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Controlling late night drinking

People who live in the centre of Kingston have told Kingston Council that they want more control over the spread of late night drinking establishments.

Cllr Simon James, who is responsible for licensing on the Council, said, “The vibrancy of the town centre at night is one of the things that makes Kingston a great place to live and adds to our economy".

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Lib Dems take North Kingston school fight to government - sign the petition

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.

Petition Closed - thanks for your support

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Residents fight against 24 hour drinking venue

Kingston residents have voiced opposition to the proposals to turn the old Gala Bingo Hall into a 24-hour drinking venue.

New owners of the venue have made public their plans to convert the old Bingo Hall into an arena with dance and pop acts.

However the recent submission of a 24 hour drinking license application has raised fears amongst residents that the venue will be turned into a large nightclub. On Saturday 22 January, residents gathered outside the venue to protest at these plans. 

 

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We want your views on Norbiton’s future

dave_ryder-mills.jpgKingston’s Liberal Democrat-run Norbiton ward is consulting with residents about the future of their ‘community plan’. Local residents and community groups are being encouraged to give their views and feedback on the services which affect their area.

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Keep Kingston's Magistrates' Court

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Local justice cuts crime

Kingston Liberal Democrats are supporting the Surrey Comet's Campaign to save Kingston's Magistrates' Courts.

 

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Deputy Leader and Executive member for Education for All responds to BSF announcement

Following Monday 5th July announcement that the Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove has taken the decision to bring to an end the Building Schools for the Future programme (BSF), Deputy Leader of the Council Liz Green is confident that funding will be found to build the North Kingston School and expand our existing secondary schools.

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Kingston Lib Dems support Kingston Rowing Club

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Kingston’s Liberal Democrat Administration has pledged to take a report in July to the Meeting of the Council’s Executive that will ensure that Kingston Rowing Club is safe for future generations.

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Goldsmith police comments slammed at Council meeting

At last night’s meeting of Full Council, Kingston’s Executive Member for Community Safety was asked to comment on the press comments of Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Richmond Park, Zac Goldsmith, when he said that local “police [are] stretched and not always able to respond to [incidents of recorded crime] immediately”.

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No to car parking charges in Richmond Park and Bushy Park

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Picture shows Cllrs Bob Steed and David Ryder-Mills with Susan Kramer MP

Kingston Lib Dems launch a petition opposing the introduction of car parking charges in Richmond Park and Bushy Park.

Government Minister Margaret Hodge has written, defending her decision to approve the introduction of car parking charges in Richmond and Busy Park - on the grounds that visitors to these parks are rich enough to pay!

Petition Closed - Thanks for your support

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Park charging Labour Minister did not listen to local voices

We are disappointed at the news that the Labour Minister of Culture and Tourism has approved the introduction of car parking charges in Richmond and Bushy parks, despite strong opposition from residents and local Liberal Democrats.

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