Like a scene out of the film ‘Back to the Future’, Council Leader Kevin Davis arrived back at the Guildhall in May, set up a secret Cabinet Room and has taken his political Group in a time machine back to the days when Tories in power sadly meant decisions were made behind closed doors.
Speaking out on today’s major announcement to merge services wholesale between Richmond and Kingston, Lib Dem Leader of the Opposition, Councillor Liz Green said,
Robin Meltzer, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Campaigner for Richmond Park and North Kingston, has met with Network Rail to discuss the opening of the Richmond Road entrance to Kingston station, particularly during peak hours. It is currently open open late at night when the main entrance is closed.
Pensioners would be guaranteed to earn at least an extra £790 per year by the end of the next parliament under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans, Pensions Minister Steve Webb announced today.
These changes mean the state pension will be worth at least £131-a-week by 2020, up from just £97.65 four years ago.
The Liberal Democrats will protect the full education budget in the next parliament, the Deputy Prime Minister announced today.
Nick Clegg said the party would ringfence education spending for 2 to 19-year-olds.
This means the Liberal Democrats would protect an extra £10billion of education spending based on this financial year, rising with inflation.
Local Liberal Democrats have been inundated with emails from local people concerned about plans proposed by the Tory Deputy Mayor to build up to 70,000 homes in Chessington and create a new London ‘suburb’.
The plans were drawn up by London First, a London pressure group made up of big businesses, including large property firms like Westfield & Berkley Homes.
Plans backed by the Conservative Deputy Mayor for Housing at City Hall propose to build up to 70,000 homes in Chessington and create a new London ‘suburb’ across the green belt.
According to the Mayor of London, every Londoner should live within 400m of a bus stop with a good bus service. Many residents in Surbiton and Chessington not only live over 400m from a bus stop, but the service is very poor. The K4 bus only runs every half an hour with no service on Sunday!
The Building of Townscape Merit that was Turners Jewellery Shop has been turned pink!
The Leader of Kingston Council, Councillor Liz Green, has written an article for the Citizens Advice Bureau. She writes:
"I’ve been asked to share the work we’ve been doing in Kingston to tackle payday lenders head on.