Kingston Lib Dems launch a petition against the expansion of Kingston University's Clayhill Halls of Residence.
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At this month’s meeting of Executive, Conservative councillor Nick Kilby suggested that the Council should pursue a property developer’s bid to buy Raven’s Ait, which would have seen the small Thames island transformed with a new-build for 20 luxury apartments and a large restaurant.
In the context of considerable security costs to safeguard the Council-owned asset from damage from squatters and thieves, Executive Members were considering proposed bids for sale or lease of the Council-owned land.Read more
Surbiton Sea Scout Group have enjoyed the use of Raven’s Ait for 25 over years. Conditions have been attached to the island’s sale or lease; future occupiers should accommodate the Sea Scouts on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.
Liberal Democrat councillor Barry O’Mahony has welcomed support for Surbiton Sea Scouts staying on Ravens Ait:
“Raven’s Ait is clearly a fantastic asset for this borough. The Council wants to support its continued use by community groups, and I am delighted that the Sea Scouts, who help young people training to sail and canoe, should be accommodated by whoever next takes over the island.”
The provision for bicycle parking at Surbiton train station is the second best in the whole of London according to a recent survey by the London Evening Standard.
Kingston Council’s Executive Member for Transport, Cllr Bob Steed said: “Surbiton station provides 200 bike spaces for its daily commuters - that’s the second best level of provision in London’s 50 busiest stations.”
The Liberal Democrat administration of Kingston Council put cycle parking at the front and rear of Surbiton station back in 2005 and introduced the innovative two-tier system of bike parking. The Transport for London, South West Trains and Kingston Council scheme subsequently won the award for having ‘the best cycle parking at a rail station’ in the 2005 London Transport Awards.Read more