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Rebekah Moll, Lib Dem candidate in Grove ward, writes ...

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I am sure you, like me, care very much for the town we live in - its character as an ancient market town and its environment with green spaces like the Fairfield in the town centre, and access to areas like Richmond Park and Home Park close by.

I have lived in Kingston most of my adult life and am bringing up my two young children here because of these characteristics.

Tom Davies, Lib Dem candidate in Tolworth & Hook Rise ward, writes ...

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I am sure like me, you value our local community in Tolworth, Hook, Chessington and Surbiton. We live in a fantastic location within the Royal Borough of Kingston. I am proud to be a part of this community and want to ensure that the local people who make up this community, have their say in how it is shaped.

This point can be clearly demonstrated in just one example - the potential development on the Tesco owned brownfield site on Hook Rise South. Local people MUST have their voices clearly heard in how this development takes shape. The pressures on local infrastructure, the potential impact of extra traffic on Tolworth roundabout, and the impact of local services, from travel to healthcare, must be seriously considered.

Residents urged to make their views knows at the Public Exhibition for Kingston’s Old Post Office planning application

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Kingston Liberal Democrat Councillor for Grove Ward, Stephen Brister, is urging residents to make their views known on the planning application for the Old Post Office Site in Kingston.

The plans for St George’s planning application are on display later this week (15 Jan, 16 Jan and 17 Jan) at a Public Exhibition at the Old Post Office building.

Lib Dems launch petition to save Kingston’s iconic “tumbling telephone boxes”

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Click here to sign the petition.

Kingston Liberal Democrats have launched a petition to save the tumbling telephone boxes at the junction of Old London Rd and Clarence St. The telephone box installation is one of the best known symbols of Kingston, featuring on many postcards and photos of the town.

Help us save Kingston’s tumbling phone boxes

Sign the petition to save the phone boxes

In January, Lib Dem councillors Stephen Brister and Chrissie Hitchcock, alongside MP for Kingston and Surbiton Ed Davey, launched a campaign to block the Tory Council’s proposals to get rid of Kingston’s iconic tumbling phone boxes at the junction of Old London Rd and Clarence St.

21 storey tower block for Kingston?

Sign the petition against this development

After the Conservative-run Council published a development brief for Kingston’s Eden Quarter encouraging proposals for a new tower block on the corner of Brook St and Wheatfield Way, private developers have submitted a new planning application for a twenty-one storey building.

Save our weekly recycling - the full story

What the Conservatives want

Landfill waste to continue to be collected fortnightly in a wheelie bin, food waste to continue to be collected weekly in a caddy, but recycling materials collected fortnightly on a complicated alternative week system. Batteries and textiles will no longer be collected at all, residents will be expected to take them to other places to recycle them.

Save our weekly recycling - sign the petition

Kingston’s Tories voted to move from weekly to fortnightly collection of recycling. Local Liberal Democrats want to keep weekly collections of all recycling.

The photo shows the boxes you will need if the Tories' plans go through.

What the Conservatives want

Landfill waste to continue to be collected fortnightly in a wheelie bin, food waste to continue to be collected weekly in a caddy, but recycling materials collected fortnightly on a complicated alternative week system. Batteries and textiles will no longer be collected at all, residents will be expected to take them to other places to recycle them.

“You’ll need to store all your recycling materials for 2 weeks – with paper and card in a new wheelie bin, whilst glass, plastics and tins remain in the existing green boxes. An average family currently filling 2 green boxes with recycling per week will now need to find space for 2 wheelie bins, the food waste caddy and 4/5 green boxes!” says local champion and St James’ ward candidate, Annette Wookey.

Save our Fairfield - sign the petition

UPDATE: This petition has now been submitted to Kingston Council. Many thanks to everyone who signed it.


Local Lib Dem MP Ed Davey has launched a petition to stop the Tory-run Council from paving over a section of the Fairfield opposite Kingston Library. The proposals are set out as part of a Council commissioned development brief for the “Eden Quarter”.

New high-rise development planned

Plans drafted by Kingston Council would see the historic Monday Market moved to a new paved area on the Fairfield. The current site of the Monday Market, on the Kingfisher car park, would be dug up, sold off and replaced with developments as high as 12 storeys.

The tower block would be higher than any other building in close proximity to the Cattle Market, overshadowing the Fairfield and would see a drastic transformation to the local skyline.

Please sign our petition below

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