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 have done an excellent job in helping residents - estimated that around 40 homes have suffered water damage, with damage as well caused to vehicles and other property in the area.

For those of you who have been affected by the flooding, I understand how serious this damage can be and how long it can take before life is back to normal.

As your local Borough Councillor, I would like to offer any help that I can to people who have been affected by the flooding.

I will be working closely with your local MP, James Berry, to help any residents who ask for assistance following the flooding – whether it is a matter of needing help from the Council, an issue with insurers or something else that you think I can help with.

Flood damage is a serious issue that can have a long term impact on people’s lives, and both myself and James are here to help in any way that we can.  

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Lib Dems plan shipping containers and tower blocks!

Container-based accommodation units
Container-based accommodation units

Local residents in Chessington, Hook & Tolworth and the surrounding areas have been concerned to hear the Kingston Liberal Democrats endorse a plan to build only tower blocks and a ‘shipping container city’ on the Toby Jug site in Tolworth.

After Tesco withdrew their planning application for a new superstore, local Liberal Democrats rejected calls by local residents to build a community asset on the site. Instead, local Lib Dems only want to build residential tower blocks.

Conservative Councillor Andrew Day said:

Each container home is only 26 square metres in size and the shipping containers and tower blocks don’t fit in with the character of our area. It isn’t fair to expect young families to bring up children in such confined spaces without access to gardens.

Having ignored the wishes of local people when they built the unpopular and unsafe Tolworth Greenway, and now they threaten to ignore local people once again with a huge development.

Andrew Day extinguishes ‘day burners’

Due to equipment failure, street lights were burning all day in Chessington

Councillor Andrew Day’s intervention has stopped months of energy waste from street lights remaining on during the day.

The street lights on the A243 Hook Road had been ‘day burning’ for months. Acting on behalf of local residents, Cllr Day contacted Transport for London to highlight the problem, which was fixed once the replacement parts had been arranged.

Andrew Day

Cllr Day said:

It has taken a long time to get the special parts needed to stop this problem. Not only is it annoying for people living in the area, but it’s also very wasteful for the lights to be left on during the day. Although it was due to a malfunction, I think it also sets a bad example if people see street lights on during the day, so I am glad we have got the problem sorted.

Campaigning for new swimming pool and leisure facilities

Toby Jug site
Liberal Democrats want to over-develop the Toby Jug site

Chessington & Hook’s Conservatives are campaigning to regenerate the local area

Local Councillor Andrew Day, local residents’ planning champion Mike Gibson and childcare expert Lizzy Harrall are campaigning to regenerate and invest in the Chessington & Hook area.

The Liberal Democrat-run Council only wants to build residential blocks on the site, ignoring a great opportunity to build something that will help regenerate the entire area.Lizzy, Andrew and Mike conducted a survey of residents last month and found that, overwhelmingly, local people favoured leisure facilities including a swimming pool and green space on the site to regenerate the local area.

Residents’ Planning Champion Mike Gibson said:

Any developer that wants to build homes on this site should be encouraged to incorporate significant community assets into their plans. We want to work with local residents to ensure that Chessington & Hook do not miss out on a potentially huge investment in our local area.

If elected, they have pledged to work with local residents to write a robust development brief, encouraging any developers at the Toby Jug site to build a new swimming pool and leisure facilities as part of any new development at the site, with adequate parking and green space.

Cllr Andrew Day

Local Chessington North & Hook local 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

tel Call Andrew on 07975 915 737

Chessington North currently has just one Conservative Councillor

Chessington North is also represented by two LibDems; Clive Chase and Margaret Thompson.

If you live in Chessington and are not happy with having to be represented by LibDems, why not get involved with your local Conservatives and help change things? Please contact James Johnson at the Kingston & Surbiton Conservatives office. See our Contact Us page to find out more about what your local Conservatives are doing.

2014 election results:

Conservatives 33%
LibDems 38%
Labour 14%

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