Conservatives accused of "sitting on their hands" on local planning


Kingston's Conservatives have been accused of "sitting on their hands" after failing to back a motion at last night's Full Council meeting that called for the Government to scrap its proposed changes to the planning system.

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Seething Wells Update: Lib Dems take fight to protect local biodiversity to Parliament


In a bid to protect Kingston Borough’s biodiversity, particularly at Seething Wells Filter Beds, Liberal Democrat Peer Lord Jonny Oates has tabled an amendment to give local authorities greater powers to act.

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20mph coming to all roads in Surbiton

Last night, Liberal Democrats on the Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee voted unanimously to take the next step forward to introduce 20mph speed limits.

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Kingston Lib Dems win Chessington South by-election


Local resident, Andrew Mackinlay, has been elected to serve on Kingston Council as a result of the recent Chessington South by-election.

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Victory for Kingston residents as Lib Dems listen to their concerns about charges for DIY waste


Kingston Lib Dems have listened to the concerns of DIY enthusiasts from across the borough about proposals to charge for ‘non-household’ waste at Villiers Road Recycling Centre, and will revisit the budget to find the savings needed elsewhere.

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Kingston Lib Dems welcome news that Seething Wells Filter Beds will remain a SINC


Kingston Lib Dems have welcomed the news that Seething Wells Filter Beds will remain designated a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC) after a recent review by Kingston Council.

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Kingston Lib Dems present balanced budget despite “£4m Covid Shortfall”


Kingston Liberal Democrats have presented a balanced budget that continues to support the most vulnerable in our community and protect the services local residents rely on, despite the extraordinary pressures the Council has faced this financial year.

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Lib Dems win tower height reduction at Eden Campus


Pressure from Kingston Liberal Democrats has resulted in the developer behind Unilever's Eden Campus in Kingston proposing amended plans which would see the height of the new residential building come down from 22 to 16-storeys. 

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Cllr Tricia Bamford steps down after 22-years serving Chessington's residents and businesses


Long serving local campaigner Tricia Bamford has stepped down immediately from her role as councillor for Chessington South on Kingston Council, submitting her resignation to the Monitoring Officer earlier today.

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Exciting vision for the future of Kingston Council


Liberal Democrats have published a new vision of how local government could look as we emerge from the global pandemic, with a bold and exciting vision for the Guildhall complex in Kingston town centre.

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Lib Dems welcome new project for accessible housing


Kingston Lib Dems welcome funding to create a business plan for housing for people who have care and support needs, regardless of age.

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Kingston's Tories silent on national planning "power grab"


Lib Dems on Kingston Council have formally rejected the Conservatives' call for both increased home-building targets in the Borough and the removal of local residents' input on planning, as the Government attempts a blatant power grab on planning, at a vote passed last night.

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Lib Dem victory for Kingston's council tenants on water charges


Kingston Lib Dems have welcomed the news that Kingston Council will give thousands of local council tenants a refund on past water bill payments, after having campaigned for the previous Conservative-led administration to take action.

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Further details on half-term Free School Meals released


Further details of how to access the Council's Free School Meals scheme this half-term have been published by Kingston Council's partner, Achieving for Children.

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Lib Dem-run Kingston Council steps in to provide Free School Meals


Lib Dem-run Kingston Council has stepped in to ensure that no child will be left hungry this half-term after the Conservatives voted against providing Free School Meals during school holidays.

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