Hook Library improved!

Hook Library
Hook Library benefitted from the Borough-wide improvement to library services

Hook Library had an overhaul earlier this year as part of a Borough-wide improvement to library services by the Conservative Council.

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Improving our parks: Woodgate Avenue

Chessington North Parks
The play area in Woodgate Avenue will be improved

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:KCN Day

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.


Local Conservative Councillors deafeat Toby Jug overdevelopment

Tolworth Meyer Homes
Conservative Councillors have defeated the Toby Jug overdevelopment

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?

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Help for residents affected by Hook Road area flooding

Flooding in Hook Road


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.  

Verster du Plessis

Local Campaigner

Verster lives locally with his young family just south of the A3 and runs a video production company specialising in corporate communications. Verster is passionate about making a difference in his community, with experience of the campaign against overdevelopment on the Meyer Bergman site. He's a local school governor and volunteers at the Kingston Winter Night Shelter.

email Email Verster at verster.duplessis@kingstonconservatives.com

Cllr Andrew Day

Local Chessington North & Hook Councillor

Andrew has lived in the Borough all his life much of it in Chessington. He worked in the travel industry for over 40 years. In 2006, he decided he wanted to make a difference and put something back into the local community, so he stood as as local Conservative.  In 2010 Andrew became the first Conservative Councillor in Chessington for over 30 years. Andrew has investigated and resolved many local issues, from fly tipping to problems facing the local football team.  He has addressed concerns raised by local residents and business about housing, parking, traffic calming, refuse collections and many more. He continues to serve the local community to keep Chessington an attractive and safe place to live.

Contact Andrew at andrew.day @kingstonconservatives.com

tel Call Andrew on 07975 915 737

Cllr Phil Doyle

Local Campaigner

Phil has lived in Catherine Road, Surbiton with his wife Marie for nearly a decade. Two of his three children live nearby with their own children. Following his retirement as a police superintendent, he established a licensing and planning business and is now one of the country's leading licensing experts. He has lectured in licensing law at Westminster University and has given evidence to Parliamentary Committees. Phil takes a keen interest in local issues and attends St Andrews Church. In particular he is concerned about cutting crime and disorder, making the streets safe and clean and reducing the highest council tax in London.

 Contact Phil at phil.doyle @kingstonconservatives.com

tel Call Phil on 07809 874 066


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