Lib Dems keep pressure on Tories to build decent homes as petition to Compulsorily Purchase land is held
A petition of 699 signatures was presented by former Lib Dem councillor, Rolson Davies to the last Full Council meeting. The petitioners request Kingston Council to compulsorily purchase the Tesco site in Tolworth in order to bring the site back into use with facilities that will benefit the local community.
At the last meeting of the Council, the Conservative Group unanimously voted against the Liberal Democrat motion which campaigned to keep the Scrutiny Panel - the dedicated committee that allowed residents to challenge Council decisions.
Councillor Liz Green, Leader of the Opposition said,
Introduced by the Liberal Democrats 20 years ago, the Chessington Park and Ride Scheme has been axed by the Conservative Administration.
Providing a service between Chessington World of Adventures and Kingston town centre, the Christmas scheme has been cut without any consultation with residents or options to improve the scheme.
Marilyn planting a community garden in the Borough.
Marilyn Mason for Tudor ward
The North Kingston Liberal Democrats have chosen Marilyn Mason, a local environmental champion, to fight the Tudor ward by-election on 16th October.
*** This petition was submitted to Kingston Council on Tuesday 4th November 2014. We are still taking signatures because the proposal still has to go through some more stages and the more support we have the better.***
On 2nd September 2014 at Surbiton neighbourhood meeting the local Tories reached a new low and showed their true colours on local decision making.
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.