Jack Cheetham elected in St James by-election

Boris Johnson teaches Jack a lesson
At the hand of a master — Boris Johnson shows Jack Cheetham (second from left) how to pull a pint of London Pride!

Local small business owner Jack Cheetham has been elected as the Conservative Councillor in St James Ward.

Jack is a local small business owner who was born and raised in Kingston upon Thames and lives in St James Ward. The same energy and drive that pushed him to start his own business will now be directed towards helping the Conservative Administration on the Council.

His grandfather was a councillor in Cheshire many moons ago, so Jack feels local politics is in his blood. He is hungry to start asking real questions of the Council and to start to get real answers. He is not interested in playing games and misleading residents, as so often politicians do.

As a small business owner, Jack understands many of the challenges that local small business owners face in New Malden, and he will champion them on Kingston Council to ensure the Borough always helps local businesses.

The by-election was triggered by the death of former Kingston Conservatives leader Howard Jones in October. Cllr Cheetham tweeted: "Great result last night. Shows residents' love and affection for Howard Jones. An honour to continue his term.

The turn-out for the December 16th by-election in St James ward was just under 40%:

  • Jack Cheetham, Conservative: 1,123
  • Annette Wookey, Lib Dem: 865
  • Stephen Dunkling, Labour: 355
  • Benjamin Roberts, UKIP: 206
  • Alexander Nelson, Green: 71

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Ed Davey ‘scaremongering’ over plans to improve the Fairfield site

Eden Quarter
The Eden Quarter is bounded by Clarence Street, Wheatfield Way and Union Street, between the ancient Market Place and surrounding neighbourhoods and encompasses some of the busiest roads in the area.

Kingston Council Leader Kevin Davis has set right misinformation about the impact of the draft Eden Quarter Development Plan, accusing  Lib Dem MP Ed Davey of scaremongering.

The Eden Quarter Development Brief, currently out for consultation until 15th December, provides a vision for making the Fairfield better for Kingston residents, whilst seeing it remain green and unpaved. Online petitions have sprung up as a result of misinformation, and Kingston Conservatives are working to set the record straight for concerned residents.

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Better recycling service to replace soggy cardboard sacks

More cardboard will be recycled - and health risks will be lowered.

Residents' frustration with soggy cardboard recycling will end when a new waste collection contract starts next year.

The cardboard recycling sacks have been an unpopular feature of the expensive and inefficient contract negotiated by the previous Lib Dem Administration. With the existing waste collection contract coming to an end, Kingston Conservatives have taken the opportunity to seek improvements and efficiencies.

recycling questions Weekly food waste collections will continue as normal, and residents will be provided with a second bin for paper and card, ensuring that it stays dry so more can be recycled, which is to be collected fortnightly. Glass, cans and plastics will move to a fortnightly collection as well.

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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 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

Kingston Conservatives - for a better, brighter Borough

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