Thanks to local Liberal Democrats, from March 2014, the police will have new powers to help crack down on drink-related crime and anti-social behaviour.
Fall in Kingston claimant count shows Liberal Democrats are getting people off benefits and into work
A drop in the number of people claiming jobseekers allowance in Kingston is another welcome boost to the local economy, Cllr Liz Green said today.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported the UK has seen the largest annual fall in the number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance in more than 15 years.
Cllr Liz Green today pledged to protect the council’s share of an £800,000 rebate to London Boroughs for grants to local charities.
Almost £16,000 is being returned to Kingston from the regional body London Councils and Liberal Democrats in Kingston believe it is important to protect the funding for voluntary groups.
Last week saw graduates of Kingston University once again able to celebrate their graduation in Kingston, rather than in central London, thanks to the Rose theatre.
It was investment by the council and Kingston University that enabled the development to go ahead and it has so far attracted thousands of visitors to its shows.
For the last 3 years it has been used by the University as a venue for graduation ceremonies, which have so far been a great success.
Local councillor Tricia Bamford has slammed a change in the timetable for the 71 bus route, which is under the Mayor’s control.
Cllr Bamford spotted the change when travelling to work on Tuesday of this week and was able to take photographs of the new and old timetables as they were being taken down.
London buses have so far claimed that there has been no change to the timetable but looking closely there is a definite loss of service before 8am on Sundays and Bank holidays. Not only that but there is a potential extra 4 minutes to wait for every bus between 8am and 7pm on weekdays.
Leaving the European Union could spark the loss of tens of thousands of jobs, Liberal Democrat Council Leader Liz Green said today.
Analysis of figures from a YouGov poll revealed almost 10,000 businesses in London could face closure if Britain withdrew from the EU.
It could mean job losses of over 300,000 as companies battle with life outside the world’s biggest single market.
Lib Dem leader Cllr Liz Green and the borough’s police commander, Superintendent Glenn Tunstall, took City Hall Tories on a town centre tour this week, showing them first-hand how Lib Dems in Kingston are making us the safest borough in London.
Former Leader of Kingston Council, Derek Osbourne, today admitted 17 counts of possessing and distributing indecent images of children.
Speaking out after Derek Osbourne pleaded guilty in Southwark Crown Court, Councillor Liz Green, Leader of the Council said:
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A review by Kingston Council of agencies providing care and support to people in their homes across the borough, to ensure that services are best quality and value for money, has been completed.
Kingston students have achieved impressive GCSE and A level results this year.
Provisional figures show that the percentage of students gaining five or more A*-C grade GCSEs including English and mathematics has risen to 73 per cent, up three per cent from 2012 - Kingston's best ever performance at Key Stage 4.