We must sadly inform you of the death of Councillor Frances Moseley. Frances passed away yesterday (18th December) at Princess Alice Hospice, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
We will remember Frances with deep affection and with admiration for her feisty approach to life and her bravery.Read more
There will be a public meeting about the Filter Beds planning application on Thursday 8th November 2012 at 8pm (refreshments from 7.30pm) at St Andrew's and St Mark's Junior School on Maple Road.Read more
Kingston Lib Dems - Building new school places. On time and on budget.
I'm delighted to inform local families that the construction of the new Lime Tree school in Oakhill, Surbiton is progressing according to plan.
It will open with a nursery class and two reception classes this September.
Malcolm Self, councillor for Surbiton Hill ward, says:
“I’m pleased that the Lib Dem council has been so successful in providing new primary school places.
Kingston is the only council in London to be building a new primary school and I’m really pleased that it’s located in our ward."
The new school recently featured in an ITN report highlighting Kingston’s success in providing new places.
Previously, the Kingston Conservative spokesman on Education has said that if became Executive Member for Children’s Services, he would replace any 'silly idea' of building a primary school on the hospital site.
Recently, rumours have been spread by the local Tory party over the future of Surbiton library.
In order to set the record straight:Read more
Major investment in Surbiton’s health and education begins. MP Edward Davey and councillors Bob Steed, Yogan Yoganathan, Liz Green and Malcolm Self, at the groundbreaking.
Huge expansion of Kingston’s primary education a historic achievement - DaveyRead more
Liberal Democrat Councillor for Surbiton Hill ward, Umesh Parekh (left in picture), has stepped down from Kingston Council to take up an exciting new job with the major environmental campaigning charity Friends of the Earth.
A requirement of Umesh’s new role is that he cannot stand for, or be elected to, a local Council.Read more
Local residents have a chance to comment on the planning application for the redevelopment of the Surbiton Hospital site.
The proposals, which have been brought forward after lengthy discussions with the community, include a healthcare building and a new primary school.
You can view all the details of the application on the Council's website.
You can submit your comments on the application online or by email to Development.Management@rbk.kingston.gov.uk.
You may also discuss the application with a planning officer on 020 8547 4707.
The deadline for comments is Friday 14th January. (Remember that any comments you make will be made public).
the Editor, Surrey Comet
Cllr Dennis Doe wrote into your paper, March 19th ‘No five year delay on primary school plan.’ He mentions two sites which he claims are of sufficient size and could be built as quickly as new primary schools on Surbiton Hospital site. Well, simply he is wrong.Read more
Kingston Lib Dems launch a petition against the expansion of Kingston University's Clayhill Halls of Residence.
Petition Closed - Thanks for your supportRead more
At this month’s meeting of Executive, Conservative councillor Nick Kilby suggested that the Council should pursue a property developer’s bid to buy Raven’s Ait, which would have seen the small Thames island transformed with a new-build for 20 luxury apartments and a large restaurant.
In the context of considerable security costs to safeguard the Council-owned asset from damage from squatters and thieves, Executive Members were considering proposed bids for sale or lease of the Council-owned land.Read more