The Liberal Democrats in Richmond and Kingston boroughs have chosen former BBC producer and Vice Chair of the London Liberal Democrats, Robin Meltzer, as the new Parliamentary Candidate for the constituency of Richmond Park, including parts of North Kingston and New Malden.
Sushila with Cllr Derek Osbourne (Leader of the Council) on left and fellow ward councillor Bob Steed on the right
Congratulations to Sushila Abraham, the Liberal Democrat candidate in the Berrylands by-election on 28th February, who beat the Conservative candidate into second place.
The full result is:
Anyone who uses Norbiton Station will know about the dangerous gap between the train and the platform. Mothers with small children and older people, in particular struggle to get on and off trains daily.
Join our campaign to persuade South West Trains and Network Rail to address the dangerously wide gap between the platform and the trains at Norbiton station.
Liberal Democrats on Kingston Council fully support Kingston Environment Group and the campaign to make Kingston a 'greener' place. This report is from the Kingston Council Press Office:
Schools, businesses and residents are being urged to join forces to help combat climate change and make Kingston a greener place in a week of action and events.
Kingston Lib Dem councillors are backing the MetalMatters campaign to encourage people to recycle metals.
Leaflets have been sent out to Kingston residents since Christmas explaining that metal items can now be put out in the green recycling box every week.
Liberal Democrats already put in place improvements
Kingston Council is set to peg a rise in council tax bills to less than two per cent following a two-year freeze.
Cuts in government funding
Despite a third consecutive year of cuts to the government funding for Kingston, the Liberal Democrat councillors have vowed to continue to deliver services that matter most to people.
Berrylands Liberal Democrats have selected local businesswoman Sushila Abraham to contest the forthcoming by-election.
The forthcoming by-election has been triggered due to the death of Councillor Frances Moseley in December 2012. She was a fantastic Councillor who worked tirelessly for all members of the community. She will be sorely missed.
We must sadly inform you of the death of Councillor Frances Moseley. She 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.
Every school in Kingston will benefit from increased pupil premiums in 2013/14.
The cash targets extra money to schools depending on the number of children from disadvantaged backgrounds they have, at a rate of £900 per pupil. The Pupil Premium is a major Liberal Democrat priority that is being delivered by the Coalition Government.
The full total for Kingston schools will be £3,047,000.
Our Liberal Democrat commitment to put the environment at the heart of everything we do is still as relevant today as it was four years ago when a new waste collection scheme was pioneered in Kingston. Being the envy of other London boroughs, the scheme was one of the first to collect recycling from flats.
"I want to see Club shut down completely"
On the 25th October, after the fatal stabbing at Oceana Night Club the Liberal Democrat Leader of the Council, Councillor Derek Osbourne, issued a statement which said:
Osbourne calls for Designated Public Places Order
To help the Police deal with alcohol related anti social behaviour in Kingston Town centre at night, the Liberal Democrat Council Administration is calling for a new Designated Public Places Order (DPPO.) Subject to public consultation, the Order will make it illegal to continue to drink alcohol after being told not to do so by the Police.
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.
Edward Davey says:
"I've issued a statement declaring that I am opposed to this planning application and support the Friends of Seething Wells. I feel that it is right that I make myself available to residents to explain why I believe that and allow them to ask me questions. This meeting gives a direct opportunity to do that.