury Business Park.

This retreat follows intense local opposition to the plans.  Residents in neighbouring streets felt the tower block was too high for the area and many were appalled that the plan included very little provision for affordable housing. It would also have required the re-siting of a school.

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London Labour Mayor fails to reject 14 storey towers

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The Labour London Mayor has just reviewed the proposed 14-storey development of Canbury Business Park.

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Tory neglect with New Malden fly tipping epidemic

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Fly Tipping a Scourge

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Berrylands door entry system petition success

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Your Berrylands Lib Dem Focus team are delighted that after years of campaigning - and a recent resident petition - secure door entry systems are to be installed along flats on King Charles Road. 

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Clean Air Action Plan

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Kingston Liberal Democrats are alarmed by the ever increasing evidence linking air pollution to poor health – from lung diseases like asthma and other respiratory problems to heart and other cardiovascular diseases.

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