Crossrail 2 will transform commuter services

Crossrail 2
Crossrail 2 will transform commuting from the Borough ... have your say.

Conservative-backed Crossrail 2 will double the frequency of services to London and reduce peak overcrowding.

Transport for London has release updated proposals for Crossrail 2 service, including a new factsheet about the impact on New Malden. A further ten trains per hour would stop at New Malden before fanning out to serve Norbiton and Kingston, or Berrylands and Surbiton. The Malden Manor, Tolworth and Chessington branch through Motspur Park would also see a substantially improved service.

However, the level crossing at Elm Road New Malden would have to be closed (or replaced by a bridge or tunnel) as it would not be practical or safe with so many trains.

Continue reading...

Tories crack down on dog fouling and litter

On the spot fines will be introduced in Kingston

Kingston Conservatives are working with external organisations to which the Council could delegate enforcement powers over issues such as littering and dog fouling, allowing a much more comprehensive enforcement regime.

This would mean on the spot fines of £80 for littering and £100 for dog fouling offences across the Borough

For years under Lib Dem rule, Kingston residents complained about the level of dog fouling and litter in their neighbourhoods. In the recent All in One Survey, 76% of people across the Borough said that littering was a problem in their local area – a figure which rose to 84% in Beverley.

Continue reading...

First new secondary school in 20 years

Kingston Academy opening
The first new secondary school in 20 years has been opened by North Kingston MP Zac Goldsmith.

The Kingston Academy opened its doors this September to Year 7 pupils, who have been dubbed the ‘History Makers'.

This follows ten years of hard-fought campaigning by local parents and Conservative councillors. The creation of a north Kingston school was opposed by the Liberal Democrats for many years.

The school has been established by the Kingston Educational Trust – a partnership between Kingston University, Kingston College and Kingston Council – in response to the significant need for fully-inclusive secondary places in the local area.

£1 million in pavements and potholes

Richmond Park Road

Canbury's streets are being repaired now that your Conservative councillors are in charge.

You wanted to see better roads and pavements in Canbury, after years of neglect under the previous LibDem Council.

Many of them had been left in a truly appalling state. Already completed roads include Richmond Park Rd, Elton Rd, East Rd and Elm Rd, and various sections of Kings Rd. One of our five key pledges was additional funding for our streets and, as a result, York Road, Lowther Road and Dagmar Road will benefit from resurfacing this financial year. We are tackling the worst affected roads, but please bear with us, as there are still roads that need attention.

Khadija Rahman

Local Campaigner

Khadija Rahman is a Barrister working in human rights. Having been a resident in the Borough for almost her entire life, Khadija has an affinity with the area and is determined to represent the best interests of residents. As an established university lecturer, Khadija is interested in initiatives that advance the provision of education. She is also passionate about social care, and strongly believes in supporting those who are disadvantaged and become less able.  Khadija is a volunteer mentor to young school children for Mosaic (a charity) and has initiated and assisted in the organisation of charity fundraisers for Human Appeal and Macmillan.

email Email Khadija at

Sam Shethran

Local Campaigner

Sam grew up in Kingston Borough and attended local schools before completing his Biochemistry degree in the University of London. He now lives here with his partner and their one year old son. As a chartered accountant in the Financial Services sector, Sam is determined to use his skills and experience to ensure Kingston Council continues to give residents value for money in public services and local infrastructure. At University he was elected into full time Union office as Student Activities President where responsibilities included running the volunteer programme which enabled students to reach out and contribute in their local area. Sam is enthusiastic about providing sporting, social and recreational opportunities to all. He would like to continue the strong local track record of achievement in Canbury and will be working with Andrea on the Elm Road Recreational Ground enhancements and has some more ideas on how we can improve our local area and parks including Canbury Gardens. Sam is a keen football fan and continues to play for local hockey, cricket and football clubs and looks forward to encouraging his son to follow his active path!

email Email Sam at

Cllr Andrea Craig

Local Canbury Councillor

Andrea has been a councillor since 2010. She is married with three children and lives on Kings Road. She works for a company specialising in Technology and Data Solutions.Amongst other commitments, Andrea is a Governor of King Athlestan school and is a Trustee of Greener Upon Thames, who successfully lobbied on the introduction a plastic bag levy. She is a passionate supporter of independent shops and small businesses, as they form the heart of our community and need our continued support. As a sports enthusiast, Andrea spends much of her time on the side of pitches following her sons, and is a huge All Blacks fan! She loves to cycle and walk in Richmond Park when she has time.

tweet Follow Andrea at @MrsNoBags

email Email Andrea at

tel Call Andrea on 07411 515 029


We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of this site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

  I accept cookies from this site.
EU Cookie Directive Module Information