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.
Sushila Abraham and the Lib Dem team have slammed the proposals by the Conservative Mayor of London to close the police front desk at Millbank House and to cut the number of dedicated officers on the beat in Berrylands.
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.
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.
Joining the Government’s campaign ‘Cheaper Energy Together’ aimed at keeping energy bills down and homes warm, tonight (25th October) at Place and Sustainability Committee, Liberal Democrat councillors will be discussing their motion to explore the feasibility of setting up a Kingston Energy Switching initiative.
With this week’s announcement from Energy Secretary, Edward Davey MP, there is now a £5 million competition scheme which Kingston Council can apply to and win funds for collective energy switching.
The threat to close “Sunshine Ward” came earlier this year in a NHS review of children’s services across South West London. People feared the proposal would send many more local children now attending Kingston Hospital to St George’s in Tooting instead. That would seriously inconvenience hundreds of local families and undermine the financial viability of any remaining children’s services at Kingston.
Despite finding a suitable site and provider, Kingston’s new secondary school is now in jeopardy again, because its bid for funding from central Government was unsuccessful.
“Kingston Council is more prepared than most for the increase in the number of children needing a school place; spending £46m on permanent primary school expansion and ready to go on the new secondary school. However Michael Gove seems to prefer to fund his pet projects of unnecessary free schools,” says Liz Green, Deputy Leader of Kingston.
Join the campaign to save children’s services at Kingston Hospital. Local MP Ed Davey and Grove ward candidate Rebekah Moll have joined forces to stop the closure of ‘Sunshine Ward’ – the in-patient paediatric facility at Kingston Hospital.
Lib Dems saved A&E and Maternity - now we need to save Sunshine ward
Richmond Liberal Democrats invite you to join us in sending a message to the Conservative Prime Minister not to build a third runway at Heathrow.
Local Lib Dems, Dr Vince Cable MP and Baroness Susan Kramer will be giving speeches.
Bring some food and your friends and we will provide the rest!
Saturday,14th April, 1pm to 4pm.
From Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrats on the London Assembly
If you're a regular user of London's public transport like myself, it's hard to remember a day when everything worked smoothly. The bus you needed turned up as soon as you arrived at the stop; you actually managed to get a seat on the train or the tube; and everything was running to time! Whilst we all feel frustrations every day, we are paying considerably to use our transport network and yet the fares system is basically outdated and designed for 9 to 5 commuters.
The coalition government has agreed extra funding for new schools for local councils with a shortage of school places – including Kingston.
Sign our petition asking for the Secretary of State to give the go-ahead.
John Ayles, the Liberal Democrat candidate in the by-election in Surbiton Hill, is campaigning to retain all the police sergeants across our local Safer Neighbourhood Teams.
The responsibility for the Metropolitan Police lies with the Mayor of London.
Please sign the petition below.
London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, has scrapped many of the one day travel cards previously available. Kingston’s residents can no longer buy travelcards for zones 2 to 6, and so are being forced to pay higher prices for an all-zone travel card.