£1 million in pavements and potholes

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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.

Gloriana may come to Kingston

The Queen's Royal Barge, Gloriana, is looking for a new home. We are supporting the plans to bring her to Kingston. This could see her housed in the old barge dock at the entrance to Canbury Gardens. The Royal Borough is not only a very fitting location for the Gloriana, but it could also serve to trigger a much needed wider regeneration of the area around the southern entrance of Canbury Gardens and improve links to the town centre and the rest of Canbury.

More school places in Canbury

The opening of the Kingston Academy in September 2015 will be a welcome addition to our secondary schools in the Borough and will alleviate school place pressure in Canbury. But there is still work to be done. We need more primary school places locally and we are pushing for a new primary school in Canbury. We are working hard to identify an appropriate site and will keep you updated.

Elm Road Regeneration Project

We are looking at a long-term regeneration project, in the meantime, we have successfully secured £20,000 of neighbourhood funding to go towards replacing some of the under-8 play facilities that are in urgent need of upgrading. We are hoping that this will also improve the prospects of matched funding from external agencies, and are awaiting feedback from a bid we have submitted to the London Marathon trust.

Cllr David Glasspool

Portfolio Holder: Treasurer

David is married with three children. Two are now at university and one at school in Kingston. David grew up in North Kingston until his parents moved to Sweden. David returned to Kingston in later life having taken a degree in Biochemistry and qualifying as a chartered accountant. Now retired after a long career in Nordic financial services, David is an engaged member of the local community with in-depth knowledge of local issues having served as a councillor for Canbury Ward in the period 2006 to 2010. David is a keen naturalist with a passion for bio-diversity developed over many years as a fisherman and keen observer of the environment.

email Email David at david.glasspool @kingston.gov.uk

tel Call David on 07785 725 280 

2014 election results

Conservatives 37%
LibDems 23%
Labour 14%

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 andrea.craig @kingston.gov.uk

tel Call Andrea on 07411 515 029

Cllr Geoff Austin

Mayor of Kingston 2016/7

Geoff is a former Local Government Officer and has lived in Clifton Road for over two decades. He is married to Sheila, and they have a son and two grandchildren. For nearly forty years he worked in the Social Services Departments of various London Councils, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. Geoff’s particular interest is the care and safeguarding of vulnerable children and adults. He was the Deputy Mayor for 2011-12, during which time he attended over 200 events. Geoff is the President of the Kingston & District branch of Arthritis Care, Vice-Chairman of the Friends of Kingston Hospital, and Chairman of Kingston Hospital Radio. He is also a regular reader on the Kingston Talking Newspaper for the Blind. An enthusiastic sportsman, having played and captained his cricket and rugby teams when younger, Geoff still regularly referees youth rugby matches, and is a Patron of our local football team Kingstonian FC.

email Email Geoff at geoff.austin @kingston.gov.uk

tel Call Geoff on 020 8549 3757


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