Council Leader backs Tolworth tunnel plan

A3 Tolworth decking
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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced his support for moving some of London’s key arterial roads into tunnels. This will free up vast swathes of land for development of housing and green space, whilst improving air quality.

One of the five locations cited by the Mayor as being a potential site for a tunnel was the Tolworth section of the A3. The Tolworth Tunnel proposal would involve ‘decking’, which would connect areas and communities which are currently separated by transport infrastructure.

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‘Meet the Leader’ ward consultations announced

All in One

With the All in One Survey being reported back, Council Leader Kevin Davis is following through with his pledge to hold a community feedback session in every Ward.

These sessions will take the form of 90 minute consultations with residents on the last day of a three day exhibition displaying the Survey results in a community space.

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Love Kingston!

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Love Kingston Day on 14th February saw fundraising efforts from a large variety of residents, businesses, shops, restaurants, schools and community groups coming together for a common purpose: helping vulnerable people across the Borough. 

Love Kingston, a campaign delivered in partnership between Kingston Voluntary Action and The London Community Foundation, works for communities across the Royal Borough and supports organisations which help individuals in need in Kingston including the homeless, domestic abuse victims, disadvantaged youths or those who cannot access credit.

There were a large number of events planned across Kingston during the day, including an Art Exhibition organised by St. George’s at the Old Post Office from 11am – 4pm displaying local artists’ work, with free entry and also a raffle in which artwork donated by the artists made up the prizes.

Residents were encouraged to get involved with the spirit of the day with their own fundraising activities which could include sponsored walks, cake sales or second hand sales.

Cllr Kevin Davis, Leader of the Council, said,

Kevin Davis
I back Love Kingston because it gives us all the opportunity to do something and demonstrate how much we love this great Town but also to give to local charities at the same time. I say ‘Long Live, Love Kingston!’

A Better, Brighter Borough!

Your Conservative Administration is making rapid progress on its five point plan for a Better, Brighter Borough.

Building more schools to meet demand and ensure that our children receive the highest quality education. A new primary school, and a new primary-secondary through school have been approved. We are in discussion with other free school providers, and working with the Government to identify and deliver new sites.
Caring for those who need our help the most, the elderly and children, without delay or distraction. We are reviewing the way services for vulnerable adults are currently delivered through the new Care Act and Better Care Programme. The Enjoying Later Life festival is a brilliant example of the new engagement that we wish to see with residents.
Stamping out antisocial behaviour through a responsible attitude to issuing licences to clubs and bars and the introduction of more police to ensure the safety of residents. We are currently working with the Police to fund extra policing in the Town Centre, with a particular focus on the night-time economy. A new licensing policy is planned to be introduced in February.
Investing an extra £1m in our first year in our roads, pavements and high streets, we will employ community wardens, plant more trees and invest in our parks and green spaces to ensure our local area always looks its best. £1 million is being spent on additional maintenance following approval in September, alongside a further half a million from the Government.
Free 30 minute parking across the borough to support local businesses and independent shops whilst also investing in local high streets. Two trial schemes will ensure that we choose the most efficient method to support local businesses and assist residents.

In addition ...

We have found that the way the Council consults with those residents likely to be affected by big decisions is not fit for purpose, and we are reviewing the way these are carried out.

An All-in-One Survey is being sent to every Borough resident to help us to listen to the local community and we will use these responses and concerns to inform how the Royal Borough is run.

Thank you for voting for a Better, Brighter Borough.

Read more about our plans

A Better, Brighter Borough!

Your Conservative Administration is making rapid progress on its five point plan for a Better, Brighter Borough.

Building more schools to meet demand and ensure that our children receive the highest quality education. A new primary school, and a new primary-secondary through school have been approved. We are in discussion with other free school providers, and working with the Government to identify and deliver new sites.
Caring for those who need our help the most, the elderly and children, without delay or distraction. We are reviewing the way services for vulnerable adults are currently delivered through the new Care Act and Better Care Programme. The Enjoying Later Life festival is a brilliant example of the new engagement that we wish to see with residents.
Stamping out antisocial behaviour through a responsible attitude to issuing licences to clubs and bars and the introduction of more police to ensure the safety of residents. We have funded 12 extra police posts in the Town Centre, with the support of the Mayor of London. A new licensing policy is planned to be introduced in February.
Investing an extra £1m in our first year in our roads, pavements and high streets, we will employ community wardens, plant more trees and invest in our parks and green spaces to ensure our local area always looks its best. £1 million is being spent on additional maintenance following approval in September, alongside a further half a million from the Government.
Free 30 minute parking across the borough to support local businesses and independent shops whilst also investing in local high streets. Two trial schemes will ensure that we choose the most efficient method to support local businesses and assist residents.

In addition ...

We have found that the way the Council consults with those residents likely to be affected by big decisions is not fit for purpose, and we are reviewing the way these are carried out. Our plans for improving the Borough and Council services will take the results of the All-in-One Survey into account.

Thank you for voting for a Better, Brighter Borough.

Read more about our plans

Kingston Conservatives - for a better, brighter Borough

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