Hook Library had an overhaul earlier this year as part of a Borough-wide improvement to library services by the Conservative Council.
Cllr Phil Doyle, Portfolio Holder for Resident Services, recently announced a project to spend extra money improving local parks around the Borough.
Our parks should be places of joy for all who visit. As part of this scheme the childrens play area in Woodgate Avenue in Chessington will be improved, with work on the park beginning in January.
In the most recent budget, Kingston's Conservative led Council allocated an extra £1 million to improve our parks and repair pavements — a regular concern, especially for older residents. We aim to make Kingston a Better, Brighter Borough, and improvements like these are a key part of that. Your team of local Conservatives are delivering for local residents, and will continue to work hard for you.
Local Ward Councillor, Andrew Day said:
For too long under the Lib Dems, parks in Chessington were neglected. I am glad that that the childrens play area in Woodgate Avenue is being improved and hope that once more our parks can become places of joy for all who visit.
Conservative councillors have successfully spoken against the overdevelopment proposal of Meyer Bergman’s 705 homes. They opposed for many reasons including grounds of mass and scale, lack of car parking, traffic and being inappropriate for the area.
Whilst they were successful in getting the appeal dismissed the Secretary of State only refused the appeal on the very narrow grounds which was because MB had refused to offer enough money to sort out Tolworth Roundabout – so this is unfinished business and we now know they have staggeringly submitted another proposal for 950 homes on the site. When will they listen to us and our residents?
Recently a burst water pipe caused flooding in the Hook Road area. The fire brigade - who had done an excellent job in helping residents - estimated that around 40 homes had suffered water damage, with damage as well caused to vehicles and other property in the area.
A number of residents had been affected by the flooding, and I understand how serious this damage can be and how long it can take before life is back to normal.
As the local Borough Councillor, I helped those that who had been affected by the flooding.
At the time I was working closely with former local MP, James Berry, to help residents who had asked for assistance following the flooding. Whether it was a matter of needing help from the Council, an issue with insurers or any other issues, we set about helping residents.
Flood damage is a serious issue that can have a long term impact on people’s lives, and that is why both myself and James were there to help in any way that we could.