Chessington Greenbelt Survey


Recent reports suggest there are plans for hundreds of homes, a swimming pool and a stadium on a Green Belt site at Garrison Lane, Chessington. Take our 1 minute survey on whether Green Belt development is acceptable.

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Caroline Pidgeon out campaigning with Kingston Lib Dems


Caroline Pidgeon went out door knocking in Kingston with local Lib Dem London Assembly candidates Emily Davey, Merlene Emerson and Rosina Robson.

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Estate Regeneration on the Council agenda – Lib Dems challenge reduced membership of Housing Sub Committee

Kingston Liberal Democrats have raised concerns about the membership of Conservative-led Kingston Council's new Housing Sub Committee.

The terms of reference being put forward by the Conservative Administration will see not only a reduction in Liberal Democrat Opposition places (from two Members to only one), but Resident Associations would lose their votes all together.

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Air Quality Action Plan


Since 2003, Kingston Council has had to develop an Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP), setting out the measures it intends to put in place in pursuit of National Air Quality Objectives. In several locations in the borough, primarily close to busy roads, Kingston Council is exceeding safe limits set in the National Air Quality Objectives for both Nitrogen Dioxide and particulate matter.

Councillor Hilary Gander, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for the Environment said,

“Unfortunately, in some places our air quality is not good enough and this poses a potentially harmful risk to the health of Borough residents.”

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Broad Oaks Community Clean-up 2016


Members of the local community and local Councillors, Tom Davies, Thay Thayalan and Lorraine Rolfe, all got stuck into the annual clean up on the Broad Oaks access road, Tolworth last Sunday, 6th March.

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Shock at £4 million spend on Kingston Futures - Kingston Tories refuse public scrutiny

At Budget Council, the Conservative Leader of the Council, Councillor Kevin Davis, took particular exception to a request from the Liberal Democrats to hold a special public Scrutiny Panel to look at the Conservative's £4 million budget spend for Kingston Futures,  responsible for marketing Kingston to property developers.

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Tories force through £12.5 million local cuts and vote to raise Council Tax by 2%

Tempers were frayed in the Council Chamber at Budget Council last night as the Conservative Administration forced through £12.5 million budget cuts for the year ahead.

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Our response to the Conservative council's budget

Kingston Council will set their budget for 2016/17 tonight. The Conservative’s have proposed many cuts to services as well as a council tax increase of 2%.

The Liberal Democrat’s will present an amendment to address some of these shortcomings. We believe that their budget cuts to some vital services are not only unnecessarily, but short-sighted. The key features of our amendment are as follows:

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Tolworth Action Group to launch Judicial Review


Tolworth Action Group (TAG) to launch Judicial Review against Kingston Council over Tolworth Tower plans

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Tory Leader off to Cannes at council taxpayers' expense


Just fifteen days before the Tory Administration is expected to unveil a Council Tax rise, the Leader of the Council, Councillor Kevin Davis, is booked to attend MIPIM – an international property market conference on the French Riviera. The confirmed bill for the Leader to attend the shindig and meet property developers is £4,014.

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Are Conservatives getting ready to sell off the family silver?

Will Kingston Conservatives dispose of three community assets despite a school places crunch and an ongoing family housing crisis?

Liberal Democrats raised concerns about Conservatives selling off the family silver and fought to get the recommendation to make the properties surplus changed. Whilst the wording was changed, the Conservative Administration refused to rule out disposing of the Council properties.

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You can’t trust a word Kingston Tories say

Kingston Conservatives are putting up council tax by 3.99% and cutting services. In their second budget since taking control of Kingston Council, the Tory administration has already broken 3 of their 5 manifesto promises.

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Tories let you down again - Boris rubber stamps Tolworth Towers

key_boris-700-400-hamilton-avenue-tolworth-tower-planning-tories-kevin-davis-kingston-conservatives.pngBoris Johnson rubber stamps the Tolworth Towers.    Boris photo: Andrew Parsons/ i-Images Creative Commons License


This afternoon, regrettably, the Conservative London Mayor, Boris Johnson, has not used his powers to help residents of Tolworth. Instead, he has rubber stamped the decision by Kingston's Conservatives for the overdevelopment of the Tolworth Tower site.

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Shock as Conservatives force through Tolworth tower plans - sign the petition

Conservative councillors have forced through the planning application which will see four further towers alongside Tolworth Tower on the Broadway. The towers will be 5, 12, 15 and 19 storeys high.

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Cllr Tom Davies: Why I oppose the Tolworth Towers

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